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Whales of the World

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With their haunting ocean "songs" and gushing spouts, whales great or small inspire awe. Though their impressive size and might protect them from most natural dangers, intensive hunting by humans has put them right at the top of the conservation agenda. This wonderfully illustrated guide covers classification of all the whale families: blue whales (the world's largest mammals), magnificent humpbacks, sperm whales, and right whales, as well as dolphins and other cetaceans. A uniquely informed text written by a world expert accompanies a wide range of photographs and illustrations of whales leaping, blowing, and swimming. Realistically examine the implications of the commercial exploitation of whales and dolphins. Dramatic stories of whale hunts from the past give the history behind the present-day problems. Information on the dolphin's high intelligence and gentleness make these playful beings all the more endearing. You'll see clearly why they deserve our protection and respect! Blandford 192 pages, 36 color illus., 85 b/w illus., 6 x 9.

Synopsis:

Though their impressive size protects them from most natural dangers, intensive hunting has decimated the whale population. This wonderfully illustrated guide covers classification of all the whale families, from blue whales to dolphins and other cetaceans. A uniquely informed text by a world expert realistically examines commercial exploitation of whales and dolphins, and relates dramatic stories of long-ago whale hunts. Photographs and illustrations show these playful creatures leaping, blowing, and swimming.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713723694
Author:
Bonner, Nigel
Author:
Bonner, W. Nigel
Publisher:
Cassell Illustrated
Location:
London :
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Dolphins
Subject:
Whales
Subject:
Cetacea
Subject:
BG-ANIMALS/NATURE - BG-PETS
Edition Number:
Paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Of the World Series
Publication Date:
19980630
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Though their impressive size protects them from most natural dangers, intensive hunting has decimated the whale population. This wonderfully illustrated guide covers classification of all the whale families, from blue whales to dolphins and other cetaceans. A uniquely informed text by a world expert realistically examines commercial exploitation of whales and dolphins, and relates dramatic stories of long-ago whale hunts. Photographs and illustrations show these playful creatures leaping, blowing, and swimming.

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