Recommended Reading
on whales, dolphins, porpoises, and underwater sound

Need a good read? We recommend these books. We've read most of them; not all the most recent ones, at least not yet. The list is ordered by time, with the books we've read the most recently shown first. We earn a small commission from each qualifying purchase.

Marine Mammals of British Columbia : John K.B. Ford with illustrations from Uko Gorter (paid link)   The Dolphin in the Mirror: Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives : Diana Reiss (paid link)   In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier (Blackwell Public Philosophy Series) : Thomas White (paid link)   Dolphin Diaries: My 25 Years with Spotted Dolphins in the Bahamas : Dr. Denise L. Herzing (paid link)   Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity: David Kirby (paid link)   Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming : Naomi Oreskes : Erik M. Conway (paid link)   Principles of Marine bioacoustics (Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing) : Whitlow W. L. Au (paid link)   Biology of Marine Mammals : John E. Reynolds III and Sentiel A. Rommel (paid link)   Marine Mammal Biology: An Evolutionary Approach : A. Rus Hoelzel (paid link)   Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology : Annalisa Berta, James L. Sumich, Kit M. Kovacs (paid link)   Underwater Acoustic System Analysis : William S. Burdic (paid link)   Field Guide to the Orca : ACS et al (paid link)  Killer Whales of the World : Robin W. Baird (paid link)   Transients : John K.B. Ford, Graeme M. Ellis (paid link)   Killer Whales : John K.B. Ford, Graeme M. Ellis, Kenneth C. Balcomb (paid link)   Between Species : Toni Frohoff and Brenda Peterson (paid link)   Whale Tales: Human Interactions with Whales : Peter J. Fromm (paid link)   Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (Nature Company Guide) : Eric Hoyt, Mark Carwardine (paid link)   Orca: The Whale Called Killer : Eric Hoyt (paid link)   Listening to Whales : Alexandra Morton (paid link)   The Beluga Cafe : Jim Nollman (paid link)   Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals : National Research Council (paid link)   The World of the Arctic Whales : Belugas, Bowheads, and Narwhals : Stefani Paine (paid link)   Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals : William F. Perrin, Bernd Wusig, J.G.M. Thewissen (paid link)   Dolphin Societies: Discoveries and Puzzles : Karen Pryor, Kenneth S. Norris (paid link)   Marine Mammals and Noise : John Richardson et al (paid link)   Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins : Jeanette A. Thomas, Cynthia F. Moss, Marianne Vater (paid link)   Cetacean Societies : Hal Whitehead, Janet Mann, Richard C. Connor, Peter L. Tyack (paid link)   Principles of Underwater Sound : Robert J. Urick (paid link)  

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