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Encyclopedia Of Whales, Dolphins And Porpoises

Hoyt, Erich. Book - 2017 Adult Book / Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Animals / Marine Life, 599.503 Ho 1 On Shelf No requests on this item

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Call Number: Adult Book / Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Animals / Marine Life, 599.503 Ho
On Shelf At: Westgate Branch

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Humans and whales -- Research at sea -- Basic biology -- Baleen whales -- Toothed whales -- Dolphins and porpoises -- The future for whales -- Appendix: The cetaceans.
Hoyt takes readers into the the field for an intimate encounter with some 90 species of cetaceans. You'll discover unique insights into the life histories of these compelling marine mammals.
"In the Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, award-winning author and whale researcher Erich Hoyt takes readers into the field for an intimate encounter with some 90 species of cetaceans that make their homes in the world's oceans. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience and a comprehensive familiarity with the current revolution in cetacean studies, Hoyt provides unique insights into the life histories of these compelling marine mammals. Here are discoveries about cetacean biology and behavior, from the physical differences and adaptations among the baleen and toothed whales to their highly intelligent hunting and feeding methods. The courtship and mating practices, family relationships and the lifelong bonds among some family members are fascinating. The symphonic composer of the whale world is the humpback whale, whose complex 30-minute songs reverberate across the liquid universe of the ocean. Some cetaceans survive deep diving and negotiate lengthy migrations across oceans. This book is a fascinating compilation of the latest data on cetaceans and an impassioned argument for the ongoing need for international protection of at-risk populations and their increasingly damaged habitat."-- provided by the Publisher.

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PUBLISHED
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, [2017]
Year Published: 2017
Description: 300 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781770859418
1770859411

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Cole, Brandon,
Gorter, Uko, 1962-

SUBJECTS
Marine mammals -- Encyclopedias.
Cetacea.
Whales.
Dolphins.
Encyclopedias.