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Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whaling, Popular Literature

Alaska Geographic Society
            l978     "Alaska Whales and Whaling." Alaska Geographic, Vol. 5, No. 4, November l978, l44 pp. (Describes the life cycle and migration of North Pacific whales; includes history of commercial and subsistence whaling in the north, controversy over Eskimo hunt of Bowhead, and a fold‑out poster of Alaska's whales.)

Allmon, W. D.
2004    A Laviathan of Our Own. The Tragic and Amazing Story of North Atlantic Right Whale #2030. Paleontological Research Institution Special Publication Number 25. Ithaca, NY. 71 pp.

Alpers, A.
            l96l       Dolphins; the Myth and the Mammal. Houghton Mifflin Co.,
Boston. 268 pp., illus. (History and biology of dolphins, in particular, dolphins in New Zealand   

Amos, B.

            1995    "Blood Relations." Natural History, Vol. 104, No. 11, November 1995, pp. 26-32. (Kinship of whales and culture of whaling in the Faeroes.)  

Audubon Society
            1983    The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fishes, Whales and Dolphins. Knopf, NY 848 pp. (Section on whales and dolphins by David and Melba Caldwell.)

            1990    Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Marine Mammals of North America. Natural Science Consultant, John Farrand, Jr.; paintings by Larry Foster.  A. Knopf, NY  191 pp. (Handy identification guide with habitat and range included.)

Baird, R.
            2002    Killer Whales of the World. Voyageur Press, MN. 132 pp.  

Baker, A.N.
            l999     (See Technical )

Baker, M.L.
            1987    Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the World. Doubleday & Co. Inc., Garden City, NY. 224 pp. (Very readable text and excellent life‑like illustrations.)

Balcomb, K. C.
            1987    Whales of Hawaii including all species of marine mammals in Hawaiian and adjacent water. S. M. Minasian, editor; illustrations by Larry Foster, Marine Mammal Fund, San Francisco. 99 pp.

Beaureguard, S. and J. Fairchild
            1982    Ocean Mammals. Cypress Pub., Glendale, CA 32 pp. (For young children.)

Beilenson, N.
            1989    Celebrating Whales. An introduction to Cetaceans. Peter Pauper Press, White Plains, New York.  64 pp. (Brief review for young people.)

Beland, P.
            1996    Beluga: a Farewell to Whales.  Lyons & Burford, New York.  224 pp. (Belugas in the St. Lawrence River and why they are dying.)

Bonner, W. N.
            l980     Whales. Blandford Press, England. Distributed by Sterling Pub. Co., NY. 278 pp. (Topics include whale anatomy, diving, adaptations to life in the sea, feeding, reproduction, communication and intelligence, and history of whaling.)

            1989    Whales of the World.  Facts on File, NY.  191 pp. (Readable text; good illustrations.)  

Bortoli, A.
            1994    "Keeping Watch on Great Wings." Australian Natural History, Vol. 24, No. 8, Autumn 1994, pp. 38-47. (Whale watching Humpbacks in Australian waters; behavior, sounds, best locations.)

Bruemmer, F.
            1993    The Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea.  Key Porter Books, Toronto, Ontario. 144 pp.

Bunting, E.
            l980     The Sea World Book of Whales. Sea World Press, San Diego, CA. 96 pp. (For elementary and junior high school; focuses on evolution of toothed and baleen whales, mating, birth and care of young; includes recent research on whales and training at Sea World.)

Burton, R.
            l980     The Life and Death of Whales. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged. Universe Books, NY. l85 pp., photographs. (Biology and natural history of the larger whales; section on whaling.) 

Caldwell, D. K. and M. C. Caldwell
            l972     The World of the Bottlenosed Dolphin. J.B.Lippincott, Philadelphia. l57 pp. (An excellent popular account based on observations of captive animals.)

Carwardine, M. (editor)
            2002    Whales Dolphins and Porpoises. 2nd edition. Smithsonian Handbooks.  Dorling Kindersley Books,
New York.  256 pp. (Guidebook: identifications, how to deal with strandings.)  

Catton, C.
            1995    Dolphins. St. Martin's Press, New York.  160 pp. (Includes folklore, senses, behavior, intelligence, captivity.)

Chadwick, D.
            2001    “Evolution of Whales.”  National Geographic, Vol. 200, No. 5, Novr, pp.  64-77.

