Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Book
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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals


  • Author : William F. Perrin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1352
  • ISBN 10 : 0080919936

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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Excerpt :

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

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Book
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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals


  • Author : W. F. Perrin
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-02-05
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 1414
  • ISBN 10 : 9780125513401

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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Excerpt :

Includes articles devoted to wide range of topics -- from the specific behavior and physiology of cetaceans and pinnipeds, to ecology, population biology, human effects and interaction, and research methodology.

Marine Mammals of the World  A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification Book
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Marine Mammals of the World A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification


  • Author : Thomas A. Jefferson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-08-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080557847

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Marine Mammals of the World A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification Excerpt :

With coverage on all the marine mammals of the world, authors Jefferson, Webber, and Pitman have created a user-friendly guide to identify marine mammals alive in nature (at sea or on the beach), dead specimens “in hand , and also to identify marine mammals based on features of the skull. This handy guide provides marine biologists and interested lay people with detailed descriptions of diagnostic features, illustrations of external appearance, beautiful photographs, dichotomous keys, and more. Full color illustrations and vivid photographs of every living marine mammal species are incorporated, as well as comprehendible maps showing a range of information. For readers who desire further consultation, authors have included a list of literature references at the end of each species account. For an enhanced understanding of habitation, this guide also includes recognizable geographic forms described separately with colorful paintings and photographs. All of these essential tools provided make Marine Mammals of the World the most detailed and authoritative guide available! * Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification * Authors’ collective experience adds up to 80 years, and have seen nearly all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide * Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available * Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in “problem groups, such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphin, and southern fur seals * Includes a detailed list of sources for more information at the back of the book.

Encyclopedia of Whales  Dolphins and Porpoises Book

Encyclopedia of Whales Dolphins and Porpoises


  • Author : Eric Hoyt
  • Publisher : Firefly Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 1770859411

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Encyclopedia of Whales Dolphins and Porpoises Excerpt :

In the Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, award-winning author and whale researcher Erich Hoyt takes readers into the field for an intimate encounter with some 90 species of cetaceans that make their homes in the world's oceans. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience and a comprehensive familiarity with the current revolution in cetacean studies, Hoyt provides unique insights into the life histories of these compelling marine mammals. Here are discoveries about cetacean biology and behavior, from the physical differences and adaptations among the baleen and toothed whales to their highly intelligent hunting and feeding methods. The courtship and mating practices, family relationships and the lifelong bonds among some family members are fascinating. The symphonic composer of the whale world is the humpback whale, whose complex 30-minute songs reverberate across the liquid universe of the ocean. Some cetaceans survive deep diving and negotiate lengthy migrations across oceans. This book is a fascinating compilation of the latest data on cetaceans and an impassioned argument for the ongoing need for international protection of at-risk populations and their increasingly damaged habitat. Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises includes: detailed profiles of 90 current species of cetaceans a report on the newly discovered species in the genus Berardius, a small black form related to the Baird's beaked whale fascinating sidebars that bring to life cetacean society and culture an enlightening discussion of the differences between dolphins and porpoises new information on the history and impact of whaling illustrations of each species by renowned artist Uko Gorter color photographs by world-famous marine photographer Brandon Cole, among others.

Dolphins  Whales  and Porpoises Book

Dolphins Whales and Porpoises


  • Author : David J. Coffey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Cetacea
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:35007001128937

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Dolphins Whales and Porpoises Excerpt :

Covers anatomy, behavior, evolution, reproduction, intelligence, social orders, methods of communication and rearing of their young.

The Walking Whales Book
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The Walking Whales


  • Author : J. G. M. Hans Thewissen
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520959415

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Hans Thewissen, a leading researcher in the field of whale paleontology and anatomy, gives a sweeping first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer to carnivorous monsters stalking lakes and rivers and to serpentlike denizens of the coast. Thewissen reports on his discoveries in the wilds of India and Pakistan, weaving a narrative that reveals the day-to-day adventures of fossil collection, enriching it with local flavors from South Asian culture and society. The reader senses the excitement of the digs as well as the rigors faced by scientific researchers, for whom each new insight gives rise to even more questions, and for whom at times the logistics of just staying alive may trump all science. In his search for an understanding of how modern whales live their lives, Thewissen also journeys to Japan and Alaska to study whales and wild dolphins. He finds answers to his questions about fossils by studying the anatomy of otters and porpoises and examining whale embryos under the microscope. In the book's final chapter, Thewissen argues for approaching whale evolution with the most powerful tools we have and for combining all the fields of science in pursuit of knowledge.

Marine Mammals Book

Marine Mammals


  • Author : Randall W. Davis
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319982809

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Marine Mammals Excerpt :

This comprehensive book provides new insights into the morphological, metabolic, thermoregulatory, locomotory, diving, sensory, feeding, and sleep adaptations of Cetacea (whales and dolphins), Pinnipedia (seals, sea lions and walrus), Sirenia (manatees and dugongs) and sea otters for an aquatic life. Each chapter reviews the discoveries from previous studies and integrates recent research using new techniques and technology. Readers will gain an understanding of the remarkable adaptations that enable marine mammals to spend all or most of their lives at sea, often while hunting prey at depth.

