National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World

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Random House, Inc.
Written by a team of experts and featuring hundreds of illustrations, photographs, and maps, the most authoritative, up-to-date, and accessible information on marine mammals--perfect for your outdoor excursions or your home library.

The National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World describes in fascinating detail all 120 species of the world's whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions, manatees, Marine and Sea Otters, and the Polar Bear. Organized by the four major groups of marine mammals—marine fissipeds, pinnipeds, cetaceans, and sirenians—the species descriptions include:

Full-color paintings, color photographs showing appearance in the wild and illustrating typical behaviors, life history data, range and habitat text and a full-color range map based on the most current information. Facts about social organization, surface behaviors, swimming, and diving. Information on mating behavior, breeding, and the rearing of young. Details about food items and foraging techniques. Estimates of population in the wild, plus current and historic threats.

A general introduction outlines the evolution and taxonomy of marine mammals, distribution, migration, watching guidelines, identification techniques, organizations and laws that protect marine mammals, and more.

Introductions to groups include comparative size illustrations, discussion of behaviors particular to the group, and other unique features.

A useful illustrated glossary of terms and an index of species names complete the guide.

Baker & Taylor
More than five hundred illustrations, paintings, and maps capturing 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions are accompanied by information on each species.

Book News
Describes the 120 species of seals, whales, manatees, polar bears, otters and other marine mammals. Each entry presents illustrations, maps, and photographs, along with information on range and habitat, behavior, reproduction, food and foraging, status, and conservation. Also included is an introductory chapter covering broader information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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More than five hundred full-color illustrations, paintings, and maps capture 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions, accompanied by detailed information on each species anatomy, life cycle, behavior, habitat, migratory routes,More than five hundred full-color illustrations, paintings, and maps capture 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions, accompanied by detailed information on each species anatomy, life cycle, behavior, habitat, migratory routes, feeding habits, social organization, and identification characteristics. 50,000 first printing. feeding habits, social organization, and identification characteristics. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375411410
0375411410
Branch Call Number: 599.5 N213
Characteristics: 527 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 cm

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