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Guide to marine mammals of the world

Author: Pieter A Folkens; Randall R Reeves; National Audubon Society.
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002.
Series: National Audubon Society field guide series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Covers 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions. Information about each species covers every aspect of the animal's anatomy, life cycle, and behavior. The guide delineates evolution, worldwide population, migratory routes, and habitats, and describes feeding habits, vocalizations, social organization, surface behavior, and threats to and chances for survival. The text for each animal is  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guide to marine mammals of the world.
New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002
(OCoLC)656201616
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pieter A Folkens; Randall R Reeves; National Audubon Society.
ISBN: 0375411410 9780375411410
OCLC Number: 47073007
Notes: "A Chanticleer Press edition."
Includes index.
Description: 527 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: What is a marine mammal? --
Range and habitat --
Behavior --
Reproduction --
Food and foraging --
Status and conservation --
Watching marine mammals --
Organization of the guide --
Polar bear and otters: Polar bear --
Otters --
Pinnipeds: Eared seals --
Walrus --
True seals --
Cetaceans: Baleen whales --
Sperm whales --
Beaked whales --
River dolphins --
Beluga and Narwhal --
Ocean dolphins --
Porpoises --
Sirenians: Dugong --
Manatees.
Series Title: National Audubon Society field guide series.
Other Titles: National Audubon Society guide to marine mammals of the world
Responsibility: National Audubon Society ; illustrated by Pieter A. Folkens ; written by Randall R. Reeves [and others].
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Covers 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions. Information about each species covers every aspect of the animal's anatomy, life cycle, and behavior. The guide delineates evolution, worldwide population, migratory routes, and habitats, and describes feeding habits, vocalizations, social organization, surface behavior, and threats to and chances for survival. The text for each animal is accompanied by up to three richly detailed full-color paintings by marine artist Pieter Folkens, full-color photographs illustrating typical behavior, and a map indicating the species' range and migration. Additional maps give water temperatures, ocean currents, and ocean floor geography. "Watching" guidelines include identification techniques, where and when to go, and how to deal with a stranded animal.

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