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Narwhal
Revealing an Arctic Legend
William W. Fitzhugh, ed.; Martin T. Nweeia, ed.; Kirk Johnson, pref.

International Polar Institute



Contents

• Preface
• A World of Questions
• PART 1: THE NARWHAL WORLD
• What is a Whale?
• The Universally Beloved Unicorn
• PART 2: TOOTH TO TAIL
• Narwhal Biology: An Overview
• Listening to Narwhals
• The Physics of Flukes
• The Extraordinary Narwhal Tooth
• Whale in the Net!
• Making Sense of the Tusk
• Narwhal DNA
• Why Sequence Whole Genomes?
• The Narwhal Genome Initiative: A Progress Report
• Deep Time: The Narwhal and Beluga Fossil Record
• Narwhals and Climate
• PART 3: NARWHAL AND INUIT
• Qaujimajatuqangit: Inuit Knowledge and Modern Life
• Nunavut Government Symbol
• Inuit and Narwhal
• Inuit contributions to Narwhal Knowledge
• PART 4: THE NARWHAL FUTURE
• Climate and the Changing Arctic
• Narwhals and the Global Mercury Issue
• As Goes the Arctic...
• Narwhal: An Uncertain Future
• The Last Ice Area
• Arctic Change, Resource Extraction, and Inuit Communities in Nunavut
• Drowning the Noise
• Rethinking Human Development
• Now is the Time
• Out of the Arctic, Into the Smithsonian: Making the Narwhal Exhibition
• Contributors
• Acknowledgments
• References
• Index
• Credits

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