FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Author: Chris & Tilde Stuart
Publisher: International Publishers Marketing, Oct 2007
New edition is extensively revised to include the most recent research in line with new findings & new taxonomy. 337+ species, including marine animals. Color photos; 6x9 inches, 308 pgs.
Southern Africa has a wealth of mammal species, a total of 337 ? all of which are covered in this fully revised comprehensive field guide. While the term ?African mammals? conjures up the more celebrated species of elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard & rhino, it is in fact the smaller animals ? shrews, genets, suricates & bats ? that comprise the bulk of the region's mammal species. &, often overlooked but included here too is the diversity of marine mammals ? seals, whales & dolphins ? that are found in our oceans.
This new edition of Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa has been extensively revised to include the most recent research in line with new findings & new taxonomy. Up-to-date information, revised distribution maps & new images (where available) have been combined in a modern, full-color layout. Color-coding has been introduced according family groupings & spoor & size icons are included for quick reference with each mammal entry. Another new feature is the inclusion of skulls, grouped at the back of the book for easy comparison. In addition to detailed descriptions of each species, the text offers insight into key identification characters, typical behavior, preferred habitat, food choice & reproduction.
color photos; 6x9 inches, 308 pgs.
About The Authors:
Husband & wife team, Chris & Tilde Stuart, are best known for their various mammal field guides, but also for numerous other titles they have written on the natural environment of Africa. They are founders of the African Carnivore Research Programme & the African-Arabian Wildlife Research Centre. They travel extensively & are involved in various research programs dealing with carnivores & other animals.