DK Eyewitness Books (Hardcover)

Whale: Discover the Amazing World of Marine Mammals their Lives, Behaviour, and Surroun

By Vassili Papastavrou

DK Children, 9780756607395, 72pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2004

List Price: 16.99*
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Here is a spectacular and informative guide to whales, dolphins, seals, and manatees. Close-up color photographs of dolphins, killer whales, walruses, and more offer an intimate "eyewitness" view of these mysterious sea creatures what they look like, how they behave, and their battle for survival. See the whiskers of a walrus, inside the mouth of a killer whale, dolphins at play, male elephant seals fighting, the way a blowhole works, a sperm whale's carved tooth, and a 19th-century blubber pot. Learn how deep a sperm whale can dive, how whales use bubbles to catch fish, why sea lions bark like dogs, what baleen is used for, and why killer whales come up on the beach. Discover how humpback whales communicate, why whales leap, the world's biggest baby, why the future of whales, seals, and dolphins is threatened, why whales migrate thousands of miles, and much, much more!

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.

About the Author

Vassili Papastavrou is a highly regarded whale biologist specializing in the study of sperm whales. A member of International Fund for Animal Welfare since 1994, Papastravrou has published many works exploring and detailing the behavior of whales. He studied at University of Bristol and is the author of DK Eyewitness: Whales.