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Spying on whales : the past, present, and future of earth's most awesome creatures / Nick Pyenson.

Pyenson, Nick, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780735224568
  • ISBN: 0735224560
  • Physical Description: xii, 322 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-306) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Past. How to know a whale ; Mammals like no other ; The stories bones tell ; Time travel on the fossil whale highway ; The afterlife of a whale ; Rock picks and lasers ; Cracking the case of Cerro Ballena -- Part II: Present. The age of giants ; The ocean's utmost bones ; A discovery at Hvalfjörður ; Physics and flensing knives ; The limits of living things -- Part III: Future. Arctic time machines ; Shifting baselines ; All the ways to go extinct ; Evolution in the Anthropocene ; Whalebone Junction.
Summary, etc.:
Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move like fish, breathe like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, live two hundred years, and travel entire ocean basins. Pyenson dives into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today's cutting edge of science, and shares the answers to some of our biggest questions about whales. -- adapted from dust jacket.
Subject: Whales.
NATURE > Animals > Mammals.
NATURE > Animals > Marine Life.
NATURE > Endangered Species.
NATURE > Fossils.

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