Some whales are bigger than the biggest dinosaur that ever lived, and some are graceful as dancers when they leap out of the water. A whale can swim through the water at dizzying speeds or dive as deep as a mile. A mother whale is a gentle and attentive parent who squirts as much as a hundred gallons of milk a day into the mouth of her hungry baby. And the strange, beautiful songs of the humpback whale have been captivating the world for centuries. Here is the whale - gentle giant of the oceans.
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Seymour Simon is the author of over one hundred science books for children. His many award-winning books include Icebergs and Glaciers, a New York Academy of Sciences Children's Book Award winner, as well as Storms, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Mountains, and many books about the solar system. Mr. Simon is the recipient of the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for the body of his work. He lives in Great Neck, New York.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-6-- Whales in their natural habitat, the sea and the sky, are lavishly illustrated in this introduction to their physical characteristics and biology. The full-color photographs are lush, the text is succinct, and the oversized format sets off the large scale of these huge, magnificent creatures. Unusual close-ups show body angles not often seen. One particularly effective shot shows a humpback mother and her baby with their long flippers gleaming white through the dark blue water. Humpbacks often feed together, and their bodies, photographed glistening with water, look like huge black rocks. Representational species of the 90 kinds of whales in the world are described in a flowing text perfectly accented by the photographs. A beautiful and factual addition for all collections. --Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0064460959