Customer Review

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watching Giants: The Secret Lives Of Whales, 24 Jan 2009
This review is from: Watching Giants: The Secret Lives of Whales (Hardcover)
This is one book I just couldn't put down and I was sad when I finished it as I wanted it to continue indefinately. It is positively crammed with fascinating facts about the lives of whales and dolphins. Seeing your first whale or dolphin is often a life changing experience for most people but its only when you study their often complex social lives in depth that you truly gain an understanding of cetaceans which inhabit a medium alien to us. There are however remarkable similarties with our own 'culture'. Dr. Kelsey's book reads like a good novel with its fair share of 'Intrigue', '(Whale)Sex' and 'Humour'! The book's release was timely in my case as there are many references in it to Baja and the Gulf of California an area which I will be visiting in March in search of Whales in one of the richest marine habitats on the Planet. If you have ever wondered how baby dolphins are able to keep up with their mothers when in motion then the book will explain 'Beroulli's Principle' to you in simple terms. Another fascinating fact is how Humpback Whales act collectively to herd fish by the use of sound (hunting sounds) and then form bubble-nets which allows other members of the group to gulp huge mouthfulls of fish. This is one fact that will definately impress your friends over a pint in a pub.
Thanks for a well written book Dr.Kelsey and opening my eyes to the mysterious World of the Whales the Ocean's gentle giants.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.0 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
28.95 25.76
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Wales, United Kingdom

Top Reviewer Ranking: 883,520