7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 5 December 2003
An excellent review of all marine mammal research. First printed in 2002, this provides a easy to read comprehensive guide to the current literature, for any college or university students and other enthusiast with taxonomic knowledge. This is the first useful guide I have found with many of the alternatives being published much earlier. Ive personally found this useful for the recent completion of a BSc degree in Marine biology,and wish that I had found it for my earilier studies.
This book discuses all you might like to know about the marine mammals (cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians, and carinvores), from echo location, to migration, genetics, digestion, fossil records plus much more. It also has a comprehensive reference list for further reading or compling reports.
The only draw back is the simplistic illustrations in black and white.
on 19 October 2013
I'm currently studying Marine biology and bought this, not for my course but out of personal interest, and it is excellent! It give a very broad range of information and is full of references which is good as it means the book isn't to weighed down by facts and figures but still allows you to explore the information and gives you the paper to google if you want to know more.
I bought it as it was recommended by one of my lecturers and I can see why. Good book, I highly recommend it too!