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Mammals of southern, central and east Africa: a photographic guide.Artist/Author: Chris Stuart; Tilde Stuart
The guide has key identification features showing how to differentiate between similar species, and distribution maps and a list of major parks and reserves.
A photographic guide to mammals of North Africa and the Middle East.Artist/Author: Stuart, Chris amd Tilde Stuart.
A photographic field guide to the larger mammals of one of the most fascinating regions in the world. Stunning colour photography depicts more than 100 species found in a region spanning from Morocco in the west to Iran and the Arabian Peninsula in the east. All major families are represented, with mammals from the diminutive Least Weasel to the impressive Asiatic Black Bear and including iconic species such as the Arabian Oryx and Arabian Leopard. Information for each species includes a detailed description with key ID features, distribution, habitat and status, behaviour, diet and reproduction. An introduction provides useful background on regional geography and vegetation.
The Kingdon pocket guide to African mammals.Artist/Author: Jonathan Kingdon
Originally published in 2004, the Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals quickly became the field guide of choice to take on African safaris. Its compact format makes it ideal for use in the field, while its coverage is the most comprehensive currently possible in this format. Adapted from the Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, the greatly condensed text focuses on essential information such as identification and distribution, while the author’s superb illustrations have been rearranged into an easy-to-use plate format and placed opposite the text. Complex and more obscure groups like the bats and certain rodent families are summarised by genera. Over 500 maps plot the distribution of all larger species, and for smaller mammals the maps show distribution by genus.
This is a completely revised second edition of this popular guide. The information and taxonomy have been updated to follow the newly published second edition of the Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals (2015), and this new edition of the pocket guide contains several new species and illustrations. The maps have been completely replaced and there are now 200 more maps than in the original edition.
Stuarts’ field guide to mammals of Southern Africa: including Angola, Zambia and Malawi.Artist/Author: Stuart, Chris and Mathilde.
This is a fully revised edition of the Stuart’s best-selling field guide to southern Africa’s mammal species. From tiny shrews to the iconic Big Five, this guide covers all species found in this region, including those off the coast. Clear, detailed text, distribution maps and colour photographs enable quick identification, while also providing information on diet, habitat, habits, and silhouettes of tracks and skulls. This new edition brings all information up to date, along with revised distribution data and many new photographs. Its coverage is expanded to include Angola, Zambia, Malawi and northern Mozambique.
The Kingdon field guide to African mammals.Artist/Author: Kingdon, Jonathan.
Jonathan Kingdon’s landmark field guide has now been fully revised and updated to include many newly recognised species and recent changes in classification. The concise text provides full information on identification, distribution, ecology, relationships and conservation status, with introductory profiles that summarise the characteristics of each mammal group. All known species of African land mammal are covered, with coverage of several of the more complex groups of small mammals simplified by reference to genera. With over 500 colour illustrations, numerous line drawings and more than 500 maps, this book will be an essential companion to anyone visiting Africa or with an interest in the mammals of the continent.
Wild ways: field guide to the behaviour of Southern African mammals.Artist/Author: Apps, Peter.
Southern Africa has one of the richest and most accessible mammal faunas on earth, attracting vast numbers of visitors from around the globe. With his in-depth knowledge and wealth of experience, Peter Apps describes and interprets the behavior of mammals from hedgehogs to hares, baboons to pangolins, dassies to aardvarks, lions to rats, whales to tsessebe and even fruit bats. Accessibly written and attractively presented, including fine illustrations of animal behaviors, this book is at once informative and enjoyable. Fascinating text that makes excellent reading, this is a must-have guide for visitors (even armchair visitors) to game parks by a highly-regarded author with years of experience in the field.
Field guide to the larger mammals of Tanzania.Artist/Author: Foley, Charles et al.
Home to the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers some of the finest big game watching in the world, from elephants and rhinos to chimpanzees and lions. This field guide covers all the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals and some newly discovered species. Detailed accounts are provided for more than 135 species, along with colour photographs, colour illustrations of marine mammals, and distribution maps. Accounts for land species give information on identification, subspecies, similar species, ecology, behaviour, distribution, conservation status, and where best to see each species. The guide also features plates with side-by-side photographic comparisons of species that are easily confused, as well as first-time-ever species checklists for every national park. The definitive, most up-to-date field guide to the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals. It features detailed species accounts and numerous colour photographs throughout. It provides tips on where to see each species. It includes species checklists for every national park.
Mammals of Southern Africa and their tracks and signs.Artist/Author: Gutteridge, Lee and Louis Liebenberg.
The ability to accurately read difficult, partial, or little-seen signs left in the soil or sand is rare and largely the domain of professionals. However, by making use of this comprehensive guide, anyone can begin to decipher these natural hieroglyphs etched on the ground. In this volume, highly accurate sketches of animal tracks are combined with a wide selection of extremely varied photographs that provide an all-round impression of the signs the animals may leave behind. This field guide to mammal tracks and signs also serves as an ID guide to the mammals of southern Africa as full colour photographs of each animal are included.
Elephant whisperer: learning about life, loyalty and freedom from a remarkable herd of elephants.Artist/Author: Anthony, Lawrence and Graham Spence.
When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of ‘rogue’ elephants on his reserve at Thula Thula, his commonsense told him to refuse. But he was the herd’s last chance of survival – notorious escape artists, they would all be killed if Lawrence wouldn’t take them. He agreed, but before arrangements for the move could be completed the animals broke out again and the matriarch and her baby were shot. The remaining elephants were traumatised and very angry. As soon as they arrived at Thula Thula they started planning their escape…As Lawrence battled to create a bond with the elephants and save them from execution, he came to realise that they had a lot to teach him about love, loyalty and freedom. Set against the background of life on the reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers everywhere.
Smithers’ mammals of Southern Africa.Artist/Author: Apps, Peter.
First published in 1986, “Smithers’ Mammals” is an authoritative and popular guide to the mammals of Southern Africa. This revised and updated edition incorporates the latest information brought to light by molecular genetics, while remaining accessible to the layperson and handy in the field. Each entry includes an in-depth species description, notes on habitat, behaviour, diet and conservation status, accurate illustrations and spoor drawings, and a distribution map. The book also details the whales, dolphins and seals seen along the Southern African coast.
The behavior guide to African mammals: including hoofed mammals, carnivores, primates.Artist/Author: Estes, Richard Despard, E. O. Wilson, Daniel Otte.
The 20th anniversary edition of this classic guide. Essentially a field guide this book differs in its extensive coverage of each animal that allows us to understand what they do and what their behaviour means. Drawing on his own extensive fieldwork and on the research of many other scientists, Richard Estes describes and explains the behaviour of four major groups of mammals. Estes’ remarkably informative guide is as up-to-date for the zoologist as it is accessible for the interested onlooker.
Africa’s Big Five.Artist/Author: Taylor, William, et al.
Of all Africa’s wildlife, none has captured the imagination more than those species that have come over the years to be known as the big five. Today elephants, white and black rhino, lions, leopards and buffalo are mainly confined to game reserves and national park, and few people have the privilege of encountering them at close quarters. The romance of the safari and the adrenaline-stirring excitement of the chase have been given us some of our greatest stories of Africa. Hunters are passionate about what they do, and hunting has deep roots in the soul of man. An equal passion is felt by conservationist and animal lovers who abhor the senseless killing of even a single animal. The authors of this book have stood on both sides of the fence. And the experiences and insights they have gained are of close observation and face to face confrontation are conveyed here in words and photographs that will thrill the imagination.