Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife (Bradt Travel Guides (Wildlife Guides) 6th Revised edition)
By: Tony Soper (author), Dafila Scott (illustrator)Paperback
Updated throughout, the 6th edition of Bradt's Antarctica: a Guide to Wildlife is the most practical guide to the flora and fauna available for those "going south". Celebrating the amazing and often unique species of this spectacular environment, the title features chapters on the region's famous whales and penguins, and also on lesser known species such as skuas and sheathbills, with full coverage of plumage and identification. Each chapter is accompanied by vibrant illustrations from Dafila Scott to help bring species to life. In the last 10 years visitors to Antarctica have trebled to 30,000, and there are now 35 tour operators visiting the region. Tony Soper's immaculate and engaging text remains the indispensible choice for the intrepid wildlife enthusiast.
Tony Soper has spent the last fifteen seasons in the Southern Ocean. As an expedition leader and ornithology lecturer on small ships, he's explored the islands and most of the continental coast of Antarctica, and has shared with visitors his enthusiasm for the extraordinary congregations and complexity of the penguins, seals and great whales which summer there Dafila Scott is an artist and zoologist, member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and 'Scott of the Antarctic's' grand-daughter.
INTRODUCTION DISCOVERY AND EXPLOITATION: Explorers, Sealers and Whalers TERRESTRIAL PLANTS AND INSECTS MARINE INVERTEBRATES FISH BIRDS Penguins Albatrosses Petrels and Shearwaters Cormorants Sheathbills Skuas Gulls Terns MAMMALS Seals Whales APPENDICES SOUTH GEORGIA, TERRESTRIAL AND FRESHWATER SPECIES THE FALKLAND ISLANDS GLOSSARY OF SNOW AND ICE GUIDELINES FOR VISITORS TO THE ANTARCTIC USEFUL WEBSITES FURTHER READING AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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6th Revised edition
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