Meeting the Whales: The Equinox Guide to Giants of the Deep

Meeting the Whales: The Equinox Guide to Giants of the Deep


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780921820239
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 08/05/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1230L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Erich Hoyt has spent much of his life on, beneath or near the sea, working with whales and dolphins and marine conservation. The acclaimed author of Creatures of the Deep, Orca: The Whale Called Killer, Riding With the Dolphins, The Earth Dwellers and Insect Lives, Hoyt lives in Scotland.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction Whale Biology
  • How Big Are Whales?
  • Kinds of Whales
  • Fact and Fiction
  • Where Did Whales Come From?
  • In Motion: Champion Swimmers and Divers
  • How Whales Perceive Their World
  • The Animals That Live on Whales
  • Whale Migrations Baleen Whales
  • Gray Whale
  • Minke Whale
  • Sei Whale
  • Bryde's Whale
  • Fin Whale
  • Blue Whale
  • Humpback Whale
  • Northern Right Whale
  • Bowhead Whale Toothed Whales
  • Sperm Whale
  • Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales
  • Beaked Whales
  • Northern Bottlenose Whale
  • Cuvier's Beaked Whale
  • Baird's Beaked Whale
  • Blainville's Beaked Whale
  • Hubb's Beaked Whale
  • Narwhal
  • Beluga
    Whale Behaviour
  • Feeding
  • Fighting and Playing
  • The Singing of Whales
  • Family Life Whales and Humans
  • Whaling and the Status of Whales
  • Whale Watching
  • Identifying Whales at Sea
  • How to Photograph a Whale at Sea
  • Communicating With Whales
  • Whales and the Future of the World Ocean
  • Credits
  • Further Reading and Conversion Chart
  • Index

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