Clapham, P.
            1995    Humpback Whales.  Voyageur Press, Stillwater, Minnesota.  72 ppp.

2004    Right Whales: Natural History and Conservation. Paperback. Voyageur Press, Stillwater,  Minnesota. 72 pp

Clark, M.
l979     (See Technical)  

Conner, R. C. and D. M. Peterson
            1994    The Lives of Whales and Dolphins.  Henry Holt & Co., New York.  233 pp.

Corrigan, P.
            1994    The Whale Watcher's Guide: whale-watching trips in North America (forward by Roger Payne). Northword Press, Manocqua, Wisconsin. 327 pp.

Cousteau, J. Y. and P. Diole
            l972     The Whale. Undersea Discoveries of Jacques Yves Cousteau. Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY. 304pp., photographs.  l977 paper edition titled, Whale: Mighty Monarch of the Sea.

            l975     Dolphins. Doubleday & Co. Inc., Garden City, NY. 304 pp., photographs, illus. (This series, The Undersea Discoveries of Jacques‑Yves Cousteau, provides excellent photos; however, many errors occur in the text.)  

Cousteau, J. Y. and Y. Paccalet
            1988    Whales. Harry N Abrams, Inc., New York. 280 pp. (Beautiful photographs. Topics include evolution, behavior, communication, history of whaling.) 

Curtsinger, B.

            2003    “Harbor
Porpoises Rescue.” National Geographic, Vol. 203, No. 6, June 2003, pp. 70-79  

Darling, J.
            1987    Wild Whales. West Coast Whale Research Foundation, Vancouver, B.C. 96 pp. (Picture essay on Killer, Gray and Humpback Whales.)            

            1988    "Whales: An Era of Discovery." National Geographic, December 1988, pp. 872-909. (Includes chart of the modern cetacean ancestors; sums up 2 decades of whale research.)  

            1994    With the Whales. Photographs by Flip Nicklin. Forward by Ken Norris. Northward Press, WI 152 pp. (Mainly photos)            

            1999    Gray Whales. Worldlife Library. Voyageur Press, MN. 72 pp.  

Darling, J., F. Nicklin, K. S. Norris, H. Whitehead, and B. Wursig
            1995    Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC 232 pp. (Beautifully illustrated book on a whole range of topics.) 

Daugherty, A.
            1979    Marine Mammals of California. 3rd revision, reprint 1985. University of California Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and California Department of Fish and Game. 61 pp. Available from Cooperative Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. (Single copy free.)

Doak, W.
            1989    Encounters with Whales & Dolphins.  Sheridan House, New York. 250 pp. (Emphasis on communicating with cetaceans in the wild.)

D'Vincent, C., D. Haley, and F. Sharpe
            1989    Voyaging with the Whales.  Boulton Publishing Services.  Chicago.  216 pp. (Focuses on behavior of Pacific population of Humpbacks.)

Ellis, R.
            l980     The Book of Whales. Alfred A. Knopf, NY. 252 pp., illus.  (Excellent detailed account of the large whales for both the biologist and layman, high school and older.)

            1982    Dolphins and Porpoises. 1989 softback reprint. Alfred A. Knopf, NY  270 pp., color paintings. (Accounts of 43 dolphins and porpoises: emphasis on behavior; extensive bibliography.)  

            1985    "A Sea Change for Leviathan." Audubon, Vol. 87, No. 6, November 1985, pp. 62‑78.  (Review of the history and behavior of Blue, Right, Bowhead, Sperm Whales; strandings and results of the rulings of IWC.)            

1991    Marine Mammals: American Cetacean Society Sea Guide. American Cetacean  Society, San Pedro, California. 27 pp. (an identification guide)            

2001    Aquagenesis: the Origin and Evolution of Life in the Sea. Viking, NY. 304 pp. (On evolution :Section on marine animals.)  

Evans, W. E.
            l980     "Dolphins and their Mysterious Sixth Sense." Oceanus, Vol. 23, No. 3, Fall l980, pp. 69‑75. (History and description of experiments testing dolphin use of echolocation.)

Evans, P.
            1990    Whales. British Natural History Series, Whittet Books, London.  136 pp.

            1994    Dolphins. Whittet Books, London. 128 pp. (Life history, behaviour, relationship with man, bibliography, and listing of organizations for information.)  

