"A colorful introduction to a magnificent colossus." Intelligent, social and graceful in their underwater world, whales attract us yet defy our attempts to understand them. From the magical dolphins and dangerous leviathans that populated ancient legends to the crowd pleasers of the 20th century aquariums, they have always sparked our curiosity. Whales explores the fascinating natural history of whales with captivating text and spectacular photographs. This fact-filled tribute documents the struggle and survival of these magnificent ocean giants.