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The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals
Jonathan Kingdon

Paperback | 2005 | $25.95 / £17.95 | ISBN: 9780691122397
272 pp. | 5 x 8 | 115 color plates. 400 color illus. 250 maps.

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This is an essential guide for anyone with an interest in wildlife who visits Africa--from the tourist on safari to the more experienced naturalist. Compact and beautifully illustrated, it is ideal for use in the field, while its coverage is the most comprehensive for any book of its size.

  • First pocket guide to cover every species of terrestrial African mammal
  • Adapted from the highly acclaimed Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals
  • Fully illustrated with the author's superb color artwork
  • Easy-to-read distribution maps
  • Concise text and clear layout for quick, easy reference
  • Practical format makes it ideal for use in the field


"Jonathan Kingdon loves biology and art. This felicitous combo delivers a delightful book. . . . His knowledge is impressive, and his drawings and paintings wonderful, full of information and character. . . . A great guide, from leaf-plucking gelada to long-eared hedgehog. Take it to any African country."--Maggie McDonald, New Scientist

"Anyone with an interest in Africa and the animals that roam through the various ecosystems, from lowland rainforests, savannahs, grasslands, to deserts and shrublands, should invest in a copy of noted African mammal expert Jonathan Kingdon's pocket guide of African mammals. . . . [T]he book [is] perfect for serious fieldwork and the vacation traveler."--Biology Digest

Table of Contents:

Preface 6
Introduction 7
How to Use this Guide 8
The African Environment 9
Evolution in Africa 18
Mammals 20
Primates 21
Bats 68
Insectivores 88
Hares 94
Rodents 98
Carnivores 142
Scaly Ant-Eaters 176
Afrotheria 178
Odd-Toed Ungulates 192
Even-Toed Ungulates 200
Further Reading 258
Glossary 259
Scientific Name Index 264
English name Index 269

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Paperback: Not for sale in the Commonwealth (except Canada) and the European Union

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