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Return to the sea

  1. Title statementReturn to the sea : the life and evolutionary times of marine mammals / Annalisa Berta
    Personal name Berta, Annalisa (author)
    Edition statementFirst edition
    PublicationBerkeley, CA : University of California Press, 2012
    Phys.des.1 online zdroj (xiii, 205 stran) : ilustrace, mapy
    ISBN9780520951440 (online ; pdf)
    0520951441
    Internal Bibliographies/Indexes NoteObsahuje bibliografické odkazy a rejstřík
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    NoteZpůsob přístupu: World Wide Web
    DefektyeBooks on EBSCOhost
    Subj. Headings evoluce (biologie) evolution (biology) * mořští savci sea mammals * mořští živočichové sea animals
    Form, Genre elektronické knihy electronic books
    Conspect59 - Zoologie
    UDC 592/599(26) , 599(26) , 575.8 , (0.034.2:08)
    CountryKalifornie
    Languageangličtina
    Document kindElectronic sources
    URLhttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=458282
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    The life and evolutionary times of marine mammals, from giant whales and sea cows that originated 55 million years ago whose ancestors walked on land, to deep diving elephant seals and clam-eating walruses of modern times.

    Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Marine Mammals; Major Groups of Marine Mammals; Discovering, Naming, and Classifying Marine Mammals; Reconstructing the Hierarchy of Marine Mammals; Adaptations and Exaptations; What is a Species and how do New Species Form?; Where do they Live and why are they where they are?; Chapter 2. Past Diversity in Time and Space, Paleoclimates, and Paleoecology; Fossils and Taphonomy; The Discovery of the First Fossil Marine Mammal (a Whale); The Importance of Fossils.How do we Know the Age of a Fossil?How do we Know where Marine Mammals were?; Marine Mammal Diversity and Communities through Time; What Led Marine Mammals Back to the Sea?; Chapter 3. Pinniped Diversity, Evolution, and Adaptations; The Earliest Pinnipeds: Webbed Feet or Flippers?; Crown Pinnipeds; Desmatophocids: Extinct Phocid Relatives; Evolutionary Trends; Structural and Functional Innovations and Adaptations; Mating and Social Systems, Reproduction, and Life History; Chapter 4. Cetartiodactylan Diversity, Evolution, and Adaptations; Early Whales Had Legs!; Crown Cetacea (Neoceti).Evolutionary TrendsStructural and Functional Innovations and Adaptations; Mating and Social Systems, Reproduction, and Life History; Chapter 5. Diversity, Evolution, and Adaptations of Sirenians and Other Marine Mammals; Walking Sea Cows!; Crown Sirenia; Evolutionary Trends; Structural and Functional Innovations and Adaptations; Mating and Social Systems, Reproduction and Life History; Desmostylians; Aquatic Sloths; Marine Otters; Polar Bears; Chapter 6. Ecology and Conservation; What Marine Mammals Eat and what Eats them; Interactions between Human and Marine Mammals: Lessons Learned.Extinction: The Rule, not the ExceptionGlossary; Further Reading and Online Sources; Illustration Credits; Index.

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