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Schevill, William Edward 1906-1994

Overview
Works: 69 works in 119 publications in 2 languages and 899 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Field guides 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Other, htt, Translator
Classifications: QL737.C4, 599.5
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Most widely held works by William Edward Schevill
The whale problem; a status report by William Edward Schevill( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and German and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whales--are they destined for immediate extinction or will a workable method of controlling their harvest soon appear? In an attempt to answer these and other biological questions related to whaling, the U.S. Department of the Interior, New York Zoological Society, Smithsonian Institution, International Biological Program, and several other organizations sponsored an international conference on the biology of whales in June 1971. The conference brought together experts on cetacean biology and population dynamics of whale stocks and relevant aspects of their biology. This volume collects papers written for that conference by nineteen authors representing eight nations. The topics discussed include cetacean biology and natural history; methods of estimating the numbers of whales; population counts before, during, and after intensive whaling; recovery rates as whaling diminishes or stops; improved ways of managing whales as a resource; and suggestions for further research. There is in addition a historical chapter on the International Whaling Commission, its failures and its positive accomplishments
Gular musculature in delphinids by Barbara Lawrence( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The functional anatomy of the delphinid nose by Barbara Lawrence( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WHALE PROBLEM by William Edward Schevill( )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whale and porpoise voices by William Edward Schevill( Recording )

4 editions published in 1962 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vocal sounds of cetaceans are a little known and even less understood feature of the complex adaptation of these animals, whose ancestors lived on the dry land, to an entirely aquatic existence. Even in the clearest surface waters, sight is limited to about a hundred feet or less in daytime, and visibility ranges are mostly negligibly short for fast-swimming animals, so that they are effectively partly or wholly blinded. Therefore sound and hearing have an especially important place in their lives. Sound is used not only in direct communication, but also to a large degree in navigation and hunting (echo-location). The excerpts presented here are samples of such sounds made by eighteen species, all obtained by eavesdropping in the open sea (except for the Inia selection, which was made in captivity). These recordings have not been speeded up or slowed down, and so are true in natural frequency and time; there has been no editing or filtering except as noted
Right whale, Eubalaena glacialis, sightings in Cape Cod waters by William Edward Schevill( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sightings of right whales, Eubalaena glacialis, in Massachusetts waters have been recorded by workers at Woods Hole Oceanographic In stitution since 1955. These observations do not represent a census, because emphasis was placed on studying the whales' underwater sounds and other activities. The number of yearly sightings varied from 2 to 165. Observations were made from aircraft, boats, and occasionally from shore
Radio-tagging of whales by William Edward Schevill( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors recount a series of attempts to tag and track whales at sea without catching them. Radio transmitters of 140 Mc were attached to the backs of whales from helicopters. Tracking the tagged whales was attempted by ship and by airplane receiving systems. (Author)
The development and testing of a radio whale tag by William A Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whales, dolphins, and porpoises : [proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Cetacean Research, held in Washington, D.C., August 1963] by Kenneth S Norris( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intense low-frequency sounds from an antarctic minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata by William Edward Schevill( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whale and porpoise voices by William Edward Schevill( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four hydrophone array for acoustic three-dimensional location by William A Watkins( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report describes a non-rigid, floating, four-hydrophone array that can give accurate three-dimensional locations for certain underwater sound sources, particularly for those that are close. For more distant sounds, the array can indicate good directions (bearings) but range is liable to be uncertain. A system for concurrent calibration permits periodic reassessment of hydrophone positions
Townsend's unmapped North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) by William Edward Schevill( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the western North Atlantic by Stephen Leatherwood( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This field guide is designed to permit observers to identify the cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) they see in western North Atlantic, including the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the coastal waters of the United States and Canada. The animals described are not grouped by scientific relationships but by similarities in appearance in the field. Photographs of the animals in their natural environment are the main aids to identification. A dichotomized key is provided to aid in identification of stranded cetaceans and appendices describe how and to whom to report data in live and dead cetaceans. (Author/CP)
Sperm whales (Physeter catodon) react to pingers by William A Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ketophonics : conducted during the period April 1, 1952 - September 30, 1952 by William Edward Schevill( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sperm whale codas by William A Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right whale feeding and baleen rattle by William A Watkins( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quiet power-whaleboat by William Edward Schevill( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossil types of fishes, amphibians, reptiles and birds in the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy by William Edward Schevill( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The whale problem; a status report
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WHALE PROBLEM
Alternative Names
Schevill, Bill 1906-1994

Schevill, W. E. 1906-1994

Schevill, W. E. (William Edward), 1906-1994

William E. Schevill amerikansk paleontolog (1906–1994)

William E. Schevill Paläontologe

William E. Schevill paleontòleg estatunidenc

William E. Schevill paleontólogo estadounidense

William E. Schevill paleontólogo norte-americano

William E. Schevill paleontologo statunitense

William E. Schevill paleontólogu estauxunidense (1906–1994)

William E. Schevill paleontoloog

William E. Schevill U.S. paleontologist (1906–1994)

Languages
English (65)

German (1)