Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises of the World

by Mark Carwardine

Mark Carwardine’s new encyclopaedic guide to the whales, dolphins and porpoises of the world raises the bar for marine field guides yet again.

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Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises of the World

by Mark Carwardine

The much anticipated new Handbook of Whales Dolphins and Porpoises by Mark Carwardine arrived earlier this year and so many of my friends and colleagues purchased a copy immediately. That has to be testament to the high regard that Mr Carwardine is held within both conservation circles and the whale watching industry. His previous handbook was ...

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A Whale for the Killing

by Farley Mowat

Despite being a book firmly set at a specific point in the history of Newfoundland, I can’t shake the feeling, when I read Farley Mowat’s, A Whale for the Killing, that a retrospective analysis lends itself to a deeper understanding of Mowat’s tale. Published in 1972 about an event that happened in 1968, there is plenty to date it when read ...

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The Man Who Planted Trees

by Jean Giono

The main character of Giono’s book is Elzeard Bouffier, a shepherd who plants trees day after day, year after year, in an arid, barren Provencal landscape. Starting with thousands of acorns he essentially re-wilds his whole area, with no thought for self gain, completely unaware of the tribulations that the outside world have imposed upon ...

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