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Ronald M. Nowak
This Walker’s volume is a completely revised and updated compendium of information on five of the earliest clades to diverge from ancient mammals. Uniquely comprehensive, it incorporates a full account of every genus that has lived in the past 5,000 years. This volume reflects 20 years of advances in taxonomy, ecology, behavior, life history, and conservation. Substantive changes to previously existing generic accounts, plus the addition of 17 new generic accounts, double the information from the last edition.
James M. Ryan
Ideal for any mammalogy or wildlife biology course, this clear and practical guide aids students by getting them outside to study mammals in their natural environments. Twenty comprehensive chapters cover skull and tooth identification, radio and satellite GPS tracking, phylogeny construction, mark and recapture techniques, camera trapping, museum specimen preparation, optimal foraging, and DNA extraction, among other topics. ith more than 60 applied exercises to choose from in this unique manual, students will quickly acquire the scientific skills essential for a career working with mammals.
Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology 4th Edition
George A. Feldhamer, Lee C. Drickamer, Stephen H. Vessey, Joseph F. Merritt, and Carey Krajewski
Reflecting the expertise and perspective of five leading mammalogists, the fourth edition of Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology significantly updates taxonomy, includes a new chapter on mammalian molecular phylogenetics, and highlights several recently described species. Maintaining the accessible, readable style for which Feldhamer and his coauthors are well known, this new edition of Mammalogyis the authoritative textbook on this amazingly diverse class of vertebrates.
Milk: The Biology of Lactation
Michael L. Power and Jay Schulkin
In this fascinating book, biologists Michael L. Power and Jay Schulkin reveal this liquid’s evolutionary history and show how its ingredients have changed over many millions of years to become a potent elixir. Power and Schulkin walk readers through the early origins of the mammary gland and describe the incredible diversification of milk among the various mammalian lineages.
Wild Equids: Ecology, Management, and Conservation
edited by Jason I. Ransom and Petra Kaczensky
The most comprehensive conservation book on wild equids in decades, this title will enlighten not only equid researchers, but also mammalogists, conservationists, and equine professionals. Readers will find new insight into the lives of the world’s horses, zebras, and asses, understand the basis of our relationships with these animals, and develop a greater understanding of where equids come from and why they are worth conserving.