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Whale rescue : changing the future for endangered wildlife

Author: Erich Hoyt
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2005.
Series: Firefly animal rescue.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whale Rescue is the latest addition to the acclaimed Firefly Animal Rescue series. Written by an accomplished expert and illustrated with color photographs, this book is a solid reference on both whales and the ongoing efforts to protect them. This book covers whale physiology, diet, lifespan, complex behaviors and habitats. Specific whale species covered in detail are: - Gray whales - Humpback whales - Blue whales  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Hoyt
ISBN: 1552976017 9781552976012 1552976009 9781552976005
OCLC Number: 56752243
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Giants of the sea --
Where do whales live? --
Story so far --
Gaining the upper hand --
World divided --
Whale of a journey --
On the frontlines : amazing grays --
Whale for the counting --
On the frontlines : humpback comeback --
Humpback songs --
At work : Robin Baird --
At work : out of the blue --
Thar she blows --
At work : Hal Sato --
Sleuths of the high seas --
Going too far --
On the frontlines : sperm whales --
Cutting out the noise --
Poisoning the seas --
At work : Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara --
Whale reproduction --
On the frontlines : saving right whales --
What a tangled net --
At work : Stormy May --
Thanks, but no thanks --
Future for whales --
Fast facts --
How you can help --
Index --
Photo credits --
Author's note.
Series Title: Firefly animal rescue.
Responsibility: Erich Hoyt.
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Whale Rescue is the latest addition to the acclaimed Firefly Animal Rescue series. Written by an accomplished expert and illustrated with color photographs, this book is a solid reference on both whales and the ongoing efforts to protect them. This book covers whale physiology, diet, lifespan, complex behaviors and habitats. Specific whale species covered in detail are: - Gray whales - Humpback whales - Blue whales - Sperm whales - Right whales - Orca whales. Whale conservationists and their efforts to protect whale populations are profiled. Also addressed are the pros and cons of extreme measures used against illegal whalers, such as ramming whaling boats and destroying fishnets. A full list of organizations dedicated to protecting whales is provided for readers who want to help. About the Firefly Animal Rescue Series: The Firefly Animal Rescue Series identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning color photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more. "These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts."

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