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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Edited By: William Perrin, Bernd Wursig and JGM Thewissen

1316 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, illus, figs

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2008 | Edition: 2 | #175013 | ISBN-13: 9780123735539
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This thorough revision of the classic first edition brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors - all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best colour photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals.

This book's encyclopedic coverage of marine mammals has been fully revised and updated. Despite its size, it is easy to use. I recommend this book for anyone interested in marine mammals! - The Birdbooker Report "Its ease of use and interesting look will assure that it is a handy, and well-used, reference book for scientists in the field as well as for students looking for interesting topics for term papers. The second edition's new colorful look expands it's consumer base and makes it an excellent choice for high school and undergraduate university libraries." --Paul E. Nachtigall, University of Hawaii "This revision of the well-received first edition adds several new chapters in areas of marine mammal science that have changed significantly, e.g., climate change and the 'interface of ecology and conservation.' Somewhat fragmented topics are now combined into more comprehensive ones. Additionally, almost all entries are updated, and color photographs appear throughout. Each of the 260 chapters is authored by an acclaimed contributor and covers species and topics relating to anatomy, physiology, behavior, conservation, ecology, and more. Overall, this encyclopedia's content serves as an important reference source for marine mammals." -- CHOICE


Abundance Estimation; Aerial Behavior; Age Estimation; Aggressive Behavior, Intraspecific; Albinism; Amazon River Dolphin or Boto; Ambergris; Antarctic Fur Seal; Antarctic Marine Mammals; Archaeocetes, Archaic; Arctic Marine Mammals; Atlantic Spotted Dolphin; Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin; Australian Sea Lion; Australian Snubfin Dolphin; Azorean Whaling; Baculum; Baiji; Balance ; Baleen; Baleen Whales; Barnacles; Basilosaurids; Beaked Whales, Overview; Bearded Seal; Behavior, Overview; Beluga Whale; Biogeography; Blubber; Blue Whale; Bones and Teeth, Histology of; Bottlenose Whales; Bowhead Whale; Bow-riding; Brain; Brain Size Evolution; Breathing; Breeding Sites; Bryde's Whales; Burmeister's Porpoise; Bycatch; California, Galapagos, and Japanese Sea Lions; Callosities; Captive Breeding; Captivity; Caspian and Baikal Seals; The Cephalorhynchus Dolphins; Cetacean Ecology; Cetacean Evolution; Cetacean Fossil Record; Cetacean Life-History; Cetacean Prenatal Development; Circulatory System; Classification; Climate Change; Clymene Dolphin; Coloration; Common Bottlenose Dolphin; Common Dolphins; Communication in Marine Mammals; Competition with Fisheries; Conservation Efforts; Crabeater Seal; Culture in Whales and Dolphins; Cuvier's Beaked Whale; Dall's Porpoise; Delphinids, Overview; Dental Morphology, Evolution of; Desmostylia; Dialects; Diet; Distribution; Diving Behavior; Diving Physiology; Dugong; Dusky Dolphin; Eared Seals; Earless Seals; Echolocation; Ecological Effects; Ecology, Overview; Elephant Seals; Endangered Species and Populations; Endocrine Systems; Energetics; Entrapment and Entanglement; Estrus and Estrous Behavior; Ethics and Marine Mammals; Extinctions, Specific; False Killer Whale; Feeding Morphology; Feeding Strategy and Tactics; Female Reproductive System; Filter Feeding; Fin Whale; Finless Porpoise; Fisheries, Interference with; Fishing Industry, Effects of; Folklore and Legends; Forelimb Anatomy; Forensic Genetics; Fossil Sites; Franciscana; Fraser's Dolphin; Gastrointestinal Tract; Genetics for Management; Genetics, Overview; Geographic Variation; Giant Beaked Whales; Gray Seal; Gray Whale; Group Behavior; Habitat Pressure; Habitat Use; Hair and Fur; Harbor Porpoise; Harbor Seal and Spotted Seal; Harp Seal; Health; Hearing; Hindlimb Anatomy; History of Marine Mammal Research; Hooded Seal; Hourglass Dolphin; Humpback Dolphins; Humpback Whale; Hunting of Marine Mammals; Hybridism; Identification Methods; Indo-Pacific Beaked Whale; Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin; Indo-West Pacific, Marine Mammals; Intelligence and Cognition; International Whaling Commission; Inuit and Marine Mammals; Irrawaddy Dolphin; Japanese Whaling; Killer Whale; Krill and Other Plankton; Language Learning and Cognitive Skills; Locomotion, Terrestrial; Leopard Seal; Male Reproductive Systems; Management; Manatees; Marine Parks and Zoos; Marine Protected Areas; Mark and Recapture Methods; Mass Die-offs; Mass Stranding; Mating System; Melon-headed Whale; Mesoplodont Whales; Migration and Movement Patterns; Mimicry; Minke Whales; Molecular Ecology; Monk Seals; Musculature; Museums and Collections; Mysticete Evolution; Narwhal; Neoceti; New Zealand Sea Lion; Noise, Effects of; North Atlantic Marine Mammals; North Pacific Marine Mammals; Northern Fur Seal; Ocean Environment; Odobenocetops; Omura's whale; Osmoregulation; Otters, Marine; Pacific White-sided Dolphins; Pantropical Spotted Dolphin; Parasites; Parental Behavior; Pathology; Peale's Dolphin; Pilot Whales; Pinnepedia, Overview; Pinnipedia Ecology; Pinnipedia, Evolution; Pinnipedia Life History; Pinnipedia Physiology; Playful Behavior; Polar Bear; Pollution and Marine Mammals; Popular Culture and Literature; Population Dynamics; Population Status and Trends; Porpoises, Overview; Predation on Marine Mammals; Predator-Prey Relationships; Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales; Pygmy Killer Whale... (and more)

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