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Few of us will ever have the chance to swim with wild Atlantic spotted dolphins or their cousins the duskies in their ocean habitats, but here's the next best thing: an up-close-and-personal encounter with these smart, playful marine mammals and the people who study them. With more than a hundred extraordinary photographs captured during the making of the IMAX documentary film Dolphins, this magnificently illustrated book immerses the reader in the mysterious company of animals whose intelligence may rival that of humans.

Best-selling author Tim Cahill uses his trademark humor to highlight the lives and careers of three scientists on the leading edge of dolphin research: Kathleen Dudzinski, a young expert in dolphin communication, Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez, whose special field is dolphin foraging behavior, and their mentor, Bernd Wursig, whose pioneering work with dusky dolphins has earned him international reknown. As they lead us on a fascinating underwater adventure, they share vivid stories from the field and explore the inevitable risks and unforgettable rewards of studying marine mammals in the wild.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792233725
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 06/03/2003
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 10.76(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.41(d)

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