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Face to Face With Whales (Face to Face with Animals) Hardcover – May 13, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 930L (What's this?)
  • Series: Face to Face with Animals
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (May 13, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426302444
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426302442
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

If you're doing something you love, you'll never notice the hours it takes to do it very well, and it's worth it, says Flip Nicklin, a National Geographic photographer with more than 5,500 dives spent observing dolphins and whales, to his credit. His 20 articles for the National Geographic magazine include: Humpback Whales (1982), Whales Called Killer (1984), Rare Look at Sperm and Blue Whales (1984), Narwhal Unicorn of the Arctic (1986), Whales, An Era of Discovery (1988), Dolphins in Crisis (1992), Beluga, White Whale of the North (1994), Bowhead Whales (1995), Realm of the Elusive Sperm Whale (1995), Marine Sanctuaries (1998), Bottlenose Whales (1998), Listening to Humpbacks (1999), and Pursuing the Minke (2001). His books include With the Whales and Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises, published by the National Geographic Society. He works actively with the Whale Trust, a whale conservation organization. His co-author is his wife, Linda Nicklin, a writer, researcher, and whale lover. Together they work on research and education projects in Alaska and Hawai'i from their new research boat, The Trust. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Flip Nicklin's love affair with whales probably began when he was a boy, but he didn't realize then that they would be a part of his life's work when he grew up. His wife Linda is also a whale lover and that makes it doubly nice. He was hooked one day in 1979 when he was submerged in the water and surrounded by the song of the humpback whale. He said "the whale's song was so loud that [his] whole body was vibrating." I'm sure a lot of that vibrating was from sheer excitement!

Jim and Linda talk to us about many different kinds of whales, their habits and habitats, what they eat, their sizes, their migratory patterns and several other fascinating informative tidbits. For example they tell us that the blue whale, "the biggest animal that ever lived on Earth," can weigh as much as thirty elephants. Did you know that in some whale species they even have a "nursery group?" Now that is quite something. Did you know that some whales have teeth?

This little book is a whale watching, learning adventure. The Nicklin's overview of whales is concise and the photography is stunning. One of the first photographs is an amazing closeup shot of the eye of a humpback. In the back of the book is supplementary material about saving whales, planning a whale watch, a brief fact sheet, a glossary and additional resources.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kim on February 16, 2013
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I was looking for texture reference photos for a humpback whale. This didn't have the type of pictures I was looking and had more information than I needed. I bought his other book Life Among Giants and that was an amazing photographic reference book and the story was interesting too.
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This was a gift for a person who loves whales and it has great photographs. I was pleased with this purchase.
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By Mark T on February 15, 2014
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Introductory book to whales. I enjoyed it a lot and I have seen my friends pick up the book and enjoy it too.
There is not too much to read but just enough to wet your appetite. Pics are awesome
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By Chanelgirl on September 16, 2013
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This book is written more for children and doesn't have many pages although has some nice photos. Wish it had more pages.
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