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Beautiful Minds The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins
ISBN: PB: 9780674046276, Harvard University Press, May 2010
368 pp., 17x9.9 cm
Apes and dolphins: primates and cetaceans. Could any creatures appear to be more different? Yet both are large-brained intelligent mammals with complex communication and social interaction. In the first book to study apes and dolphins side by side, M...
Urban Whale North Atlantic Right Whales at the Crossroads
ISBN: PB: 9780674034754, Harvard University Press, March 2010
576 pp., 22.4x15.2 cm, 21 tables, 164 halftones, 34 colour illus.
In 1980 a group of scientists censusing marine mammals in the Bay of Fundy was astonished at the sight of 25 right whales. It was, one scientist later recalled, "like finding a brontosaurus in the backyard". Until that time, scientists believed the N...
Reef in Time The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End
ISBN: PB: 9780674034976, Harvard University Press, March 2010
304 pp., 23.1x15.5 cm, 37 halftones, 48 colour illus.
Like many coral specialists fifteen years ago, J. E. N. Veron thought Australia's Great Barrier Reef was impervious to climate change. "Owned by a prosperous country and accorded the protection it deserves, it would surely not go the way of the Amazo...
Deep-Sea Biodiversity Pattern and Scale
ISBN: HB: 9780674036079, Harvard University Press, February 2010
368 pp., 23.4x17 cm, 16 colour illus., 185 halftones
Frigid, dark, and energy-deprived, the deep sea was long considered hostile to life. However, new sampling technologies and intense international research efforts in recent decades have revealed a remarkably rich fauna and an astonishing variety of n...
Sharks and Rays of Australia Second Edition
ISBN: HB: 9780674034112, Harvard University Press, May 2009
640 pp., 30.5x23.1 cm, 500 halftones, 90 pages of colour illus.
The waters around Australia, the world's smallest continent, are home to the greatest diversity of sharks and rays on Earth. Fully 100 of these sea creatures (along with their little-known relatives, the chimaerids) have been named or described since...