Whales of the World

Whales of the World

by Phil Clapham
     
 

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Cloaked in the mystery of the sea, whales lead lives that are largely removed from the sight of humans. They encompass a variety of species that differ greatly in size, behavior, and life history. With its spectacular photographs and text drawn from the most up-to-date research, Whales of the World is a delightful and informative celebration of these fascinating…  See more details below

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Cloaked in the mystery of the sea, whales lead lives that are largely removed from the sight of humans. They encompass a variety of species that differ greatly in size, behavior, and life history. With its spectacular photographs and text drawn from the most up-to-date research, Whales of the World is a delightful and informative celebration of these fascinating animals.

Phil Clapham, recognized as one of the world's leading whale experts, examines all the species, from humpback to blue whales to right whales and sperm whales, and reveals the often complex ways in which whales interact, communicate and breed. He also recounts the history of whaling from its earliest days among aboriginal peoples to the large-scale commercial operations which left several populations on the brink of extinction. The book concludes by surveying the many images of whales found in legend and myth.

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Booklist
Clapham, a whale biologist with the Smithsonian Institution, writes with an immediacy that only intimate knowledge of the subject can give. The wonderful photos illustrate many aspects of whale life, showing some behaviors never before pictured. . . . this excellent introduction is recommended for all libraries.
Wildlife Activist
This books provides an informative, broad, nontechnical survey of whales of the world including basic details about their origin and evolution, form and function, migrations, societies, and individual species write-ups. The numerous excellent color photographs, and the beautiful paintings of whales . . . represent a major feature of this book. Most highly recommended.
Booknews
Examines all species of whales and reveals the often complex ways in which whales interact, breed, and communicate. Recounts the history of whaling, and surveys images of whales found in legend and myth. Illustrated with color photos. Oversize, 10.75x10.75<">. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896583597
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
11/23/1997
Series:
A WorldLife Discovery Guide Series
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
10.75(w) x 9.81(h) x 0.74(d)

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