By John E. Reynolds III, Randall S. Wells, Samantha D. Eide
“Probably the main accomplished unmarried piece of labor ever performed on bottlenose dolphins, the booklet represents a milestone for all those who find themselves drawn to the cetacean. . . . Stands as a necessary reference.”—Marine Mammal Science
“It is difficult to visualize a greater resource.”—Aquatic Mammals
“Clear and compelling.”—Publishers Weekly
“Comprehensive evaluation of the species, its evolution, position in old and sleek fable, habit, ecology, replica, and genetics.”—Florida Times-Union
“A concise evaluate of a species that has interested people for a minimum of 3,000 years.”—Biology Digest
“Covers every thing from the ancient myths approximately dolphins to their day-by-day lives.”—EcoFlorida
“This very good advent at the biology of the bottlenose dolphin additionally offers a evaluate of conservation concerns and descriptions present wisdom of dolphins in general.”—Charles W. Potter, nationwide Museum of traditional History
"This first-class creation at the biology of the bottlenose dolphin additionally offers a overview of conservation concerns and descriptions present wisdom of dolphins in most cases. . . . for college kids, pros, and an individual attracted to the bottlenose dolphin."--Charles W. Potter, nationwide Museum of traditional History
The Bottlenose Dolphin presents for the 1st time a finished, 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 review of dolphin evolution, habit, ecology, morphology, copy, and genetics--while additionally tackling the tricky problems with dolphin conservation and management.
Although finished sufficient to be of significant price to pros, educators, and scholars, the e-book is written in a fashion that every one dolphin enthusiasts will get pleasure from. Randall Wells’s anecdotes interspersed through the paintings supply a first-hand view of dolphin encounters and examine in response to 3 a long time operating with them. colour pictures and approximately a hundred black and white illustrations, together with many by way of National Geographic photographer turn Nicklin, fantastically improve the text.
Readers of The Bottlenose Dolphin will greater get pleasure from what dolphins actually are and do, in addition to comprehend many of the controversies surrounding them. whereas elevating compelling questions, the ebook presents a wealth of data on a mythical species that's enjoyed and widespread via many people.
John E. Reynolds, professor of marine technology at Eckerd collage, 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 collage of California, Santa Cruz. He additionally serves as director of the heart for Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle study at Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida, the place he conducts the world’s longest working examine of untamed dolphins.
Samantha D. Eide, a graduate pupil on the collage of South Florida, is box chief for the Eckerd collage Dolphin undertaking, St. Petersburg, Florida.