In this richly illustrated book, one of the world’s leading experts on killer whales guides us through Orca’s underwater world. Cetacean biologist Dr. Robin W. Baird conducts us through the history of human interactions with and perceptions of the killer whale, discusses the creature’s complex social structure and behavioral patterns, and considers the potential existence of more than one species of this enigmatic marine mammal.
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Dr. Robin W. Baird is one of the world’s leading killer whale experts. Growing up near the ocean in Canada, he had his first glimpse of wild killer whales by the Victoria, British Columbia, waterfront. Following the completion of his Ph.D. in 1994, Baird studied killer whale and other dolphin and whale populations all over the world, including in Canada, the United States, Iceland, and New Zealand. He was part of the team involved in the release program for the killer whale Keiko” in Iceland and has written and co-written more than 50 scientific articles and book chapters. He lives in Olympia, Washington, and works at Cascadia Research in Olympia, Washington.From Booklist:
Killer whales, those panda-marked large dolphins that almost everyone admires, are the subject of a new book from Voyageur, a publisher well known for heavily illustrated books about animal species. Despite the misleading title--there is only one species of killer whale, though it is found worldwide--this in-depth introduction is an excellent primer to these sea mammals. The author, a whale scientist also involved in the release program for Keiko (the Free Willy star), distills hundreds of scientific studies into a reader-friendly text accessible by both children and adults. Chapters on foraging and feeding, behavior, and sounds and senses explore the basic biology of killer whales, and several chapters discuss research on and conservation of the species. The text concludes with a look at human interactions with killer whales, which can be both harmful and beneficial to the species. Excellent distribution maps and information on where to view whales round out a nice look at a popular species. Recommended for all libraries, essential in the Pacific Northwest. Nancy Bent
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Descrizione libro Voyageur Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New paperback from bookstore stock. An unread copy. May contain a price sticker.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Codice libro della libreria 111706070048
Descrizione libro Voyageur Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110760326541
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