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- DescriptionThis 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 taxomy, 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.
- Author BiographyBernd Wursig, his students, and postdocs have studied marine mammals and sea birds on all continents, with present work mainly on dusky dolphins in diverse habitats of New Zealand, and beleaguered Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins of Hong Kong. His specialties are questions of behavior and social strategies, especially as related to human disturbance. He has published and co-published about 190 peer review papers and book chapters, 55 popular articles, and 8 books. The most recent book is Dusky Dolphins; Master Acrobats off Different Shores (with Melany Wursig, 2010, Academic/Elsevier). He is a past-president of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, and was the inaugural chair of the Texas A&M Marine Biology Graduate Program. He is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M. Bernd and Melany enjoy their natural gardens in New Zealand, the Arizona desert, and coastal south Texas, three marvelously-different biomes. J. G. M. 'Hans' Thewissen studies the evolution, anatomy and embryology of marine mammals, and has traveled the world to study fossil and living whales. Working in Pakistan and India, he discovered some of the earliest, amphibious, cetaceans and sirenians. His work with the sense organs of modern whales explores the impact of global change on marine mammal populations. He has published more than 100 scientific papers, nine of which in the prestigious journals Science and Nature. A native of the Netherlands, he holds degrees in biology and geology from the University of Utrecht and the University of Michigan and teaches anatomy and embryology to medical students at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He also has appointments at Kent State University and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
- PublisherElsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Date of Publication04/12/2008
- SubjectLife Sciences: Zoology
- Place of PublicationSan Diego
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAcademic Press Inc
- Content NoteApprox. 740 illustrations (350 in full color)
- Weight3190 g
- Width216 mm
- Height276 mm
- Spine58 mm
- Edited byBernd Wursig,J. G. M. 'Hans' Thewissen,William F. Perrin
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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