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The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife

Birds & Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent


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The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife
Uitgavedatum 2008



2008 | Princeton University Press | 9780691136660
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This is a fully updated new edition of the award-winning "Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife," the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the birds and marine mammals of the vast and beautiful Antarctic region. Covering Antarctica, the southern ocean, and the subantarctic islands, this unique guide illustrates all of the region's breeding birds and mammals with some 920 color photographs and illustrations, including 300 new photographs. It features 128 color distribution maps and up-to-date species accounts that expertly detail abundance, seasonal status, and conservation prospects. The volume also covers numerous nonbreeding species, migrants, and vagrants, and the sections on albatrosses and petrels have been fully revised to make them current with the latest taxonomic knowledge. Regional chapters describe all of the subantarctic islands, in addition to most of the regularly visited sites in Antarctica, and are accompanied by maps and photographs of each area.