Fontaine, P.H.
Whales of the North Atlantic: Biology and Ecology [Les Baleines de l’Atlantique   Nord]. E’ditions MultiMondes, Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada. 290 pp. (Translated by Robert St. Laurent. Good photographs: decaying whale carcass, larynx, tongue and mouth, beluga suction feeding, etc.)  

Ford, J. and D. Ford
            1986    "Narwhal: Unicorn of the Arctic Seas."   National Geographic, Vol. 169, No. 3, March 1986, pp. 354‑363. (Research on the uses and purpose of the narwhal tusk; symbol of dominance in ritual displays and use as a weapon.)

Foster, L.
            l979     "Amazing Things Whales Do." Paintings by Larry Foster.  International Wildlife, Vol. 9, No. l, January‑February l979, pp. 36-47. (Paintings depict behavior of Humpback, Minke, Sei, Blue, Bottlenose, Right, Sperm, Gray, Fin, Orca and Bryde's Whale.)

Fraser, F. C.
            l976     (See Technical) 

Gardner, R.
            1984    The Whale Watcher's Guide. Julian Messner, New York.  169 pp.( Easy to read description of large species, life in the water, senses, anatomy, history of whaling.)

Geraci, J. R.
            l978     "The Enigma of Marine Strandings." Oceanus. Vol.2l, No. 2, pp. 39‑47. 

Giddings, A.
            1984    "An Incredible Feasting of Whales." National Geographic, Vol. 165, No. 1, January 1984, pp.88‑93. (Humpbacks feeding.)

Gilders, M.
            1995    Reflections on a Whale-watcher.  Indiana University Press. Bloomington.  269 pp. (Gray whales, blue whales, el Nino, Baja flora & fauna)

Gill, P., and M. Morrice
            2004    “The Bonney Blues.” Nature
Australia. Summer 2003-2004. Vol. 27, No. 11, pp.     38-45. (Unexpected Blue Whale feeding ground near Australian coast.)  

Gingerich, P.D.
            l980     "Whales with Legs."  Newscience, Premier Issue, November/December. P. 25. (Depicts author's impression of prehistoric whales.)

Gordon, D.G., and A. Baldridge
            1991    Gray Whales. Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA 64 pp.

Gormley, G.
            1990    Orcas of the Gulf: A Natural History.  Sierra Club, San Francisco, CA  205 pp. (Killer Whales of the Gulf of Maine.)

Graves, W.
            l976     "The Imperiled Giants." National Geographic, Vol. l50, No. 6, December l976, pp. 722‑752.

Gricks, N.
            1994    Whale Watching in the West Indies. A Guide to Cetaceans and Sites of the Region.  Island Resources Foundation, Washington, DC 43 pp.           

Haley, D. (Editor)
            l986     Marine Mammals of Eastern North Pacific and Arctic Waters. Revised 2nd edition. Pacific Search Press, Seattle, WA 295 pp.  (Chapters by scientists in the field on the biology and behavior of cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians, sea otters, and polar bears with comments on evolution and adaptations for life in the sea. Updated text and expanded bibliography.)

Harrison, R. and M. M. Bryden (Editors)
            1988  (See Technical)

Heintzelman, D.
            l98l       A World Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. Winchester Press, Tulsa, OK. l56 pp. (Description of 4l species of whales, 34 dolphins, 6 porpoises; includes hints for whalewatchers, lookouts and sanctuaries.)

Herman, M.
            l979     (See Technical)

Heyning, J.E.
            1995    Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises.  University of Washington Press, Seattle. 110 pp. (Cetacea, wildlife conservation and folklore.)

Hofman, R.J. and W.N. Bonner
            1985    (See Technical)

Hoyt, E.
            1984    The Whale Watcher's Handbook. Doubleday & Co.Inc., NY  208 pp. (Best locations for whale watching in the U.S., Canada, and other areas with a guide to identifying 87 species.)

            1990    Seasons of the Whale: riding the currents of the North Atlantic.  Chelsea Green Publishing Co., Post Mills, VT  104 pp. (Migration and whale watching.)  

            1990    Orca The Whale Called Killer. Revised and reprinted . Camden House, Ontario, Canada.  291 pp. (Working with Orcas off coast of British Columbia.  

