book references, whales

From: Pieter Arend Folkens (
Date: Tue Nov 12 2002 - 02:08:31 EST

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    >I am a mother of a 4th grader. My daughter has to shoot a movie
    >about whales. I am planning to take her to the Shedd , Chicago.
    >Could you also suggest any books, references about the same which I
    >can pick from local libraries ?

    The 'whales' at Shedd are white whales (belugas). They are actually
    dolphins (superfamily Delphinoidea).

    Books on that species are more likely to be found at a book store,
    and in particular at the Shedd gift store. I know of several books
    that focus on arctic animals (inluding belugas) and on belugas
    specifically. Visit the store when you go to the aquarium.

    The best book on all of the whale species is the recently-published
    National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World. It may
    not be in your library yet as it has been out only a few months.


    Pieter Folkens


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