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Description - Whales and Dolphins of the Southern African Subregion by Peter B. Best

This book 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 W and 80 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comprehensively summarised, allowing Peter Best to give us the benefit of his extensive knowledge and of the wealth of unpublished information he has accumulated during his 40 years of studying these creatures.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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521897105
ISBN-10: 0521897106
Format: Hardback
(369mm x 241mm x 37mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter B. Best

Professor Peter B. Best is an Extraordinary Professor at the Mammal Research Institute of the University of Pretoria, where his responsibilities are to undertake original research on whales and dolphins and to train students in the field. He has been engaged in research on cetaceans in southern Africa for over 40 years, and has more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals.