To Touch a Wild Dolphin

About the Author: Rachel Smolker

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[KINDLE] ❆ To Touch a Wild Dolphin  By Rachel Smolker – Theheartwork.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • To Touch a Wild Dolphin
  • Rachel Smolker
  • English
  • 03 August 2018
  • 0385491778

To Touch a Wild Dolphin In 1982, Rachel Smolker Traveled To Monkey Mia, A Remote Spot In Western Australia Where She D Heard Wild Dolphins Regularly Interact With People She Had No Intention Of Staying Long She Simply Wanted To See If The Rumors Were True That Initial Trip Changed Smolker S Life It Commenced A Fifteen Year Scientific Obsession That Has Culminated In This Fascinating Scientific Adventure Story The First Ever Intimate Account Of Dolphin Life In The Wild.To Touch A Wild Dolphin Is A Seminal Work That Radically Alters Our Fundamental Understanding Of These Enigmatic Creatures Learning To Identify Scores Of Dolphins By Their Dorsal Fin, Smolker And Her Team Of Scientists Were Able To Conduct Close And Consistent Studies That Revealed The Dolphin To Be Even Intelligent Than We D Previously Suspected And While They Were Every Bit As Playful As We Ve Known Them To Be, They Also Proved To Have A Dark And Alarmingly Violent Side But Than Just A Document On Dolphins, This Book Is A Touchingly Personal Look At The Life Of A Scientist, At The Rigors And Sacrifices But Also The Wonders And Joys Of Unending Days In The Field Written With Prose Poetic And Pristine, This Book Is Nothing Short Of A Landmark.

10 thoughts on “To Touch a Wild Dolphin

  1. Amanda C. Blackburn says:

    It s not very often that a nonfiction reads as smoothly as a fiction, but Smolker accomplishes this beautifully I could read this over and over and never get tired of it A great read for biologists and non geeks alike.

  2. M.L. Sparrow says:

    Forreviews, or to check out my favourite quotes from this book, go to my blog at 3.5 This is the second time I ve tried to read this book The first time I didn t getthan a few chapters in This time I finished it but I have to say there were times when I was forcing myself to read it It seems to plod along There are bits that are really interesting and I liked that this is a scientist who worked with wild dolphins rather than captive ones.I enjoy Forreviews, or to check out my favourite quotes from this book, go to my blog at 3.5 This is the second time I ve tried to read this book The first time I didn t getthan a ...

  3. Chris says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Cons The book was a little slow in most parts and not in the style I was expecting It sa personal narrative that almost reads like a journal Maybe I should have been expecting that It s been said previously by other reviewers that the book is supposed to be for those without scientific background, which is fine But for me it was almost too basic Pros That being said, I like the fact that the author highlights how much uncertainty there is in their observations, as any science is imper Cons The book was a little slow in most parts and not in the style I was expecting It sa personal narrative that almost reads like a journal Maybe I should have been expecting that It s been said previously by other reviewers that the book is supposed to be for those without scientific background, which is fine But for me it was almost too basic Pros That being said, I like the fact that the author highlights how much uncertainty there is i...

  4. Louise says:

    To Touch A Wild Dolphin is an attention grabbing adventure story about a scientist named Rachel Smolker who traveled to a place in western Australia called Monkey Mia to observe dolphins However, these dolphins were not just any dolphins These dolphins were wild, and she heard some had gotten so comfortable with humans that they could be fed by hand So, Rachel went to see if the rumors about this place and the dolphins that inhabit it were true Little did she know that tri...

  5. T.H. Waters says:

    I really loved this book and was sad when it ended Definitely like saying goodbye to a friend To Touch a Wild Dolphin chronicles the first ever intimate account of dolphin life in the wild The author, Rachel Smolker, spent 15 years studying wild dolphins in western Australia, and this gem of a book distills her many experiences into an easy read that straps you into her boat and whisks you alongside the swimming herds of dolphins This book is so well written, especially considering that i I really loved this book and was sad when it ended Definitely like saying goodbye to a friend To Touch a Wild Dolphin chronicles the first ever intimate account of dolphin life in the wild The author, Rachel Smolker, spent 15 years studying wild dolphins in west...

  6. Leanne says:

    As a dolphin, whale, and everything in the ocean enthusiast, I loved most of this book It was very informative and at times it was a really emotional and provocative read There was one anecdote in particular about a blind woman interacting with a wild dolphin for the first time, and it was absolutely heart breaking and I may have cried a little.I wish she had followed the dolphins a bitclosely Readers are familiar with some names and personalities but the chapters follow language, As a dolphin, whale, and everything in the ocean enthusiast, I loved most of this book It was very informative and at times it was a really emotional and provocative read There was one anecdote in particular about a blind woman interacting with a wild dolphin for the first time, ...

  7. Meredith says:

    This was such an amazing read Smolker presented the results of years of research in an informative and surprisingly refreshing way Her story was so creative and interesting that even those who were not previously interested in dolphins can enjoy it To be honest, before reading this book I myself liked dolphins but didn t know much about them Now, I feel I can appreciate them for everything good and not so good about them Anyone who is interested in dolphins, marine life, animals, or biology This was such an amazing read Smolker presented the results of years of research in an informative and surprisingl...

  8. Tippy Jackson says:

    Kind of everywhere There are a few random completely awesome tidbits, like the dolphins using lionfish as weapons I m stealing this for my blog Not scientific AT ALL What do you expect with a title like this though When she discusses conservation, she doesn t mention anything one can do to help like purchasing only sustainable seafood , but I m glad she brought it up For 15 years worth of research, I definitely expectedMildly entertaining for animal loving folk and an easy read Kind of everywhere There are a few random completely awe...

  9. Rose says:

    An interesting read, and one of the better of several books I ve read recently on cetaceans dolphins, porpoises, and whales Rachel Smolker writes about studying dolphins as a graduate student, and what sets her apart is that she maintains enthusiasm while taking a muchscientific approach than the other popular authors in this area Many of the studies out there have a definite romantic, not so scientific bent regarding dolphins Smolker is cautious of assumptions about dolphin behavio An interesting read, and one of the better of several books I ve read recently on cetaceans dolphins, porpoises, and whales Rachel Smolker writes about studying dolphins as a graduate student, and what sets her apart is that she maintains enthusiasm while taking a muchscientific approach than the other popular authors in this area Many of the studies out there have a definite romantic, not so scientific bent ...

  10. Danae says:

    I enjoyed this book I found it very interesting I was only slightly bored a couple of times when her writing wasscience y I ll admit i teared up at one point when she painted an adorable picture of an elderly man leading his eager, blind wife to touch a dolphin It has its happy moments, its sad ...