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Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (Smithsonian Handbooks)by Mark Carwardine
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The clearest recognition guides available Authoritative text, detailed illustrations, and a systematic approach make this the most comprehensive pocket guide to cetaceans of the world. Packed with more than 900 illustrations, the Smithsonian Handbook of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises is designed to enable you to recognize each species quickly and easily. Illustrated Encyclopedic Approach: Expertly written and thoroughly revised, each entry combines a precise description with annotated illustrations to highlight the chief characteristics and distinguishing features of each whale, dolphin, and porpoise. Additional illustrations to highlight the chief characteristics and distinguishing features of each whale, dolphin, and porpoise. Additional illustrations show the animals "in action" and depict other forms and color variations. Maps show the distribution of every species, while color-coded bands provide at-a-glance facts. Identification Made Easy: For beginners and established enthusiasts alike, this handbook explains where in the world to look for cetaceans, how to find them, how to tell one species from another, and how to interpret their different forms of behavior. A visual color key at the front of the book aids immediate identification in the wild, then guides you to the detailed species entry.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255) and index.
Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
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