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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Marsupials

Marsupial Nutrition

By: Ian D Hume
434 pages, B/w photos and illus, Figs, tabs
Marsupial Nutrition
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  • Marsupial Nutrition ISBN: 9780521595551 Paperback May 1999 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Describes the food resources used by all groups of marsupials and the ways in which they digest and metabolise a diverse array of food. The general principles of nutritional ecology and digestive strategies that are introduced are also applicable to all mammals.


Preface; 1. Metabolic rates and nutrient requirements; 2. Carnivorous marsupials; 3. Omnivorous marsupials; 4. Hindgut fermenters - the wombats; 5. Hindgut fermenters - the arboreal folivores; 6. Foregut fermenters - kangaroos and wallabies; 7. Nutritional ecology of kangaroos and wallabies; 8. Foregut fermenters - the rat-kangaroos; 9. Evolution of marsupials and of digestive systems; 10. Future directions; Appendix; References.

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By: Ian D Hume
434 pages, B/w photos and illus, Figs, tabs
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'Marsupial Nutrition is an excellent monograph on an active topic. It is destined to be the major reference on the subject for many years, and will surely stimulate much new work in the discipline.' Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe, Australian Zoologist
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