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Title Whales, whaling, and ocean ecosystems / edited by James A. Estes [and others]
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 402 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; LIST OF TABLES; LIST OF FIGURES; 1. Introduction; Background; 2. Whales, Interaction Webs, and Zero-Sum Ecology; 3. Lessons from Land; 4. When Ecological Pyramids Were Upside Down; 5. Pelagic Ecosystem Response to a Century of Commercial Fishing and Whaling; 6. Evidence for Bottom-Up Control of Upper-Trophic-Level Marine Populations; Whales and Whaling; 7. Evolutionary Patterns in Cetaceous Fishing Up Prey Size through Deep Time; 8. A Taxonomy of World Whaling Operations and Eras; 9. The History of Whales Read from DNA
Summary This unprecedented volume presents a sweeping picture of what we know about the natural history, biology, and ecology of whales in the broad context of the dynamics of ocean ecosystems. Innovative and comprehensive, the volume encompasses multiple points of view to consider the total ecological impact of industrial whaling on the world's oceans. Combining empirical research, ecological theory and modeling, and historical data, its chapters present perspectives from ecology, population biology, physiology, genetics, evolutionary history, ocean biogeography, economics, culture, and law, among ot
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Marine ecology.
Whales -- Ecology.
Whaling -- Environmental aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Estes, J. A. (James A.), 1945-
ISBN 0520933206
1429456396 (electronic bk.)
1433701324 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9781429456395 (electronic bk.)
9781433701320 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)