Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

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Marine Mammals are amongst the most charismatic and fascinating creatures on Earth. Both mysterious and fascinating biologically they share a long relationship with man - as creatures of myth, symbolic of the conservation movement and objects of commerce and exploitation and the worst that man can do. This thorough revision of the classic first edition brings this authoritative book right up to date. Articles describe both 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, behaviour and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors - all presented in such detail and clarity as to satisfy the research worker and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available the Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals remains at the forefront as an indispensable reference. * Over 200 articles deal with individual species-and with topics ranging from anatomy and behaviour, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals. * Improves on the acclaimed first edition with new and revised chapters, and better cross referencing, glossary and Index * New Illustrations in colour show every species and document the topical articles From reviews of 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 Mammal Science. "This timely encyclopedia establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" Ronald J. Shusterman, Science

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This thorough revision of the classic first edition 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 2e 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

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"This book's encyclopedic coverage of marine mammals has been fully revised and updated. Despite its size, it is easy to use. I recommend this book for anyone interested in marine mammals!" - The Birdbooker Report "Its ease of use and interesting look will assure that it is a handy, and well-used, reference book for scientists in the field as well as for students looking for interesting topics for term papers. The second edition's new colorful look expands it's consumer base and makes it an excellent choice for high school and undergraduate university libraries." --Paul E. Nachtigall, University of Hawaii "This revision of the well-received first edition adds several new chapters in areas of marine mammal science that have changed significantly, e.g., climate change and the 'interface of ecology and conservation.' Somewhat fragmented topics are now combined into more comprehensive ones. Additionally, almost all entries are updated, and color photographs appear throughout. Each of the 260 chapters is authored by an acclaimed contributor and covers species and topics relating to anatomy, physiology, behavior, conservation, ecology, and more. Overall, this encyclopedia's content serves as an important reference source for marine mammals. -- CHOICE

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