Whale Rescue Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife by Erich Hoyt
  

Synopsis

Whale Rescue Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife by Erich Hoyt

Whale Rescue is the latest addition to the acclaimed Firefly Animal Rescue series. Written by an accomplished expert and illustrated with color photographs, this book is a solid reference on both whales and the ongoing efforts to protect them. This book covers whale physiology, diet, lifespan, complex behaviors and habitats. Specific whale species covered in detail are: Gray whales Humpback whales Blue whales Sperm whales Right whales Orca whales. Whale conservationists and their efforts to protect whale populations are profiled. Also addressed are the pros and cons of extreme measures used against illegal whalers, such as ramming whaling boats and destroying fishnets. A full list of organizations dedicated to protecting whales is provided for readers who want to help. About the Firefly Animal Rescue series: The Firefly Animal Rescue identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning color photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more. These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts. - School Library Journal Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language. - Booklist

Reviews

Supported by stunning photographs [by] various talented photographers, Whale Rescue tells of the work of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society... [It] is an optimistic story of contributions people can make to saving endangered species. It would be of particular interest to environmental sciences classes and anyone interested in saving endangered animals. It is a valuable addition to nature library sections. Supported by stunning photographs [by] various talented photographers, Whale Rescue tells of the work of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society... [It] is an optimistic story of contributions people can make to saving endangered species. It would be of particular interest to environmental sciences classes and anyone interested in saving endangered animals. It is a valuable addition to nature library sections.--Gail Lennon PaperTigers.org (12/01/2005)

About the Author

Erich Hoyt has spent much of his life on, beneath or near the sea, working with whales and dolphins and for marine conservation. He is co-director of the Far East Russio Orca Project and Senior Research Fellow with the Whale and Dolphin Conservaton Society.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages
Interest Age: 10+

Author

Erich Hoyt
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Publisher

Publication date

2nd June 2005

ISBN

9781552976005

Publisher Profile

Firefly Books Ltd is an imprint of Firefly Press Ltd

logo Firefly Press is a new children's and YA publisher based in Wales that publishes quality fiction for 5-19 years olds.

Publisher's Website

www.fireflypress.co.uk


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