The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins

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Whitehead, Hal; Rendell, Luke
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Descripción The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. 226 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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? Unequivocally: yes. In The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins, cetacean biologists Hal Whitehead, who has spent much of his life on the ocean trying to understand whales, and Luke Rendell, whose research focuses on the evolution of social learning, open an astounding porthole onto the fascinating culture beneath the waves. As Whitehead and Rendell show, cetacean culture and its transmission are shaped by a blend of adaptations, innate sociality, and the unique environment in which whales and dolphins live: a watery world in which a hundred-and-fifty-ton blue whale can move with utter grace, and where the vertical expanse is as vital, and almost as vast, as the horizontal. Drawing on their own research as well as a scientific literature as immense as the seaincluding evolutionary biology, animal behavior, ecology, anthropology, psychology, and neuroscienceWhitehead and Rendell dive into realms both humbling and enlightening as they seek to define what cetacean culture is, why it exists, and what it means for the future of whales and dolphins. And, ultimately, what it means for our future, as well. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780226325927

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Descripción The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. 226 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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? Unequivocally: yes. In The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins, cetacean biologists Hal Whitehead, who has spent much of his life on the ocean trying to understand whales, and Luke Rendell, whose research focuses on the evolution of social learning, open an astounding porthole onto the fascinating culture beneath the waves. As Whitehead and Rendell show, cetacean culture and its transmission are shaped by a blend of adaptations, innate sociality, and the unique environment in which whales and dolphins live: a watery world in which a hundred-and-fifty-ton blue whale can move with utter grace, and where the vertical expanse is as vital, and almost as vast, as the horizontal. Drawing on their own research as well as a scientific literature as immense as the seaincluding evolutionary biology, animal behavior, ecology, anthropology, psychology, and neuroscienceWhitehead and Rendell dive into realms both humbling and enlightening as they seek to define what cetacean culture is, why it exists, and what it means for the future of whales and dolphins. And, ultimately, what it means for our future, as well. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780226325927

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Descripción The University of Chicago Press. Paperback / softback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins, Hal Whitehead, Luke Rendell, 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? Unequivocally: yes. In "The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins," cetacean biologists Hal Whitehead, who has spent much of his life on the ocean trying to understand whales, and Luke Rendell, whose research focuses on the evolution of social learning, open an astounding porthole onto the fascinating culture beneath the waves. As Whitehead and Rendell show, cetacean culture and its transmission are shaped by a blend of adaptations, innate sociality, and the unique environment in which whales and dolphins live: a watery world in which a hundred-and-fifty-ton blue whale can move with utter grace, and where the vertical expanse is as vital, and almost as vast, as the horizontal. Drawing on their own research as well as a scientific literature as immense as the seaincluding evolutionary biology, animal behavior, ecology, anthropology, psychology, and neuroscienceWhitehead and Rendell dive into realms both humbling and enlightening as they seek to define what cetacean culture is, why it exists, and what it means for the future of whales and dolphins. And, ultimately, what it means for our future, as well.". Nº de ref. de la librería B9780226325927

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Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 150mm x 28mm x 226mm. Paperback. 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.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 432 pages. 0.640. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780226325927

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Descripción The University of Chicago Press, 2015. Estado de conservación: New. Num Pages: 432 pages. BIC Classification: PSVW73. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 226 x 150 x 28. Weight in Grams: 590. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780226325927

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