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By Alan Rauch

From Flipper to SeaWorld, dolphins have lengthy captured our hearts. we adore those pleasant, clever mammals, they usually appear to go back our feelings—they take pleasure in interacting with swimmers and feature been identified to encircle humans less than assault through sharks. regardless of our familiarity with dolphins, although, we stay ill-informed approximately how they advanced, how they functionality, and the way they've got interacted with people for millennia. Dolphin dives into the dolphin's zoology, in addition to its social and cultural historical past, to provide a complete view of those pleasant creatures.

Drawing on his years of expertise operating with and learning dolphins, Alan Rauch explores their propensity to stay in pods and their skill to speak via quite a few clicks, whistles, and different vocalizations. He examines their lengthy dating with people, describing how they grew to become the logo of secure commute and charity, that the traditional Greeks featured them on cash, and that Hindu mythology linked them with Ganga, a river deity. because the upward thrust in acclaim for dolphinaria through the Nineteen Sixties allowed the general public entry to dolphins, they turned valuable characters in motion pictures like The Day of the Dolphin and Johnny Mnemonic and outsmarted people in The Hitchhiker's advisor to the Galaxy. full of photographs and considerate insights, Dolphin is a revealing examine considered one of our favourite sea creatures.

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