Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Approx. 740 illustrations (350 in full color);1352;216;276... Ausführliche Beschreibung

1. Person: Perrin, William F.
Weitere Personen: Würsig, Bernd; Thewissen, J.G.M.
Format: Buch
Sprache: English
Veröffentlicht: Elsevier Science 2008
Beschreibung: This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals 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 color photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals.§§§- More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more§- Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals§- New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles§§FROM THE FIRST EDITION "This book is so good.a bargain, full of riches.packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE§§".establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE
Schlagworte: cetacean
sirenian
pinniped
distribution
conservation
communication
whaling
captivity
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