Wildlife of the North Atlantic: A Cruising Guide

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2008 - Nature - 176 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Invertebrates
7
Fish
15
Turtles
20
Birds
22
Divers
30
Tubenoses
32
Gannets cormorants
43
Skuas
69
Gulls
79
Terns
97
Auks
103
Doves
125
Seals
128
Whales
137
Further reading
170

Seaducks
53
Raptors
60
Waders
66
Index
174
Author Illustrator Acknowledgements
175
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Tony Soper has written over a dozen books on birds and other natural history topics, including Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife. Nowadays, he leads expeditions in small ships in search of ocean-going seabirds, whales and the wildlife of remote islands. Dan Powell is a full-time wildlife artist best known for his studies of birds. He is also the illustrator of The Arctic: A Guide to Coastal Wildlife. In 1996, he received the British Birds' award for Bird Illustrator of the Year.

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