The Mammals of the Southern African Sub region

Author: J. D. Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521844185
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The definitive reference covering mammals of the southern African subregion. Extensively revised and updated for this new edition.

Whales and Dolphins of the Southern African Subregion

Author: Peter B. Best
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521897105
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This book is the first stand-alone and definitive account of the cetaceans of the oceanic region from the equator to Antarctica, and between the longitudes of 20° W and 80° E - a region that includes almost two-thirds of the world's marine cetacean species. In the fascinating accounts of 51 species of whales and dolphins (and one porpoise), information for this region is comprehensively summarised, allowing Peter Best to give us the benefit of his extensive knowledge and of the wealth of unpublished information he has accumulated during his 40 years of studying these creatures. Approximately 100 illustrations have been created in colour for this book by world-renowned marine mammal illustrator Pieter Folkens. Colour photographs of the living animal portray the 'jizz' of each species and specific coloration or behavioural features.

The Mammal Guide of Southern Africa

Author: Burger Cillié
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The new edition of this popular field guide has been fully revised and updated, making it one of the most comprehensive guides to the land mammals of the subregion. This edition includes: * An easy-to-use system to identify the mammals in the book * Detailed species descriptions, including information on the conservation status, size, food, life expectancy, enemies, habits, voice and breeding of more than 120 of the most common land mammals of southern Africa * More than 200 excellent color photographs of the male and female animals * Photographs and illustrations of field signs, such as droppings and spoor, as well as distribution maps * A table illustrating the tracks (spoor) of all the animals featured * Illustrations showing the difference in size between each animal and a human * A brand-new section which includes examples from all the families of smaller mammals, such as shrews, elephant shrews, moles, mole rats, bats, rats and mice. The Mammal Guide of Southern Africa is a must for game watchers, hikers and anyone with a love for nature.

The Complete Book of Southern African Mammals

Author: M. G. L. Mills
Publisher: Struik
ISBN: 0947430555
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The Complete Book of Southern African Mammals covers each of Southern Africa's 343 mammal species. From the diminutive shrews to the weird and wonderful bats, the carnivores, primates and ungulates (hoofed animals), this guide represents the work of 72 leading authorities in the field of mammal research. More than 400 colour photographs, many submitted by the region's most renowned wildlife photographers, were selected from an initial shortlist of 1,000. Wherever possible these portray the animals in their natural environments and many depict interesting aspects of behaviour too. The guide is divided into three main sections. The first and most extensive section covers land mammals - from shrews, moles and bats to primates, rabbits, rodents, primates, carnivores and ungulates.

Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa

Author: Chris Stuart
Publisher: Random House Struik
ISBN: 1920544917
Format: PDF
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Southern Africa is home to an extraordinary wealth of mammal species: they range from the smaller, more elusive animals, such as shrews, genets, suricates and bats, to the well-known and charismatic creatures – elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe and rhino. The region is also home to many marine species – seals, dolphins and whales – that inhabit both coastal and deeper waters. Since it was first published in 1988, Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa has become the most popular guide to the mammals of the region. This extensively revised new edition will help readers identify not only the iconic larger animals, but also to clarify what would otherwise be a bewildering array of often-similar species. Colour keys make it easy to locate family groupings, while the introduction helps to put individual species into context. The text incorporates the characteristic features of each mammal, be they land- or marine-based, including typical behaviour, preferred habitat, food choices and reproduction. Comprising 350 species accounts, 470 photographs and over 275 distribution maps, as well as selected animal–human size comparisons, spoor drawings and skull photographs, this updated guide advances our understanding of the subcontinent's mammals.

The Wildlife of Southern Africa

Author: Vincent Carruthers
Publisher: Random House Struik
ISBN: 1920572198
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new, larger format edition of the best-selling and well known The Wildlife of Southern Africa – a field guide to the animals and plants of the region is designed to provide an even more user-friendly manual, with larger text and bigger, clearer images. Fully updated with the latest taxonomy and common names, it features over 2 000 carefully selected plants and animals, large and small, that are likely to be encountered during a visit to any part of Southern Africa. More than 1 200 species are vividly illustrated and many more are identifiable from the text through reference to similar species.

Southern African Wildlife

Author: Mike Unwin
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623474
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introduces the habitats and animals in southern Africa, and offers travel tips and information for the locations, sights, and activities to do while visiting the area.

The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

Author: Jonathan Kingdon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472921356
Format: PDF, ePub
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Jonathan Kingdon, one of the world's foremost authorities on African mammals, has both written and illustrated this landmark field guide. The unique combination of his extensive field experience and artistic talent has produced a stunning work that sets new standards. 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. Classification has been fully updated and this new edition includes many newly recognised species. With over 780 colour illustrations, numerous line drawings and more than 520 maps, this book will be an essential companion to anyone visiting Africa or with an interest in the mammals of the continent. Competition note: There are regional mammal books covering southern Africa, for example, but none that covers the whole continent in a portable format. The smaller-format and more concise Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals may be more appealing to a more general safari market, but is much less comprehensive and more out of date.