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Whales and Dolphins of Aotearoa New Zealand

Whales and Dolphins of Aotearoa New Zealand

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.

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ISBN 9781877385711
Barcode 9781877385711
Published 3 July 2014 by Te Papa Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Todd, Barbara
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781877385711
ISBN-10 1877385719
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Publication Date 3 July 2014
International Publication Date 7 March 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Todd, Barbara
Category Animals & Society
Marine & Freshwater Mammals
Aquatic Creatures
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 292
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 267mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 1,160g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 599.5
Catalogue Code 429495

Description of this Book

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? Based on the hugely popular, internationally touring Te Papa exhibition Whales: Tohora (a.k.a. Whales: Giants of the Deep), this all-new book 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, entertaining chapter, readers are immersed in the salty sea - the home of the whales - to explore their amazing diversity, 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. A powerful combination of storytelling, science, and culture that reveals the relationship between whales and humans, now and into the future.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The most beautiful book that has come across my desk in years' Graham Beattie's review on Jim Mora, Radio New Zealand

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Author's Bio

Barbara has written 12 children's books on marine life as well as the book Whales and Dolphins, Kaikoura, New Zealand. She has also provided photographs and written articles for numerous publications, conducted worldwide workshops on whales, produced educational materials and featured in documentaries on whales and dolphins including National Geographic's Divine Dolphins.

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