Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology

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Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology Authors: , , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc Language: English ISBN: 9780123970022 Categories: , , ,

Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology, Third Edition is a succinct, yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals, and this text continues that tradition of excellence with updated citations and an expansion of nearly every chapter that includes full color photographs and distribution maps.

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"...has been fully updated and improves significantly upon the excellent foundations in the 2nd edition. ...I highly recommend this book for students and researchers alike. ...any time I find myself wandering into unknown territory, my first instinct is to grab this volume off my shelf." --Journal of Mammalian Evolution "...outclasses several other competing works, which tend to showcase marine mammals as special cases instead of focusing on the comparative and historical methods that demonstrate how they evolved...a necessary book for both beginners and experts. Students will find it readable, authoritative, and appealing with its extensive imagery." --The Quarterly Review of Biology "I highly recommend this book for veterinary students or veterinarians at the start of their careers in marine mammal medicine or research who are looking for a supplemental reference on marine mammal biology." --Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association "We should thank the authors for the great effort they have made to gather all the diverse information available and to present it in a highly comprehensive book, and one that can only be recommended to all readers interested in this challenging field." --M. S. Fischer, Jena, JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH "...deals with the evolution of marine mammals in detail, and the remainder of the book is a good, solid guide to their complex biology. That said, Marine mammals: evolutionary biology will certainly be popular with students, because it is clearly and concisely written, and intelligently illustrated." --CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS "...the book does represent a good reference source that I will certainly use myself, and it will serve those who teach these themes extremely well. Berta et al. deserve to be congratulated for this comprehensive tome - it is a thorough, precise and clearly written reference that will serve admirably those interested in the evolution of marine mammals." --Corey J.A. Bradshaw, School for Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University, POLAR RESEARCH