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences Book

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 4306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128130827

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Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences Excerpt :

The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, and are critical components of Earth’s climate system. This new edition of Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences summarizes the breadth of knowledge about them, providing revised, up to date entries as well coverage of new topics in the field. New and expanded sections include microbial ecology, high latitude systems and the cryosphere, climate and climate change, hydrothermal and cold seep systems. The structure of the work provides a modern presentation of the field, reflecting the input and different perspective of chemical, physical and biological oceanography, the specialized area of expertise of each of the three Editors-in-Chief. In this framework maximum attention has been devoted to making this an organic and unified reference. Represents a one-stop. organic information resource on the breadth of ocean science research Reflects the input and different perspective of chemical, physical and biological oceanography, the specialized area of expertise of each of the three Editors-in-Chief New and expanded sections include microbial ecology, high latitude systems and climate change Provides scientifically reliable information at a foundational level, making this work a resource for students as well as active researches

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast Book

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast


  • Author : Sarah G. Allen
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 569
  • ISBN 10 : 0520265459

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Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast Excerpt :

"This richly illustrated book is more than a field guide, giving the reader insight into the fascinating biology of these animals and the conservation issues they face. Any resident or visitor to the West Coast will love this book and reach for it not only when standing on a bluff looking out to sea, but also when curled in an armchair at home." ---FRANCES GULLAND, The Marine Mammal Center --Book Jacket.

Anatomy of Dolphins Book

Anatomy of Dolphins


  • Author : Bruno Cozzi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124076556

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Anatomy of Dolphins Excerpt :

The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function is a precise, detailed, fully illustrated, descriptive, and functionally oriented text on the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It focuses on a number of delphinid species, with keynotes on important dolphin-like genera, such as the harbor porpoise. It also serves as a useful complement for expanding trends and emphases in molecular biology and genetics. The authors share their life-long expertise on marine mammals in various disciplines. Written as a team rather than being prepared as a collection of separate contributions, the result is a uniform and comprehensive style, giving each of the different topics appropriate space. Many color figures, which use the authors’ access to wide collections of unique dolphin and whale material, round out this exceptional offering to the field. Includes high-quality illustrations, drawings, halftone artwork, photographic documentations, microphotos, and tables detailing dolphin anatomy, function, and morphology Facilitates education and training of students of all basic research and applied sciences dedicated to marine biology and the medical care of marine mammals Brings together the current knowledge and information on this topic, including those in obscure past or non-English publications, or scattered in short chapters in volumes Covers a number of delphinid species and serves as a useful complement for expanding trends in molecular biology and genetics

Marine Mammal Biology Book
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Marine Mammal Biology


  • Author : A. Rus Hoelzel
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444311334

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Marine Mammal Biology Excerpt :

This book provides a general introduction to the biology of marine mammals, and an overview of the adaptations that have permitted mammals to succeed in the marine environment. Each chapter, written by experts in their field, will provide an up-to-date review and present the major discoveries and innovations in the field. Important technical advances such as satellite telemetry and time-depth-recorders will be described in boxes.

Alpha  Beta  Gamma    Dead Book

Alpha Beta Gamma Dead


  • Author : Betty Rowlands
  • Publisher : Severn House Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 0727877291

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Alpha Beta Gamma Dead Excerpt :

When an eminent biblical scholar and archaeologist is found dead and an ancient and priceless document in his possession is discovered to be missing, Sukey Reynolds follows a hunch to track the murderer.

Oceanology Book

Oceanology


  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780744036503

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Oceanology Excerpt :

Dive into this uniquely elegant visual exploration of the sea An informative and utterly beautiful introduction to marine life and the ocean environment, Oceanology brings the riches of the underwater world onto the printed page. Astounding photography reveals an abundance of life, from microscopic plankton to great whales, seaweed to starfish. Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, the book explores every corner of the oceans, from coral reefs and mangrove swamps to deep ocean trenches. Along the way, and with the help of clear, simple illustrations, it explains how life has adapted to the marine environment, revealing for example how a stonefish delivers its lethal venom and how a sponge sustains itself by sifting food from passing currents. It also examines the physical forces and processes that shape the oceans, from global circulation systems and tides to undersea volcanoes and tsunamis. To most of us, the marine world is out of reach. But with the help of photography and the latest technology, Oceanology brings us up close to animals, plants, and other living things that inhabit a fantastic and almost incomprehensibly beautiful other dimension.

Marine Mammal Research Book

Marine Mammal Research


  • Author : Timothy J. Ragen
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2005-11-18
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 0801882559

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Marine Mammal Research Excerpt :

Marine mammal conservation presents a number of challenges for scientists. This work presents an argument about how science, if conducted properly, can provide insights needed to minimise crisis management and implement more anticipatory action.

Marine Protected Areas for Whales  Dolphins  and Porpoises Book
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Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises


  • Author : Erich Hoyt
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 521
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849771948

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Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises Excerpt :

'Erich Hoyt's handbook is an admirable, timely and highly welcome contribution.'Michael Stachowitsch, Marine EcologyWhat does it mean to save the whales if their habitat is left unprotected? Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is the definitive handbook on this pressing issue and the first to bridge the gap between the disciplines of marine protected areas and cetacean conservation. It launches a new chapter in cetacean conservation with its investigation into the crucial habitat needs and protection requirements of some 84 species.The author, one of the world's foremost experts in this field, takes you around the world to investigate the promising results of the latest conservation research and the strategies for obtaining marine protected areas in coastal waters and on the high seas, using national legislation and regional and international conventions. This is an essential introduction, guide and reference work for those working to ensure a future for whales and dolphins.