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Few of us will ever have the chance to swim with wild Atlantic spotted dolphins or their cousins the duskies in their ocean habitats, but here's the next best thing: an up-close-and-personal encounter with these smart, playful marine mammals and the people who study them. With more than a hundred extraordinary photographs captured during the making of the documentary film Dolphins, this magnificently illustrated book immerses the reader in the mysterious company of animals whose intelligence may rival that of humans.

Best-selling author Tim Cahill uses his trademark humor to highlight the lives and careers of three scientists on the leading edge of dolphin research: Kathleen Dudzinski, a young expert in dolphin communication, Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez, whose special field is dolphin foraging behavior, and their mentor, Bernd Wursig, whose pioneering work with dusky dolphins has earned him international renown. As they lead us on a fascinating underwater adventure, they share vivid stories from the field and explore the inevitable risks and unforgettable rewards of studying marine mammals in the wild — an amazingly diverse submarine world where tiny plankton and delicate jellyfish coexist with our planet's largest and most powerful creatures, the great whales.

Filled with the dramatic, colorful images that millions have come to expect from National Geographic and IMAX theater films, this immensely readable book blends undersea adventure, marine science, and a detailed portrait of some of Earth's most remarkable and enchanting creatures. Dive into the irresistible realm of Dolphins.

Synopsis:

Provides highlights of the work done by three leading scientists in the field of dolphin research.

Synopsis:

Few of us will ever have the chance to swim with wild Atlantic spotted dolphins or their cousins the duskies in their ocean habitats, but here's the next best thing: an up-close-and-personal encounter with these smart, playful marine mammals and the people who study them. With more than a hundred extraordinary photographs captured during the making of the documentary film Dolphins, this magnificently illustrated book immerses the reader in the mysterious company of animals whose intelligence may rival that of humans.

Best-selling author Tim Cahill uses his trademark humor to highlight the lives and careers of three scientists on the leading edge of dolphin research: Kathleen Dudzinski, a young expert in dolphin communication, Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez, whose special field is dolphin foraging behavior, and their mentor, Bernd Wursig, whose pioneering work with dusky dolphins has earned him international renown. As they lead us on a fascinating underwater adventure, they share vivid stories from the field and explore the inevitable risks and unforgettable rewards of studying marine mammals in the wild — an amazingly diverse submarine world where tiny plankton and delicate jellyfish coexist with our planet's largest and most powerful creatures, the great whales.

Filled with the dramatic, colorful images that millions have come to expect from National Geographic and IMAX theater films, this immensely readable book blends undersea adventure, marine science, and a detailed portrait of some of Earth's most remarkable and enchanting creatures. Dive into the irresistible realm of Dolphins.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792275947
Publisher:
National Geographic
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Author:
Cahill, Tim
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature & Wildlife
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Dolphins
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
106-288
Publication Date:
20000301
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
10.75 x 10.75 in 42.7 oz

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Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » Marine Mammals

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Product details 228 pages National Geographic Society - English 9780792275947 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Provides highlights of the work done by three leading scientists in the field of dolphin research.
"Synopsis" by , Few of us will ever have the chance to swim with wild Atlantic spotted dolphins or their cousins the duskies in their ocean habitats, but here's the next best thing: an up-close-and-personal encounter with these smart, playful marine mammals and the people who study them. With more than a hundred extraordinary photographs captured during the making of the documentary film Dolphins, this magnificently illustrated book immerses the reader in the mysterious company of animals whose intelligence may rival that of humans.

Best-selling author Tim Cahill uses his trademark humor to highlight the lives and careers of three scientists on the leading edge of dolphin research: Kathleen Dudzinski, a young expert in dolphin communication, Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez, whose special field is dolphin foraging behavior, and their mentor, Bernd Wursig, whose pioneering work with dusky dolphins has earned him international renown. As they lead us on a fascinating underwater adventure, they share vivid stories from the field and explore the inevitable risks and unforgettable rewards of studying marine mammals in the wild — an amazingly diverse submarine world where tiny plankton and delicate jellyfish coexist with our planet's largest and most powerful creatures, the great whales.

Filled with the dramatic, colorful images that millions have come to expect from National Geographic and IMAX theater films, this immensely readable book blends undersea adventure, marine science, and a detailed portrait of some of Earth's most remarkable and enchanting creatures. Dive into the irresistible realm of Dolphins.

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