Although I haven't seen a copy yet, it is exciting to learn that the second edition of this outstanding guide has just been released by A&C Black and Princeton University Press. The publishers blurb and past communications with Hadoram lead me to believe that this is a significant revision (not just cosmetic) with hundreds of new photographs. The hefty tome describes the breeding birds and marine mammals of Antarctica, the Southern Ocean, and the numerous subantarctic islands. There are also numerous maps and descriptions of the geography and history of the region as it relates to the wildlife. A perfect companion to any voyage south!
I am really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of the new edition and will review the changes in a future TOWBS posting.
You can see my brief overview of the first edition on OceanWanderers.com.
Title: The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife:Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean (Second Edition).
Author: Hadoram Shirihai.
Illustrator: Brett Jarrett.
Hardback, 544 pages, 7 x 10, 920 color illus. 128 maps.
Retail Price: US$55.00 (Princeton), £35.00 (A&C Black).