Whales: Giants of the Deep

If you are looking for an activity that the whole family can enjoy, take a trip to the Field Museum to see Whales: Giants of the Deep.    Glenside has some great materials to look at before you visit the museum.

Kingdom of the blue whale [DVD-videorecording]

Kingdom of the blue whale / National Geographic Television

DVD 599.5248 Kin

Follows scientists as they track blue whales to determine their feeding habits, study migration patterns, and learn where they birth their young.

Whitney the whale fairy / by Daisy Meadows

Whitney the whale fairy / by Daisy Meadows

JF Meadows, D.

Rachel and Kirsty are on a whale watch! Can they spot Whitney's pet whale before it's too late?

In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex / by Nathaniel Philbrick

In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex / by Nathaniel Philbrick

910.9164 Phi

Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats

Moby Dick / Herman Melville

Moby Dick / Herman Melville

F Melville, H.

A nineteenth-century tale of life aboard a New England whaling ship whose captain is obsessed with the pursuit of a large white whale.

Free Willy

Free Willy

DVD JF Fre 

A story about the friendship that develops between a 12-year-old boy who knows what it's like to be without a family, and a whale confined in a too-small tank at an aquatic park.

   
The whale : in search of the giants of the sea / Philip Hoare

The whale : in search of the giants of the sea / Philip Hoare

599.5 Hoa 

Explores the troubled history of man and whale, traces the whale's cultural history, and seeks to discover why these strange and beautiful animals continue to exert such a powerful grip on human imagination.

Little polar bear and the whales / Hans de Beer

Little polar bear and the whales / Hans de Beer

E De Beer, H.

Realizing that his arctic homeland is warmer than usual this year, Little Polar Bear becomes very concerned with the condition of his friends, the whales, when he notices the problems they are having in dealing with the change.

Fluke, or, I know why the winged whale sings / Christopher Moore

Fluke, or, I know why the winged whale sings / Christopher Moore

F Moore, C.

A whale researcher's unusual observation of a humpback whale with "Bite Me" scrawled on its tail starts an adventure involving an age-old conspiracy, a megalomaniac undersea ruler, and a bizarre long-distance love affair.

Harpoon : into the heart of whaling / Andrew Darby

Harpoon : into the heart of whaling / Andrew Darby

639.2 Dar 

Profiles five kinds of whales and explores the effect that whaling has had and continues to have on them, discussing historical and current whaling techniques and international efforts to put an end to the practice.

 

Sperm whales / Megan M. Gunderson

Sperm whales / Megan M. Gunderson

J 599.547 Gun  

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, life cyle, and habitat of sperm whales.

This is just one of the six books about whales in the Checkerboard animal library.

 

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