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The most authoritative reference guide to every cetacean species and subspecies in the worldHandbook of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the World is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to these popular mammals. With nearly 1,000 accurate color illustrations--complete with detailed annotations pointing out significant field marks--this outstanding book covers all 90 species and every subspecies of cetaceans around the globe. Leading cetacean biologists have collaborated with pioneering conservationist Mark Carwardine on the concise text, which is packed with helpful identification tips. From the blue whale to the Indo-Pacific finless porpoise, the illuminating species accounts are accompanied by abundant distribution maps and photographs. Designed to ensure easy access to critical information, Handbook of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the World is an indispensable resource that every whale watcher and cetacean seeker will find invaluable.
- Provides details on every species and subspecies of whale, dolphin, and porpoise
- Features nearly 1,000 meticulous color illustrations and 90 distribution maps
- Includes helpful facts about behavior, life history, and conservation
About the Author
Mark Carwardine is a British zoologist, writer, radio and TV presenter, wildlife photographer, wildlife tour operator, and an active and outspoken conservationist, with a special interest in cetaceans. His TV series include the BBC's Last Chance to See, with Stephen Fry, and for many years he presented the weekly half-hour program Nature on BBC Radio 4. He has been writing a monthly column for BBC Wildlife magazine since 2004, is contributing editor of Wanderlust magazine, and has written more than fifty books on wildlife and conservation. He has been studying, observing, and photographing whales, dolphins, and porpoises around the world for more than three decades. Website markcarwardine.com Instagram @markcarwardine1