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Author Hood, Glynnis A., 1964- author.

Title Semi-aquatic mammals : ecology and biology / Glynnis A. Hood ; illustrated by Meaghan Brierley
Published Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- Part I. Geographical distribution and habitats. Chapter 2. Paleobiology -- Chapter 3. Ranging across the continents -- Chapter 4. Ecological niches -- Part II. Physical adaptations. Chapter 5. Morphology -- Chapter 6. Physiological adaptations -- Chapter 7. Locomotion and buoyancy -- Part III. Feeding ecology. Chapter 8. The predators: foraging strategies and niches -- Chapter 9. The prey: predator-prey interactions -- Part IV. Reproduction. Chapter 10. Mating and offspring -- Part V. Conservation challenges and management approaches. Chapter 11. Status and threats -- Chapter 12. Introductions and reintroductions -- Chapter 13. Management approaches -- Appendix A. Taxonomic list of semi-aquatic and riparian-dependent mammals -- Appendix B. Online resources -- Glossary -- References
Summary "This book explores the evolution and ecology of the world's 120+ species of semi-aquatic mammals. It includes illuminating photographs and original illustrations by an award-winning artist. The book covers topics such as behavior, habitat use, special evolutionary adaptations, and ecological roles"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Project MUSE, viewed November 23, 2021)
Subject Aquatic mammals.
Aquatic mammals.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Brierley, Meaghan, illustrator
ISBN 142143881X