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A complete guide to Antarctic wildlife - the birds and marine mammals of the Antarctic continent and the Southern Ocean
Hadoram Shirihai
A. & C. Black Publishers
UK Publication Date

This spectacularly illustrated book is the only complete guide to thewildlife and natural history of the vast and beautiful Antarcticregion. Covering the Antarctic continent, the southern ocean, and thesubantarctic islands, this guide illustrates all of the region'sbreeding birds and marine mammals with stunning colour photographs. Inaddition to the colour plates, it features distribution maps andup-to-date species accounts expertly detailing abundance, seasonalstatus, and conservation prospects.

Thevolume also covers numerous nonbreeding species, migrants, andvagrants. Regional chapters describe all of the subantarctic islands,in addition to most regularly visited sites in Antarctica, and areaccompanied by maps of each area and photographs of each locale. Thesechapters present detailed information on geography, climate, geology,general ecology, and flora. They also address conservation efforts -past, present, and planned. The book concludes with practicalinformation about visiting the area, including details on thebest-available landing sites and notes on seasonal weather conditions.This is an indispensable companion for a trip far south, as well as aninformative volume for anyone interested in the Antarctic region'sremarkable, occasionally strange, and frequently beautiful animals.

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Hadoram Shirihai is an award-winning author who has travelled

extensively in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. His previous books

include Birds of Israel, Sylvia Warblersand Whales, Dolphins and Seals.

'this is the definitive single-volume guide to the birds and mammals of the vast Antarctic region…this will be invaluable to thise interested in the region, whilst indispensible for those planning a trip south.'
Good Book Guide (December 07)

'There is a very "live" feel to this book…However, [Shirihai's] style is sufficiently scientific to deliver the necessary detail…Most importantly, he promotes the love and protection of what should be one of the world's most cherished wild places.'
W2 Books (Jan 2008)

'This former Birdwatch Bird Book of the Year is in better shape than ever, and a must if you are visiting the region.'
Birdwatch (March 2008)

Each species account in the book majors on identification, but also includes summaries if distribution and biology, conservation and taxonomy, and ocean-going birds and mammals get a range map.
Birdwatch (Main) March 2008

' This is a brilliantly and copiously illustrated combination of field guide. handbook and travel guide'
Birds {Main} November 2008

2nd Edition
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Birds - Antarctica.|Marine mammals - Antarctica.|Natural history - Antarctica.
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