THE GREAT WHALES by Herbert S. Zim
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THE GREAT WHALES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mr. Zim has pulled in a spectacular subject in this latest in an excellent series. Beginning with the history of the whale's amphibious ancestors, the text describes the anatomy, habits and locale of the great mammals- their peculiar breathing apparatus which allows them to dive several hundred feet below the surface, their powerful means of locomotion, their ""fountain"" which is not really a fountain of water but air. The sketches by James Gordon Irving are lucid and spirited, with enough drawings of the Cetaceal toothy grins and mean little eyes to shiver young timbers.

Pub Date: March 16th, 1951
Publisher: Morrow