Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals of the World (Princeton Field Guides) (Paperback)

By Hadoram Shirihai, Brett Jarrett (Illustrator)

Princeton University Press, 9780691127576, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2006

List Price: 24.95*
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This breathtakingly beautiful book brings readers nose-to-nose with all of the world's marine mammals-a comprehensive line-up of remarkable whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, walruses, otters, polar bears, dugongs, and manatees.

A highly practical field guide, it combines state-of-the-art illustrations with superb color photographs and detailed maps. The book highlights key field marks and clearly summarizes the types of behaviors that marine-mammal watchers may observe.

Where other guides settle for static or wooden images and descriptions, this one comes to life with the kind of detailed text and stunning photos that make for a go-to reference guide. Armed with this book, any observer anywhere in the world should be able to identify the marine mammals they encounter.

  • A go-to field guide to all of the world's marine mammals
  • Contains key field marks and summaries of behavior
  • Over 450 stunning color photos
  • 124 color maps
  • Over 500 beautiful new illustrations
  • An exquisite blend of text, illustrations, and photos, harmonized for practical field usage
  • Suitable for both amateurs and seasoned professionals

About the Author

Hadoram Shirihai is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books, including The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife, The Birds of Israel, and Sylvia Warblers (all Princeton). He is especially known for his work in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. He extensively travels the world's oceans in search of marine mammals and seabirds, and he has observed in the wild most of the species covered by the present book. An expert on field identification and taxonomy, he is also a highly accomplished photographer. Brett Jarrett is one of the world's foremost marine-mammal artists. He has field experience of 98 species during 30 years of marine-mammal watching and has worked extensively in Antarctica. His published work includes the plates in the award-winning The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife (Princeton). More of his work can be seen at www.brettjarrett.com