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The Resource The cultural lives of whales and dolphins, Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell

The cultural lives of whales and dolphins, Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell

Label
The cultural lives of whales and dolphins
Title
The cultural lives of whales and dolphins
Statement of responsibility
Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins, cetacean biologists Hal Whitehead, who has spent much of his life on the ocean trying to understand whales, and Luke Rendell, whose research focuses on the evolution of social learning, open an astounding porthole onto the fascinating culture beneath the waves. As Whitehead and Rendell show, cetacean culture and its transmission are shaped by a blend of adaptations, innate sociality, and the unique environment in which whales and dolphins live: a watery world in which a hundred-and-fifty-ton blue whale can move with utter grace, and where the vertical expanse is as vital, and almost as vast, as the horizontal
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10394309
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Hal
Dewey number
599.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rendell, Luke
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whales
  • Dolphins
  • Social behavior in animals
  • Animal communication
  • Animal communication
  • Dolphins
  • Social behavior in animals
  • Whales
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The cultural lives of whales and dolphins, Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-398) 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
Culture in the ocean? -- Culture? -- Mammals of the ocean -- Song of the whale -- What the dolphins do -- Mother cultures of the large toothed whales -- How do they do it? -- Is this evidence for culture? -- How the whales got culture -- Whale culture and whale genes -- The implications of culture : ecosystems, individuals, stupidity, and conservation -- The cultural whales : how we see them and how we treat them -- This book came from and is built on..
Control code
ocn871670748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226895314
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014020610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871670748
Label
The cultural lives of whales and dolphins, Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-398) 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
Culture in the ocean? -- Culture? -- Mammals of the ocean -- Song of the whale -- What the dolphins do -- Mother cultures of the large toothed whales -- How do they do it? -- Is this evidence for culture? -- How the whales got culture -- Whale culture and whale genes -- The implications of culture : ecosystems, individuals, stupidity, and conservation -- The cultural whales : how we see them and how we treat them -- This book came from and is built on..
Control code
ocn871670748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226895314
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014020610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871670748

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