Hardback
March 24, 2020
9781421436524
English
744
458664
300
74
149
115
22
11.00 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
5.1 Pounds (US)
$124.95 USD, £92.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
March 24, 2020
9781421436531
9781421436524
English
744
458664
300
74
149
115
22
11.00 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
$124.95 USD, £92.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Mammalogy, fifth edition

Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology

There are more than 6,400 species in the class Mammalia, including the blue whale—the largest animal that has ever lived—and the pygmy shrew, which weighs little more than a dime. Such diversity among mammals has allowed them to play critical roles in every ecosystem, whether marine, freshwater, alpine, tundra, forest, or desert.

Reflecting the expertise and perspective of five leading mammalogists, the fifth edition of Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology significantly updates taxonomy, adds a new introductory chapter on the science of mammalogy, and highlights several recently described species. To enhance its appeal to students, textual material has been reduced, consolidated, and streamlined without sacrificing breadth or depth of coverage. The fifth edition includes

• for the first time, stunning color photographs throughout
• chapters rearranged and grouped to best reflect phylogenetic relationships, with updated numbers of genera and species for each family
• updated mammalian structural and functional adaptations, as well as ordinal fossil histories
• recent advances in mammalian phylogeny, biogeography, social behavior, and ecology, with 12 new or revised cladograms reflecting current research findings
• new breakout boxes on novel or unique aspects of mammals
• new work on female post-copulatory mate choice, cooperative behaviors, group defense, and the role of the vomeronasal system
• discussions of the current implications of climate change and other anthropogenic factors for mammals

Maintaining the accessible, readable style for which Feldhamer and his coauthors are well known, this new edition of Mammalogy is the authoritative textbook on this amazingly diverse class of vertebrates.

About the Authors

George A. Feldhamer is professor emeritus of zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the senior editor of Wild Mammals of North America: Biology, Management, and Conservation and the coauthor of Mammals of the National Parks and Deer: The Animal Answer Guide. Joseph F. Merritt is a professor of zoology at the University of Illinois and the author of Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania and Biology of Small Mammals. Carey Krajewski is a professor of zoology at Southern Illinois University and the associate editor of the Journal of Mammalian Evolution. Janet L. Rachlow is a professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Idaho. Kelley M. Stewart is an associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Johns Hopkins University Press
fifth edition
From 17

9781421436524 : mammalogy-5th-edition-feldhamer-merritt-krajewski
Hardback
744 Pages
$124.95 USD
9781421436531 : mammalogy-5th-edition-feldhamer-merritt-krajewski
Electronic book text
744 Pages
$124.95 USD

Other Titles by George A. Feldhamer

Deer

George A. Feldhamer and William J. McShea
Feb 2012 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$26.95 USD - Electronic book text
$48.00 USD - Hardback
$26.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Wild Mammals of North America, second edition

edited by George A. Feldhamer, Bruce C. Thompson, and Joseph A. Chapman
Nov 2003 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$208.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles by Joseph F. Merritt

Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania

edited by Michael A. Steele, Margaret C. Brittingham, Timothy J. Maret, and Joseph F. Merritt
Nov 2010 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$57.00 USD - Hardback

The Biology of Small Mammals

Joseph F. Merritt
Feb 2010 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$63.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology

Mosquitoes of the World, Volumes 1 and 2

Richard C. Wilkerson, Yvonne-Marie Linton, and Daniel Strickman
Dec 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$195.00 USD - Hardback
$195.00 USD - Electronic book text

Foundations for Advancing Animal Ecology

Michael L. Morrison, Leonard A. Brennan, Bruce G. Marcot, William M. Block, and Kevin S. McKelvey
Oct 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$69.95 USD - Hardback
$69.95 USD - Electronic book text

Semi-aquatic Mammals

Glynnis A. Hood - illustrated by Meaghan Brierley
Oct 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$74.95 USD - Hardback
$74.95 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in Biology, life sciences

Mosquitoes of the World, Volumes 1 and 2

Richard C. Wilkerson, Yvonne-Marie Linton, and Daniel Strickman
Dec 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$195.00 USD - Hardback
$195.00 USD - Electronic book text

Foundations for Advancing Animal Ecology

Michael L. Morrison, Leonard A. Brennan, Bruce G. Marcot, William M. Block, and Kevin S. McKelvey
Oct 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$69.95 USD - Hardback
$69.95 USD - Electronic book text

Semi-aquatic Mammals

Glynnis A. Hood - illustrated by Meaghan Brierley
Oct 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$74.95 USD - Hardback
$74.95 USD - Electronic book text