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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; New Ed edition (10 Dec. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520216563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520216563
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,786,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[A] major anthology."--"Los Angeles Times

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Pryor and Norris are distinguished writers as well as scientists, and the book includes entertaining essays, by one of both editors, on the intriguing history and significance of dolphin research. This book not only surveys the most interesting recent research on dolphin behavior but also provides a fascinating record of the scientific mind at work.

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One of the most amazing compliations of research papers you can find in a single publication about the social framework of dolphins. If you are into dolphins this is a must read. You dont need to be a scholar to read this book. All you need is passion and love for this wonderful non-human animal. If you are a scholar, then you definitely need this book
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HASH(0x91df8ea0) out of 5 stars The Best Book on Dolphins 19 April 2002
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In all my reading on cetaceans, this is by far the most comprehensive, science-oriented book I've ever found. Ms. Pryor and the late Dr. Norris are both among the most highly qualified people on the planet to write (and edit a book) about dolphins, and both contribute their own chapters to this wonderful compendium of research from experts in a number of fields. Subjects covered are diverse, and encompass many topics I had not seen in other books, such as analysis of teeth as an indicator of age and wellness, the behavior of dolphins inside tuna nets, an in-depth analysis of feeding and hunting strategies, and many other intriguing facets of cetacean behavior.
This book is a "must-read" for anyone who wants to separate fact from myth and become better grounded in scientific cetacean studies.
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