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ISBN: 9780691156606

 

Britain's Sea Mammals is the essential field guide to all the sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain. The book features more than 100 stunning photographs and close to 40 detailed and beautiful illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying special attention to the 14 species most readily seen and most likely to be encountered. Factoring in behavior and locations, introductory chapters look at sea mammal biology and ecology, and how, when, and where these creatures can be spotted. Species accounts highlight key identification characteristics and include information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution. Handy and informative, Britain's Sea Mammals is the ideal guide to sea mammal watching in the United Kingdom.

  • The only guide that focuses on the 34 species of sea mammal recorded in Britain, particularly the 14 most readily seen species
  • More than 100 photos and almost 40 illustrations highlight species, their behavior, and locations
  • Introductory chapters explore how, when, and where to look for sea mammals
  • Species accounts highlight key identification features, including information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution

 

Jon Dunn lives in Shetland, UK, working there and abroad as a wildlife tour guide and writer. Robert Still is the publishing director and chief designer of WILDGuides--a publishing company specializing in field guides that help raise funds for conservation. Hugh Harrop founded the award-winning ecotourism business Shetland Wildlife in 1992. He is the author of Where to Watch Birds in Shetland.

Review:

"[T]op-notch. . . . From the detailed records of vagrants and their identification to expert tips on how to see the likes of Humpback and Killer Whales, it is all here."--Steve Gantlett, Birding World

"This book is essential for everyone who visits or lives along Britain's coasts."--Devorah Bennu, GrrlScentist

"[A]n excellent identification guide . . . stuffed with useful maps, photos, tips and illustrations showing above and below-water profiles."--Birds

"An essential field guide to all the sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain."--Wildlife Magazine

"As a field guide this is an excellent book--including a plastic cover for the inclement weather but it is not just a field guide as it tells you about where to go, when to go and quite a lot about the ecology and conservation of the species that you might see. . . . This book is highly recommended for the right kind of library as it will be useful to both the casual observer right up to the obsessive cetacean twitcher!"--Helen Ashton, Reference Reviews

 


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