Britain's Sea Mammals

Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, and Seals and Where to Find Them

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Author: Jon Dunn,Robert Still,Hugh Harrop

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400844967

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 9898

Britain's Sea Mammals is the essential field guide to all the sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain. The book features more than 100 stunning photographs and close to 40 detailed and beautiful illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying special attention to the 14 species most readily seen and most likely to be encountered. Factoring in behavior and locations, introductory chapters look at sea mammal biology and ecology, and how, when, and where these creatures can be spotted. Species accounts highlight key identification characteristics and include information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution. Handy and informative, Britain's Sea Mammals is the ideal guide to sea mammal watching in the United Kingdom. The only guide that focuses on the 34 species of sea mammal recorded in Britain, particularly the 14 most readily seen species More than 100 photos and almost 40 illustrations highlight species, their behavior, and locations Introductory chapters explore how, when, and where to look for sea mammals Species accounts highlight key identification features, including information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution

A Summer of British Wildlife

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Author: James Lowen

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770094

Category: Wildlife watching

Page: 256

View: 7287

Winner of the Travel Media Awards 'Travel Guide Book of the Year' award 2016. This original and colourful guide to British summer wildlife experiences is packaged into daily suggestions for what, when, where and how to see the best of British summer wildlife. For both the experienced wildlife tourist and the novice, the suggestions criss-cross England, Scotland and Wales, complete with inspiring itineraries, engaging descriptions, detailed directions and tips on how to find, identify and enjoy British animals, butterflies, birds and plants. Each entry gives an informative and inspiring suggestion focusing on up to four species, with full-colour photography and a helpful box covering practicalities such as grid references, useful websites, access arrangements to specific sites, flexibility details such as flight periods for butterflies or flowering weeks for orchids, and alternative sites to make viewing possible if you don't live near the suggested site but want to view the suggested species. From delicate orchids to gargantuan basking sharks, from seabird skyscrapers to ostentatious otters, this is the only guide of its type to offer full details of how to get the most out of British summer wildlife-watching.

Concise Seashore Wildlife Guide

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Author: Bloomsbury

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147291841X

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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This mini guide covers almost 180 species that live in the area between land and sea called the intertidal, or littoral, zone. It includes all the most common molluscs, crustaceans, seaweeds, fishes, spiny creatures such as starfishes and sea urchins, mammals and many other species found here, and is invaluable for anyone wanting to find out more about the fascinating shells and other objects they may pick up on our shores. All the species are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks, and a concise written account for each covers size, general description, habitat, ecology, and distribution in Britain and the near Continent. The easy-to-follow layouts and beautiful artworks aid quick and accurate identification, making this guide an indispensable reference in the field as well as at home. Sandra Doyle, Bridgette James, Denys Ovenden, Melanie Perkins, Helen Senior and Lyn Wells painted the illustrations.

Wildlife Forensic Investigation

Principles and Practice

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Author: John E. Cooper,Margaret E. Cooper

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482210037

Category: Law

Page: 770

View: 8946

Wildlife forensics is the application of forensic science to the conservation and protection of non-domesticated animals, both in the wild and in captivity. Providing an in-depth introduction to this rapidly evolving field, Wildlife Forensic Investigation: Principles and Practice also chronicles aspects of the history of management, conservation, and environmental protection, with an emphasis on their global importance in the twenty-first century. The book examines the crucial role of wildlife forensic investigation with regard to live animals, dead animals and samples and covers national, regional, and international legislation. While the text particularly focuses on forensic science as it relates to wild animals, it also includes mention of plants and habitats because of their relevance to conservation. The book discusses animal welfare as well as the damage that can be inflicted on humans and property by wildlife. Offering access to sound evidence based on good science and obtained using the best available practices, the book is enhanced by case studies from experts who describe some of their own work. This resource is essential for those involved in a range of endeavours, including investigating wildlife crime, identifying animal remains, ascertaining the circumstances of death of wild species, and other legal proceedings and activities concerning wildlife. The forensic skills described in this book can be applied to a wide range of activities (not necessarily involving the legal process), including environmental impact assessments, insurance claims, governmental and other enquiries, checking of trading standards and the inspection of (for instance) pet-shops, animal boarding establishments, and zoological collections. The authors point out that one of the most important requirements of those persons involved in wildlife forensic work is to retain an open mind. Such personnel should also be conscious of new developments and evolving techniques and be able to anticipate situations where their investigative and scientific skills might be used to advantage—so-called "horizon scanning". Examples of these are given.

