Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

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Academic Press, 2002 - Nature - 1414 pages
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Combining excellent science with accessible style, the Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals is an indispensable resource on the fascinating warm-blooded creatures of the sea. The contributions of more than 200 leading international authorities have made this single volume the guide for studyig the entire range of marine mammals.

Organized alphabetically, more the 280 articles are 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.

Up-to-date, accessible, and scientifically sound, the Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals will occupy a central place in any marine science library.

KEY FEATURES
*Complete Species List, featuring both living and extinct mammals;
*Comprehensive Glossary with definitions for more than 1,000 specialized terms;
*Extensive cross-referencing between articles;
*Abundant visual resources -- photographs, line drawings, maps, tables, and figures

KEY FEATURES
*Complete Species List, featuring both living and extinct mammals
*Comprehensive Glossary with definitions for more than 1,000 specialized terms
*Extensive cross-referencing between articles
*Abundant visual resources -- photographs, line drawings, maps, tables, and figures

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I worship this book! Its amazing and a must for marine mammal fanatics. Contains all you need to know, is written my many researchers and includes references for further reading. Read full review

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Finally!, an awesome and complex book, with all you need to know about marine mammals. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

J. G. M. Thewissen, Professor of Anatomy at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, is editor of "The Emergence of Whales: Evolutionary Patterns in the Origin of Whales "and coeditor, with William F. Perrin and B. Wursig, of "The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals." Sirpa Nummela is Academy Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

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