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Kujira Iruka no Gimon 50 [50 Questions about Whales and Dolphins]

Popular Science
By: Katō Hidehiro(Author), Nakamura Gen(Author)
165 pages, 8 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations
Kujira Iruka no Gimon 50 [50 Questions about Whales and Dolphins]
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  • Kujira Iruka no Gimon 50 [50 Questions about Whales and Dolphins] ISBN: 9784425983216 Paperback Jun 2018 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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Language: Japanese

What kind of image do we have of whales and dolphins? A big body, evolutionary wonders, skillful hunters, artists, symbols of nature conservation, collective strandings etc. A variety of images emerge even by just mentioning it. It can be said that the relationship with cetaceans is long and deep. On the other hand, what is the difference between a whale and a dolphin? There are many things that are not known, even, unexpectedly, basic things. This book answers simple questions about whales and dolphins and includes unexpected facts that are not commonly known in general, provided by leading experts in whale research.

Summary in Japanese:
私たちはクジラやイルカに対してどのようなイメージを持っていますか。大きな体、
進化の不思議、巧みな狩り、芸達者、自然保護のシンボル、集団座礁、食文化など
少し挙げただけでも様々なイメージが浮かび上がってきます。これは、私たちとクジラ・
イルカとのかかわりが長くて深いことのあらわれと言えます。
その一方で、クジラとイルカの違いは何か、なぜ大きくなるのか、肺呼吸からエラ
呼吸に戻らないのはなぜかなど、基本的なことでも意外と知られていないことも多い。
本書では、ザトウクジラはなぜ跳ねるのか、水族館のトレーナーとクジラと話がで
きるのか、クジラは増えているのか減っているのかなど、鯨類に関する素朴な疑問
から一般にはあまり知られていない意外な事実まで、鯨類研究の第一人者たちがわ
かりやすく解説しています。通読すると、生物学から文化人類学に至るまで鯨類全
般をバランスよく学ぶことができ、科学的な視点で鯨類を理解するのに役立つ構成
といえます。
海洋生物に興味のある学生や一般にとっては鯨類の面白さがよく伝わる一冊である
とともに、専門家や研究者にとっても新たな視点やヒントを与えてくれる一冊です。

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Popular Science
By: Katō Hidehiro(Author), Nakamura Gen(Author)
165 pages, 8 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations
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