Marine Mammals of the World A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

Marine Mammals of the World  A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification
Author: Thomas A. Jefferson,Marc A. Webber,Robert L. Pitman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN 10: 0080557848
ISBN 13: 9780080557847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Marine Mammals of the World

Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Thomas A. Jefferson,Marc A. Webber,Robert L. Pitman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 0124095925
ISBN 13: 9780124095922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals of the World Book Review:

This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available. This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and the emergence of marine mammal studies and "whalewatching" around the world. The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well as extinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marine mammals. Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification Authors possess nearly 80 years of collective experience with almost all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available, including more than 750 new illustrations Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in "problem groups," such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphins, and southern fur seals Includes a detailed list of sources for more information Contains updated taxonomy including four new species

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Randall R. Reeves,National Audubon Society
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822031427487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World Book Review:

More than five hundred illustrations, paintings, and maps capturing 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions are accompanied by information on each species.

Marine Mammals of the World

Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Dale W. Rice
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822031294770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alpha Beta Gamma Dead

Alpha  Beta  Gamma    Dead
Author: Betty Rowlands
Publsiher: Severn House Pub Limited
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780727877291
ISBN 13: 0727877291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alpha Beta Gamma Dead Book Review:

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.

Walker s Marine Mammals of the World

Walker s Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Ronald M. Nowak,Ernest Pillsbury Walker
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2003-05-28
ISBN 10: 9780801873430
ISBN 13: 0801873436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walker s Marine Mammals of the World Book Review:

Marine mammals are among the most fascinating and most watched of Earth's many animal species, particularly for their many adaptations for life in and around the water and their unique methods of communication. This comprehensive guide to the order is for experts and enthusiasts alike.

Whales Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals of the World

Whales  Dolphins  and Other Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Hadoram Shirihai
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822035931260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whales Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals of the World Book Review:

Presents full-color photographs and illustrations of a wide variety of whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals around the world; and contains information on their habitats, physical characteristics, and behaviors.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
Author: William F. Perrin,Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1352
Release: 2009-02-26
ISBN 10: 9780080919935
ISBN 13: 0080919936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Book Review:

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

Marine Mammals of the World

Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Thomas A. Jefferson,Stephen Leatherwood,Marc A. Webber,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9789251032923
ISBN 13: 9251032920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals of the World Book Review:

Identification guide to marine mammals and to cetaceans, seals, and sirenians found in fresh water.

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine
Author: Leslie Dierauf,Frances M.D. Gulland
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2001-06-27
ISBN 10: 9781420041637
ISBN 13: 1420041630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine Book Review:

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is the only handbook specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. With 66 contributors working together to craft 45 scientifically-based chapters, the text has been completely revised and updated to contain all the latest developments in this field. Building upon the solid foundation of the previous edition, the contents of this book are light-years ahead of the topics presented in the first edition. See what's new in the Second Edition: Marine mammals as sentinels of ocean health Emerging and resurging diseases Thorough revision of the Immunology chapter Diagnostic imaging chapters to illustrate new techniques Quick reference for venipuncture sites in many marine mammals Unusual mortality events and mass strandings New topics such as a chapter on careers Wider scope of coverage including species outside of the United States and Canada Filled with captivating illustrations and photographs, the Handbook guides you through the natural history of cetaceans, pinnipeds, manatees, sea otters, and polar bears. Prepared in a convenient, easy-to-use format, it is designed specifically for use in the field. Covering more than 40 topics, this one-of-a-kind reference is packed with data. The comprehensive compilation of information includes medicine, surgery, pathology, physiology, husbandry, feeding and housing, with special attention to strandings and rehabilitation. The CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is still a must for anyone interested in marine mammals.

Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals

Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals
Author: Kelley MacAulay,Bobbie Kalman
Publsiher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780778721642
ISBN 13: 0778721647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals Book Review:

Describes similarities and differences in physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior between members of the five groups of marine mammals.

Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals
Author: Annalisa Berta,James L. Sumich,Kit M. Kovacs
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2005-12-14
ISBN 10: 9780080489346
ISBN 13: 0080489346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals Book Review:

Berta and Sumich have succeeded yet again in creating superior marine reading! This book is a succinct yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. The first edition, considered the leading text in the field, is required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals. Revisions include updates of citations, expansion of nearly every chapter and full color photographs. This title continues the tradition by fully expanding and updating nearly all chapters. Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the biology of all marine mammals Provides a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology Features chapter summaries, further readings, an appendix, glossary and an extensive bibliography Exciting new color photographs and additional distribution maps

The Rise of Marine Mammals

The Rise of Marine Mammals
Author: Annalisa Berta
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN 10: 142142326X
ISBN 13: 9781421423265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Marine Mammals Book Review:

Mammalogists, paleontologists, and marine scientists will find Berta’s insights absorbing, while developmental and molecular biologists, geneticists, and ecologists exploring integrative research approaches will benefit from her fresh perspective.

