- Ian D. Hume.
- Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
- Physical description
- xi, 434 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Hume, Ian D.
- Preface-- 1. Metabolic rates and nutrient requirements-- 2. Carnivorous marsupials-- 3. Omnivorous marsupials-- 4. Hindgut fermenters - the wombats-- 5. Hindgut fermenters - the arboreal folivores-- 6. Foregut fermenters - kangaroos and wallabies-- 7. Nutritional ecology of kangaroos and wallabies-- 8. Foregut fermenters - the rat-kangaroos-- 9. Evolution of marsupials and of digestive systems-- 10. Future directions-- Appendix-- References.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Describes the food resources used by all groups of marsupials and the ways they digest and metabolise a diverse array of food. The general principals of nutritional ecology and ecology and digestive strategies that are introduced are also applicable to all mammals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521594066 20160528
- Marsupial Nutrition describes the food resources used by marsupials as diverse as small insectivores and large folivores. It discusses the ways in which their digestive systems and metabolism are designed to cope with foods as different as nectar and fungus, tree sap and tough perennial grasses, and insects and eucalypt foliage. Although the subject species are marsupials, the general principles of nutritional ecology and digestive strategies that are introduced at the beginning of the chapters are applicable to all mammals. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students at all levels in the area of vertebrate zoology, nutrition, ecology and digestive physiology will find Marsupial Nutrition particularly instructive, but wildlife biologists, veterinarians and nutritionists will also find much of interest.
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- Publication date
- Includes index.
- 0521594065 (hb)
- 052159555X (pbk.)
- 9780521594066 (hardback)
- 9780521595551 (pbk.)
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