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Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 4: Sea Mammals

World / Checklist
Floras / Faunas
Don E Wilson (Editor), Russell A Mittermeier (Editor), Toni Llobet (Illustrator)
614 pages, 30 plates with colour illustrations; 300+ colour photos, 143 colour distribution maps
Hardback | Jul 2014 | #174996 | ISBN-13: 9788496553934
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Marine mammals include some of the most fascinating animals on Earth. Large, majestic whales and stunning, playful dolphins have provided mysterious companionship to humans at sea for hundreds of years. These magical creatures, along with their equally fascinating relatives, the seals and sea lions, have developed a completely different set of adaptations from their terrestrial ancestors and relatives. Volume 4 of the HMW series provides complete accounts of all species and families in these important groups. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs showing different behaviours of all of them, the text contains the latest up-to-date information on all families of sea mammals.

HMW volumes 1-4

Volumes 1-4 can also be bought together.


Family Trichechidae (Manatees)     Thomas O'Shea
Family Dugongidae (Dugong)     Helene Marsh
Family Phocidae (Earless Seals)     Brent Stewart
Family Otariidae (Eared Seals)     Marc  Webber
Family Odobenidae (Walrus)     Brent Stewart
Family Platanistidae (South Asian River Dolphin)     Gill Braulik
Family Lipotidae (Baiji)     Brian Smith
Family Ziphiidae (Beaked Whales)     Colin MacLeod
Family Iniidae (Amazon River Dolphins)     Vera da Silva & Anthony Martin
Family Pontoporiidae (Franciscana)     Eduardo Secchi
Family Delphinidae (Ocean Dolphins)     John Wang, Kimberly Riehl & Sarah Dungan
Family Monodontidae (Narwhal and Beluga)     Pierre Richard
Family Phocoenidae (Porpoises)     Thomas Jefferson
Family Physeteridae (Sperm Whale)     Sarah Mesnick
Family Kogiidae (Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales)     Donald McAlpine
Family Balaenidae (Right and Bowhead Whales)     Barbara Curry & Robert Brownell
Family Neobalaenidae (Pygmy Right Whale)     Catherine Kemper
Family Eschrichtiidae (Gray Whale)     Steven Swartz
Family Balaenopteridae (Rorquals)     Thomas Deméré

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