Antarctic Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide - Book Review
The Antarctic has become a popular tourist destination. Last year over 80,000 people took the opportunity to cruise around the region with numbers increasing each year.
James Lowen's book is a timely guide. The paperback flexicover makes it easy and lightweight to carry around. There are hundreds of superb photographs covering 83 species of birds. Identification of the 24 species of dolphins and whales found in the regions of the Beagle Channel, the Drake Passage and the Antarctic Peninsula are also covered along with 8 species of seals.
The book is also a handy guide for people planning a trip to the region as it discusses the seasonal highlights and the best time to view the different species. 'Where to look' and 'Talking Points' also add insights about each species.
If you're planning a trip to the Antarctic make sure that you take this book with you. I certainly will.