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Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology (Hardback)
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Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology (Hardback)

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Hardback 744 Pages / Published: 19/05/2020
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There are more than 6,400 species in the class Mammalia, including the blue whale-the largest animal that has ever lived-and the pygmy shrew, which weighs little more than a dime. Such diversity among mammals has allowed them to play critical roles in every ecosystem, whether marine, freshwater, alpine, tundra, forest, or desert. Reflecting the expertise and perspective of five leading mammalogists, the fifth edition of Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology significantly updates taxonomy, adds a new introductory chapter on the science of mammalogy, and highlights several recently described species. To enhance its appeal to students, textual material has been reduced, consolidated, and streamlined without sacrificing breadth or depth of coverage. The fifth edition includes * for the first time, stunning color photographs throughout* chapters rearranged and grouped to best reflect phylogenetic relationships, with updated numbers of genera and species for each family* updated mammalian structural and functional adaptations, as well as ordinal fossil histories* recent advances in mammalian phylogeny, biogeography, social behavior, and ecology, with 12 new or revised cladograms reflecting current research findings* new breakout boxes on novel or unique aspects of mammals * new work on female post-copulatory mate choice, cooperative behaviors, group defense, and the role of the vomeronasal system* discussions of the current implications of climate change and other anthropogenic factors for mammals Maintaining the accessible, readable style for which Feldhamer and his coauthors are well known, this new edition of Mammalogy is the authoritative textbook on this amazingly diverse class of vertebrates.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9781421436524
Number of pages: 744
Weight: 2313 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 mm
Edition: fifth edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

"[Mammalogy] will challenge the student to think critically and seek to understand rather than merely remember the facts."

--Reference Reviews

"An excellent mammalogy text... filled with wonderfully descriptive illustrations."

--Association of Southeastern Biologists Bulletin

"Anyone teaching or studying mammalogy will be interested in this excellent textbook."

--Wildlife Activist

"Further exploration of mammalogy, as a case study in natural history and comparative phylogeny, will be richly enhanced for anyone who studies this new edition of an excellent publication. Feldhamer et al. provide a resource for comparing, contrasting, and appreciating the whole array of orders and species that make up the Class Mammalia."

--The Quarterly Review of Biology

"The Feldhamer et al. tome is still the best review reference of mammalogy as a field and one that represents the standard for an all-encompassing reference volume."

--Journal of Mammalian Evolution

"This attractive book will be welcome to those seeking a well-written, current text to use in their mammalogy courses... It is logically organized, clearly written, well referenced, and nicely illustrated."

--Journal of Mammalogy

"This book provides a wealth of information on major topics in biology using examples specific to mammals."

--Journal of Mammalogy

"This latest edition provides a comprehensive, well-illustrated introduction to the diversity and ecology of extant mammals... A handsome and valuable reference source for those seeking an introductory understanding of mammals."

--Choice

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