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作       者:Annalisa Berta

出  版  社:University of Chicago Press

出版时间:2015-10-15

字       数:49.3万

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The eighty-nine cetacean species that swim our seas and rivers are as diverse as they are intelligent and elusive, from the hundred-foot-long, two-hundred-ton blue whale to the lesser-known tucuxi, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, and diminutive, critically endangered vaquita. The huge distances these highly migratory creatures cover and the depths they dive mean we catch only the merest glimpses of their lives as they break the surface of the water. But thanks to the marriage of science and technology, we are now beginning to understand their anatomy, complex social structures, extraordinary communication abilities, and behavioral patterns. In this beautifully illustrated guide, renowned marine mammalogist Annalisa Berta draws on the contributions of a pod of fellow whale biologists to present the most comprehensive, authoritative overview ever published of these remarkable aquatic mammals.Opening with an accessible rundown of cetacean biology-including the most recent science on feeding, mating, and communication-Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises then presents species-specific natural history on a range of topics, from anatomy and diet to distribution and conservation status. Each entry also includes original drawings of the species and its key identifiers, such as fin shape and color, tooth shape, and characteristic markings as they would appear both above and below water-a feature unique to this book.Figures of myth and-as the debate over hunting rages on-figures of conflict since long before the days of Moby-Dick, whales, dolphins, and porpoises are also ecologically important and, in many cases, threatened. Written for general enthusiasts, emergent cetacean fans, and biologists alike, this stunning, urgently needed book will serve as the definitive guide for years to come.
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Cover Page

Title Page

Copyright Page

Contents

Introduction

The Biology

Phylogeny & Evolution

Anatomy & Physiology

Behavior

Food & Foraging

Life History

Range

Habitat

Conservation & Management

Identification Tools & Maps

Identification Keys

Surface Behaviors

How & Where To Watch

The Species Directory

How to Use the Species Directory

Right Whales

Southern Right Whale

North Atlantic Right Whale

North Pacific Right Whale

Bowhead Whale

Pygmy Right Whale

Rorqual Whales & Gray Whale

Gray Whale

Common Minke Whale

Antarctic Minke Whale

Sei Whale

Bryde’s Whale

Blue Whale

Omura’s Whale

Fin Whale

Humpback Whale

Oceanic Dolphins

Commerson’s Dolphin

Chilean Dolphin

Heaviside’s Dolphin

Hector’s Dolphin

Long-Beaked Common Dolphin

Short-Beaked Common Dolphin

Pygmy Killer Whale

Short-Finned Pilot Whale

Long-Finned Pilot Whale

Risso’s Dolphin

Fraser’s Dolphin

Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin

White-Beaked Dolphin

Peale’s Dolphin

Hourglass Dolphin

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin

Dusky Dolphin

Northern Right Whale Dolphin

Southern Right Whale Dolphin

Irrawaddy Dolphin

Australian Snubfin Dolphin

Killer Whale

Melon-Headed Whale

False Killer Whale

Tucuxi

Guiana Dolphin

Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin

Indian Humpback Dolphin

Australian Humpback Dolphin

Atlantic Humpback Dolphin

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin

Clymene Dolphin

Striped Dolphin

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin

Spinner Dolphin

Rough-Toothed Dolphin

Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin

Common Bottlenose Dolphin

Sperm Whales

Sperm Whale

Pygmy Sperm Whale

Dwarf Sperm Whale

Narwhal & Beluga

Narwhal

Beluga

Beaked Whales

Arnoux’s Beaked Whale

Baird’s Beaked Whale

Northern Bottlenose Whale

Southern Bottlenose Whale

Longman’s Beaked Whale

Sowerby’s Beaked Whale

Andrews’ Beaked Whale

Hubbs’ Beaked Whale

Blainville’s Beaked Whale

Gervais’ Beaked Whale

Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale

Gray’s Beaked Whale

Hector’s Beaked Whale

Deraniyagala’s Beaked Whale

Strap-Toothed Whale

True’s Beaked Whale

Perrin’s Beaked Whale

Pygmy Beaked Whale

Stejneger’s Beaked Whale

Spade-Toothed Beaked Whale

Shepherd’s Beaked Whale

Cuvier’s Beaked Whale

River Dolphins

Baiji

Franciscana

Amazon River Dolphin

Ganges River Dolphin

Porpoises

Narrow-Ridged Finless Porpoise

Indo-Pacific Finless Porpoise

Spectacled Porpoise

Harbor Porpoise

Vaquita

Burmeister’s Porpoise

Dall’s Porpoise

Appendices

Classification of Cetaceans

Glossary

Resources

Notes on Contributors

Index

Acknowledgments

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