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  • The World of the Polar Bear31% OFF
    The World of the Polar Bear by Norbert Rosing

    A photographic account of the life of the king of bears as witnessed by the author during his numerous trips to Churchill in northern Canada. Colour photos 176pp 1996

    Hardback £19.99 RRP: £29.00Buy Now
  • Whales & Dolphins of the North American Pacific44% OFF
    Whales & Dolphins of the North American… by Dylan Walker et al.

    Provides detailed information on all 39 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, 6 species of seals and sealions and the Sea Otter found in the waters between Baja California in Mexico and South East Alaska. Sections on behaviour and where, when and how to go whale watching.

    Paperback £9.95 RRP: £17.95Buy Now
  • Whales and Other Marine Mammals of British Columbia and Alaska
    Whales and Other Marine Mammals of… by Tamara Eder

    Full colour guide to the whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions and other aquatic mammals of the Pacific coast. Tips for spotting whales, sections on whales myths, whaling, evolution, biology and behaviour. 160pp. 2001

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    308 species illustrated in 345 full colour photographs. Species are keyed to shape andcolour plus a further track key. Distribution maps, 745pp. 1996
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  • Bears: A Year in the Life
    Bears: A Year in the Life by Matthias Breiter

    Takes us on a fascinating journey through an entire year in the life of the northern hemisphere's great bears - the Black Bear, the Brown Bear and the Polar Bear. Beginning in February when the bears wake from hibernation and give birth, we observe the mating game, the fight for survival and scenes of play until the return of winter, when the need to hibernate begins the cycle again.

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  • Moose
    Moose by Kevin Jackson

    The moose is a fascinating but elusive animal of the north and its little known natural history is the focus of this book. Explains the moose's behaviour, evolution, diet and its natural environments around the world. Jackson considers why the moose is really an elk and an elk is a wapiti and discusses the controversy behind the naming of the Irish Elk.

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  • Polar Bears: The Natural History of a Threatened Species
    Polar Bears: The Natural History of a… by Ian Stirling

    The Polar Bear is an iconic species that is severely threatened by global warming. Looks in detail at their biology and ecology in a readable yet scientifically comprehensive way. Covers all aspects of their lives and distribution.

    Paperback £25.00 Buy Now
  • How the Dog Became the Dog; From Wolves to Our Best Friends
    How the Dog Became the Dog; From Wolves… by Mark Derr

    The domestic dog's descent from the wolf is an accepted part of evolution, but the question of how the wolf became the dog has remained a mystery, and the subject of myth and legend. This title shows that the dog's domestication was both a biological and cultural process. At the end of the last Ice Age the first dogs emerged with their human companions from refuge against the cold. It was only in the eighteenth century that humans began to exercise full control of dog reproduction, life and death, to complete the domestication of the wolf, begun so long ago.

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  • Polar Bears: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior
    Polar Bears: A Complete Guide to Their… by Andrew E Derocher

    Through informative and engaging language, Derocher carefully explains the sea ice ecosystem that is essential to the survival of polar bears. He addresses the threat of global warming to the Arctic, home to polar bears for tens of thousands of years, and describes in detail their feeding habits, distribution, den ecology, and reproduction.

    Hardback £21.00 Buy Now
  • Princeton Field Guides: Mammals of North America
    Princeton Field Guides: Mammals of… by Rowland W Kays, Don E Wilson

    Covers all the 462 mammals found in North America and Canada. Includes species lists.

    Paperback £14.95 Buy Now
  • A Complete Guide to Arctic Wildlife
    A Complete Guide to Arctic Wildlife by Richard Sale

    Contains in-depth sections on the geology and geography of the area, climate, ecology, species diversity and biogeography, a review of of the peoples of the Arctic and a discussion of the impact of human activity on this fragile environment.

