The Greenpeace Book of Dolphins

John May, Editor Sterling Publishing (NY) $29.95 (159p) ISBN 978-0-8069-7484-2
Greenpeace members collaborate here on a comprehensive guide to dolphin species (cetaceans) and provide evidence of the human threat to these marine mammals. The authors describe the physiologies and behavior patterns of dolphins, their accidental or intentional killing by various fishing methods, the controversies caused by dolphins' use in military and entertainment undertakings, and the possible effects of global warming on all forms of oceanic life. Essays in the final chapter, ``Greenpeace Perspectives,'' express informed opinions about the dolphins' plight. Color photos and illustrations, creative layout and an assortment of typefaces give this thorough reference the look of a magazine; a glossary, index and details of dolphin-protection legislation are included. The book educates readers about these captivating animals while exposing the destructive nature of the human being. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 08/29/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
Paperback - 978-0-8069-7485-9
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