Antarctica: a Guide to the Wildlife

Antarctica: a Guide to the Wildlife

Paperback Bradt Travel Guide Antarctica Wildlife

By (author) Dafila Scott, By (author) Tony Soper

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  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 224mm x 10mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 24 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 1841622389
  • ISBN 13: 9781841622385
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 160pp colour photos & 2 maps
  • Sales rank: 393,769

Product description

Bradt's fully illustrated wildlife guides focus on regions of the world particularly celebrated for their amazing and often unique species. With spectacular photography or exclusive watercolour drawings throughout, each visitors' guide provides an introduction to the region's principal flora and fauna alongside suggested wildlife itineraries, practical information on when to go and what to take and photography tips. Written in a deliberately engaging way, they offer something different from dry field guides, and will appeal to the interested layman as much as the wildlife devotee. Ideal as a lightweight companion to any wildlife trip they also make a handsome souvenir. This is a superbly illustrated and attractive new edition of this traveller's companion to the wildlife of the Antarctic wilderness. Dafila Scott's illustrations provide the perfect accompaniment to naturalist Tony Soper's immaculate text. This guide provides full coverage of plumage and identification, breeding and nesting, feeding and the best locations to observe the varied species to be found in Antarctica.

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Author information

Tony Soper is a veteran natural-history presenter, film maker, lecturer and author. Dafila Scott is an artist and zoologist, member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and 'Scott of the Antarctic's' grand-daughter.

Review quote

'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 'Sensational! The most concise and accurate account on the market.' Peter Harrison, top ornithologist 'For anyone Antarctica-bound, this is the book. Tony Soper's facts and Dafila Scott's drawings cover the essentials of all the living things you will see and introduce the drama of the stage itself.' Keith Shackleton 'Until you get into the groove, all penguins can look alike. This book will help you tell your chinstraps from your Adelies, while also helping you to identify flighted birds, seals, dolphins and whales. Geographical Magazine '...I always had Antarctica : A Guide to the Wildlife on hand' Sara Wheeler - Conde Nast Traveller

Table of contents

(1) Introduction (2) Discovery and Exploitation: Explorers, Sealers and Whalers (3) Terrestrial Plants and Insects (4) Marine Invertebrates (5) Fish (6) Birds: Penguins (7) Albatrosses (8) Petrels and Shearwaters (9) Storm-petrels (10) Diving-petrels (11) Cormorants (12) Sheathbills (13) Skuas (14) Gulls (15) Terns (16) Birds of South Georgia (17) Mammals: Seals (18) Whales (19) Glossary of Snow and Ice (20) Code of Conduct for Visitors to the Antarctic (21) Useful Websites and Addresses (22) Index (23) Author, Illustrator, Acknowledgements