Bringing us face-to-face both with these intriguing creatures and the scientists who study them, Hoyt leads us through the underwater world of whales, investigating their unique communication skills and feeding and mating behaviors, their remarkable migrations and their astounding acrobatics. Beautifully illustrated by whale specialist Pieter Folkens, and the work of the world's best wildlife photographers, "Meeting the Whales" is a unique contribution to the study of this increasingly rare animal.
|Publisher:||Camden House Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||10 Years|
About the Author
Erich Hoyt has spent much of his life on, beneath or near the sea, working with whales and dolphins and marine conservation. The acclaimed author of Creatures of the Deep, Orca: The Whale Called Killer, Riding With the Dolphins, The Earth Dwellers and Insect Lives, Hoyt lives in Scotland.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
How Big Are Whales?
Kinds of Whales
Fact and Fiction
Where Did Whales Come From?
In Motion: Champion Swimmers and Divers
How Whales Perceive Their World
The Animals That Live on Whales
Northern Right Whale
Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales
Northern Bottlenose Whale
Cuvier's Beaked Whale
Baird's Beaked Whale
Blainville's Beaked Whale
Hubb's Beaked Whale
Fighting and Playing
The Singing of Whales
Whales and Humans
Whaling and the Status of Whales
Identifying Whales at Sea
How to Photograph a Whale at Sea
Communicating With Whales
Whales and the Future of the World Ocean
Further Reading and Conversion Chart