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Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses
 

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Alaska Geographic Society
1981
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.
1990
Seals. Whittet, London. 128 pp. (General information.)
Angel, H.
1979
Life in the Oceans. Cathay Books, London. 128 pp.,color photographs. (Various pinnipeds: pp. 88-113.)
Backhouse, K.M.
1969
Seals. The World of Animals Series. Arthur Barker, London. 96 pp., illus.
Bare, C.S.
1986
Sea Lions. Dodd Mead, New York. 64 pp. (For ages 7-10. Features the California sea lion.)
Brown, C. and H. Horwood
1972
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.
1976
Wonders of Seals and Sea Lions. Dodd, Mead & Co., New York. 80 pp., photographs. (Elementary school.)
Brown, V.
1976
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.

1972

Encounters with Arctic Animals. McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, New York. 254 pp. (Observations of ringed, bearded, harp, hooded, and grey seals; includes walrus.)
1977
The Life of the Harp Seal. Times Book Co., New York. 171 pp. (Migration routes, history of sealing, conservation controversy; includes many color photographs.)
1986
Arctic Animals: A Celebration of Survival. Northword Press, Ashland, Wisconsin. 159 pp. (Beautiful photographs.)
Bruemmer, F., and B. Daview
1988
Season of the Sea. Northword Press, Inc., Wisconsin. 159 pp. (About Harp seals)
Busch, B.C. (Editor)
1980
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.
1989
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.
1970
Halic: The Story of a Gray Seal. Dutton, New York. 158 pp., illus. (Life cycle.)
Cousteau, J.Y.
1973
The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau. Mammals in the Sea. World Publishing Co., New York. 144 pp., photographs.
Cousteau, J.Y. and P. Diole
1974
Diving Companions: Sea Lion, Elephant Seal, Walrus. Doubleday and Co., Garden City, New York. 304 pp.,color photographs.
Darling, L.
1955
Seals and Walruses. Morrow, New York. 63 pp.(Elementary school.)
Davies, B.
1978
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.
1977
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.
1978
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.
1986
The Sea World Book of Seals and Sea Lions. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York. 112 pp.
Gaskin, D.E.
1972
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
1975
A Seal Called Andre. Praeger, New York. 181 pp. (Harbor seal: legends and stories. 1976 paperback.)
Haley, D. (Editor)
1978
(See: Technical)
Hosking, E.
1982
Antarctic Wildlife. Facts on File, New York. 160 pp. (Seals, pp. 128-141.)
International Fund for Animal Welfare
1980
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
1993
(See: Technical)
Kohn, B.
1968
All Kinds of Seals. Random House, New York. 81 pp.(Elementary school.)
Lockley, R.M.
1955
Saga of the Grey Seal. Introducing the Natural History of the Grey Seal of the N. Atlantic. Devin-Adair, New York. 149 pp.
1966
Grey Seal, Common Seal. An Account of the Life Histories of British Seals. Andre Deutsch, London. 175 pp.
Mallinson, J.
1978
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.
1960
Sea Bears; the Story of the Fur Seal.Chilton Co., Philadelphia. 201 pp.
Martin, R.M.
1977
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.
1952
Sea Elephant. Life and Death of the Elephant Seal. MacGibbon & Kee, London. 185 pp., illus.
Maxwell, G.
1967
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.
1972
Sea Lion Island. Creative Ed. Society, Mankato, Minnesota. 38 pp., illus. (Life cycle of the California sea lion. In print.)
Mercer, M.C.
1977
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.
1973
Wake of the Great Sealers. Little Brown and Co., Boston, Toronto. 157 pp., color illus. (Poetic.)
National Geographic Society
1979
Wild Animals of North America. National Geographic Society. Washington, DC 406 pp. (Section on pinnipeds, pp. 282-307.)
1981
Book of Mammals. 2 Vols. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC (Vol. 2, section on seals and sea lion, pp. 496-503, walrus, 558-563.)
1981
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
1989
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
1988
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.
1962
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.
1967
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
1981
Wildlife of the Polar Regions. Wildlife Habitat Series. Harry N. Abrams, New York. 232 pp.
Ryan, S.
1987
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.
1874
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.
1970
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.)
1976
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)
1972
Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses. Pacific Search Books, Seattle. 40 pp.
Shaw, E.
1978
Elephant Seal Island. Harper and Row, New York. 62 pp. (An easy-to-read nature book for young children.)
Spotte, S.
1983
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)
1973
Dolphins, Seals and Other Sea Mammals. Animal World Series. G.P. Putnam, New York. 88 pp.
Stonehouse, B.
1972
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.
1966
A Seal's World. Pyramid Communications, New York. 176 pp. 1972 reprint.
Thomas, P.
1990
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
1977
(See-Technical)
Wood, F.G.
1973
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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