            1991    Meeting the Whales.  Camden House, Ontario.  72 pp. (Introduction to biology and behavior with brief life histories)  

            1992    Riding with the Dolphins. The Equinox Guide to Dolphins and Porpoises. Camden House, Buffalo, NY. 64 pp.            

            2005    Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation. Earthscan, London. 512 pp.  

Isaacs, R.
            1996    Encounters with Whales. A Journey among Southern Humpback Whales.  Robert Brown & Associates Pty Ltd.

Kastner, J., P. Kastner, and J. Porter
            1986    Gentle Giants of the Sea. 2nd edition.  Whale Museum, Friday Harbor, Washington. 133 pp + 48pp. (A teacher's guide for elementary school with activities up to grade 5. Includes accounts of all large whales.)

Katona, S. K.
            1987    "Puzzles of Whale Migration." Nature Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 3, Summer 1987, pp. 50‑57.

Katona, S. K., V. Rough, and D. T. Richardson
            1993    A Field Guide to Whales, Porpoises, and  Seals from Cape Cod to Newfoundland. 4th edition revised. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London. 316 pp.

Kaufman, G. D. and P. H. Forestall
            1986    Hawaii's Humpback Whales. A complete whalewatcher's guide. Pacific Whale Foundation Press, Maui, Hawaii. 176 pp. (Easy to read summary of the biology of the Humpback with hints for successful whalewatching.)

Kellogg, W.N
            l96l       (See Technical)

Knudtson, P.
            1996    Orca, Vision of the Killer Whale. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco.  110 pp. ( Includes evolution, anatomy, reproduction, senses.)

Kreitman, R. C. and M. J. Schramm
            1995    West Coast Whale Watching.  The Complete Guide to Observing Marine Mammals. (whale identification, list of charter boats, tours, most watched animals.)

Lauber, P.
            l963     The Friendly Dolphins. Random House, NY. 8l pp. (For young children.)

            l975     Great Whales. Garrard Pub. Co., Champaign, IL. 64 pp., color illus.  (Describes characteristics and behavior of certain species and their survival problems.)  

Leatherwood, S. and R.R. Reeves
            1983    The Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco. 302 pp. (Excellent guide; paintings by Larry Foster.)

Lichter, A. A.
            1992    Tracks in the Sand, Shadows on the Sea, Marine Mammals of Argentina and Antarctica. Terra Nova, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 287 pp. (Primarily on Cetaceans; forward by Bernd Wursig)

Lilly, J.C.
            l975     (See Technical)

            l978     Communication Between Man & Dolphin.  Crown Pub.Inc., NY. 269 pp., 48 black and white plates.  

Lindsay, G.
            l978     "The Friendly Whale." Pacific Discovery, Vol. XXI, No. 6, Nov.‑Dec. l978, pp. l‑9. ("Friendly" behavior of Gray Whale in San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja.)

Linehan, E. J.
            l979     "The Trouble with Dolphins." National Geographic, Vol. l55, No. 4, April l979, pp. 506‑54l. (Reports of dolphin experiments dealing with communication, sound, intelligence, and physical abilities.)

Lockley, R.
            l979     Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises. W.W. Norton & Co. Inc., NY. 200 pp., photographs.  (Evolution and anatomy, whaling, folklore, sonar, conservation, description and life history of large whales and dolphins.)

Martin, A. R. and International Team of Experts
            1990    Whales and Dolphins. Salamander Press, London, New York. 192 pp. (A comprehensive survey written by cetacean professionals. Portland House, NY publication titled Illustrated Encyclopedia of Whales and Dolphins.)    

Martin, S.
            2001    The Whales’Journey. Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, Australia, 251 pp. (Humpback Whale migration, history of whaling, conservation)

Matthews, L. Harrison
            l978     (See Technical)

Matthews, D.
            1993    "The Pollywog of Whales." Sea Frontiers, Vol. 39, No. 3, May/June 1993, pp. 50-64. (Movements and behavior of belugas.)

May, J. (Editor)
            1990    The Greenpeace Book of Dolphins.  Sterling Publishing Co. New York. 159 pp.

McNulty, F.
            l975     Whales: Their Life in the Sea. Harper & Row, NY.88 pp., illus. (Chapters on evolution, physiology, communication, and migration of various kinds of whales. For elementary and junior high school children.)

