Giant Fishes, Whales and Dolphins


“NOW the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.” The interminable debate goes on among dabblers in textual criticism as to whether it was a whale or a fish that engulfed the prophet. At best the discussion has been scientifically of a low order, but there is no longer any excuse for vagueness now that J. R. Norman and Dr. F. C. Fraser have gathered all the possibilities (barring those of special creation) into one compact volume.

Giant Fishes, Whales and Dolphins

By J. R. Norman F. C. Fraser. Pp. xxviii+361+8 plates. (London and New York: Putnam and Co., Ltd., 1937.) 15s. net.

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L., A. Giant Fishes, Whales and Dolphins. Nature 140, 911–912 (1937).

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