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A Manual of Mammalogy with Keys to Families of the World

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Publisher Comments:

The newest edition of "A Manual of Mammalogy" is a comprehensive guide to the study of mammals in both the laboratory and the field.

Book News Annotation:

A manual with laboratory exercises for use in an upper-level undergraduate or graduate course in mammology. Material is in sections on characteristics of mammals, living orders of mammals, and techniques for studying mammals in the field and in the laboratory. Includes a glossary and b&w photos and illustrations. This edition contains a new chapter on the postcranial skeleton, plus much rewritten material, revised keys, and updated literature citations. A prior course in comparative anatomy is recommended but not necessary. The author is affiliated with McMurry University. Wire spiral bound.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 Introduction

2 The Skull

3 Teeth

4 The Integument

5 Horns and Antlers

6 The Postcranial Skeleton

7 Locomotor Adaptations

8 Keys and Keying

9 The Orders of Living Mammals

10 The Monotremes

11 The Marsupials

12 The Insectivores

13 The Colugos

14 The Bats

15 The Tupaiids

16 The Primates

17 The Xenarthrans: Anteaters, Armadillos, and Sloths

18 The Pangolins

19 The Carnivores

20 The Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

21 The Macroscelideans

22 The Rabbits, Hares, and Pikas

23 The Rodents

24 The Aardvark

25 The Subungulates

26 The Perissodactyls

27 The Artiodactyls

28 Sign and Habitat Analysis

29 Recording Data

30 Collecting

31 Specimen Preparation and Preservation

32 Collecting Ectoparasites of Mammals

33 Age Determination

34 Diet Analysis

35 Analysis of Spatial Distribution

36 Estimation of Abundance and Density

37 Literature Research

Glossary

Literature Cited

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780697006431
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Location:
Boston, MA
Author:
Pine, Ronald H.
Author:
DeBlase, Anthony
Author:
Martin, Robert Eugene
Author:
Martin, Robert
Author:
Deblase, Anthony F.
Author:
Martin, Robert E
Author:
Pine, Ronald
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Mammals
Subject:
Mammals,Keys,Locomotor Adaptations,Postcranial Skeleton,Antlers,Horns,Integument,Teeth,Skull,Acknowledgments,Preface,Insectivores
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-320).
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
July 2000
Binding:
Spiral, comb or coil bound book
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
10.72x8.78x.60 in. 1.61 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Reference » Words Phrases and Language
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Zoology » Mammals
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » General

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