“Probably the main accomplished unmarried piece of labor ever performed on bottlenose dolphins, the e-book represents a milestone for all people who are attracted to the cetacean. . . . Stands as a necessary reference.”—Marine Mammal Science
“It is tough to visualize a greater resource.”—Aquatic Mammals
“Clear and compelling.”—Publishers Weekly
“Comprehensive review of the species, its evolution, position in old and smooth delusion, habit, ecology, copy, and genetics.”—Florida Times-Union
“A concise evaluation of a species that has involved people for a minimum of 3,000 years.”—Biology Digest
“Covers every little thing from the ancient myths approximately dolphins to their day-by-day lives.”—EcoFlorida
“This very good creation at the biology of the bottlenose dolphin additionally offers a evaluation of conservation concerns and descriptions present wisdom of dolphins in general.”—Charles W. Potter, nationwide Museum of normal History
"This very good advent at the biology of the bottlenose dolphin additionally offers a evaluation of conservation matters and descriptions present wisdom of dolphins often. . . . for college kids, pros, and someone drawn to the bottlenose dolphin."--Charles W. Potter, nationwide Museum of ordinary History
The Bottlenose Dolphin presents for the 1st time a entire, colorfully illustrated, and concise evaluation of a species that has interested people for a minimum of 3,000 years.
After reviewing ancient myths and legends of the dolphin again to the traditional Greeks and discussing present human attitudes and interactions, the writer replaces myths with facts--up-to-date clinical overview of dolphin evolution, habit, ecology, morphology, replica, and genetics--while additionally tackling the tricky problems with dolphin conservation and management.
Although entire adequate to be of serious worth to pros, educators, and scholars, the publication is written in a fashion that every one dolphin enthusiasts will take pleasure in. Randall Wells’s anecdotes interspersed during the paintings provide a first-hand view of dolphin encounters and examine in keeping with 3 a long time operating with them. colour images and approximately a hundred black and white illustrations, together with many by way of National Geographic photographer turn Nicklin, superbly increase the text.
Readers of The Bottlenose Dolphin will greater relish what dolphins really are and do, in addition to comprehend a number of the controversies surrounding them. whereas elevating compelling questions, the publication offers a wealth of knowledge on a mythical species that's enjoyed and widespread by way of many people.
John E. Reynolds, professor of marine technological know-how at Eckerd university, St. Petersburg, Florida, is chair of the U.S. Marine Mammal fee. He has written over a hundred articles on marine mammal biology and conservation and is coauthor with Daniel okay. Odell of Manatees and Dugongs and coeditor of Biology of Marine Mammals.
Randall S. Wells is a behavioral ecologist with the Conservation Biology division of the Chicago Zoological Society and adjunct affiliate professor of ocean sciences on the college of California, Santa Cruz. He additionally serves as director of the heart for Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle examine at Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida, the place he conducts the world’s longest working research of untamed dolphins.
Samantha D. Eide, a graduate pupil on the collage of South Florida, is box chief for the Eckerd collage Dolphin venture, St. Petersburg, Florida.