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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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
For centuries whales have captured our imaginations and ignited our emotions. We have revered and mythologised them, hunted them to the brink of extinction and passionately protected them. But how much do we really know about whales? This all-new book draws on the hugely popular, internationally touring Te Papa exhibition Whales: Tohorā (a.k.a. Whales: Giants of the Deep). From the first richly illustrated, entertaining chapter, readers are immersed in the salty sea to explore whales' amazing diveristy, biology and adaption to life in the oceans. Throughout the book, literally hundreds of breath-taking photographs, historical pictures, astonishing facts and figures and informative illustrations and diagrams bring the whale world to life. Here, too, are stories from people whose lives have been inextricably linked with whales - from legendary South Pacific whale riders to international whale scientists to conservationists to former whalers and their families. Whales | Tohorā uses a powerful combination of storytelling, science, and culture to reveal the fascinating world of whales and their relationships with humans, now and into the future.
"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.