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Handbook of Marine Mammals: The Second Book of Dolphins and the Porpoises

Ridgway, Sam H. Harrison, Richard

9780125885065 - Handbook of Marine Mammals: The Second Book of Dolphins and the Porpoises

Artikelomschrijving

Some of the world's most beautiful, intelligent and highly adapted mammals inhabit our seas and oceans, and have stirred the human imagination for many centuries. As our knowledge of marine mammals grows, the need exists for a reliable and complete reference to the ecology and biology of these fascinating creatures. "The Handbook of Marine Mammals" series was founded with this in mind and now reaches its conclusion with this sixth and final volume. Within the pages of this classic series, scientists, conservationists and informed layperson alike can find the definitive review of all the world's whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, and related species as well as sea otters and sea cows. Volume 6 covers the remaining dolphins and porpoises in a series of 17 chapters, each written by a specialist author with extensive personal research experience of the species. Each chapter provides a description of the species, and includes sections on the aspects of distribution and abundance, anatomy, physiology, behavior, reproduction, parasites and diseases and the impact of human activity on the animal's population and well-being. Numerous maps, photos and drawings illustrate the text. It concludes this major definitive series. It serves as a standard reference work on all of the world's marine mammals, their anatomy, distribution, ecology, and behavior. This is the most up-to-date research in a concise reference form. It features numerous photos of live and specimen animals, skulls, and anatomical details, plus distribution maps; and text specifically deals with conservation and management issues.

Specificaties

Auteur Ridgway, Sam H. Harrison, Richard
ISBN/EAN 9780125885065
Druk 1
€ 183,65 € 204,05
Verwachte bezorgdatum: 29-09

Artikelomschrijving

Some of the world's most beautiful, intelligent and highly adapted mammals inhabit our seas and oceans, and have stirred the human imagination for many centuries. As our knowledge of marine mammals grows, the need exists for a reliable and complete reference to the ecology and biology of these fascinating creatures. "The Handbook of Marine Mammals" series was founded with this in mind and now reaches its conclusion with this sixth and final volume. Within the pages of this classic series, scientists, conservationists and informed layperson alike can find the definitive review of all the world's whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, and related species as well as sea otters and sea cows. Volume 6 covers the remaining dolphins and porpoises in a series of 17 chapters, each written by a specialist author with extensive personal research experience of the species. Each chapter provides a description of the species, and includes sections on the aspects of distribution and abundance, anatomy, physiology, behavior, reproduction, parasites and diseases and the impact of human activity on the animal's population and well-being. Numerous maps, photos and drawings illustrate the text. It concludes this major definitive series. It serves as a standard reference work on all of the world's marine mammals, their anatomy, distribution, ecology, and behavior. This is the most up-to-date research in a concise reference form. It features numerous photos of live and specimen animals, skulls, and anatomical details, plus distribution maps; and text specifically deals with conservation and management issues.

Specificaties

Auteur Ridgway, Sam H. Harrison, Richard
ISBN/EAN 9780125885065
Druk 1