Return to the Sea (BOK)

Annalisa Berta

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"Return to the Sea" portrays the life and evolutionary times of marine mammals - from giant whales and sea cows that originated 55 million years ago to the deep diving elephant seals and clam-eating walruses of modern times. This fascinating account of the origin of various marine mammal lineages, some extinct, others extant but threatened, is for the non-specialist. Set against a backdrop of geologic time, changing climates, and changing geography, evolution is the unifying principle that helps us to understand the present day diversity of marine mammals and their responses to environmental challenges. Annalisa Berta explains current controversies and explores patterns of change taking place today, such as shifting food webs and predator-prey relationships, habitat degradation, global warming, and the effects of humans on marine mammal communities.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Annalisa Berta
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520270572
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 23,8cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 544 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Illustratør Carl Buell, James L. Sumich Emner og form Biology, life sciences