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Antarctica Wildlife 5th (Bradt Guides) Paperback – September 24, 2008

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‘Few people can claim to be thoroughly familiar with Antarctic wildlife.  Most of us visiting the deep south are doing so for the first time and thirst for some authoritative guidance.  Here, at last, is the book we have been waiting for.’

Sir David Attenborough

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The storm-tossed Southern Ocean and the inhospitable landscape of Antarctica combine to form one of the last true wildernesses on earth. They are also home to vast numbers of animals, from the tiny shrimps of the zooplankton to the penguins, albatrosses, seals and great whales for which this extraordinary region is justly famed. In this fully revised edition of Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife, Dafila Scott's sensitive illustrations combine with Tony Soper's lively text to create a unique guide and a book that will give lasting pleasure. Whether you are a dedicated naturalist or an expedition member in search of a deeper understanding of the continent, this is the ideal companion.
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Product Details

  • Series: Bradt Guides
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 5th edition (September 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841622389
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841622385
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #810,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By FrancesM on March 5, 2001
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I bought this book in preparation for a trip 'South' in December 1999/January 2000 and it was an extremely useful guide to wildlife in general but especially good for penguin information. The drawings by an ancestor of Robert F. Scott's are lifelike, and engaging art as well. The brief summaries of natural and exploration history are accessible and informative. If you are looking for a portable guide to peninsular wildlife get the book--you won't regret it.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 13, 1998
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If you are visiting the Antarctic Peninsula and nearby islands, this guide is a good field guide to identifying, and learning about, the most common Antarctic fauna you will experience, including birds, mammals and cetaceans. (It is not a comprehensive guide for htose desiring in depth information and identification of every species.) José Kirchner
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By trystan on July 2, 2005
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This has got to be the single best guide to Antarctica's unusual wildlife. Everything is covered here, from Gentoo Penguins to Crab-Eater Seals (which don't actually eat crabs). Beautiful illustrations make it easy to identify birds & other animals while your out on the ice. If you're going to the White Continent, you'll want to stash this little book in your daypack. This book was useful when my husband & I visited the Antarctic peninsula, which we chronicle in our DVD "T&T's Real Travels in Antarctica" (also available on amazon.com).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 7, 2005
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The price tag may seem steep for the fourth edition of this 144-page paperback - but where else are you going to find details on the wildlife of Antarctica, tailored as a take-along tote for the Antarctica-bound traveler? Color drawings by Dafila Scott accompany nature history descriptions of each creature and discussions of identification specific to Antarctica, from contending with visibility factors to seasonal identification features. Antarctica: A Guide To The Wildlife is a unique and strongly recommended "take-along" handbook essential for any Antarctica-bound traveler.
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