Whale and dolphin books

Mark is a renowned whale expert and has written umpteen books on cetaceans over the years – including the handbook Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (now out of print), which was one of the best-selling natural history books of all time. Here are his three most recent titles.

Mark Carwardine’s Guide to Whale Watching in Britain and Europe

(published by Bloomsbury)

The ultimate guide to watching whales, dolphins and porpoises in Europe. Packed with useful information, as well as beautiful photographs, exquisite illustrations and colourful maps, it includes a thorough account of whale-watching opportunities in every European country, as well as detailed accounts of every species found in Europe. Whether you want to watch blue whales in Iceland, bottlenose dolphins in Wales, narwhal in Greenland or sperm whales in Greece, this fabulous guide is your ideal companion.

Mark Carwardine’s Guide to Whale Watching in Britain and Europe

Mark Carwardine’s Guide to Whale Watching in North America

(published by Bloomsbury)

This sister guide covers everything you need to know about where, when and how to watch whales, dolphins and porpoises in North America. It includes a thorough account of whale-watching opportunities in some of the world’s hotspots, from Hawai’i and Vancouver Island to the Gulf of Maine and Baja California. Whether you want to watch blue whales in Monterey Bay, killer whales in the San Juan Islands, narwhal in the high Arctic or North Atlantic right whales in the Bay of Fundy, this comprehensive and authoritative guide tells you everything you need to know.

Mark Carwardine’s Guide to Whale Watching in Britain and Europe

Field Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Mark’s brand new field guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises - produced in conjunction with acclaimed wildlife artist Martin Camm - will be published by Bloomsbury next year. This will be the most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to cetaceans ever published, covering all 95 recognized species, as well as every sub-species and geographical race. It will have been five years’ in the making and will include nearly 1,000 illustrations and many never-before-seen photographs.

We don’t want to give too much away at this stage, but here is a small taster of just a few of the narwhal artworks to whet your appetite ...

Field Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Field Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Field Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Field Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Field Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Field guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

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