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Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses

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Alaska Geographic Society
Alaska Mammals. Alaska Geographic, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1981, 184 pp. (Includes brief review of the physical characteristics, range, natural history, hunting, and status of 9 species of pinnipeds.)
Anderson, S.
Seals. Whittet, London. 128 pp. (General information.)
Angel, H.
Life in the Oceans. Cathay Books, London. 128 pp.,color photographs. (Various pinnipeds: pp. 88-113.)
Backhouse, K.M.
Seals. The World of Animals Series. Arthur Barker, London. 96 pp., illus.
Bare, C.S.
Sea Lions. Dodd Mead, New York. 64 pp. (For ages 7-10. Features the California sea lion.)
Brown, C. and H. Horwood
Death on the Ice. The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914. Doubleday & Co. Inc., Garden City, New York. 270 pp. (Novelized account of an event in 1914.)
Brown, J.E.
Wonders of Seals and Sea Lions. Dodd, Mead & Co., New York. 80 pp., photographs. (Elementary school.)
Brown, V.
Sea Mammals and Reptiles of the Pacific Coast. Macmillan Pub. Co., New York. 265 pp. (Review of the biology of seals, sea lions, and walruses with a fictional account of some natural history events.)
Bruemmer, F.


Encounters with Arctic Animals. McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, New York. 254 pp. (Observations of ringed, bearded, harp, hooded, and grey seals; includes walrus.)
The Life of the Harp Seal. Times Book Co., New York. 171 pp. (Migration routes, history of sealing, conservation controversy; includes many color photographs.)
Arctic Animals: A Celebration of Survival. Northword Press, Ashland, Wisconsin. 159 pp. (Beautiful photographs.)
Bruemmer, F., and B. Daview
Season of the Sea. Northword Press, Inc., Wisconsin. 159 pp. (About Harp seals)
Busch, B.C. (Editor)
Master of Desolation. The Reminiscences of Capt. Joseph J. Fuller. Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut. 349 pp. (Hunting elephant seals and the tale of a shipwreck on Kerguelen Island.)
Candow, J.E.
Of Men and Seals: A History of the Newfoundland Seal Hunt. Environment Canada, Canadian Park Service, Ottawa. 239 pp. (History of sealing in Newfoundland updated to January 1988.)
Clarkson, C.
Halic: The Story of a Gray Seal. Dutton, New York. 158 pp., illus. (Life cycle.)
Cousteau, J.Y.
The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau. Mammals in the Sea. World Publishing Co., New York. 144 pp., photographs.
Cousteau, J.Y. and P. Diole
Diving Companions: Sea Lion, Elephant Seal, Walrus. Doubleday and Co., Garden City, New York. 304 pp.,color photographs.
Darling, L.
Seals and Walruses. Morrow, New York. 63 pp.(Elementary school.)
Davies, B.
Seal Song. Viking Press, New York. 93 pp. (Life history and observations of the harp seal; includes discussion of controversial seal hunt.)
Dozier, R.A.
Whales & Other Sea Mammals; based on the television series, Wild, Wild, World of Animals. Time-Life Films, Chicago. 128 pp. (Highly recommended children's book.)
Dunn, D.J.
Seals: Their Story. Waters, Vol. 3, No. 2, Second Quarter, 1978, 28 pp., black and white photographs. Vancouver Public Aquarium Association, Stanley Park, P.O. Box 3232, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6B3X8.
Evans, P.R.
The Sea World Book of Seals and Sea Lions. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York. 112 pp.
Gaskin, D.E.
Whales, Dolphins, and Seals, with Special Reference to the New Zealand Region. Heinemann, London. 200 pp. (Species accounts; includes discussion of evolution, anatomy, identification.)
Goodridge, H. and L. Dietz
A Seal Called Andre. Praeger, New York. 181 pp. (Harbor seal: legends and stories. 1976 paperback.)
Haley, D. (Editor)
(See: Technical)
Hosking, E.
Antarctic Wildlife. Facts on File, New York. 160 pp. (Seals, pp. 128-141.)
International Fund for Animal Welfare
First Aid for Stranded Marine Mammals IFAW, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts 02675. 24 pp.(Reference manual on care and procedures to be followed in event of marine mammal stranding.)
Katona, S., V. Rough, D.T. Richardson
(See: Technical)
Kohn, B.
All Kinds of Seals. Random House, New York. 81 pp.(Elementary school.)
Lockley, R.M.
Saga of the Grey Seal. Introducing the Natural History of the Grey Seal of the N. Atlantic. Devin-Adair, New York. 149 pp.
Grey Seal, Common Seal. An Account of the Life Histories of British Seals. Andre Deutsch, London. 175 pp.
Mallinson, J.
The Shadow of Extinction. Europe's Threatened Wild Mammals. Macmillan London Ltd., London and Basingstoke. 224 pp. (Includes sections on the ringed seal, Atlantic walrus, Mediterranean monk seal: pp. 149-171.)
Martin, R.I.
Sea Bears; the Story of the Fur Seal.Chilton Co., Philadelphia. 201 pp.
Martin, R.M.
