Whales by Seymour Simon

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Describes, in text and illustrations, the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of various species of whales.
 

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Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the "New York Times". He has written more than 200 books for young readers and is the recipient of the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. Mr. Simon lives in Great Neck, New York.
 
Published May 23, 2006 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Science & Math, Education & Reference.

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Simon begins with a disingenuous attention-getter, opposing Antarctic explorer Scott's 1911 report of the terrific, ferocious, and bloodthirsty killer whale with more recent assertions by Cousteau and others of their tolerance, friendliness, affection, and intelligence.

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Blue whales, right whales, humpback whales, killer whales, and more--all strikingly photographed and lovingly described.

Sep 15 1989 | Read Full Review of Whales

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Simon's characteristically dramatic color photographs highlight his lucid, informative look at these intriguing behemoths.

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Simon's characteristically dramatic color photographs highlight his lucid, informative look at these intriguing behemoths. Ages 5-8. (May)

May 04 1992 | Read Full Review of Whales

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