[MARMAM] Announcing the publication of: Marine Mammals of the World, 2nd Edition

Thomas Jefferson sclymene at aol.com
Tue Sep 8 15:31:20 PDT 2015



Announcing the publication of:
Marine Mammals of theWorld, 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification
By Thomas A. Jefferson, Marc. A. Webber, and RobertL. Pitman.  Illustrations by Uko. Gorter.


Elseveier link:


http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?locale=en_US&isbn=9780124095427&_requestid=260041&_requestid=260069


KeyFeatures

Contains superb photographs of every species of marine     mammal for accurate identification
Authors possess nearly 80 years of collective experience     with almost all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described     in the guide
Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate     illustrations currently available, including more than 750 new     illustrations
Special emphasis is placed on the identification of     species in "problem groups," such as the beaked whales,     long-beaked oceanic dolphins, and southern fur seals
Includes sources for more information
Contains updated taxonomy including four new species



Description
Thisnew edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustratesnewly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the mostcomprehensive and up-to-date marine mammal identification guide available. Thisedition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists andconservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, takingadvantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and theemergence of marine mammal studies and "whalewatching" around the world.The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well asextinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marinemammals. 
 
For more information, contact Tom Jefferson, sclymene at aol.com.
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