- Inbunden (Hardback)
- Antal sidor
- Firefly Books Ltd
- Cole, Brandon/Gorter, Uko
- Full-colour photos & illustrations throughout
- 254 x 254 x 25 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 1700 g
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Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
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Required reading... In the beautifully illustrated Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, award-winning author and whale researcher Erich Hoyt takes readers into the field for an intimate encounter with the roughly 90 species of cetaceans that live in the world's oceans. Drawing on a comprehensive familiarity with the current revolution in cetacean studies, Hoyt provides unique insights into the life histories of these compelling marine mammals. His impassioned argument for the ongoing need for international protection of at-risk populations and their increasingly damaged habitat is impossible to ignore.-- (08/01/2017) Whales, dolphins, and porpoises make up the class of social mammals known as cetaceans. Hoyt (research fellow, Whale and Dolphin Conservation; Creatures of the Deep) draws on more than 40 years of scientific interactions with these intelligent and fascinating creatures. Stunning images from principal photographer Brandon Cole and others, along with depictions by marine mammal illustrator Uko Gorter, enliven the text. Hoyt writes movingly on life cycles, the future for these animals, and how readers can get involved in protecting them. For patrons of all ages.-- (11/16/2017) Whale researcher Hoyt (Creatures of the Deep) provides readers with a vivid and informative introduction to the big splashy world of cetaceans. The encyclopedia highlights intriguing cetacean details, such as anatomical and behavioral differences between species... The author examines the controversy regarding the slaughter of some whale species to near extinction and the growth of the international conservation movement over the past 50 years. Hoyt persuasively argues that there is an urgent need to globally protect whales and their environment. The encyclopedia also has lots of information about dolphins and porpoises, including fun photos of dolphins with their classic, human-like smiles. The final chapter includes illustrations and fact boxes for all 90 cetaceans. There is enough scientific detail to make this an excellent reference book, and the beautiful color photos will also give it plenty of appeal for casual readers.-- (12/04/2017) Marine researcher and conservationist Hoyt (Weird Sea Creatures, 2013) introduces readers to the field of cetaceans with this eye-catching and appealing work. Beginning with an overview of the intertwined history of whales and humans, the book's following sections provide context on methods of research at sea and an introduction to the basic biology (anatomy, migration, social behavior, and more) of cetaceans. Thought-provoking questions peppered throughout the text on topics such as invasive research tools and recent whale strandings will help to keep the reader engaged. There are complete chapters devoted to baleen whales, toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises. The appendix comprises approximately a quarter of the book's content, with profiles of 90 recognized species of cetaceans, including information on their length, weight, habitat and range, diet, social notes, and conservation status. The attractive layout features dazzling photos on almost every page spread. The book concludes with a list of ways individuals can get involved as citizen scientists, in addition to a list of sources and resources and an index. An accessible volume for school and public libraries.-- (12/12/2017) Despite its name, the Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is no dry, encyclopedic tome. Instead, Erich Hoyt's 300-page labor of love for all things cetacean focuses on stories of more than 90 species of wild whales, dolphins, and porpoises, with over 300 photographs and illustrations. Hoyt draws on his decades of experience studying and writing about cetaceans, and has created an excellent up-to-date resource with the latest insights into our understanding of cetaceans.-- (01/05/2018) Best Reference Titles of 2017 List--Library Journal (02/28/2018) The photographs are remarkable in their clarity, offerin
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Erich Hoyt is the author of 22 books for adults and children, including 'Creatures of the Deep' and 'Orca: The Whale Called Killer'. His scientific work on killer whales, Baird's beaked whales and humpback whales is based in the Russian Far East. His work as Research Fellow for Whale and Dolphin Conservation has contributed to the designation of large marine protected areas in the ocean. In 2013, Hoyt received the Mandy McMath Conservation Award from the European Cetacean Society for his body of work on marine conservation. He currently lives and works in Bridport, Dorset.