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Whales Of The World Nigel Bonner

Whales Of The World

Nigel Bonner

Published June 30th 1998
ISBN : 9780713723694
Paperback
192 pages
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With their haunting ocean songs and gushing spouts, whales great or small inspire awe. Though their impressive size and might protect them from most natural dangers, intensive hunting by humans has put them right at the top of the conservationMoreWith their haunting ocean songs and gushing spouts, whales great or small inspire awe. Though their impressive size and might protect them from most natural dangers, intensive hunting by humans has put them right at the top of the conservation agenda. This wonderfully illustrated guide covers classification of all the whale families: blue whales (the worlds largest mammals), magnificent humpbacks, sperm whales, and right whales, as well as dolphins and other cetaceans. A uniquely informed text written by a world expert accompanies a wide range of photographs and illustrations of whales leaping, blowing, and swimming. Realistically examine the implications of the commercial exploitation of whales and dolphins. Dramatic stories of whale hunts from the past give the history behind the present-day problems. Information on the dolphins high intelligence and gentleness make these playful beings all the more endearing. Youll see clearly why they deserve our protection and respect! Blandford 192 pages, 36 color illus., 85 b/w illus., 6 x 9.