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The Resource Encyclopedia of whales, dolphins and porpoises, Erich Hoyt ; principal photography by Brandon Cole ; illustrations by Uko Gorter

Encyclopedia of whales, dolphins and porpoises, Erich Hoyt ; principal photography by Brandon Cole ; illustrations by Uko Gorter

Label
Encyclopedia of whales, dolphins and porpoises
Title
Encyclopedia of whales, dolphins and porpoises
Statement of responsibility
Erich Hoyt ; principal photography by Brandon Cole ; illustrations by Uko Gorter
Title variation
Whales, dolphins, and porpoises
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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."--
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provided by the Publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoyt, Erich
Dewey number
599.503
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cole, Brandon
  • Gorter, Uko
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marine mammals
  • Cetacea
  • Whales
  • Dolphins
  • Marine mammals
Label
Encyclopedia of whales, dolphins and porpoises, Erich Hoyt ; principal photography by Brandon Cole ; illustrations by Uko Gorter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Humans and whales -- Research at sea -- Basic biology -- Baleen whales -- Toothed whales -- Dolphins and porpoises -- The future for whales -- Appendix: The cetaceans
Control code
ocn981935087
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781770859418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981935087
Label
Encyclopedia of whales, dolphins and porpoises, Erich Hoyt ; principal photography by Brandon Cole ; illustrations by Uko Gorter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Humans and whales -- Research at sea -- Basic biology -- Baleen whales -- Toothed whales -- Dolphins and porpoises -- The future for whales -- Appendix: The cetaceans
Control code
ocn981935087
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781770859418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981935087

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