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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 21 September 2016
  • ISBN : 9780124076556
  • Page : 456 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function is a precise, detailed, fully illustrated, descriptive, and functionally oriented text on the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It focuses on a number of delphinid species, with keynotes on important dolphin-like genera, such as the harbor porpoise. It also serves as a useful complement for expanding trends and emphases in molecular biology and genetics. The authors share their life-long expertise on marine mammals in various disciplines. Written as a team rather than being prepared as a collection of separate contributions, the result is a uniform and comprehensive style, giving each of the different topics appropriate space. Many color figures, which use the authors’ access to wide collections of unique dolphin and whale material, round out this exceptional offering to the field. Includes high-quality illustrations, drawings, halftone artwork, photographic documentations, microphotos, and tables detailing dolphin anatomy, function, and morphology Facilitates education and training of students of all basic research and applied sciences dedicated to marine biology and the medical care of marine mammals Brings together the current knowledge and information on this topic, including those in obscure past or non-English publications, or scattered in short chapters in volumes Covers a number of delphinid species and serves as a useful complement for expanding trends in molecular biology and genetics

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Anatomy of Dolphins

Anatomy of Dolphins
  • Author : Bruno Cozzi,Stefan Huggenberger,Helmut A Oelschläger
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-21
  • ISBN : 9780124076556
GET THIS BOOKAnatomy of Dolphins

The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function is a precise, detailed, fully illustrated, descriptive, and functionally oriented text on the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It focuses on a number of delphinid species, with keynotes on important dolphin-like genera, such as the harbor porpoise. It also serves as a useful complement for expanding trends and emphases in molecular biology and genetics. The authors share their life-long expertise on marine mammals in various disciplines. Written as a team

Anatomy of Dolphins

Anatomy of Dolphins
  • Author : Bruno Cozzi,Stefan Huggenberger,Helmut A. Oelschläger
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-12
  • ISBN : 0124072291
GET THIS BOOKAnatomy of Dolphins

The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function is a precise, detailed, fully illustrated, descriptive, and functionally oriented text on the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It focuses on a number of delphinid species, with keynotes on important dolphin-like genera, such as the harbor porpoise. It also serves as a useful complement for expanding trends and emphases in molecular biology and genetics. The authors share their life-long expertise on marine mammals in various disciplines. Written as a team

Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales

Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales
  • Author : Stefan Huggenberger,Helmut A Oelschläger,Bruno Cozzi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-20
  • ISBN : 9780128026366
GET THIS BOOKAtlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales

Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales is a detailed, fully illustrated atlas on the anatomy and morphology of toothed and whalebone whales. The book provides basic knowledge on anatomical structures, in particular, soft tissues, and functions as a standalone reference work for dissecting rooms and labs, and for those sampling stranded and by-caught dolphins in the field. As a companion and supplement to Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function, this atlas will be of great

The Bottlenose Dolphin

The Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Author : Stephen Leatherwood,Randall R. Reeves
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780323139618
GET THIS BOOKThe Bottlenose Dolphin

Because of their exposure in marine parks, movies, and television as well as their presence in tropical and warm-temperature waters around the world, bottlenose dolphins are among the most familiar of marine mammals. Since they are relatively easy to obtain and they thrive in captivity, these dolphins have been used in a great variety of studies. Work with the bottlenose has provided insight into the sensory mechanisms, communication systems, energetics, reproduction, anatomy, and other aspects of cetacean biology. This volume

Dolphins

Dolphins
  • Author : Agustin G. Pearce,Lucía M. Correa
  • Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • ISBN : 160876849X
GET THIS BOOKDolphins

This book presents a review of recent advances in cell biology, biochemistry and functional genomics of the dolphin using biological fluids, tissues or cell lines in an effort to further our understanding of dolphins and their responses to a changing environment. Dolphins can produce a wide repertoire of sounds: impulsive (high frequency) sounds, also involved in echolocation mechanism, percussive sounds and modulated sounds, usually called whistles. The authors of this book examine the function of modulated signals, through a bibliographic

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea: Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea: Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins
  • Author : Debra Lee Miller
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781439842577
GET THIS BOOKReproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea: Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins

