Whales and Dolphins in Question: Whales and Dolphins in Question (Paperback)

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How many fingers do whales have? Why do whales strand on beaches? Do dolphins protect humans from sharks? What does DNA reveal about the ancestry of cetaceans? 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. Students, teachers, and scientists all have amazingly varied questions about whales and dolphins, and the most revealing inquiries are presented here with detailed answers.

About the Author


James G. Mead is curator of marine mammals at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Joy P. Gold is technical information specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781560989806
ISBN-10: 1560989807
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Publication Date: February 17th, 2002
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Smithsonian's in Question