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Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises A Natural History and Species Guide

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ISBN-10: 022618319X

ISBN-13: 9780226183190

Edition: 2015

Authors: 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…    
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/18/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 11.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.652
Language: English

Annalisa Berta is Associate Chair and Professor of Biology at San Diego State University. She is an evolutionary biologist who has studied fossil and modern marine mammals for over 20 years. She is President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and Associate Editor of Marine Mammal Science.