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Whale Rescue : Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife - Erich Hoyt

Whale Rescue

Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2013
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
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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

About the Author

Erich Hoyt is Senior Research Fellow with WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, and heads its Global Critical Habitat/MPA Programme. Author of 17 books and more than 500 articles, reports and book chapters, he co-directs the Far East Russia Orca Project and the Russian Cetacean Habitat Project. He is currently a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Cetacean Specialist Group and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). He lives with his family in North Berwick, Scotland.

Award winning... With beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation, these are excellent resource for the classroom or school library.--Debra Bridgman "Green Teacher "
Crisp color photos portray these leviathans in their natural habitat and also show scientists hard at work on cetacean projects... overview of 40 years of conservation efforts.-- (12/01/2005)
You'll read the most up-to-date research here... Add this informative book to the growing collection of works for young readers on endangered species... Highly Recommended.-- (01/20/2006)
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.--Edmonton Sun (12/08/2005)
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.-- (12/01/2005)
An optimistic story of contributions people can make to saving endangered species... a valuable addition to nature library sections.-- (02/01/2006)
[review of series: ] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library.-- (01/01/2006)
The language is succinct and straightforward, and the color photos will thrill whale lovers. A final page of fast facts will please students, who will find plenty of fodder for reports or personal interest.-- (08/01/2005)
Covers a lot of ground and readers passionate about the whale will appreciate the abundant photos and range of information.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (09/01/2005)
Chosen as one of the "Best Books for Junior High and Young Adult 2005" by Science Books and Films.--Science Books and Films (01/01/2006)
Up to date and delivered objectively... the basic facts required for the reader to become well informed about whales and why we should care about saving them.-- (11/01/2005)
Recognized whale expert Erich Hoyt brings his extensive experience with whale research to this latest title in the "Firefly Animal Rescue" series.... Add this informative book to the growing collection of works for young readers on endangered species. The list of organizations at the back encourages further learning about the problem with respect to whales.-- (01/20/2006)

Giants of the sea
Where do whales live?
The story so far
Gaining the upper hand
A world divided
Whale of a journey
On The Frontlines: Amazing grays
A whale for the counting
On The Frontlines: Humpback comeback
Humpback songs
At Work: Robin Baird
At Work: Out of the blue
Thar she blows
At Work: Hal Sato
Sleuths of the high seas
Going too far
On The Frontlines: Sperm whales
Cutting out the noise
Poisoning the seas
At Work: Guiseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara
Whale reproduction
On The Frontlines: Saving right whales
What a tangled net
At Work: Stormy Mayo
Thanks, but no tanks
The future for whales
Fast facts
How you can help
Index
Photo credits
Author's note
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781552976005
ISBN-10: 1552976009
Series: Firefly Animal Rescue S.
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st April 2013
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 22.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.28