Dolphin

Dolphin From Flipper to SeaWorld dolphins have long captured our hearts We love these friendly intelligent mammals and they seem to return our feelings they enjoy interacting with swimmers and have been kn

  • Title: Dolphin
  • Author: Alan Rauch
  • ISBN: 9781780230894
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Flipper to SeaWorld, dolphins have long captured our hearts We love these friendly, intelligent mammals, and they seem to return our feelings they enjoy interacting with swimmers and have been known to encircle people under attack by sharks Despite our familiarity with dolphins, though, we remain ill informed about how they evolved, how they function, and how they hFrom Flipper to SeaWorld, dolphins have long captured our hearts We love these friendly, intelligent mammals, and they seem to return our feelings they enjoy interacting with swimmers and have been known to encircle people under attack by sharks Despite our familiarity with dolphins, though, we remain ill informed about how they evolved, how they function, and how they have interacted with humans for millennia Dolphin dives into the dolphin s zoology, as well as its social and cultural history, to offer a comprehensive view of these delightful creatures Drawing on his years of experience working with and studying dolphins, Alan Rauch explores their propensity to live in pods and their ability to communicate through a variety of clicks, whistles, and other vocalizations He examines their long relationship with humans, describing how they became the emblem of safe travel and charity, that the ancient Greeks featured them on coins, and that Hindu mythology associated them with Ganga, a river deity As the rise in popularity of dolphinaria during the 1960s allowed the public access to dolphins, they became central characters in films like The Day of the Dolphin and Johnny Mnemonic and outsmarted humans in The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Packed with images and thoughtful insights, Dolphin is a revealing look at one of our favorite sea creatures.

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    1. I bought this book because it was cheap and I thought it would simply be an account of dolphin biology. I was wrong. The author spends way too much time discussing dolphin mythology (admittedly interesting, but not what I wanted) and dolphins in popular culture (this section was extremely boring). If you are a wildlife biologist like myself, stay away from this book (even if the dolphin is your favourite animal). There are undoubtedly much better books out there. If someone has never heard of a [...]

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