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Great Whales (Paperback)

Author: Bannister, John

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? A fascinating and readable account of the largest mammals
? Written by an expert with many years of field experience

Seven Great Whales are found in the coastal waters surrounding Australia. There are six of the largest baleen whales?blue whale, fin whale, humpback whale, sei whale, Bryde?s whale and southern right whale. Also found is the largest toothed whale?the sperm whale.

This book provides a detailed account of these extraordinary and fascinating creatures for the interested layperson. It includes the history of people?s association with these huge mammals, at first through legend and wonder, then whaling, and more recently whale watching. It describes their highly specialized?but still basically mammalian?structure and biology and their past and current status.


Publisher Csiro
Mfg Part# 9780643093737
SKU 208023500
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0643093737
Release Date 10/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0142
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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