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Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (edition 2002)
Smithsonian Handbooks: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises by Mark Carwardine
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0789489902, Flexibound)This Gem explores and explains the world of whales and dolphins. Over 50 species of whale, dolphin and porpoise are illustrated with the author's own photographs. Aspects covered include: evolution; identification; biology; zoological categorization; feeding habits; and predators. The book answers commonly-asked questions, such as "how intelligent are dolphins?" and "should whales be kept in captivity?", and discusses the sensitive subject of whale conservation.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:10 -0400)
Offers advice on observing and identifying these marine mammals, and describes characteristics, behavior, and range for a variety of species.
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