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Author: J L Bannister
Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., ©2008.
Series: Australian natural history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: A fascinating and readable account of the largest mammals. Written by an expert with many years of field experience. Seven Great Whales are found in the coastal waters surrounding Australia. There are six of the largest baleen whales-blue whale, fin whale, humpback whale, sei whale, Bryde's whale and southern right whale. Also found is the largest toothed whale-the sperm whale. This book provides a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J L Bannister
ISBN: 9780643093737 0643093737
OCLC Number: 176826140
Description: viii, 142 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
1: Introduction --
2: Fascinating creatures --
3: Whales and people --
4: Biology --
5: Species accounts --
Blue Whale --
Fin Whale --
Sei Whale --
Bryde's Whale --
Minke Whales --
Humpback Whale --
Southern Right Whale --
Sperm Whale --
6: Conservation and regulation --
7: Future --
Glossary --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Australian natural history series.
Responsibility: John Bannister.
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