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Whales, giants of the deep

Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"An introduction to the largest mammals that ever lived, with a brief history of whaling and how it has threatened the whales' survival." -- T.p. verso.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
ISBN: 0823405303 9780823405305
OCLC Number: 10458781
Notes: Cover title: Whales.
Includes index.
Description: 90 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Giants of the deep. Whales and their relatives - Living in water - Cetacean senses - Long-distance travelers - Bearing young - The sizes of whales - Growing fast - Why so large? - Whale dwellers --
Baleen whales. Right whales - The speedy rorquals - The humpback - The gray whale - Feeding habits --
Toothed whales. Sperm whales - Arctic ice dwellers - Killer whales - Some small whales - The mysterious beaked whales --
Whale mysteries. Cetacean sonar - The social life of whales - Breathing - Stranding --
People and whales. A hazardous occupation - More efficient killing - Saving the whales - Whales and humans together --
Scientific and common names of whales --
Index.
Other Titles: Whales.
Responsibility: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.

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"An introduction to the largest mammals that ever lived, with a brief history of whaling and how it has threatened the whales' survival." -- T.p. verso.

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