Monday, February 20, 2012
Book Review: Antarctic Wildlife: a Visitor's Guide
I've been a bit behind on book reviews lately. I have a backlog of books still needing work.
This was one that I thought people might find somewhat interesting.
James Lowen is a naturalist guide for Polar Star Expiditions. In the introduction, he writes: "On my first trip to Antarctica, I yearned for a compact, portable book detailing the region's wildlife."
Finding no such book, Mr Lowen undertook the task of writing one. The result was this visitor's guide.
Everything you need for a trip to the Antarctic is contained within this book. Not just birds, but also mammals from Whales to Sea Lions with detail on where they can be found and how to identify them, along with some interesting information about them. With this guide, multiple field guides are combined into one small package with beautiful photographs, excellent, detailed text and coverage of most of the regular places that cruise ships visit.
I could say more, but there really is little I could say without having the book right in front of you. You really just need to read it. ;)
"Antarctic Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide" can be found online or in stores for around $23.