Sperm Whales (WorldLife Library Series)
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Sperm Whales (WorldLife Library Series)

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by Jonathan Gordon
     
 

Sperm whales are among the world's most widely distributed of mammalian species and are found in deep waters in all the world's oceans. Accomplished air-breathing divers, they descend thousands of feet for up to an hour. They also have one of the most complex social organizations of any of the great whales and, intriguingly, have one of the largest brains that has… See more details below

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Sperm whales are among the world's most widely distributed of mammalian species and are found in deep waters in all the world's oceans. Accomplished air-breathing divers, they descend thousands of feet for up to an hour. They also have one of the most complex social organizations of any of the great whales and, intriguingly, have one of the largest brains that has ever existed.

Sperm Whales is a general introduction to this fascinating animal, explaining their evolution, physical characteristics, distribution, migration, behavior, and social structure. Sperm Whales is a reliable guide to this animal that will appeal to a wide audience of nature lovers-from young adults on up.

About the Author:

Dr. Jonathan Gordon is a zoologist affiliated with the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit in the Zoology Department of the University of Oxford. He also operates a research boat, "Song of the Whale," and coordinates cetacean field research for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. He has worked with whales in the field for 18 years, starting as a student studying whaling in the Azores, later developing (with others) new methods to study cetaceans and sperm whales particularly in the open ocean. He obtained his Ph.D. from Cambridge University.

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Maui News
. . . an excellent brief introduction to its subject, more like a very good encyclopedia than a book text. This pictures are first rate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896583986
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
World Life Library Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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