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The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals
Second Edition
Jonathan Kingdon

Paperback | 2015 | $49.50 | ISBN: 9780691164533
544 pp. | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | 780 color illus. 520 maps.
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The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals is the essential companion for anyone going on safari or interested in African mammals—no other field guide covers the whole continent in a portable format. Now fully revised and updated, it covers all known species of African land mammals and features 780 stunning color illustrations. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, habitat, food, behavior, adaptations, and conservation status. Coverage of several of the more complex groups of small mammals is simplified by reference to genera, and there are introductory profiles of each mammal group and more than 500 maps. This new edition includes many newly recognized species, and classification has been fully updated.

Written and illustrated by a world authority, The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals is a must-have guide for travelers and armchair naturalists alike.

  • Covers more than 1,100 species
  • Features 780 color illustrations
  • Describes key identification features, distribution, habitat, food, behavior, adaptations, and status
  • Includes many newly recognized species, and classification has been fully updated

Jonathan Kingdon is one of the world's foremost authorities on African mammals. His books include The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals and Lowly Origin: Where, When, and Why Our Ancestors First Stood Up (both Princeton).

Reviews:

"This is an exquisite resource. . . . Kingdon has produced a thoroughly researched and beautifully composed field guide. Certainly, if you plan to go to Africa to observe wildlife, this is a ‘must have' resource."--DRK, Wildlife Activist

Praise for the previous edition: "Travellers and students of wildlife should take notice--this volume sets the standard for the field. . . . This is quite simply a superb and authoritative work by an author of unsurpassed credentials and talent for his task. Everybody will delight in it."--Mark Pagel, Nature

Praise for the previous edition: "For anyone planning an African safari, this guide should be as essential as binoculars."--David Tomlinson, New Scientist

Praise for the previous edition: "All naturalists resident in or visiting the continent should have a copy. It is much more than a field guide."--Jeremy J. D. Greenwood, Habitat

Praise for the previous edition: "This is a handy, nicely prepared pocket field guide covering every species of terrestrial African mammal and is the essential reference work to be carried along by anyone traveling in Africa."--Rovert E. Hoopes, Wildlife Activist

Praise for the previous edition: "This is an exquisite book to have, even if you have no intention to ever visit Africa (but then you are likely to change your mind after this Kingdon experience)."--Hans Kruuk, Mammal News

Praise for the previous edition: "The richness of information is exemplary. The illustrations would make a big cat purr."--John Ryle, Guardian

Table of Contents:

Preface and acknowledgements 6
Checklist of species 8
Introduction to the first edition 20
Introduction to the second edition 21
Naming and mapping species 23
Using this guide 27
Finding and recording mammals 28
The African environment 30
The past 30
Physical landscape 36
Vegetation 37
PROFILES OF ALL MAMMAL SPECIES 45
Conservation 619
Further reading 624
Glossary 625
Index 632

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