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Singing Whales and Flying Squid : the Discovery Of Marine Life.

Author: Richard Ellis
Publisher: Guilford : Lyons Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A richly illustrated journey that uncovers the weird and wonderful creatures of the deep ocean.
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Ellis, Richard.
Singing Whales and Flying Squid : The Discovery Of Marine Life.
Guilford : Lyons Press, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ellis
ISBN: 1461748968 9781461748960
OCLC Number: 1024246510
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: Singing Whales And Flying Squid; Contents; Preface; Introduction; News Flash; I. The Histor of the Discovery of Marine Life; From the Mediterranean to a New World; Enter the Russians and Americans; Ichthyology Takes a Name; Organization Assists Discovery; Creationism and Evolution; Monsters"" of Inner Space; Dark but Still Filled with Life; Picture Mountains and Jets in the Floor; Names and Barcodes for Positive Identification; II. The Acceleration of Discovery; Monsters, Real or Imagined; Fossils Brought to Life; Accident Reveals a Big Mouth; A Whole New Inner World. The Novelty of Swimming CucumbersDiscovery Followed by Near-Destruction; The Orange Roughy and the Convict; Finding the Body to Fit the Skull; Why Carry a Sword?; Most Marine Life Is Too Small to See; A Legend Authenticated: The Giant Squid; Mysterious Squid and Octopuses Appear; Do Whales Sing in Inner Space?; III. Putting Discovery to Work; Getting the Numbers Right; Dolphins, Whales, and Whaling; The ""Right"" Whales; Squid ""Fishing; Overfishing Fishes, Too; IV. Conclusion; Where Do We Go From Here?; Guide to Further Reading; References; Index of Subjects; Index of People.

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A richly illustrated journey that uncovers the weird and wonderful creatures of the deep ocean.

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