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Author Rauch, Alan, author.

Title Dolphin / Alan Rauch
Published London : Reaktion Books, 2014


Description 1 online resource (207 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Animal
Animal (Reaktion Books)
Contents Cover; Dolphin; Imprint Page; Contents; Preface; 1. Zoology and Physiology: Evolution and Adaptation; 2. Species of Dolphin: A Cosmopolitan Animal; 3. The Dolphin in History and Mythology; 4. Intelligence, Social Behaviour and Echolocation; 5. Dolphin Dangers: Tuna, Predation, Pollution, Exploitation; 6. Dolphins and Popular Culture; Timeline; References; Select Bibliography; Associations and Websites; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index
Summary 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 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Dolphins.
Dophins -- Mythology
Dolphins in literature.
Dolphins in art.
Human-animal relationships.
Animals and civilization.
NATURE -- Animals -- Mammals.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
Animals and civilization
Dolphins in art
Dolphins in literature
Human-animal relationships
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781780231259