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Mammalogy : Adaptation, Diversity, and Ecology

Mammalogy : Adaptation, Diversity, and Ecology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0072909487

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ISBN13: 978-0072909487
ISBN10: 007290948X
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Copyright: 2004
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Mammalogy : Adaptation, Diversity, and Ecology - 2ND 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072909487

George A. Feldhamer, Drickamer, Vessey and Merritt

ISBN13: 978-0072909487
ISBN10: 007290948X
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Balancing breadth and depth of coverage, this text is tailored to a one-semester mammalogy course appropriate for upper level undergraduates and graduate students with a basic background in vertebrate biology.

New to This Edition

  • This edition of "Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology" updates recent advances in mammalian anatomy and physiology, behavioral ecology, molecular genetics, systematics, conservation, zoogeography, paleontology, and many other complementary and interrelated areas of mammalogy since the first edition in 1999
  • The 2nd edition includes hundreds of new citations to recent literature, many new photos and figures, study questions designed to help generate critical thinking and discussion, and suggested readings.
  • Part 1 includes added coverage and expanded explanations of molecular techniques, as well as current thinking concerning mammalian evolution.
  • Part 2 has additional new information on locomotion, mosaic evolution, and dormancy, as well as expanded coverage on the immune system of mammals.
  • Throughout Part 3, new fossil evidence and updated phylogenies are given for many orders, as are recent advances in natural history for numerous families, and the current conservation status of threatened species.
  • Part 4 includes recent functional information on such topics as humpback whale songs, the nasal area of the star-nosed mole, and the role of the major histocompatibility locus. We also update material on the role of neuro-endocrine factors in parental care of offspring, group size in social carnivores, and the role of path integration and the hippocampus in orientation and spatial navigation.
  • Current trends in Lyme Disease and other zoonoses are given in Part 5, along with updated material on domesticated species, and conservation issues of various mammalian groups.

Features

  • Unique chapters on research techniques, parasites, domestication, and conservation.
  • Numerous pedagogical features including chapter outlines, boldface terms, chapter summary, discussion questions, suggested readings, references, and glossary.
  • Very contemporary and up-to-date, especially regarding taxonomy (name and class of animal) and research discoveries.
  • Especially complete coverage (7 chapters) of Behavior, Ecology, and Biogeography.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction

1 Study of Mammalogy
2 History of Mammalogy
3 Methods and Techniques for Studying Mammals
4 Evolution and Dental Characteristics

Part 2 Structure and Function

5 Integument, Support and Movement
6 Foods and Feeding
7 The Nervous and Endocrine Systems, and Biological Rhythms
8 Environmental Adaptations
9 Reproduction

Part 3 Adaptive Radiation and Diversity

10 Monotremes and Marsupials
11 Insectivora, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, and Dermoptera
12 Chiroptera
13 Primates
14 Xenarthra, Pholidota, and Tubulidentata
15 Carnivora
16 Cetacea
17 Rodentia and Lagomorpha
18 Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, and Sirenia
19 Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla

Part 4 Behavior, Ecology, and Biogeography

20 Communication, Aggression, and Spatial Relations
21 Sexual Selection, Parental Care, and Mating Systems
22 Social Behavior
23 Dispersal, Habitat Selection, and Migration
24 Populations and Life History
25 Community Ecology
26 Zoogeography

Part 5 Special Topics

27 Parasites and Diseases
28 Domestication and Domesticated Mammals
29 Conservation

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