Whales and dolphins of Aotearoa New Zealand / Barbara Todd.
By: Todd, Barbara.Material type: BookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand Te Papa Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps ; 27 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877385711 (paperback).Subject(s): Baleen whales -- New Zealand | Delphinidae -- New Zealand | Dolphins -- New Zealand | Toothed whales -- New Zealand | Whales -- New ZealandDDC classification: 599.50993
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|Childrens Non-Fiction||Davis (Central) Library Children's Non-fiction||Children's Non-fiction||599.5 TOD||Checked out||06/06/2020|
|Non-Fiction||Gonville Library Non-Fiction||Non-Fiction||599.5 TOD||Available|
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Based on the popular international Te Papa exhibition, Whales: Giants of the Deep, this resource brings these majestic marine mammals and their underwater world to life, with a special focus on the whales and dolphins of the South Pacific. From the first richly illustrated chapter, readers are immersed in the salty sea to explore their amazing diversity, biology, and adaption to life in the oceans. Throughout the book, hundreds of breathtaking photographs, historical images, astonishing facts and figures, and informative illustrations and diagrams bring the whale world to life. It also includes stories from people whose lives have been inextricably linked with whales--from legendary South Pacific whale riders to international whale scientists and from conservationists to former whalers and their families. For centuries whales have captured imaginations and ignited emotions; humans have revered and mythologized them, hunted them to the brink of extinction, and passionately protected them, and this book is a powerful combination of storytelling, science, and culture that reveals the relationship between whales and people.
"Developed partly in conjunction with the exhibition Whales/Tohora, developed by the Museum of New Zealand"--Verso title page.
Bibliography: page 280-282.
The salty sea -- In the beginning -- Understanding whales -- Whale strandings -- Whales and people -- Whaling -- Whale research -- Whale conservation -- Encounters with whales and dolphins -- New Zealand cetaceans -- Odontoceti: toothed whales -- Mysticeti: baleen whales.
Marine mammal expert Barbara Todd uses a combination of science and culture to explore whales' incredible diversity, biology and adaption to life in the oceans.