Whales Of The World (Of the World Series)

R 67.00  

Author: Nigel Bonner
Publisher: Cassell Illustrated (1998)
ISBN-10: 0713723696
ISBN-13: 9780713723694
Condition: The covers have edgewear, with open tears on the corners and rubbing with marks. The edges of some pages are bumped. Excellent binding. Pages are clean and unmarked.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 191
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.5 x 1.5 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg

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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 conservation agenda. This wonderfully illustrated guide covers classification of all the whale families: blue whales (the world's 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 dolphin's high intelligence and gentleness make these playful beings all the more endearing.

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