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CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition

 CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition 



  • Leslie A. Dierauf


  • Hardcover: 1120 pages
  • Publisher: CRC; 2 edition (June 27, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0849308399
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.6 x 2.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.60 pounds


Book Description

This handbook is a must for anyone with an interest in marine mammals. Filled with captivating illustrations, it guides the reader through the natural history of cetaceans, pinnipeds, manatees, sea otters, and polar bears. Prepared in a convenient, easy-to-use format, it is designed specifically for use in the field. Covering more than 40 topics, this one-of-a-kind reference is packed with data. The established veterinarian as well as the layperson will value this comprehensive compilation of information which include medicine, surgery, pathology, physiology, husbandry, feeding and housing, with special emphasis on strandings and rehabilitation.

Book Info

Features marine mammals as sentinels of ocean health, emerging and resurging diseases, revision of the immunology chapter, review of tagging and telemetry methods, diagnostic imaging, quick reference for marine mammal venipuncture sites, mass strandings and unusual mortality events, new topics such as careers and conservation medicine, and more. Previous edition: c1990.


great up-to-date resource, October 18, 2002

This book contains articles that are current and relevant to the field of marine mammal medicine and is great for the researcher as well as the student. It’s a great compilation of some of the best work in the field.