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Encyclopedia of Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

Author : Eric Hoyt
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In the Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, award-winning author and whale researcher Erich Hoyt takes readers into the field for an intimate encounter with some 90 species of cetaceans that make their homes in the world's oceans. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience and a comprehensive familiarity with the current revolution in cetacean studies, Hoyt provides unique insights into the life histories of these compelling marine mammals. Here are discoveries about cetacean biology and behavior, from the physical differences and adaptations among the baleen and toothed whales to their highly intelligent hunting and feeding methods. The courtship and mating practices, family relationships and the lifelong bonds among some family members are fascinating. The symphonic composer of the whale world is the humpback whale, whose complex 30-minute songs reverberate across the liquid universe of the ocean. Some cetaceans survive deep diving and negotiate lengthy migrations across oceans. This book is a fascinating compilation of the latest data on cetaceans and an impassioned argument for the ongoing need for international protection of at-risk populations and their increasingly damaged habitat. Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises includes: detailed profiles of 90 current species of cetaceans a report on the newly discovered species in the genus Berardius, a small black form related to the Baird's beaked whale fascinating sidebars that bring to life cetacean society and culture an enlightening discussion of the differences between dolphins and porpoises new information on the history and impact of whaling illustrations of each species by renowned artist Uko Gorter color photographs by world-famous marine photographer Brandon Cole, among others.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Author : William F. Perrin
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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

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Whales and Dolphins

Author : Anthony R. Martin
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Details the evolution, respiration, senses, and behavior of dolphins and whales, and illustrates and describes seventy-six species

Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

Author : Annalisa Berta
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The eighty-nine cetacean species that swim our seas and rivers are as diverse as they are intelligent and elusive, from the hundred-foot-long, two-hundred-ton blue whale to the lesser-known tucuxi, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, and diminutive, critically endangered vaquita. The huge distances these highly migratory creatures cover and the depths they dive mean we catch only the merest glimpses of their lives as they break the surface of the water. But thanks to the marriage of science and technology, we are now beginning to understand their anatomy, complex social structures, extraordinary communication abilities, and behavioral patterns. In this beautifully illustrated guide, renowned marine mammalogist Annalisa Berta draws on the contributions of a pod of fellow whale biologists to present the most comprehensive, authoritative overview ever published of these remarkable aquatic mammals. Opening with an accessible rundown of cetacean biology—including the most recent science on feeding, mating, and communication—Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises then presents species-specific natural history on a range of topics, from anatomy and diet to distribution and conservation status. Each entry also includes original drawings of the species and its key identifiers, such as fin shape and color, tooth shape, and characteristic markings as they would appear both above and below water—a feature unique to this book. Figures of myth and—as the debate over hunting rages on—figures of conflict since long before the days of Moby-Dick, whales, dolphins, and porpoises are also ecologically important and, in many cases, threatened. Written for general enthusiasts, emergent cetacean fans, and biologists alike, this stunning, urgently needed book will serve as the definitive guide for years to come.

Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

Author : Erich Hoyt
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The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world.In this second edition, new developments in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific are outlined, as well as future directions employing a regional and international approach for the High Seas. The process of protected area creation for cetaceans has been accelerated and more than 200 exciting new places are included in this edition with location, size, species, rationale and other background details. This book provides a route map for countries to meet the ambitious targets for highly protected MPA networks by 2012 and 2020.It is an essential conservation tool and a springboard for worldwide change in human attitudes toward the world ocean where all life originated and where the majority of life on Earth still lives.

The Encyclopedia of Animals

Author : Fred Cooke
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Presents a survey of all animal groups, with diagrams, distribution maps, color photographs. and overviews of animal evolution, behavior, habitats, and adaptation.

Whales Dolphins and Porpoises in the Zoo

Author : Roland Smith
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Discusses the characteristics and behavior of whales and dolphins, and describes how they are captured, transported, cared for, and trained

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

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An encyclopedia covering the disciplines of zoology, botany, evolutionary science, medicine, physiology, human anatomy, cytology, and genetics.

Encyclopedia Americana Venice to Wilmot

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The Encyclopedia of Mammals Dogs cats hoofed mammals and whales

Author : David Whyte Macdonald
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Articles and photographs provide information on mammals from each of the orders, covering anatomy, breeding habits, behavior, migration, evolutionary development, and social organization.

The Encyclopedia Americana

Author : Grolier Incorporated
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Van Nostrand s Scientific Encyclopedia

Author : Douglas M. Considine
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Coverage of major scientific topics including animal life, biosciences, chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, energy sources and power technology, mathematics and information sciences, materials and engineering sciences, medicine, anatomy, and physiology, physics, plant sciences, space and planetary sciences. Contains over 7,000 articles contributed by more than 250 experts.

The Encyclopedia Americana Venice Wilmot

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The Green Encyclopedia

Author : Irene M. Franck
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Presents information on a variety of environmental concerns and solutions.

Grzimek s Animal Life Encyclopedia Mammals I V

Author : Bernhard Grzimek
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Magill s Encyclopedia of Science Animal Life Aardvarks endoskeletons

Author : Carl W. Hoagstrom
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Covers various aspects of zoology in four volumes, including the behavior, class, evolution, and physiology of both wild and domestic animals.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of the Environment

Author : Stephen R. Kellert
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Provides basic information about such topics as minerals, energy resources, pollution, soils and erosion, wildlife and extinction, agriculture, the ocean, wilderness, hazardous wastes, population, environmental laws, ecology, and evolution.

The Millennium Family Encyclopedia

Author : Jayne Parsons
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Presents alphabetically arranged entries on all major topics from every area of knowledge and focuses on inter-disciplinary thinking which thereby connects related subjects.

The Audubon Nature Encyclopedia

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Academic American Encyclopedia

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