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There is something special about whales, dolphins and porpoises. They are still shrouded in mystery, yet the little we do know about them is both astonishing and awe-inspiring. This volume is an introduction to these amazing creatures. The entry for each whale, dolphin or porpoise includes: an illustration and description of what the creature looks like; details of size, geographical distribution and diet; and information on whether the species is under threat. Other sections cover the natural history of the whale, conservation efforts around the world, and where to watch whales, dolphins and porpoises in the wild.