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    DescriptionSouth Georgia is rich in wildlife and spectacular scenery, and it is a prime destination spot on most Antarctic tours. This beautifully illustrated field guide depicts the birds, mammals, insects, flowering plants, and other vegetation found in this unique part of the world. It features 368 full-color photographs of more than 180 species, including 65 species of birds, 20 species of sea mammals, nearly 60 species of insects, and more than 40 species of flowering and nonflowering plants. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, with information on status, behavior, threats, and distribution. This one-of-a-kind photographic guide also includes introductory chapters on South Georgia's geography, climate, ecology, and conservation. This title features 368 photos of more than 180 species. It covers birds, sea mammals, insects, and plants. It provides detailed species accounts. It includes chapters on geography, climate, ecology, and conservation. This is the only photographic field guide to focus specifically on South Georgia.


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    Title
    A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Burton, By (author) John Croxall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691156613
    ISBN 10: 0691156611
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    DC22: 598
    LC classification: QH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 97
    BISAC V2.8: NAT017000, NAT043000
    Abridged Dewey: 590
    BISAC V2.8: NAT004000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT001000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTASG
    BISAC V2.8: TRV026020, NAT026000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MTASG
    DC23: 591.99712
    BISAC region code: 5.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: WNC, WTHC, WNCB, WNP
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    368 color illus.
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    26 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Author Information
    Robert Burton is a natural history writer and Antarctic tour lecturer. He first visited South Georgia in 1964 and later studied albatrosses at the British Antarctic Survey research station at Bird Island. John Croxall studied seabirds and seals at South Georgia for the British Antarctic Survey for three decades, retiring in 2006. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a trustee of the South Georgia Heritage Trust.
    Review quote
    "Even if you have no intention of ever traveling to South Georgia, this book is worth reading. The descriptions of the territory's birds, seals, whales, introduced mammals, invertebrates, and plants are written within the framework of the conversationist, so it is more than a field guide, it is a record of endangered wildlife and the efforts being made to protect it... I do recommend A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia as a book that is informative and enjoyable, a photographic and textual tour of a magical place filled with fantastical creatures that are far from mythic."--Donna Schulman, 10,000 Birds "A true guide to wildlife... This guide will open the eyes of even the most single-minded fan of the feathered to the richness and complexity of this most spectacular of the subantarctic islands."--Rick Wright, ABA Blog "Cruising way down south this winter? Planning a trip to South America, Antarctica or South Georgia island? Wherever you're cruising in the southern hemisphere, don't leave home without your wildlife guide. Pack A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia in your luggage, and you'll instantly be able to tell a macaroni penguin from a rockhopper penguin."--Ginger Dingus, Examiner.com "[A]n excellent guide that includes lots of really nice photographs of the island's wildlife."--FHB, Wildlife Activist "This is an excellent book and recommended for all visitors."--Keith Betton, Birding World "This guide, designed for tourists, is the only one of its kind. Brief introductions on geology, topography, climate, history, and conservation efforts lay the groundwork for an impressive photographic guide."--Choice