Subject: Handbook of Marine Mammals (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Wed, 11 Nov 1998 12:40:21 -0500 (EST)


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Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 14:38:33 -0800
From: MARMAM Editors <marmamed@UVic.CA>
Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion
Subject: vol. 6 - Handbook of Marine Mammals (fwd)

Handbook of Marine Mammals- Volume 6 - The Second Book of Dolphins
and Porpoises is available for online purchase at:

That address provides information on the book and gives the ordering
link.  For those of you without web access or perhaps you don't feel
comfortable ordering online:

Phone Numbers
Domestic Customers
To call from within the United States and Canada: 1-800-321-5068
To fax from within the United States and Canada: 1-800-874-6418

International Customers
To call from within the United States: 1-800-341-9938
To call from outside the United States: 1-407-345-3800
To fax from outside the United States: 1-407-345-4060

By E-mail - Academic PressBook Customer

Details from the web page follow:

ISBN: 0125885067

September 1998

US Price: $99.95

Edited by S.H. Ridgway and R. Harrison


Some of the world's most beautiful, intelligent and highly adapted
mammals inhabit our seas and oceans, and have stirred the human
imagination for many centuries. As our knowledge of marine mammals
grows, the need exists for a reliable and complete reference to the
ecology and biology of these fascinating creatures. The Handbook of
Marine Mammals series was founded with this in mind and now reaches
its conclusion with this sixth and final volume. Within the pages of
this classic series, scientists, conservationists and informed
layperson alike can find the definitive review of all the world's
whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, and related species as
well as sea otters and sea cows. Volume 6 covers the remaining
dolphins and porpoises in a series of 17 chapters, each written by a
specialist author with extensive personal research experience of the
species. Each chapter provides a description of the species, and
includes sections on the aspects of distribution and abundance,
anatomy, physiology, behavior, reproduction, parasites and diseases
and the impact of human activity on the animal's population and
well-being. Numerous maps, photos and drawings illustrate the text.


Concludes this major definitive series

A standard reference work on all of the world's marine mammals,
their anatomy, distribution, ecology, and behavior

The most up-to-date research in a concise reference form

Numerous photos of live and specimen animals, skulls, and
anatomical details, plus distribution maps

Text specifically deals with conservation and management issues


R.R. Reeves, C. Smeenk, C.C. Kinze, R.L. Brownell, Jr., and J. Lien,
White-beaked Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus albirostris.

R.R. Reeves, C. Smeenk, R.L. Brownell, and C.C. Kinze, Atlantic
White-sided Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus acutus.

R.L. Brownell, Jr., W.A. Walker, and K.A. Forney, Pacific White-sided
Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens.

R.L. Brownell, Jr., and F. Cipriano, Dusky Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus

R.L. Brownell, Jr., E.A Crespo, and M. Donahue, Peale's Dolphin,
Lagenorhynchus australis.

R.L. Brownell, Jr., and M.A. Donahue, Hourglass Dolphin,
Lagenorhynchus cruciger.

R.S. Wells and M.D. Scott, Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus.

S. Kruse, D.K. Caldwell, and M.C. Caldwell, Risso's Dolphin, Grampus

D.K. Odell and K. Miller McClune, False Killer Whale, Pseudorca

H.J. Bernard and S.B. Reilly, Pilot Whales, Globicephala.

M.E. Dahlheim and J.E. Heyning, Killer Whale, Orcinus orca.

A.J. Read, Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena.

O. Vidal, R.L. Brownell, Jr., and L.T. Findley, Vaquita, Phocoena

R.L. Brownell, Jr., and P.J. Clapham, Spectacled Porpoise, Phocoena

R.L. Brownell, Jr., and P.J. Clapham, Burmeister's Porpoise, Phocoena

T. Kasuya, Finless Porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides.

W.J. Houck and T.A. Jefferson, Dall's Porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli.

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