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The Resource The rise of marine mammals : 50 million years of evolution, Annalisa Berta ; graphics editor, James L. Sumich ; illustrations by Carl Buell, Robert Boessenecker, William Stout, and Ray Troll

The rise of marine mammals : 50 million years of evolution, Annalisa Berta ; graphics editor, James L. Sumich ; illustrations by Carl Buell, Robert Boessenecker, William Stout, and Ray Troll

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The rise of marine mammals : 50 million years of evolution
Title
The rise of marine mammals
Title remainder
50 million years of evolution
Statement of responsibility
Annalisa Berta ; graphics editor, James L. Sumich ; illustrations by Carl Buell, Robert Boessenecker, William Stout, and Ray Troll
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Marine mammals have long captured the attention of humans. Ancient peoples etched seals and dolphins on the walls of Paleolithic caves; today, engineers develop microprocessors to track these denizens of the deep. This groundbreaking book from highly respected marine mammal paleontologist Annalisa Berta delves into the story of the extraordinary adaptations that gave the world these amazing animals. The Rise of Marine Mammals reveals remarkable fossil record discoveries that shed light on the origins, relationships, and diversification of marine mammals. Focusing on evolution and paleobiology, Berta provides an overview of marine mammal species diversity, enhanced with gorgeous life restorations by Carl Buell, Robert Boessenecker, William Stout, and Ray Troll and extensive line drawings by graphics editor James L. Sumich. The book also considers ongoing conservation challenges, demonstrating how the fossil record of adaptation in response to past environmental shifts may illuminate the way that marine mammals respond to global climate change. This invaluable evolutionary framework is essential for helping us understand how best to protect and conserve today's polar bears, whales, dolphins, seals, and fellow warm-blooded ocean dwellers. The Rise of Marine Mammals also describes exciting breakthroughs that rely on new techniques of study, including 3-D imaging, and molecular, finite element, and morphometric analyses, which have enhanced scientists' understanding of everything from the anatomy of fetal whales to the genes behind limb loss in cetaceans. Mammalogists, paleontologists, and marine scientists will find Berta's insights absorbing, while developmental and molecular biologists, geneticists, and ecologists exploring integrative research approaches will benefit from her fresh perspective."--Dust jacket
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Berta, Annalisa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL121
LC item number
.B47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sumich, James L.
  • Buell, Carl Dennis
  • Boessenecker, Robert
  • Stout, William
  • Troll, Ray
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marine animals
  • Mammals
  • Evolution
  • Meeressäugetiere
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The rise of marine mammals : 50 million years of evolution, Annalisa Berta ; graphics editor, James L. Sumich ; illustrations by Carl Buell, Robert Boessenecker, William Stout, and Ray Troll
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage : rocks, fossils, and evolution -- The oldest marine mammals : whales and sea cows -- Later-diverging whales : Neoceti -- Aquatic carnivorans : pinnipeds and a bear-like carnivoran -- Crown sirenians and their Desmostylian relatives -- Aquatic sloths and recent occupants of the sea, sea otters and polar bears -- Diversity changes through time : the influence of climate change and humans -- Classification of fossil marine mammals
Control code
964437910
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781421423258
Lccn
2016049243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)964437910
Label
The rise of marine mammals : 50 million years of evolution, Annalisa Berta ; graphics editor, James L. Sumich ; illustrations by Carl Buell, Robert Boessenecker, William Stout, and Ray Troll
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage : rocks, fossils, and evolution -- The oldest marine mammals : whales and sea cows -- Later-diverging whales : Neoceti -- Aquatic carnivorans : pinnipeds and a bear-like carnivoran -- Crown sirenians and their Desmostylian relatives -- Aquatic sloths and recent occupants of the sea, sea otters and polar bears -- Diversity changes through time : the influence of climate change and humans -- Classification of fossil marine mammals
Control code
964437910
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781421423258
Lccn
2016049243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)964437910

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