Marine Mammals of the World A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

Written By Thomas A. Jefferson
Marine Mammals of the World  A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 29 August 2011
  • ISBN : 0080557848
  • Pages : 592 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Marine Mammals of the World A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification written by Thomas A. Jefferson which was release on 29 August 2011, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 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
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-08-29
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0080557848
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-26
  • Total pages : 1352
  • ISBN : 0080557848
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Knopf
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  • Total pages : 527
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  • ISBN : 0080557848
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  • Release Date : 2005-12-14
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  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 395
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Total pages : 569
  • ISBN : 0080557848
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
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Summary : Download or read online Marine Mammals written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment, published by which was released on 1977. Get Marine Mammals Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....