The Extreme Life of the Sea by Stephen & Anthony Palumbi (#ExtremeLifeOTC)

This book officially publishes in March 2014 and will be available in three formats: Print, standard eBook, and enhanced eBook (featuring a dozen exclusive videos that are beautifully produced and informative).

For more about the book, please visit our web site: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10178.html

“The oceans are our most precious treasure, full of creatures and stories more fantastic than any science fiction. The Extreme Life of the Sea is a fascinating exploration of this vast mysterious universe. Wonderfully written, it will grab you from page one and carry you all the way through. A must-read for everyone.”–Philippe Cousteau

“This book brims with fascinating tales of life in the sea, told with freshness, wit, and verve. Simply wonderful.”–Callum Roberts, author of The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea

BOOK FACT FRIDAY

FACT: In the Bottlenosed Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and its close relatives, the pods consist of related females of several generations. Young males form bachelor pods, and older males may form alliances in connection with matings.

Marine Mammals of the North Atlantic
By Carl Christian Kinze

Despite strong public interest in marine mammals and the incredible popularity of whale watching, particularly in the North Atlantic, many marine mammal populations remain little known. This fully illustrated book is a comprehensive and attractive guide to the marine mammals of the North Atlantic–and the only guide to cover all fifty-one species found there. It offers whale watchers and other marine mammal enthusiasts the means to identify the region’s seals, manatees, walrus, and polar bear in addition to its forty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

As a guide, this book will be invaluable to boaters, divers, shore dwellers, and all who venture into or on North Atlantic water. It will also interest aquarium visitors and anyone who has ever wanted to see a pod of whales, school of dolphins, or society of porpoises in action.

* illustrates and depicts the diagnostic features of all 51 marine mammal species occurring in the North Atlantic
* gives full coverage to not only whales, dolphins, and porpoises but also seals, manatees, the walrus, and the polar bear
* features 250 color illustrations
* contains distribution maps for each species and provides information on behavior, reproduction, and feeding for each species
* describes the North Atlantic as a habitat for marine mammals
* features concise text written by a top expert

Available in paperback.
http://press.princeton.edu/titles/7514.html