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1. The evolution and classification of marsupials M. Archer and J. Kirsch; 2. What marsupials can do for genetics and what genetics can do for marsupials W. Sherwin and J. A. Marshall Graves; 3. Reproduction G. Shaw; 4. Lactation A. Krockenberger; 5. Nutrition and digestion I. D. Hume; 6. The nervous system J. Nelson and P Armati; 7. The immunolymphatic system P. Cisternas and P. Armati; 8. Ecology and life histories C. Dickman and E. Vieira; 9. Behaviour of marsupials D. B. Croft and J. Eisenberg; 10. Conservation and management A. Burbidge and J. Eisenberg; References; Index.

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First published in 2006, this book provides a synthesis of the developments in marsupial biology, bringing together knowledge scattered throughout the primary literature.

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Patsy Armati is Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia. Chris Dickman is Reader in the Institute of Wildlife Research, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia. Ian Hume is Challis Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia.


'A good resource for an upper-level undergraduate course in marsupial biology.' Journal of Mammalian Evolution

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