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Date of Publication: 1999
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Biology of Marine Mammals Hardcover – 14 Nov 1995

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  • Hardcover: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Melbourne University Press (14 Nov. 1995)
  • ISBN-10: 0522848826
  • ISBN-13: 978-0522848823
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,105,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""Biology of Marine Mammals" belongs on the shelf of every serious student of marine mammalogy. . . . [R]eaders will find chapters in this work up to date and comprehensive. . . . Rush out and get this book!"--"Conservation Biology"

"I know of no book which covers in comparable detail all the marine mammals, including the sirenia, the sea and marine otters, and the polar bear. Following a general, introductory survey of the 119 species, there are chapters on functional morphology, solutions to the physiological problems of living in the water, sensory systems, energetics, reproduction, communication and cognition, behavior, and distribution, population biology, and feeding ecology."--"International Zoo News"

"This is a comprehensive text and critical review of the biology of marine mammals which incorporates, into a single volume, some of the most exciting developments that have taken place in the field over the last 20 years. . . . The style and readability of the book are excellent; many times, I found it difficult to put down. . . . [T]his is an outstanding and informative text that should be made available to students at every level, professionals working in the field and even those that may only have a peripheral interest in marine mammals."--"Environmental Conservation" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

DR. JOHN E. REYNOLDS is Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Research at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Amazing book! Im on a zoology course and i use it for most assignments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great textbook for class or just to read! 8 Oct. 2016
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I bought this to go along with my Biology of Marine Mammals course. It is a very easy and informative read. Some of the chapters can get a little complicated, but most of it is written in a way that makes it easy to understand as you go. Not too dry or dull.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good comprehensive book 24 July 2012
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This book is a great comprehensive look marine mammal biology that covers a lot of areas. It reads like a scientific paper, so beware if you're looking for something simple to read, this is a little deeper. But it's a great book!
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