    Hardback £40.00 Buy Now
  • Marmots in the Mist
    Marmots in the Mist by Paul Wetton

    This short 50 minute film shows footage of flowers, insects, birds and mammals captured whilst searching for butterflies. The story begins along the flood plain of the Rhone Valley at an altitude of around 400 metres before ascending through wooded uplands to the snow line on craggy mountainsides at altitudes in excess of 2500 metres. DVD Video, approx. 50 mins running time.

    DVD £9.95 Buy Now
  • Peterson Field Guide MAMMALS of North America
    Peterson Field Guide MAMMALS of North… by Fiona A Reid
    The most comprehensive, in-depth, and current guide to North American mammals. Colour and black and white illustrations, maps, 579pp, 4th edition 2006
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    'Gone Whaling' is a quest. After seeing a sensual, weathered cedar carving of an orca intertwined with a human being, the author sets off for the Pacific Northwest, travelling from aquariums to the wind blown straits of the Queen Charlotte Islands. He encounters scientists and mystics, and from each perspective gleans insight into the essence of the orca and our relationship to the natural world. 223pp. 1996 edition
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    SEALS by Sheila Anderson, Guy Troughton
    A life history of one of our most familiar marine mammals including up-to-date information on the mystery epidemic which affected them in the 1980s. Sheila Anderson works for the Sea Mammal Research Unit. 50 line illustrations 128pp 1990.
    Hardback £9.99 Buy Now
  • SEASONS OF THE WHALE: Riding the Currents of the North Atlantic
    SEASONS OF THE WHALE: Riding the… by Erich Hoyt
    A chronicle of a year in the life of around a dozen humpback right and blue whales as they move through their migration and breeding cycles in the North Atlantic Ocean. In their travels they encounter both predator and prey, toxic waste, oil slicks and fishing nets and their activities are recorded in more than 75 colour photographs, 104pp. 1990
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  • SEASONS OF THE WHALE: Riding the Currents of the North Atlantic
    SEASONS OF THE WHALE: Riding the… by Hoyt, Erich
    Paperback £11.99 Buy Now
    A very useful guide covering the Gulf of Maine and eastern Canada with revised species accounts of 22 species of whales and porpoises and 7 species of seals. It also includes sea turtles, basking shark and ocean sunfish. Full ID information with details of tour operators. Black and white photographs and drawings, maps, 316pp. 1993 Revised Edition
    Paperback £15.50 Buy Now
  • CARIBOU: Wanderer of the Tundra
    CARIBOU: Wanderer of the Tundra by Robin Walker
    With stunning photographs the author follows the perpetual motion of the caribou gaining distinctive insights as bulls cows and calves in singles and in herds move across the Northern landscape. Text illuminates the life cycle of the caribou and relationships with man are explored particularly the longstanding Native American connections. 80 colour photographs 80pp. 2000
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  • DISAPPEARING GIANTS: The North Atlantic Right Whale
    DISAPPEARING GIANTS: The North Atlantic… by Scott D Kraus, Kenneth Mallory
    The North Atlantic Right Whale is the most endangered large whale in the oceans today. Fewer tha 350 are left in their breeding and feeding grounds, which extends from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico. For over 900 years whalers from Europe and the Americas have hunted almost to extinction. By 1935 some scientists suspected that there were fewer than 100 left in the North Atlantic Ocean. This book describes and illustrates an ongoing story of science and rediscovery, of survival and protection and of research, without which we cannot hope to protect the Right Whale's habitat in the Atlantic. Colour photographs, 48pp. 2003
    Hardback £5.95 Buy Now
  • Ice Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear
    Ice Bear: A Natural and Unnatural… by Kieran Mulvaney

    Ice Bear is the definitive account of an iconic species: its life, its past, and its uncertain future. These beautiful bears are creatures of paradox: Arctic residents whose major problem is not staying warm, but keeping cool. They begin life in a snowdrift; at birth they weigh just twenty ounces. Fully grown, they become massive predators that can walk almost silently, ten feet in length and close to 2,000 pounds. Wandering thousands of miles over the course of a year, they are, above all, creatures of the ice. Without sea ice and the life it supports, polar bears cannot survive. Colour plates, 251pp. 2012

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now

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