Pocket Guide to Whales, Dolphins and other Marine Mammals

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Author: Frances Dipper

Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 1786036746

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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From the killer whale to the bottlenose dolphin, learn everything you ever wanted to know about marine mammals in this handy pocket-sized guide. Written by a natural history expert, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all the families of marine mammals. Featuring well-loved creatures including whales, dolphins, porpoises, narwhals, otters, seals and even polar bears, it's the perfect introduction to life under the sea for young animal lovers. Get reading and then take your book out into the wild.

Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals of the World

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Author: Hadoram Shirihai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aquatic mammals

Page: 384

View: 5601

Presents full-color photographs and illustrations of a wide variety of whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals around the world; and contains information on their habitats, physical characteristics, and behaviors.

Complete British Animals

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Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 3917

This photographic field guide to all mammals, reptiles and amphibians in Britain, including all the common domestic animals, is a comprehensive guide to identification of species. Each animal has two pages of coverage, containing detailed information, maps, numerous photographs, observation tips, and information about its habitat, tracks, and natural history.

The British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

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Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

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Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts

Page: N.A

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Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Science and technology

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Author: Albert John Walford,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 687

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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.

Mesolithic Northern England

Environment, Population and Settlement

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Author: Penny Spikins

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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Study addressing the idea of gradual population increase focussing on northern England, and also examining issues such as resource exploitation and settlement patterns. The author models the changing environment of northern England using GIS and discusses possible human adaptations to these changes and the implications for the concept of gradual population increase.

Marine Mammals of British Columbia

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Author: John Kb Ford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780772667342

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 4889

Marine mammals spend all or most of their lives in ocean waters. In Marine Mammals of British Columbia, John Ford distills the latest information on 31 species that live in or visit BC waters: 25 whales, dolphins and porpoises; 5 seals and sea lions; and the sea otter. He discusses their general biology, including how they feed, communicate and reproduce. Then he describes each species and summarizes information on distribution, habitat, social organization, conservation status and much more. The book includes identification keys, colour illustrations of animals and drawings of skulls. Maps show the sightings for each species in BC, and colour photographs help to identify species and show aspects of behaviour. Marine Mammals of British Columbia is volume 6 of the Royal BC Museum's The Mammals of British Columbia series. It is an indispensable field guide and reference book for naturalists, boaters and anyone interested in sea life.

Wild Mammals of North America

Biology, Management, and Conservation

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Author: George A. Feldhamer,Bruce C. Thompson,Joseph A. Chapman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801874161

Category: Nature

Page: 1216

View: 7859

"An essential for any professional in the areas of wildlife management or biology, and of great value to anyone interested in the life histories of North American mammals." -- Northeastern Naturalist

Wildlife of the North Atlantic

A Cruising Guide

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Author: Tony Soper,Dan Powell

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622583

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 414

The latest edition to Tony Soper's successful wildlife series, North Atlantic: A Guide to the Wildlife, is beautifully illustrated throughout with watercolour paintings by renowned wildlife artist Dan Powell. This full-colour guide covers the surface wildlife that inhabits the waters of the North Atlantic. As a practical guide, it's an ideal companion for anyone at sea or exploring the coast between Brittany and the British Isles, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and Maine. Sail the region and experience the company of gannets, fulmars, pigeons, leaping dolphins and sociable seals. As a souvenir, it is the perfect book to bring back memories of the birds, whales and other marine life to whom these waters are home.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.