Whales, Dolphins and Seals – a field guide to Marine Mammals of the world. 

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       November 26, 2014


Author  Hadoram Shirihai: Brett Jarrett

Distributor:       Booktopia/Amazon 
ISBN:                 978-0-7136-7037-0
Publisher:         A&C Black London/Bloomsbury
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This is the third reprint of this stunning inventory of marine mammals and it is very easy to understand why the book is so very popular.

Not only is it a field guide that can be used by scientists and amateur marine enthusiast it can also be used a complete reference guide in so many diverse avenues such as the classroom, university and home.

Beautifully illustrated both with the medium of superb marine photography and finely detailed artworks for every known species, coupled with an easy to understand section titled “How to Use this Book” ensures there is something for everyone, young and not so young, among the pages.

Each species comes with the identification details, sex, age variation and common and scientific names.


Detailed history of marine mammals, conservation programs, endangered species and location maps makes this one book you should tuck into your rucksack when you head out to do a spot of whale watching or dolphin spotting at many of the easy to reach locations indicated worldwide.