The order Cetacea comprises some amazing species, representing some of the most evolved creatures that inhabit this earth. Yet, they also represent a group of species for which much remains unknown. There are over 80 species of cetaceans composed of porpoises, dolphins and whales. This volume represents the latest of published and previously unpublished information regarding cetacean reproductive biology and phylogeny.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
  • Author : William F. Perrin,Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-26
  • ISBN : 0080919936
GET THIS BOOKEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals

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

Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins

Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins
  • Author : Jeanette A. Thomas,Cynthia F. Moss,Marianne Vater
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 0226795993
GET THIS BOOKEcholocation in Bats and Dolphins

Although bats and dolphins live in very different environments, are vastly different in size, and hunt different kinds of prey, both groups have evolved similar sonar systems, known as echolocation, to locate food and navigate the skies and seas. While much research has been conducted over the past thirty years on echolocation in bats and dolphins, this volume is the first to compare what is known about echolocation in each group, to point out what information is missing, and to

Mountain Lions of the Black Hills

Mountain Lions of the Black Hills
  • Author : Jonathan A. Jenks
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781421424422
GET THIS BOOKMountain Lions of the Black Hills

The story of the recovery of mountain lions in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Mountain lions, sometimes called pumas or cougars, were once spread throughout the United States, occupying all 48 of the contiguous states. By the 1960s, though, they were almost extinct in central and eastern North America. In Mountain Lions of the Black Hills, Dr. Jonathan A. Jenks, who, along with his team of graduate students, has tracked over 200 of these fascinating predators, tells the complex story of

Dolphin Communication and Cognition

Dolphin Communication and Cognition
  • Author : Denise L. Herzing,Christine M. Johnson
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-02
  • ISBN : 9780262331869
GET THIS BOOKDolphin Communication and Cognition

Experts survey the latest research on dolphin communication and cognition, offering a comprehensive reference to findings in the laboratory and from the field. Dolphin researchers have collected an impressive amount of data over the last twenty years, thanks to advances in technology for monitoring, recording, and analyzing dolphin behavior as well as increasing interest in exploring and modeling dolphins' cognitive capacities. This volume offers a comprehensive reference to the latest research on dolphin communication and cognition, reporting on findings from

The Sonar of Dolphins

The Sonar of Dolphins
  • Author : Whitlow W.L. Au
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461243564
GET THIS BOOKThe Sonar of Dolphins

The extraordinary ability of dolphins to echolocate has fascinated scientists and the public since its discovery in the late 1950's. This is the first book to summarize modern research in this area, and presents a broad synthesis of this very interdisciplinary subject. The author is an internationally-recognized expert on dolphin sonar and is thus in a unique position to bring together research on the physiological, mathematical and engineering aspects of the subject. Of interest to auditory researchers, electrical engineers, acoustical

Mammal Anatomy

Mammal Anatomy
  • Author : Marshall Cavendish Corporation
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 0761478825
GET THIS BOOKMammal Anatomy

Provides details on the anatomy of fourteen mammals, including dolphins, chimpanzees, squirrels, and humans, and describes the musculoskeletal, circulatory, nervous, digestive, and reproductive systems of each animal.

Diving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds

Diving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds
  • Author : Paul J. Ponganis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-26
  • ISBN : 9780521765558
GET THIS BOOKDiving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds

An up-to-date synthesis of comparative diving physiology research, illustrating the features of dive performance and its biomedical and ecological relevance.

Animal Sonar Systems

Animal Sonar Systems
  • Author : R. Busnel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • ISBN : 9781468472547
GET THIS BOOKAnimal Sonar Systems

Thirteen years have gone by since the first international meet ing on Animal Sonar Systems was held in Frascati, Italy, in 1966. Since that time, almost 900 papers have been published on its theme. The first symposium was vital as it was the starting point for new research lines whose goal was to design and develop technological systems with properties approaching optimal biological systems. There have been highly significant developments since then in all domains related to biological sonar systems and in

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
  • Author : Annalisa Berta
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-18
  • ISBN : 9780226183190
GET THIS BOOKWhales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

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