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Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife
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Tony Soper Dafila Scott
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Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife

Tony Soper Dafila Scott


9781784770914

Bradt Publications


Wildlife: general interest;
Travel & holiday guides


Paperback

160 pages

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Updated throughout, the 7th 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. Tony Soper's immaculate and engaging text remains the indispensible choice for the intrepid wildlife enthusiast.

Antarctica's wildlife is under threat. The Southern Ocean is warming and the most obvious effect is on the continental ice shelves. Spectacular retreats and monster carvings from the west coast of the peninsula have been seen in recent decades. Less ice means fewer krill, which depend on the ice-edge for the algae which nourish them. In turn, this will impact on seal and whale numbers. In the case of penguins, while kings and macaronis, for instance, are doing well, the magnificently adapted and truly Antarctic species, Adélies and emperors, are in decline. In the case of emperors, maybe by as much as 50%.

Bradt's Antarctica not only helps you to identify and understand species and habitats, it also explains the issues faced by this extraordinary continent, regarded by many as one of the most precious places on the planet.

By:   Tony Soper
Illustrated by:   Dafila Scott
Imprint:   Bradt Publications
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   7th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   286g
ISBN:   9781784770914
ISBN 10:   1784770914
Series:   Bradt Travel Guides (Wildlife Guides)
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product

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

Tony Soper was first bowled over by Antarctica when he sailed the furious fifties as lecturer in the pioneer tourist vessel World Discoverer in 1992. After upgrading his ship job to become Expedition Leader for subsequent seasons, sailing in Russian research vessels, designed for work in ice-infested coasts and manned by men with unrivalled experience of ice navigation. Dafila Scott is an artist and zoologist, member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and 'Scott of the Antarctic's' grand-daughter.


'Here, at last, is the book we have been waiting for.' Sir David Attenborough 'Recommended reading' Wanderlust Travel Magazine

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