The Smithsonian's star paleontologist takes us to the ends of the earth and to the cutting edge of whale researchWhales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-like creatures into animals that move like fish, breathe like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, live 200 years and roam entire ocean basins. Whales fill us with terror, awe, and affection--yet we kn...
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- I finished reading “Spying on Whales” by Nick Pyeson. I found it to be an informative book on everything whales. I learned quite a few new things about whales. Beautiful animals!
- Since i was little I always was so intrigued about whales. This book lived up to what I was expecting and I learned quite a fee new things.
- http://www.themaineedge.com/tekk/spyi...Writing about science in a manner that is entertaining and accessible while also conveying the desired information with clarity and concision – not an easy task by any means. Finding the proper balance of wonky jargon and narrative engagement requires a backwards-and-forwards depth of knowledge about the subject matter AND significant storytelling acumen. It’s a shot at harmony while dodging discord.In ...
- Won as a goodreads giveaway. Thoroughly enjoyed. Made me ask a lot of questions about whales I'd never really asked myself before. Informative and well written.
- This book was a bit of an impulse buy on my part but it turned out to be a great move as it was a fascinating and informative read.
- Loved this book - learned so much and was so entertained the whole time
- NF Science265 pagesNick Pyenson takes us along in his scientific journeyas he studies the history of whales. Informativeand enjoyable.