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National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World
Hardcover - English

This guide covers 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions. Information about each species covers every aspect of the animal's anatomy, life cycle, and behavior. This new guide is certain to become both an indispensable source of information and an essential tool for identification. 500 illustrations. 128 maps. ...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.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0375411410
EAN
9780375411410
Publisher
Publication Date
02/04/2002
Pages
528
Dimension
23.11cm x 16.00cm x 3.81cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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National Audubon Society
Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
Audubon's network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.


Folkens, Pieter
Pieter Folkens has been recognized as one of the most accurate illustrators of marine mammals with work published in over twenty-eight countries. He is co-founder of the Alaska Whale Foundation.

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