Dolphin.

Dolphin. Alan Rauch.
Dolphin.

London: Reaktion Books, 2014. Octavo, paperback, photographs and illustrations.

WAS $25. Reaktion Animal Series. Despite our familiarity with dolphins, many people remain ill-informed about how they evolved, how they function and how they have interacted with humans for millennia. This book dives into the dolphin's zoology, as well as its social and cultural history, to offer a comprehensive view of these delightful creatures. Drawing on his years of experience working with and studying dolphins, Alan Rauch explores their propensity to live in pods and their ability to communicate through a variety of clicks, whistles and other vocalizations. He examines their long relationship with humans, describing how they became the emblem of safe travel and charity, and how they have featured in history and religion. Packed with images and thoughtful insights, Dolphin is a revealing look at one of our favourite sea creatures.

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