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Whales, dolphins, and porpoises

Author: Mark Carwardine
Publisher: New York, NY : Checkmark Books, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed
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Explores the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and feeding habits of these underwater mammals.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Carwardine
ISBN: 0816039917 9780816039913
OCLC Number: 41281381
Notes: "A Weldon Owen production"--Title page verso.
Description: 240 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
Contents: Whales of the World --
Origin of the Whale / R. Ewan Fordyce --
Kinds of Whales / Lawrence G. Barnes --
Baleen Whales / William H. Dawbin --
Toothed Whales / Lawrence G. Barnes --
Distribution and Ecology / Peter Corkeron --
Whales up Close --
Marine Mammal / M.M. Bryden --
Whale Anatomy / R. Ewan Fordyce --
Remarkable Sensory World / Robert J. Morris --
Reproduction and Growth / M.M. Bryden --
Cetacean Intelligence / M.M. Bryden and Peter Corkeron --
Social Behavior / Peter Corkeron --
Whales and People --
Lore and Legend of Whales / Ruth Thompson --
Whaling Industry / Richard Harrison --
Whales and Dolphins in Captivity / Mark Carwardine --
Encounters with Whales / Robert J. Morris and Peter Gill --
Whale Strandings / Margaret Klinowska --
Checklist of Living Cetaceans.
Responsibility: consultant editor, Mark Carwardine.

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This illustrated book's subject ranges from whale watching and conservation, whale anatomy and social behaviour, to an examination of the history of commercial whaling. The text is accompanied by  Read more...

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