From a review by Horn Book: "Published in spring of 1994. The text of the fact-filled introduction to whales and dolphins is lavishly illustrated with full-color drawings and photographs on every page. Text boxes, diagrams, and charts make clear comparisons of relative sizes, gestation periods, swimming speeds, diving depths, and more. Pages with flaps add information and extend the visual impact of the illustrations."
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Whales and dolphins have long held a special fascination for humans. Celebrated in story and song, these sea-dwelling mammals are creatures of great power and mystery.
This exciting new book offers young readers a rare glimpse into the underwater world of these sociable and highly intelligent animals. It explores their habitats, physical charateristics, and breeding habits as well as such fascinating subjects as whales' songs, special feeding strategies, and migration. Also included are some of the legends and myths about whales and dolphins, and a brief history of how humans have related to them--first as hunters, and more recently, as concerned protectors.
Like the other books in this engaging new wildlife series, Whales and Dolphins is lavishly illustrated from cover to cover with full-color photographs and drawings. Special fold-out pages feature the drama of a baleen whale swallowing hundreds of krill in one gulp, an Irrawaddy dolphin giving birth, and much more.
With its winning combination of fact, folklore, photos, and illustrations, this stunning book is sure to be a favorite of every young reader who is curious about these remarkable inhabitants of the sea.From the Back Cover:
Look into nature and discover the secrets of whales and dolphins!
How can air-breathing mammals live in the ocean?
Why do whales sing?
What's the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise?
How do dolphins and toothed whales find their prey in the dark ocean depths?
Which whale migrates more than 10,000 miles each year?
Explore the underwater world of whales and dolphins and learn the answers to these and many other fascinating questions! Look into Nature books feature fold-out flaps and dozens of full-color photographs and illustrations. Each one take you on a fun-filled journey into a different realm of the amazing animal kingdom.
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Descrizione libro Sierra Club Books for Children, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 871564653