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Marine Mammal Biology: An Evolutionary Approach

Textbook

Edited By: AR Hoelzel

432 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

Wiley-Blackwell

Paperback | Mar 2002 | #118430 | ISBN: 0632052325
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About this book

General introduction to the biology of marine mammals aimed at students and scientists. Contains an overview of the adaptations that have allowed mammals to succeed in the marine environment, comparing and contrasting the way in which different taxa have achieved this.

This book represents an authoritative and up to date account of our understanding of the biology of marine mammals. Although it does include quite a bit of technical detail, the inclusion of simple chapter summaries and numerous explanatory boxes, ensure that it will be accessible to a range of readers from undergraduate biology students to professional marine mammal biologists. If I taught an undergraduate course in marine mammal biology, I would make it my recommended text. As a marine mammal biologist, I know that I will be reaching for it often over the next few years. "Marine Mammal Science"

"This is a very well illustrated text dealing with a fascinating groups of animals. Although it is an advanced text (the 'introductory' nature alluded to being best for those with some biological training) there is much to gained for the beginner. There is a wealth of detail which could be used in many educational contexts making this book more of a reference aid than straight textboo


Contents

1. Diversity and Zoogeography A R Martin (British Antarctic Survey) and R R Reeves (ICUN/SSC CETACEAN - Quebec) 2. The Evolution of Marine Mammals J. Heyning (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles) and G M Lento (Auckland University) 3. Anatomy and Physiology: the Challenge of Aquatic Living T M Williams (University of California, Santa Cruz) and G A J Worthy (Texas A&M University) 4. Neural Morphology I Glezer (City University of New York) 5. Sensory Systems G Dehnhardt (Universitat Bonn) 6. Vocal Anatomy, Acoustic Communication and Echolocation P L Tyack (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) and E H Miller (Memorial University of Newfoundland) 7. Patterns of Movement P Stevick (University of St Andrews), B J McConnell (University of St Andrews) and P Hammond (University of St Andrews) 8. Feeding Ecology W D Bowen (Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth), A J Read (Duke University) and J A Estes (University of California, Santa Cruz) 9. Energetics: Consequences for Fitness I L Boyd (British Antarctic Survey) 10. Life History and Reproductive Strategies D J Boness (Smithsonian Institution), P J Clapham (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) and S L Mesnick 11. Population Genetic Structure A R Hoelzel (University of Durham), S Goldsworthy and R C Fleischer 12. Ecology of Group Living and Social Behaviour R C Connor (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth) 13. Problem Solving and Memory R J Schusterman and D Kastak 14. Conservation and Management R R Reeves (ICUN/SSC CETACEAN - Quebec) and P Reijnders (Institute for Forestry and Nature Research, Wageningen).

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