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, Dylan Walker, Todd Pusser
     
 

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Whales and Dolphins of the North American Pacific is the most comprehensive photographic guide to the marine mammals of the North American Pacific (Baja California, Mexico to South East Alaska), covering all 38 species of cetacean (whales, dolphins and porpoises), six species of seals and sea lions, and the sea otter.

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Overview

Whales and Dolphins of the North American Pacific is the most comprehensive photographic guide to the marine mammals of the North American Pacific (Baja California, Mexico to South East Alaska), covering all 38 species of cetacean (whales, dolphins and porpoises), six species of seals and sea lions, and the sea otter.

Whales and Dolphins of the North American Pacific covers each species' key identification features and includes information on behaviour, status and distribution. Colour distribution maps and full-colour artwork accompanies the text for each species. The book's 38 remarkable colour plates depict typical views of cetaceans at sea, including images of some species never previously published.

Whales and Dolphins of the North American Pacific provides extensive information on where, when and how to go whalewatching and a guide to the best places to watch, including four accounts of outstanding days on the water. There are additional chapters on the geography, climate and oceanography of the North American Pacific.

Proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the American Cetacean Society.

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:
9781550174090
Publisher:
Harbour Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
06/11/2007
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,167,915
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.40(d)

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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