Whales and Dolphins of the World
Attempts to shed light on the lives of spiders, which are complex and highly adaptable creatures. This book presents their hunting strategies and amazing web-spinning skills to their extraordinary courtship displays and devoted care for their young. It also looks at why people are scared of spiders and why such fear is generally misplaced.
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The beaked whales
Life with a big brain
Strandings and rescue I 15
Habitat disturbance and destruction
Guiding principles 40
Facts and figures 55
The dolphin as doctor
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