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Author Best, P. B.

Title Whales and dolphins of the Southern African subregion / Peter B. Best ; illustrations by Pieter A. Folkens
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  599.50968 Bes/Wad  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 338 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits, ; 31 cm
Contents Family Balaenidae -- Family Neobalaenidae -- Family Balaenopteridae -- Family Physeteridae -- Family Kogiidae -- Family Ziphiidae -- Family Delphinidae -- Family Phocoenidae
Provides comprehensive accounts of the 51 cetacean species recorded in the oceanic region from the equator to Antarctica
Summary "Whales and Dolphins of the Southern African Subregion is the first stand-alone and definitive account of the cetaceans of the oceanic region from the equator to Antarctica, and between the longitudes of 20[degree] W and 80[degree] E - a region that includes almost two-thirds of the world's marine cetacean species." "In the fascinating accounts of 51 species of whales and dolphins (and one porpoise), information for this region is comprehensively summarised, allowing Peter Best to give us the benefit of his extensive knowledge and of the wealth of unpublished information he has accumulated during his 40 years of studying these creatures." "Approximately 100 illustrations have been created in colour for this book by world-renowned marine mammal illustrator Pieter Folkens. Colour photographs of the living animal portray the 'jizz' of each species and specific coloration or behavioural features."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 291-326. - Includes index
Subject Cetacea -- Africa, Southern.
Cetacea -- Antarctic Ocean.
Cetacea -- Indian Ocean.
Cetacea -- South Atlantic Ocean.
Dolphins -- Antarctic Ocean.
Dolphins -- South Atlantic Ocean.
Whales -- Antarctic Ocean.
Whales -- South Atlantic Ocean.
Author Folkens, Pieter A.
LC no. 2008556805
ISBN 0521897106 (hbk.)
9780521897105 (hbk.)