Mead, J.G., and Joy P. Gold
2002   Whales and Dolphins in Question. The Smithsonian Answer Book. Photographs by Flip Nicklin. Smithsonian Institution Press,
Washington and London. 200 pp. - (Both the professional and layman will find this a helpful guide to answering all manner of questions relating to whales and dolphins:  anatomy, physiology, natural history and conservation.)                                   

            Minasian, S. M.,  K. C. Balcomb, and Larry Foster
1984    The World's Whales: The Complete Illustrated Guide. Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC 224 pp. (Excellent treatment of the biology of cetaceans; many fine photographs.)

Mizumura, K.
            l97l       The Blue Whale. Thomas Crowell, NY. 33 pp., illus.  (Chapters on the biology of the Blue Whale and products made from whales. For young children.)

Mowat, F.
            l972     A Whale for the Killing. Little, Brown and Co., Boston. 239 pp. (A personal account of Mowat's attempts to save a stranded Fin Whale.)

Nakamura, Tsuneo
            1988    Gentle Giant. At Sea with the Humpback Whale. Chronicle Books, San Francisco. 66 pp. (Softback; mainly color photographs.)

National Geographic Society
            l975     The Great Whales: Migration and Range. World Map by J. F. Door et al. (Reverse side of map depicts Whales of the World.) Published by the Cartographic Division as a supplement to National Geographic, Vol. l50, No. 6, December l976.            

            1981    Amazing Animals of the Sea, Marine  Mammals. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC 104 pp. (Many color photographs; text for young readers with sections on toothed and baleen whales, whale watching and Hawaii's Sea Life Park.)  

Nickerson, R.
            1987    The Friendly Whales. A Whalewatcher's Guide to the Gray Whales of Baja California. Chronicle Books, San Francisco. 120 pp. (A personal account of whales and whale watching in Mexico's Baja California and Sea of Cortez.)

Nicklin, F.
            1995    "Bowhead Whales. Leviathans of Icy Seas." National Geographic, Vol. 188, No. 2, August 1995, pp. 114-129. (Eskimos in Alaska hunting the bowhead.)

Norman, J. R. and F. C. Fraser
            l937     (See Technical)

Norris, K. S.
            l974     The Porpoise Watcher. W.W. Norton and Co., NY. 250 pp., photographs.  (An excellent account of a naturalist's experiences with porpoises and whales.)

            1991    Dolphins Days.  The Life and Times of the Spinner Dolphin.  W.W. Norton & Co., NY. 335 pp. (Personal experiences with Spinner dolphins off Hawaii.)  

            1992    "Dolphins in Crisis." National Geographic, Vol. 182, No. 3, September 1992, pp. 2-35.  

            1994    "Beluga: White Whale of the North." National Geographic, Vol. 185, No. 6, June 1994, pp. 2-31.  

Nowak, R.
            1999    (See Technical)

Obee, B., and G. Ellis
            1992    Guardians of the Whale: The Quest to Study Whales in the Wild.  Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage. 169 pp. (Sections on Killer whales, Pacific gray whales, Humpbacks, and Minkes.)

Oceans Magazine 
            1984    Special Section on Whales: Vol. 17, No. 2, March‑April 1984, pp.3‑24.(Includes ancestry of cetaceans, Humpbacks, Gray Whales. )

Oceanus Magazine
            1989    (See Technical)

Ommanney, F.W.
            l97l       Lost Leviathan.  Dodd, Mead and Co., NY. 280 pp. (Excellent account of the history of Antarctic whaling and a general treatment of whale biology.)

Orr, R. T., and R. C. Helm
            l989     (See Technical )

Osborne, R., J. Calambokidis, and E. M. Dorsey
            1988    A Guide to Marine Mammals of Greater Puget Sound. Delphine Haley, editor. Island Publishers, Anacortes, Washington. 191 pp. (Includes section on whales, dolphins, and porpoises.)

Patent, D. H.
            1987    All About Whales. Holiday House, NY. 48 pp.(for elementary grades 1‑3.)

Paine, S.
            1995    The World of the Arctic Whales: Belugas, Bowheads and Narwhals.  Sierra Club Books, San Francisco. 116 pp.

Payne, R.
            l976     "At Home with Right Whales."  National Geographic, Vol. l49, No. 3, March l976, pp. 322‑339.

            l979     "Humpbacks: Their Mysterious Songs."  National Geographic, Vol. l55, No. l, January l979, pp.l8‑25.  (Recording of Humpback's songs included with issue.)  

