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The Resource The cultural lives of whales and dolphins, Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell

The cultural lives of whales and dolphins, Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell

Label
The cultural lives of whales and dolphins
Title
The cultural lives of whales and dolphins
Statement of responsibility
Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the songs and bubble feeding of humpback whales; in young killer whales learning to knock a seal from an ice floe in the same way their mother does; and in the use of sea sponges by the dolphins of Shark Bay, Australia, to protect their beaks while foraging for fish, we find clear examples of the transmission of information among cetaceans. Just as human cultures pass on languages and turns of phrase, tastes in food (and in how it is acquired), and modes of dress, could whales and dolphins have developed a culture of their very own?
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Hal
Dewey number
599.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QL737.C4
  • QL737.C4
LC item number
  • W47 2015
  • W47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rendell, Luke
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whales
  • Dolphins
  • Culture
  • Social behavior in animals
  • Animal communication
  • Cognition in animals
Target audience
adult
Label
The cultural lives of whales and dolphins, Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Culture in the ocean? -- Culture? -- Mammals of the ocean -- Song of the whale -- What the dolphins do -- Mother cultures of the large toothed whales -- How do they do it? -- Is this evidence for culture? -- How the whales got culture -- Whale culture and whale genes -- The implications of culture : Ecosystems, individuals, stupidity, and conservation -- The cultural whales : How we see them and how we treat them -- This book came from and is built on ..
Control code
sky260103736
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780226895314
Lccn
2014020610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), charts
Label
The cultural lives of whales and dolphins, Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Culture in the ocean? -- Culture? -- Mammals of the ocean -- Song of the whale -- What the dolphins do -- Mother cultures of the large toothed whales -- How do they do it? -- Is this evidence for culture? -- How the whales got culture -- Whale culture and whale genes -- The implications of culture : Ecosystems, individuals, stupidity, and conservation -- The cultural whales : How we see them and how we treat them -- This book came from and is built on ..
Control code
sky260103736
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780226895314
Lccn
2014020610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), charts

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