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The breath of a whale : the science and spirit of Pacific Ocean giants

Author: Leigh Calvez
Publisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This nonfiction book about whales in the Pacific Ocean is written by Leigh Calvez. Calvez has worked with whales and dolphins as a scientist, naturalist, and nature writer. As a scientist, she was Research Director for the Ocean Mammal Institute on such projects as the effect of vessel traffic on endangered humpback whales off Maui, Hawaii. She also led the only independent research team observing the US Navy's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Calvez, Leigh.
Breath of a whale.
Seattle : Sasquatch Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2018028008
(OCoLC)1035815183
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Calvez
ISBN: 9781632171870 1632171872
OCLC Number: 1088721796
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 225 pages, [8] pages of plates) : color illustrations.
Contents: Prologue : dolphin lessons --
In the beginning : humpback whales --
Searching for giants : blue whales --
Family : orcas --
In deep water : beaked whales and false killer whales --
The desert whales : gray whales.
Responsibility: Leigh Calvez.

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"This nonfiction book about whales in the Pacific Ocean is written by Leigh Calvez. Calvez has worked with whales and dolphins as a scientist, naturalist, and nature writer. As a scientist, she was Research Director for the Ocean Mammal Institute on such projects as the effect of vessel traffic on endangered humpback whales off Maui, Hawaii. She also led the only independent research team observing the US Navy's testing of Low Frequency Active Sonar on humpback whales in their nurseries in Hawaii in 1998" --

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Named a 2019 "Best Book About the Environment" by Chicago Review of Books "The Breath of a Whale is as intimate and spirited as its title. This splendid book offers us the whale watch most of us can Read more...

 
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