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