Great Whales: The Gentle Giants (Redfeather Books)

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Describes the characteristics and behavior of different kinds of whales and discusses why they are threatened by extinction.

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Grade 3-4-- Lauber explains the differences between the toothed and baleen whales, and delineates how the latter, the huge greats, strain tons of krill from the ocean water. Using information gained by scientists from satellite tracking and side-by-side observation in the whales' habitat, she includes fascinating details. A chapter on whale hunting traces the practice from its small beginnings to today's massive, almost deadly conclusion, and the author minces no words on the doubtful survival of the blue, bowhead, and humpback whales. She ends on a hopeful note with the recounting of the cooperative world-wide effort to save the three gray whales trapped in the Alaskan ice in 1988. Folkens's drawings and diagrams illustrate aspects of whale anatomy and physiology and show the differences between the great whales' appearances; the good-quality, full-color photos are also attractive and informative. A fine, slim volume that is based on Lauber's Great Whales (Garrard, 1975; o.p.). --Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA
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