            1983    (See Technical)            

            1995    Among Whales. Scribner, New York.  431 pp. (Right whale behavior, songs of humpbacks, living with whales in Patagonia.)  

Perrin, W.F.
            1991    "Why are There so Many Kinds of Whales and Dolphins?" BioScience, Vol. 41, No. 7, pp. 460-461.

Pick, W. C.
            1985    "The Whale's Pearl. The Story of Ambergris." Oceans, Vol. 18, No. 3, May/June 1985, pp. 23‑25.

Pitman, R. L. and S. J. Chivers 
            1999    “Terror in Black and White.” Natural History, Vol. 107, No. 10, pp. 26-29. (Killer whales attack 9 female [?] sperm whales, killing at least one and mortally injuring others.)

Powell, M.  
             1998    “The St. Lawrence Blues. ”  Wildlife Conservation, August, 1998, Vol. 101, No.4, pp. 46-53.

Pryor, K.
            l975     Lads Before the Wind, Adventures in Porpoise Training. Harper & Row, NY. 278 pp., black and white photographs. (Excellent account of porpoises in captivity.)

Reeves, R.R. and E. Mitchell
            l98l       "The Whale behind the Tusk." Natural History, Vol. 90, No. 8, August l98l, pp. 50‑56. ( the Narwhal: relationship of myths and superstition to its exploitation.)

Ridgway, S.
            1987    The Dolphin Doctor. Yankee Books, Dublin, NH 159 pp. (A memoir of the years from 1962 to 1970 when Dr. Ridgway, a young veterinarian, worked with the dolphin, "Tuffy", developing new techniques for studying and treating dolphins in captivity. Also in paperback, 195 pp.) 

Ridgway, S. H. and R.J. Harrison (Editors)
            1985    (See Technical)

Rinard, J. E.
            1986    Dolphins: Our Friends in the Sea. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC 104 pp. (Many photographs of dolphins in captivity; includes  killer whales, fossil history of whales, identifying, training, and studying dolphins.)

Robson, F.
            1984    Strandings. Ways to Save Whales. The Science Press, Johannesburg and Cape Town. 124 pp. (Describes types of strandings, reasons for certain kinds, procedures to save healthy grounded cetaceans, and author's record of strandings in New Zealand waters from 1968‑81.)

Savage, S.
            1990    Endangered Species.  Dolphins and Whales. Chartwell books, NJ.  128 pp. (History, social units, sound production, identification, strandings, friendly interactions, whale watching.)

Scheffer, V. B.
            l969     The Year of the Whale. Charles Scribner's Sons, NY. 2l3 pp. (Life of a Sperm Whale‑a fictional account of its first year.)            

            l976     A Natural History of Marine Mammals. Charles Scribner's Sons, NY. l57 pp. (Includes sections on migration, diseases, survival, fossils, food, senses, measurements of intelligence, and reproduction.)  

            l976     "Exploring the Lives of Whales."  National Geographic, Vol. l50, No. 6, December l976, pp. 752‑766.  

Seed, A. (Editor)
            l97l       Toothed Whales in Eastern North Pacific and Arctic Waters. Pacific Search Books, Seattle, WA. 32 pp. (Articles by biologists on Killer, Pygmy Sperm, Sperm, Beaked, Arctic White Whales, and the Narwhal.)  

            l972     Baleen Whales in Eastern North Pacific and Arctic Waters. Pacific Search Books, Seattle, WA. 45pp., photographs.  (Articles by biologists on the history of Bowhead whaling, the Bowhead, Gray, Blue, and Humpback Whales, and Indian whaling. )                                 

Selsam, M. E. and J. Hunt
            l980     A First Look at Whales. Walker and Co., NY. 32 pp. (For the early elementary grades; introduction to the behavior, shape and appearance of several types of whales.)

Shane, S. H.
            1988    The Bottlenose Dolphin in the Wild. Dolphin Book, Felton, California. 48 pp. (Lively discussion of feeding, reproduction, intelligence, social behavior, and research techniques used to study this animal.)

