Tallahassee 2013, kt., 289 Seiten, Abbildungen. After reviewing historical myths and legends of the dolphin back to the ancient Greeks and discussing current human attitudes and interactions, the author replaces myths with facts – up-to-date scientific assessment of dolphin evolution, behaviour, ecology, morphology, reproduction, and genetics – while also tackling the difficult issues of dolphin conservation and management. Although comprehensive enough to be of great value to professionals, educators, and students, this book is written in a manner that all dolphin lovers will enjoy. Randall Wells's anecdotes interspersed throughout the work offer a first-hand view of dolphin encounters and research based on three decades working with them. Nearly 100 black and white illustrations, including many by National Geographic photographer Flip Nicklin, beautifully enhance the text. Readers will better appreciate what dolphins truly are and do, as well as understand some of the controversies surrounding them. While raising compelling questions.
|Autor||REYNOLDS III; J.E., WELLS, R.S., EIDE, S.D.:|