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ELEPHANT SEALS

PUSHING THE LIMITS ON LAND AND AT SEA

9781009052085 ::  ELEPHANT SEALS
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9781009052085

EditorialCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Idioma:INGLES
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P.V.P.: 121 € + 4% IVA = 125,84 €
Dto 5% Ahorras 6,29 €
Importe final iva incl. 119,55 €
PLAZO DE ENTREGA 20 DIAS

PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; 1. ORIGINS, MISNOMERS, AND BOTTLENECK; 2. BACK FROM THE ABYSS, RECOVERY AND GENETIC AFTERMATH; 3. THE YEAR OF THE SEAL; 4. FIELDWORK 101: GETTING THERE AND GETTING STARTED; 5. ADAPTING TO LIFE AT SEA AND ON LAND; 6. THE COST OF LIVING IN A SEAL HAREM; 7. COITO ERGO SUM: MALES EXPLAINED; 8. FEMALES: DESIGNED TO REPRODUCE; 9. DIVING, FORAGING, AND MIGRATION; 10. DEVELOPMENT; 11. SLEEP WHEN YOU CAN; 12. WHAT IS ALL THE NOISE ABOUT?; 13. COMPARISONS, UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, AND CONCLUSIONS; REFERENCES; INDEX.

HOW DID THE ELEPHANT SEAL SURVIVE BEING DRIVEN TO THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY? WHAT VARIABLES DETERMINE THE LIFETIME REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS OF INDIVIDUAL SEALS? HOW HAVE ELEPHANT SEALS ADAPTED TO TOLERATE REMARKABLE PHYSIOLOGICAL EXTREMES OF NUTRITION, TEMPERATURE, ASPHYXIA, AND PRESSURE? ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS AND MANY MORE, THIS BOOK IS THE RESULT OF THE AUTHOR'S 50-YEAR STUDY OF ELEPHANT SEALS. THE CHAPTERS COVER A BROAD RANGE OF TOPICS INCLUDING DIVING, FEEDING, MIGRATION AND REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR, YIELDING FUNDAMENTAL INFORMATION ON GENERAL BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES, THE OPERATION OF NATURAL SELECTION, THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, THE FORMATION OF VOCAL DIALECTS, COLONY DEVELOPMENT, AND POPULATION CHANGES OVER TIME. THE BOOK WILL BE A VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS OF MARINE MAMMAL BEHAVIOR AND REPRODUCTIVE LIFE HISTORY AS WELL AS FOR AMATEUR NATURALISTS INTERESTED IN THESE FASCINATING ANIMALS.

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