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Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Paperback Discovery Travel Adventures

By (author) Discovery Books

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  • Publisher: APA Publications Pte Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 242mm x 13mm | 553g
  • Publication date: 29 October 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Singapore
  • ISBN 10: 1563318369
  • ISBN 13: 9781563318368
  • Illustrations note: 250 colour photographs, 13 maps

Product description

This 224-page title ventures into the secret realm of cetaceans, where whales are sovereigns of the deep, and playful dolphins merrily hold court. Informative essays look at all matters cetacean, from their renowned intelligence to the history of whaling, as well as providing a guide to the top whale and dolphin watching destinations around the world. A Travel Tips section includes carefully selected listings of specialist touring and lodging facilities. The work is lavishly illustrated with more than 250 spectacular photographs as well as 13 specially commissioned maps.

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Introduction - Making Contact. Between Two Worlds: Myths and Monsters; Yankee Whalers; A Question of Survival; Going on a Whale Watch. Secret Life of Whales: What Is a Whale?; How Smart Are They?; Cetacean Society; Whale Song; Who's Watching Whom?. Whale-Watching Destinations: St. Lawrence River, Quebec; Atlantic Provinces, Canada; Gulf of Maine; Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Massachusetts; Bimini Islands, Bahamas; Dominica, Lesser Antilles; San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico; Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands, California; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California; Oregon and Washington Coast; British Columbia and Northern Washington; Southeast Alaska; Maui, Hawaii. Maps: St. Lawrence River, Quebec; Atlantic Provinces, Canada; Gulf of Maine; Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts; Bimini Islands, Bahamas; Dominica, Lesser Antilles; Baja California, Mexico; Channel Islands, California; Monterey Bay, California; Oregon and Washington Coast; British Columbia and Northern Washington; Southeast Alaska; Maui, Hawaii. Resource Directory.