Who, seeing a whale, or even a picture of a whale, doesn't wonder about the hidden lives of these gigantic creatures? Once hunted nearly to extinction, whales are now protected by most countries and regarded with curiosity and awe by mankind. Whales & Man examines the evolving relationship between whales and humans by telling the stories of those who meet whales at sea. You'll meet a man in Maine who risks his life to save whales trapped in fishermen's nets; witness a sperm whale giving birth in the middle of the Indian Ocean; and cheer as thousands of whales trapped in Arctic pack ice are lured to freedom by the strains of classical music. As you share these adventures, you'll also learn the latest scientific theories about whales. How some whales may use bursts of sound to stun their prey. How disturbances in the earth's magnetic field may cause the deaths of hundreds of whales on some beaches. How, despite skepticism from many of their colleagues, some scientists are trying to learn "delphinese," the language of dolphins. The final section features a unique gallery of whale behavior, designed especially for whale watchers. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, this section clearly shows for the first time what happens both above and below the water when a whale breaches or "lobtails" or "spyhops." As beautiful to look at as it is informative on the Whales.