Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology (3rd Edition)

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Download Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology (3rd Edition) written by Annalisa Berta, James L. Sumich, Kit M. Kovacs in PDF format. This book is under the category Biology and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 123970024/9780123970022. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.

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Specifications

book-author

Annalisa Berta, James L. Sumich, Kit M. Kovacs

publisher

Academic Press; 3rd edition (May 7; 2015)

file-type

PDF

pages

738 pages

language

English

asin

B00V638T26

isbn10

123970024

isbn13

9780123970022


Book Description

Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology; 3rd Edition is a succinct; yet comprehensive textbook devoted to the evolution; systematics; morphology; physiology; ecology; and behavior of marine mammals.

Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals; and this ebook continues that tradition of excellence with updated citations and an expansion of nearly every chapter that includes full color photographs and distribution maps.

  • Provides a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology
  • Comprehensive; up-to-date coverage of the biology of all marine mammals
  • Features further readings; chapter summaries; an appendix; glossary and an extensive bibliography
  • Exciting new color photographs and additional distribution maps

Reviews

“I highly recommend this ebook for veterinary students or veterinarians at the start of their careers in marine mammal medicine or research who are looking for a supplemental reference on marine mammal biology.” — Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 

“…outclasses several other competing works; which tend to showcase marine mammals as special cases instead of focusing on the comparative and historical methods that demonstrate how they evolved…a necessary book for both beginners and experts. All students will find it authoritative; readable; and appealing with its extensive imagery.” —The Quarterly Review of Biology

“…deals with the evolution of marine mammals in detail; and the remainder of the textbook is a good; solid guide to their complex biology. That said; Marine mammals: evolutionary biology 3rd edition will certainly be popular with all students; because it is clearly and concisely written; and intelligently illustrated.” — CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

“…the book does represent a good reference source that I will certainly use myself; and it will serve those who teach these themes extremely well. Berta et al. deserve to be congratulated for this comprehensive tome – it is a precise; thorough; and clearly written reference that will serve admirably those interested in the evolution of marine mammals.” — Corey J.A. Bradshaw; School for Environmental Research; Charles Darwin University; POLAR RESEARCH

Additional information

book-author

Annalisa Berta, James L. Sumich, Kit M. Kovacs

publisher

Academic Press; 3rd edition (May 7; 2015)

file-type

PDF

pages

738 pages

language

English

asin

B00V638T26

isbn10

123970024

isbn13

9780123970022

Table of contents

Front Matter, Page iii
Copyright, Page iv
Preface, Page ix
Acknowledgments, Page xi
Chapter 1 – Introduction, Pages 1-14
Chapter 2 – Phylogeny, Taxonomy, and Classification, Pages 17-34
Chapter 3 – Pinniped Evolution and Systematics, Pages 35-61
Chapter 4 – Cetacean Evolution and Systematics, Pages 63-101
Chapter 5 – Sirenians and Other Marine Mammals: Evolution and Systematics, Pages 103-129
Chapter 6 – Evolution and Geography, Pages 131-166
Chapter 7 – Integumentary and Sensory Systems, Pages 169-210
Chapter 8 – Musculoskeletal System and Locomotion, Pages 211-268
Chapter 9 – Energetics, Pages 269-297
Chapter 10 – Respiration and Diving Physiology, Pages 299-343
Chapter 11 – Sound Production for Communication, Echolocation, and Prey Capture, Pages 345-395
Chapter 12 – Diet, Foraging Structures, and Strategies, Pages 397-463
Chapter 13 – Reproductive Structures, Strategies, and Patterns, Pages 465-532
Chapter 14 – Population Structure and Dynamics, Pages 533-595
Chapter 15 – Exploitation and Conservation, Pages 599-655
Appendix, Pages 657-680
Color Plates, Pages 681-699
Glossary, Pages 701-709
Index, Pages 711-726

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