Whales and Dolphins in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book

Whales and Dolphins in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book

by Joy P. Gold, James G. Mead
     
 

How many fingers do whales have? Why do whales strand on beaches? Do dolphins protect humans from sharks? What does DNA reveal about the ancestry of cetaceans? This comprehensive book is a collective response to thousands of letters and phone calls received annually by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Students, teachers, and scientists all have

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Overview

How many fingers do whales have? Why do whales strand on beaches? Do dolphins protect humans from sharks? What does DNA reveal about the ancestry of cetaceans? This comprehensive book is a collective response to thousands of letters and phone calls received annually by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Students, teachers, and scientists all have amazingly varied questions about whales and dolphins, and the most revealing inquiries are presented here with detailed answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560989806
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Smithsonian's in Question Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

James G. Mead is curator of marine mammals at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Joy P. Gold is technical information specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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