Shelden, K. E. W., and D. J. Rugh
            1995    "The Bowhead Whale, Balaena mysticetus: Its Historic and Current Status." Marine Fisheries Review, Vol. 57, Nos. 3-4, 1995, pp. 1-20/

Sillis, I.
            1984    "Narwhal Hunters of Greenland."  National Geographic, Vol. 165, No. 4, April 1984, pp. 520‑539.

Slijper, E. J.
            l976     (See Technical)

Stewart, F.
            1995    The Presence of Whales: Contemporary Writings on the Whales.  Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage.  319 pp.

Stoops, E. D., J. L. Martin and D. L. Stone
            1995    Whales. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York. 80 pp. (Book of questions) 

Sylvestre, J.‑P.
            1989    Baleines et Cachalots. Delachaux et Niestle SA, Lausanne, Switzerland.  135 pp. (In French; species accounts with brief sections on whale and dolphin biology.)

            1995    Dolphins & Porpoises. A Worldwide Guide.  Sterling Publishing, New York. 160 pp. (Field guide; includes distribution maps.)  

Talbot, F .H., and J. G. Mead
            1996    Sea Creatures. My First Pocket Guide (Series) National Geographic Society, Washington, DC 80 pp. (Easy  identification guide for young folks: includes dolphins, whales, where to look for them and what to find.)

Tarpy, C.
            l979     "Killer Whale Attack!" National Geographic, Vol.l55, No. 4, April l979, pp. 542‑545.

Tiede, T. with J. Kindleton
            1986    The Great Whale Rescue. Pharos Books, New York. 151 pp. (Account of Humphrey's rescue.)

Time‑Life Editors
            l977     Whales and Other Sea Mammals.  From the Wild, Wild World of Animals. Time‑Life Films, Chicago, IL. l28 pp., excellent color photographs. (Highly recommended children's book; sections on baleen and toothed whales and dolphins, manatees and dugongs, seals and sea otters.)

Tolanda, W. and R. Hall
            1986    Humphrey the Lost Whale. Heian International Inc., Union City, CA  (For young children.)

Vietmeyer, N.D.
            l977     "The Jojoba: Cinderella Crop for the 70's."  l977 Yearbook of Science and the Future. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Chicago, Toronto, London. pp.l92‑20l. (Jojoba bean oil is a substitute for sperm whale oil.)

Watson, J. W.
            l975     Whales; Friendly Dolphins and Mighty Giants of the Sea. Golden Press, NY. 6l pp., color illus. (The characteristics, habits, habitats of many whales and dolphins. For elementary grades.)

Wells, R. S.
            1991    "Bringing up Baby." Natural History, August 1991, pp. 56-62. (Rearing patterns and behavior of newborn bottlenose dolphins.)

Whitehead, H.
            1984    "The Unknown Giants." National Geographic, Vol. 166, No. 6, December 1984, pp. 774‑789. (Sperm Whales and Blue Whales in the Indian Ocean.)

            1985    "Why Whales Leap." Scientific American, Vol. 252, No. 3, March 1985, pp. 84‑93.  

            1990    Voyage to the Whales. Chelsea Green Pub., VT 195 pp. (Story of expedition in Indian Ocean observing Sperm Whales.)  

            1995    "The Realm of the Elusive Sperm Whale." National Geographic, Vol. 188, No. 5, November 1995, pp. 56-73.  

Winn, L. K. and H. E. Winn
            1985    Wings in the Sea: The Humpback Whale. University Press of New England, Hanover, NH 151 pp. (Accurate account of the humpback. Chapters cover evolution, feeding, migration, behavior, communication, and whaling.  Narrated from the researcher's perspective, but appealing to the layman.) 

Wood, F. G.
            l973     Marine Mammals and Man: The Navy's Porpoises and Sea Lions. Robert Luce Co., Washington, DC. 264 pp., photographs. (Tests performed by the Navy.)

Würsig, B.
            l979     "Dolphins."  Scientific American, Vol. 240, No.3, March l979, pp. l36‑l48.  (Dolphin behavior, "intelligence", communication, and identification.)

Würsig, B. and M. Würsig
            l979     "Day and Night of the Dolphins."  Natural History, Vol. 88, No. 3, March l979, pp. 60‑67. (Behavior of Dusky Dolphins at Golfo
San Jose.)  

Zahn, K.
            1988    Whales. Michael Friedman Publishing Group Inc. 143 pp. (History and myths, families, status, intelligence, mating.)



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