Biology of Marine Mammals

Biology of Marine Mammals
Author: John E. Reynolds
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1588344207
ISBN 13: 9781588344205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology of Marine Mammals Book Review:

Taking an integrated approach to the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two prominent researchers compare marine mammals with one another and with terrestrial mammals, providing a framework for fundamental biological and ecological concepts. They describe functional morphology, sensory systems, energetics, reproduction, communication and cognition, behavior, distribution, population biology, and feeding ecology. They also detail the physiological adaptations—for such activities and processes as diving, thermo-regulation, osmoregulation, and orientation—that enable marine mammals to exploit their aquatic environment.

Whales Dolphins and Seals

Whales  Dolphins and Seals
Author: Brett Jarrett,Hadoram Shirihai
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Wildlife
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN 10: 1472969669
ISBN 13: 9781472969668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whales Dolphins and Seals Book Review:

This is a complete field guide to the world's marine mammals. It covers the field identification - including geographical, sex and age variations - of all the whales, dolphins, seals and sea cows, plus the Walrus, Polar Bear and marine otters.

Marine Mammal Welfare

Marine Mammal Welfare
Author: Andy Butterworth
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN 10: 3319469940
ISBN 13: 9783319469942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammal Welfare Book Review:

Marine mammals attract human interest – sometimes this interest is benign or positive – whale watching, conservation programmes for whales, seals, otters, and efforts to clear beaches of marine debris are seen as proactive steps to support these animals. However, there are many forces operating to affect adversely the lives of whales, seals, manatees, otters and polar bears – and this book explores how the welfare of marine mammals has been affected and how they have adapted, moved, responded and sometimes suffered as a result of the changing marine and human world around them. Marine mammal welfare addresses the welfare effects of marine debris, of human traffic in the oceans, of noise, of hunting, of whale watching and tourism, and of some of the less obvious impacts on marine mammals – on their social structures, on their behaviours and migration, and also of the effects on captivity for animals kept in zoos and aquaria. There is much to think and talk about – how marine mammals respond in a world dramatically influenced by man, how are their social structures affected and how is their welfare impacted?

European Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

European Whales  Dolphins  and Porpoises
Author: Peter G. H. Evans
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2019-12-04
ISBN 10: 012819054X
ISBN 13: 9780128190548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Whales Dolphins and Porpoises Book Review:

European Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: Marine Mammal Conservation in Practice presents an intimate view of the workings of international conservation agreements to protect marine mammals, detailing achievements over the last 25 years, identifying weaknesses and making recommendations that governments, scientists, marine stakeholders and the public can take to improve conservation efforts. The book is written by an experienced marine mammal scientist and award-winning conservationist, providing a unique synthesis on their status, distribution and ecology. In addition, it presents information on various conservation threats, including fisheries by catch, contaminants, noise disturbance, plastic ingestion and climate change. This comprehensive resource will appeal to marine mammal conservationists and researchers, as well as environmental and wildlife practitioners at all levels. Offers an accessible review on how scientists study this challenging group of mammals to gather necessary evidence for conservation action Illustrates, with striking images, all recorded regional species, including distribution maps, key threats and specific research methods Includes contributions from leading scientists, conservationists, and members of government and international bodies, like IWC and UNEP

Handbook of Marine Mammals

Handbook of Marine Mammals
Author: Sam H. Ridgway,Richard Harrison,Richard John Harrison
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1998-10-07
ISBN 10: 9780125885065
ISBN 13: 0125885067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Marine Mammals Book Review:

Twenty-three separate papers, each describing a single species.

Marine Mammals Fisheries Tourism and Management Issues

Marine Mammals  Fisheries  Tourism and Management Issues
Author: Nicholas Gales,Mark Hindell,Roger Kirkwood
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2003-10-22
ISBN 10: 0643099263
ISBN 13: 9780643099265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals Fisheries Tourism and Management Issues Book Review:

Marine Mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues brings together contributions from 68 leading scientists from 12 countries to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date review on the way we manage our interactions with whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs. The book examines how we have fared conserving the world’s marine mammal populations, with a focus on the key issues of fisheries and tourism. From a unique southern hemisphere perspective, the authors consider how science informs the culling debate, how wild fisheries and aquaculture interact with marine mammal populations and how we might manage the effects of whale, dolphin and seal watching industries. The authors also address other issues such as the way in which ethics, genetics, acoustics, ecosystem models and pollution influence the management and conservation of marine mammals. Marine Mammals is an invaluable and accessible resource for all those involved with marine mammals, including scientists, managers, policy makers, industry representatives and students. Winner of a 2004 Whitley Award.

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast
Author: Sarah G. Allen,Joseph Mortenson,Sophie Webb
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 569
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780520265455
ISBN 13: 0520265459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast Book Review:

"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.