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New Book: "Around the World for Albatrosses"

In July 2020, a second book will be issued: "Around the World for Penguins". Hardcover, 168 pages,300 pics and 10 maps. 22,50 Euro.
Sales via ottoplantema@gmail.com.
Info https://pbase.com/otto1/penguins


The new book "Around the World for Albatrosses" (where to find all the 21 species) can be ordered via ottoplantema@gmail.com . 3th improved and updated edition (2020).
Cost 22,50 Euro (exclusive shipping costs. Part of the revenu will be donated to "The Albatross Taskforce". Full colour; hardcover; 148 pages; 220 pictures; 10 charts; size 21x27 cm.

It is a comprehensive guide to the breeding grounds of the penguins on:

* The Falkland Islands
* South Georgia
* Tristan da Cunha Archipelago
* French Subantarctic Islands
* New Zealand, Australia and the Subantarctic Islands
* Hawaii, Midway Atoll and Galapagos

Review NHBS (UK): https://www.nhbs.com/around-the-world-for-albatrosses-book
Review NL: https://www.veldshop.nl/nl/around-the-world-for-albatrosses.html
Review Dutch Birding: https://www.dutchbirding.nl/recensies/1521/around_the_world_for_albatrosses_where_to_see_all_the_albatross_species#1521
Review Oriolus (Belgium) https://www.natuurpunt.be/pagina/boekbesprekingen-natuuroriolus
Review British Birds:

"To see all of the 21 albatross species in the world involves a fair amount of dedication, but Otto Plantema has almost achieved his goal, Amsterdam Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis being the only species that has eluded him so far. Rather than taking a traditional taxonomic approach and listing the species by taxonomic sequence, the author takes us on a journey around the world via the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the Tristan da Cunha archipelago and the French subantarctic islands to New Zealand and nearby subantarctic islands, and finally to the warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean (visiting Hawaii, Galapagos and Japan). In each area the author describes the major breeding colonies and explains what is involved to reach them. There are notes on identification, distribution, population, breeding and threats. Bearing in mind the last of these, a percentage of profits from the book sales are being donated to the BirdLife Albatross Task Force to fund more work. The photos are excellent, often filling a page or double-page spread.These images give a complete picture of how each species lives both at sea and on land. I spotted only one error: a Salvin’s Albatross Thalassarche salvini has ended up on a page with Campbell Albatross T. impavida. If, like me, you have been fortunate to visit some of these albatross colonies, then the good memories of your travels will flood back. If you have not yet seen an albatross, then after reading this book you will surely want to. Thankfully, conservationists are now having a positive impact on survival rates of these majestic birds in some (but not all) areas. The fact that only one of the 21 albatross species is not considered to be threatened should be a concern to all of us".

In May 2020, a second book will be issued: "Around the World for Penguins". Hardcover, 168 pages,300 pics and 10 maps. 22,50 Euro. Info ottoplantema@gmail.com. https://pbase.com/otto1/penguins
Cover
Cover
Cover
Cover
Backcover
Backcover
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Introduction
Introduction
Distribution
Distribution
Distribution
Distribution
Steeple Jason
Steeple Jason
Grey headed
Grey headed
Steeple Jason
Steeple Jason
Southern Royal
Southern Royal
Grey headed
Grey headed
Southern Royal
Southern Royal
Atlantic Yellow-nose on Tristan
Atlantic Yellow-nose on Tristan
Laysan on Midway
Laysan on Midway
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Boek-21x27_3edruk-69.jpg
Waved on Galapagos
Waved on Galapagos
Bookpresentation
Bookpresentation