Watching Giants: The Secret Lives of Whales / Edition 1

Watching Giants: The Secret Lives of Whales / Edition 1

by Elin Kelsey, Doc White
     
 


"In Watching Giants: The Secret Lives of Whales, Elin Kelsey provides an in depth look into one of the world's most magnificent creatures. I'm sure these stories will amaze and inspire you as they did me. A joy to read."—Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

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"In Watching Giants: The Secret Lives of Whales, Elin Kelsey provides an in depth look into one of the world's most magnificent creatures. I'm sure these stories will amaze and inspire you as they did me. A joy to read."—Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

"Watching Giants is a wonderful book about animals whose complex social relationships and deep emotional lives are difficult to observe and even more difficult to understand. I know for certain that after reading this book, others will learn as much about whales and their underwater environment as I did from traveling with Elin Kelsey."—Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals, Animals Matter, and Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals

"Prepare to be immersed in a different world. Like sitting down to a long dinner with a delightful and erudite friend who is about to tell you everything you need to know about the ocean, this absorbing book will let you see the ocean and its creatures in a way that you never imagined possible."—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

"Watching Giants reads like dispatches from the frontiers of marine science, covering everything from homosexuality in dolphins to whale intelligence, culture, and conservation with extraordinary insight. Superbly written and highly recommended."—Erich Hoyt, Senior Fellow, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, and author of Creatures of the Deep

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261587
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Extreme Motherhood 7

2 A Sea of Milk 12

3 Looking for Whales in All the Wrong Places 24

4 Resident Aliens? 31

5 How to Make a Really Rich Sea 39

6 Popular Mechanics 44

7 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's the Smartest of Them All? 50

8 Building Nets from Bubbles and Other Mysterious Humpback Whale Talents 57

9 Do Baby Sperm Whales Suck Milk through Their Noses? 65

10 Deep Culture 70

11 What's the Use of Granny? 83

12 Dolphin Snatchers 89

13 Friendly Mothers, Friendly Calves? 99

14 The War on Fish 113

15 Why Blue Whales Gotta Be Big 125

16 What You Can See by Listening 132

17 What You Can Learn from the Dead 142

18 Let's Talk about Sex, Baby 152

19 Missing Meat 161

20 Shifting Scale 169

Notes 177

Index 191

Photographs follow page 82

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