Field Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (Bloomsbury Naturalist) (Paperback)
Practical and portable, this is the ultimate field guide to the world's cetaceans.
This outstanding new field guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises is the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date guide to these popular mammals. With more than 500 accurate and detailed illustrations – complete with detailed annotations pointing out the most significant field marks – this new field guide covers all 93 species and every subspecies in the world.
Many of the world's most respected whale biologists have collaborated on the concise text, which is packed with helpful identification tips from cetacean expert, Mark Carwardine. Mark's informative text is accompanied by up-to-date distribution maps for each species. Beautifully designed, to ensure critical information is quickly accessible, this is an indispensable resource that every whale-watcher will want to carry out to sea.
About the Author
Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, writer, radio and TV presenter, wildlife photographer, whale-watch operator and an active and outspoken conservationist, with a special interest in cetaceans. His TV series include BBC's Last Chance to See with Stephen Fry, and for many years he presented the weekly half-hour programme Nature on BBC Radio 4. Mark writes a monthly column in BBC Wildlife magazine and has written more than 50 books on wildlife and conservation, including the Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whale Watching in Britain and Europe and Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whale Watching in North America.