Mammals of the Oceans. G.P. Putnam Sons, New York. 208 pp., color photographs. (Section on pinnipeds, adaptations for aquatic life, distribution, behavior, and economic value.)
Matthews, L.H.
Sea Elephant. Life and Death of the Elephant Seal. MacGibbon & Kee, London. 185 pp., illus.
Maxwell, G.
Seals of the World. Constable and Co., London; Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 153 pp. (Detailed account of all seals, sea lions, and walruses; includes distribution, natural history, and relations with man.)
May, J.
Sea Lion Island. Creative Ed. Society, Mankato, Minnesota. 38 pp., illus. (Life cycle of the California sea lion. In print.)
Mercer, M.C.
The Seal Hunt. Environment Canada, Ottawa. 24 pp.(A government pamphlet on the Canadian harp seal hunt; available from the Information Branch, Fisheries and Marine Service, Fisheries and Environment Canada, 580 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario KLA OE6.)
Mowat, F.
Wake of the Great Sealers. Little Brown and Co., Boston, Toronto. 157 pp., color illus. (Poetic.)
National Geographic Society
Wild Animals of North America. National Geographic Society. Washington, DC 406 pp. (Section on pinnipeds, pp. 282-307.)
Book of Mammals. 2 Vols. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC (Vol. 2, section on seals and sea lion, pp. 496-503, walrus, 558-563.)
Amazing Animals of the Sea, Marine Mammals. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC 104 pp. (Many color photographs; text appropriate for young readers. Includes a section on pinnipeds.)
Orr, R.T., and R.C. Helm
Marine Mammals of California. New and revised edition. California Natural History Guides: 29, University of California Press, Berkeley. 93 pp., color and black and white photos. (Includes brief accounts of seals and sea lions.)
Osborne, R., J. Calambokidis, and E.M. Dorsey
A Guide to Marine Mammals of Greater Puget Sound. Delphine Haley, Editor. Island Publishers, Anacortes, Washington. 191 pp. (Section on seals, sea lions, and walruses, pp. 97-126.)
Pedersen, A.
Polar Animals. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, Toronto. 188 pp., black and white photographs.(Personal observations in North-east Greenland; includes sections on the walrus and seals.)
Perry, R.
The World of the Walrus .Taplinger, New York. 162 pp. (Biology, behavior, distribution, and the history of human exploitation.)
Ray, G.C., and M.C. McCormick Ray
Wildlife of the Polar Regions. Wildlife Habitat Series. Harry N. Abrams, New York. 232 pp.
Ryan, S.
Seals and Sealers. A Pictorial History of the Newfoundland Seal Fishery. Breakwater Books. 94 pp. (A photographic record covering the 250 year span of the seal fishery.)
Scammon, C.M.
The Marine Mammals of the Northwestern Coast of North America: together with an account of the American Whale-fishery. John H. Carmany and Co., San Francisco. 319 pp. 1968 Dover reprint. (Excellent classic account.)
Scheffer, V.B.
The Year of the Seal. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 205 pp. Reprint 1991 by Lyons and Burford, New York. (Narrative is fiction based on fact: events in one year of a northern fur seal's life.)
A Natural History of Marine Mammals. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 157 pp. (Discussion of migration, diseases, survival, fossils, senses, measurements of intelligence, and reproduction. 1981 paperback edition.)
Seed, A. (Editor)
Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses. Pacific Search Books, Seattle. 40 pp.
Shaw, E.
Elephant Seal Island. Harper and Row, New York. 62 pp. (An easy-to-read nature book for young children.)
Spotte, S.
The Northern Fur Seal. Mystic Marine life Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut. 15 pp. (Soft back, easy-to-read review. Includes adaptations, movements, feeding, breeding, biology, growth and longevity, Steller's discovery, exploitation and history in captivity.)
Stephen, D. (Editor)
Dolphins, Seals and Other Sea Mammals. Animal World Series. G.P. Putnam, New York. 88 pp.
Stonehouse, B.
Animals of the Antarctic, the Ecology of the Far South. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco. 171 pp., color photographs. (Chapters on Antarctic mammals and sealing.)
Stuart, F.S.
A Seal's World. Pyramid Communications, New York. 176 pp. 1972 reprint.
Thomas, P.
Fur Seal Island. An Environment in Peril. Souvenir Press, London. 126 pp. (Northern fur seal: experiences on the Pribiloff Islands; natural history of the fur seal.)
U.S. Department of Commerce/ NOAA
Wood, F.G.
Marine Mammals and Man; the Navy's Porpoises and Sea Lions. Robert Luce Co., Washington, DC. 26 4pp., photographs. (A review of the Navy's marine mammal research program; includes acoustic studies, deep-diving, hydrodynamics, open-ocean work, and behavioral observations.)

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