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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Dolphins -- Behavior,
  • Social behavior in animals

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Karen Pryor and Kenneth S. Norris.
ContributionsPryor, Karen, 1932-, Norris, Kenneth S.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL737.C432 D653 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 397 p. :
Number of Pages397
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1875655M
ISBN 100520067177
LC Control Number90035670

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