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. This will shortly be replaced by a brilliant, completely updated field guide (see below). Below that are his two most recently published titles.

Field Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

(published by Bloomsbury)

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 June. This will be the most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to cetaceans ever published, covering all 90 recognised species, as well as every sub-species and geographical race. It will have been five years’ in the making and will include more than 1,000 illustrations and many never-before-seen photographs. Many of the world's most respected whale biologists have collaborated on the concise, informative text, which is packed with helpful identification tips and accompanied by up-to-date distribution maps and photographs for each species. Beautifully designed, to ensure critical information is quickly accessible, this is an indispensable resource.

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

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

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