Whale Watcher: A Global Guide to Watching Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises in the Wild by Trevor Day, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Whale Watcher: A Global Guide to Watching Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises in the Wild

Whale Watcher: A Global Guide to Watching Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises in the Wild

by Trevor Day
     
 

A comprehensive guide to the whales of the world and where to see them.

Every year, more than four million people go whale watching, and the numbers keep growing. This beautifully illustrated guidebook will be the best handy reference for whale watchers.

All recognized species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) are described in this book.

Overview

A comprehensive guide to the whales of the world and where to see them.

Every year, more than four million people go whale watching, and the numbers keep growing. This beautifully illustrated guidebook will be the best handy reference for whale watchers.

All recognized species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) are described in this book. Stunning action photography of each is coupled with detailed information on where and when to see each species and how to identify it through behavior and physical characteristics. There are featured spreads on 40 of the most fascinating and frequently watched whales. For quick and easy identification, the families and species are organized in descending order of size, from the blue whale to the tiniest dolphins and porpoises.

The natural history and habitat of each animal is described in detail, along with the latest research on topics such as cetacean communication and social structure. There are also maps, other helpful illustrations and addresses, as well as travel tips on locations for whale watching responsibly. Also included is updated information on endangered species and conservation efforts.

Whale Watcher is the most comprehensive book for anyone planning a safe and successful watching trip.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual - Shannon Graff Hysell
Goes beyond being a 'field guide' to the various species and, instead, discusses whale watching and how to get the most out of the experience... The photographs are full-color and stunning to look at.
USA Today - Ron Schoolmeester
With warmer weather here, Trevor Day ... tells [us] where to spot the behemoths. Not to worry, though, if your summer plans are complete: There good whale-watching somewhere in the world during most any season.
Canadian Materials for Libraries (University of Ma - Elizabeth Larsen
Trevor Day ... has produced an exceptional book that will satisfy the most ardent fan of whales and whale-watching. ... Whale Watcher is both highly educational and fun to read. Highly Recommended.
The Midwest Book Review
Dramatic color action photos ... packed with the latest on not only whales but dolphines and related species, with plenty of color photographs throughout: perfect for travel and science reference collections alike!
Wildlife Conservation
Responsible watching is stressed in this comprehensive, thoughtfully assembled reference book, aimed at one of the fastest-growing tourist activities in the world.
Denver Post
Part educational guide -- with comprehensive chapters on 65 species.... and part photo album.
Wildlife Activist
Well illustrated... comprehensive... loaded with many excellent color photographs.
Canadian Association of Retired Teachers Newslette
The perfect way to plan a whale watching trip and the perfect reference to take along... Opens the door to an inspiring and unforgettable adventure.
Halifax Chronicle Herald - Jodi DeLong
Anyone who has ever seen a whale or dolphin in the wild will want to have Whale Watcher for his or her library. ...visually delicious...offers up insights.. as well as tips on responsible viewing in the wild to complement the compelling photography.
Statesman Journal (Oregon) - Dan Hays
A guide to where to go to watch whales and when they may most likely be seen.
Wavelength Magazine
A valuable resource for anyone interested in whales.... Dramatic photographs capture the magnificence and mystery of whales in the wild.... Easy for the reader to absorb information and to compare species.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554072002
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/15/2006
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
733,866
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Trevor Day is a zoologist and marine biologist, and the author of the four-volume Exploring the Ocean. He contributed 50 articles to the multi-volume encyclopedia series, Oceanography and Marine Science.

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