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Sea Otters: A Natural History and Guide
Lounging atop a kelp bed, cradling a pup, or plucking morsels from a prickly urchin, sea otters are endearing creatures. Sea Otters captures them at their best, tracing their life cycle and behavior, exploring how they spend their days, and describing their brush with extinction. Including where to see them in the wild, Sea Otters is the most charming and complete book on ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Chronicle Books
(first published 1989)
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I will admit that my opinion of this book suffered a bit because of its age (which I didn't realize when I picked it up). The majority of the book is a history of the sea otter over the past couple centuries, up to the late 1980's. I appreciated the author's ability to present dense history and scientific insight clearly and cohesively; and also admired his willingness to present information (albeit more limited) about the perspectives of those who oppose expanded protections or resources for th ...more