Author(s): Tony Soper
Updated throughout, the 6th edition of Bradt's Antarctica: a Guide to Wildlife is the most practical guide to the flora and fauna available for those "going south". Celebrating the amazing and often unique species of this spectacular environment, the title features chapters on the region's famous whales and penguins, and also on lesser known species such as skuas and sheathbills, with full coverage of plumage and identification. Each chapter is accompanied by vibrant illustrations from Dafila Scott to help bring species to life. In the last 10 years visitors to Antarctica have trebled to 30,000, and there are now 35 tour operators visiting the region. Tony Soper's immaculate and engaging text remains the indispensible choice for the intrepid wildlife enthusiast.
'Most of us visiting the deep South are doing so for the first time and thirst for some authoritative guidance. Here, at last, is the book we have been waiting for.' - Sir David Attenborough 'Until you get into the groove, all penguins can look alike. This book will help you tell your chinstraps from your Adelies, while also helping you to identify flighted birds, seals, dolphins and whales. - Geographical Magazine'....I always had Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife on hand' - Sara Wheeler - Conde Nast Traveller
Tony Soper is a veteran natural-history presenter, film maker, lecturer and author. Dafila Scott is an artist and zoologist, member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and 'Scott of the Antarctic's' grand-daughter.
INTRODUCTION DISCOVERY AND EXPLOITATION: Explorers, Sealers and Whalers TERRESTRIAL PLANTS AND INSECTS
INVERTEBRATES FISH BIRDS
Petrels and Shearwaters Cormorants Sheathbills Skuas Gulls Terns
MAMMALS Seals Whales
APPENDICES SOUTH GEORGIA, TERRESTRIAL AND FRESHWATER SPECIES
THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
GLOSSARY OF SNOW AND ICE
GUIDELINES FOR VISITORS TO THE ANTARCTIC
AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS