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 mammalsmarine fissipeds, pinnipeds, cetaceans, and sireniansthe 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 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....
|Title||:||National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World (National Audubon Society Field Guide)|
|Number of Pages||:||477 Pages|
|File Size||:||686 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World (National Audubon Society Field Guide) Reviews
My son has been obsessed with sea creatures since he was a few years old. We went on a whale watching trip recently and the marine biologist traveling with us had this book. I bought it for my sons 6th birthday last month and he loves it! He has spent time reading it every day after school! There is some information he cant quite understand when reading alone, but he will grow into it and can also read those pieces with an adult.
So good that I bought a second copy for my sister in Hawaii. Wonderful pictures and details about the various animals - where they are found, their range, what they eat, etc. A great reference for anyone who is looking to travel to find the various species or just as a handy reference guide.
One of the best books for reference art work on mammals
I have always wanted this book. I had to buy it because next semester I need it for my Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition class. I'm so excited. This book is amazing!!!
This is my favorite book I have ever bought. Not only does it have Cetaceans (Whales & Dolphins) but also other Marine Mammals. The drawings were not too extremely reliable but it has real life photos too.