The Resource Spying on whales : the past, present, and future of earth's most awesome creatures, Nick Pyenson., (ebook)

Spying on whales : the past, present, and future of earth's most awesome creatures, Nick Pyenson., (ebook)

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Spying on whales : the past, present, and future of earth's most awesome creatures
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Spying on whales
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the past, present, and future of earth's most awesome creatures
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Nick Pyenson.
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eng
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A dive into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today's cutting edge of science... Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move like fish, breathe like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, live 200 years and travel entire ocean basins. Whales fill us with terror, awe, and affection--yet there is still so much we don't know about them. Why did it take whales over 50 million years to evolve to such big sizes, and how do they eat enough to stay that big? How did their ancestors return from land to the sea--and what can their lives tell us about evolution as a whole? Importantly, in the sweepstakes of human-driven habitat and climate change, will whales survive? Nick Pyenson's research has given us the answers to some of our biggest questions about whales. He takes us deep inside the Smithsonian's unparalleled fossil collections, to frigid Antarctic waters, and to the arid desert in Chile, where scientists race against time to document the largest fossil whale site ever found. Full of rich storytelling and scientific discovery, Spying on Whales spans the ancient past to an uncertain future--all to better understand the most enigmatic creatures on Earth
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Pyenson, Nick
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599.5
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index present
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QL737.C4
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non fiction
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Whales
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Spying on whales : the past, present, and future of earth's most awesome creatures, Nick Pyenson., (ebook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=155&titleID=3606507
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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9780735224575
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2018023175
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DF3E736E-B7DA-4581-B58A-EB9123124DDF
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Spying on whales : the past, present, and future of earth's most awesome creatures, Nick Pyenson., (ebook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=155&titleID=3606507
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735224575
Lccn
2018023175
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DF3E736E-B7DA-4581-B58A-EB9123124DDF
System control number
  • on1035811373
  • (OCoLC)1035811373

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