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Whales and Dolphins of the North American Pacific: Including Seals and Other Marine Mammals
     

Whales and Dolphins of the North American Pacific: Including Seals and Other Marine Mammals

by Graeme Cresswell
 

This is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the marine mammals of the North American Pacific (from Baja California in Mexico to southeast Alaska), featuring stunning color photographs of all 39 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, as well as 6 species of seals and sea lions, and the sea otter.

  • Provides detailed information on all 39

Overview

This is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the marine mammals of the North American Pacific (from Baja California in Mexico to southeast Alaska), featuring stunning color photographs of all 39 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, as well as 6 species of seals and sea lions, and the sea otter.

  • Provides detailed information on all 39 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, the 6 species of seals and sea lions, and the sea otter, focusing on identification, behavior, and distribution
  • Includes 45 remarkable color plates showing typical views of marine mammals as most people see them—from land or from a boat. These have been produced using the latest digital image technology, and include photographs of some species that have never before been published
  • Features a comprehensive section on behavior, packed with amazing photographs, which aims to help the reader get more out of their whale-watching experience than ever before
  • Also includes detailed sections on where, when, and how to go whale watching, and four accounts by leading experts of outstanding days on the water
  • Easy-to-use format helps whale-watchers identify any species they encounter, whether they are a beginner or an expert

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A wonderful selection of color photos of the ever-interesting sea mammals. It's a quick identification manual that all our tourist whale watchers should have. A great chance to look at the creatures that abound in our local waters."—Ron MacIsaac, Lower Island News

"Filled with extensive information on each species' key identification features, behaviour and status . . . this comprehensive book is teeming with beautiful illustrations that capture the magic of these fascinating creatures."—Michelle LeBaron, Shared Vision Media

"This concise but comprehensive guide to marine mammals is packed with well-organised information, and lavishly illustrated with color photographs, charts and illustrations."—Diana Mumford, Wavelength Magazine

"This is a book you can use over and over again. . . . It was researched by passionate experts, photographed by gifted artists, and organised by a mastermind. . . . [I]ndispensable."—Catherin Dook, Boat Journal

Lower Island News
A wonderful selection of color photos of the ever-interesting sea mammals. It's a quick identification manual that all our tourist whale watchers should have. A great chance to look at the creatures that abound in our local waters.
— Ron MacIsaac
Shared Vision Media
Filled with extensive information on each species' key identification features, behaviour and status . . . this comprehensive book is teeming with beautiful illustrations that capture the magic of these fascinating creatures.
— Michelle LeBaron
Wavelength Magazine
This concise but comprehensive guide to marine mammals is packed with well-organised information, and lavishly illustrated with color photographs, charts and illustrations.
— Diana Mumford
Boat Journal
This is a book you can use over and over again. . . . It was researched by passionate experts, photographed by gifted artists, and organised by a mastermind. . . . [I]ndispensable.
— Catherin Dook
Lower Island News - Ron MacIsaac
A wonderful selection of color photos of the ever-interesting sea mammals. It's a quick identification manual that all our tourist whale watchers should have. A great chance to look at the creatures that abound in our local waters.
Shared Vision Media - Michelle LeBaron
Filled with extensive information on each species' key identification features, behaviour and status . . . this comprehensive book is teeming with beautiful illustrations that capture the magic of these fascinating creatures.
Wavelength Magazine - Diana Mumford
This concise but comprehensive guide to marine mammals is packed with well-organised information, and lavishly illustrated with color photographs, charts and illustrations.
Boat Journal - Catherin Dook
This is a book you can use over and over again. . . . It was researched by passionate experts, photographed by gifted artists, and organised by a mastermind. . . . [I]ndispensable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903657058
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Pages:
216

Meet the Author

Graeme Cresswell is a conservation advisor with a longstanding interest in marine wildlife and an accomplished photographer specializing in marine mammals, and a founding member of Organisation Cetacea (ORCA). Cresswell works with WILDGuides, a non-profit publishing organization with a commitment to supporting wildlife conservation.

Dylan Walker is a professional field naturalist, conservationist and author with a passion for the marine environment, particularly whales and dolphins.
He works with WILDGuides, a non-profit publishing organization with a commitment to supporting wildlife conservation.

Todd Pusser is a biologist and wildlife photographer whose marine photography has been published in BBC Wildlife, National Wildlife and many other publications throughout the UK and North America. Pusser works with WILDGuides, a non-profit publishing organization with a commitment to supporting wildlife conservation.

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