Face to Face with Whales
By (author) Flip Nicklin
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Face to Face with Whales by Flip Nicklin
Book DescriptionThrough in-the-field adventures of real National Geographic researcher and photographers, this book brings kids face to face with whales - out of the aquarium, out of the library, and into the wild.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781426302442
(261mm x 259mm x 9mm)
Imprint: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Flip Nicklin
Face to Face with Whales, Paperback (October 2010)
Shares the author's exciting underwater adventures and his knowledge of the whale's watery domain. This title helps to learn about the many different kinds of whales, from humpbacks to belugas, and discover that whales are mammals who breathe air and give birth to one live baby that they nurse with milk
Face to Face with Dolphins, Paperback (August 2009)
Flip Nicklin can free dive to an astonishing depth of more than 70 feet. That means he can get close enough to dolphins to observe and photograph them without disturbing their behaviour. This book shares his exciting underwater adventures and his knowledge of the dolphin's watery world.
Whales and Dolphins in Question, Paperback (March 2002)» View all books by Flip Nicklin
How many fingers do whales have? Why do whales strand on beaches? Do dolphins protect humans from sharks? This comprehensive book is a collective response to thousands of letters and phone calls received annually by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
US Kirkus Review » This addition to National Geographic's Face to Face with Animals series introduces whales. Opening with photographer Nicklin's first research encounter nearly 30 years ago, the text goes on to describe physical characteristics, family lives and eating methods, and to touch on issues concerning their ocean environment and human encounters from hunting to whale-watching. Extensive photo captions add intriguing facts about specific species. The photographs are the main attraction here, beginning with the astonishingly close-up humpback face on the front cover and title page. Curiously, although the author makes the point that whale species can be identified by the shape of their flukes, captions for the two photos that show only flukes fail to indicate the species. As in other books in the series, the endmatter includes sections on How You Can Help (environmental protection and adopt-a-whale programs), It's Your Turn (doing research) and Facts at a Glance, as well as a glossary, suggestions for further reading and web exploration, index and research and photo notes. Complements the authors' Face to Face with Dolphins (2007). (Nonfiction. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews)
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