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Marine Mammals : Evolutionary Biology - Annalisa Berta

Marine Mammals

Evolutionary Biology

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Berta and Sumich have succeeded yet again in creating superior marine reading! This book is a succinct yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. The first edition, considered the leading text in the field, is required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals. Revisions include updates of citations, expansion of nearly every chapter and full color photographs. This title continues the tradition by fully expanding and updating nearly all chapters.

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

PART I: EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY
Systematics and Classification
Pinniped Evolution and Systematics
Cetacean Evolution and Systematics
Sirenians and Other Marine Mammals:
Evolution and Systematics
Evolutionary Biogeography

PART II: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY,
AND BEHAVIOR
Integumentary and Sensory Systems
Musculoskeletal System and Locomotion
Energetics
Respiration and Diving Physiology
Sound Production for Communication, Echolocation, and Prey Capture
Diet, Foraging Structures, and Strategies
Reproductive Structures, Strategies, and Patterns
Population Structure and Population Dynamics
Conservation and Protection
References
Appendix: Classification of Marine Mammals
Glossary
Index

ISBN: 9780080489346
ISBN-10: 0080489346
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 14th December 2005
Edition Number: 2