The Safari Companion

A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates
Author: Richard D. Estes
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603581855
Category: Nature
Page: 459
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Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film. The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioral table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are described for easy reference. In addition, useful maps show the major national boundaries, vegetation zones, and game parks relevant to the guide. The book includes an extensive glossary, as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of organizations working to protect African wildlife, and advice on where and when to see the animals.

The Safari Companion

A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates
Author: Richard D. Estes
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1890132446
Category: Nature
Page: 459
View: 9804
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Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film. The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioral table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are described for easy reference. In addition, useful maps show the major national boundaries, vegetation zones, and game parks relevant to the guide. The book includes an extensive glossary, as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of organizations working to protect African wildlife, and advice on where and when to see the animals.

The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

Second Edition
Author: Jonathan Kingdon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472925319
Category: Nature
Page: 640
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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.

The Behavior Guide to African Mammals

Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates
Author: Richard D. Estes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520272978
Category: Nature
Page: 611
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"A work of tremendous scope. . . . Amateur naturalists and tourists to the parks of Africa and finally professionals will find this a stimulating, well-documented summary."—John F. Eisenberg, Florida Museum of Natural History "We have seen in the field how very helpful and informative The Behavior Guide is. Our knowledgeable safari guides turned often to their prized and already well-thumbed copies, and we continue to refer to ours now that we are back home."—Douglas F. Williamson, Jr., National Council, World Wildlife Fund, U.S. "There was nothing like for the mammals of Africa or anywhere else in the world—and after two decades there still isn’t. The Guide provides an invaluable baseline of information that can never be superseded. . . . There are new data and insights, but the Guide retains its place as a landmark in African natural history.."—George B. Schaller, author of The Serengheti Lion and The Deer and the Tiger "A remarkable review of what is known about the larger African mammals."—A.R.E. Sinclair, The Ecology Group, University of British Columbia

The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals


Author: Jonathan Kingdon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472924398
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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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.

Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa


Author: Chris Stuart,Tilde Stuart
Publisher: Struik Publishers
ISBN: 9781770073937
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Of the world's 4,000 to 4,500 mammal species, about 1,100 occur in Africa. In this updated and revised edition of Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, authors Chris and Tilde Stuart concentrate on the more visible and easily distinguished larger mammal species, plus some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals. In all, over 400 color photographs, combined with concise, pertinent information highlighting the diagnostic features of each species, provide a comprehensive source of information on each mammal. The latest information has been incorporated and the distribution maps have been revised to reflect the most up-to-date habitat and distribution patterns for each species. A new feature is the inclusion of the mammals' skulls, grouped together at the back of the book. To aid the reader, color-coding and symbols indicating the habitat and activity period serve as a quick reference to the various mammal groups.

African Safari Journal


Author: Mark W. Nolting
Publisher: Global Travel Pub
ISBN: 9780939895113
Category: Travel
Page: 328
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Going on safari requires preparation – and no book leaves a traveler better prepared than this one. Including a wildlife guide and checklist, trip organizer, phrase book, safari diary, and map, this tremendous resource puts all necessary information right at the traveler’s fingertips.

Pocket Guide to Mammals of East Africa


Author: Chris Stuart,Tilde Stuart
Publisher: Struik Pub
ISBN: 9781770077065
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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A handy and informative companion for the tourist and nature-lover

The Gnu's World

Serengeti Wildebeest Ecology and Life History
Author: Richard Estes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520273184
Category: Nature
Page: 351
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This is the first scholarly book on the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. It presents a synthesis of research conducted over a span of fifty years, mainly on the wildebeest in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems, where eighty percent of the world’s wildebeest population lives. Wildebeest and other grazing mammals drive the ecology and evolution of the savanna ecosystem. Richard D. Estes describes this process and also details the wildebeest’s life history, focusing on its social organization and unique reproductive system, which are adapted to the animal’s epic annual migrations. He also examines conservation issues that affect wildebeest, including range-wide population declines.

Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa


Author: Chris Stuart,Tilde Stuart
Publisher: Struik Pub
ISBN: 9781770074040
Category: Nature
Page: 307
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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 and rhino, it is in fact the smaller animals - shrews, genets, suricates and bats - that comprise the bulk of the region's mammal species. And, often overlooked but included here too is the diversity of marine mammals - seals, whales and 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 and new taxonomy. Up-to-date information, revised distribution maps and new images (where available) have been combined in a modern, full-color layout. Color-coding has been introduced according family groupings and spoor and 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 and reproduction.

Southern African Wildlife


Author: Mike Unwin
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623474
Category: Nature
Page: 283
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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.

Animals of the Serengeti

And Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Author: Adam Scott Kennedy,Vicki Kennedy
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400851386
Category: Nature
Page: 152
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Containing 146 stunning color photos, Animals of the Serengeti is a remarkable look at the mammals and reptiles most likely to be encountered in the world-famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. With an eye-catching layout, accessible text, and easy-to-use format, this detailed photographic guide includes 89 species of mammal and reptile. Useful "Top Tips"—shared by local Tanzanian guides that work in the region—provide visitors with insights into behavioral habits and how to locate specific animals. Filled with vivid anecdotes, Animals of the Serengeti will enable any safari traveler to identify the area's wildlife with ease. Covers the 89 species likely to be encountered in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Features male and female variations Accessible text aimed at safari visitors of all levels

Tanzania


Author: Alain Pons,Christine Baillet
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781901268256
Category: Nature
Page: 67
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Tanzania is a unique country which offers the traveller a cornucopia of experiences. Not just the likelihood of encountering most of Africa's legendary wildlife but the chance of viewing some of nature's most breathtaking creations. The authors illustrate their informative text with incredible photo images and, additionally, give tips on how to go about obtaining those same images.

Big Five of Africa


Author: Gerald Hinde
Publisher: Struik Pub
ISBN: 9781770071575
Category: Nature
Page: 144
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This book of stunning images by an award-winning photographer showcases the Big Five Africa s greatest attraction"

Beat about the Bush: Mammals


Author: Trevor Carnaby
Publisher: Jacana Media
ISBN: 1770092404
Category: Science
Page: 376
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Filling the gap between basic mammal guides and extensive academic texts, this resource answers everyday questions about mammals in an understandable fashion that will appeal to tourists, bush enthusiasts, and field guides. Addressing everything from how an elephant's trunk works to why the blue whale is not a fish, this question-and-answer guide includes more than 700 color photographs and a detailed section on tracks and signs, making it a must-have for anyone wanting to know about the mammals of the bush region.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife


Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780679432340
Category: Nature
Page: 988
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A tour of African wildlife covers the climates, landscapes, and creatures of Africa's fifty-eight countries; profiles 480 species; and includes maps that show country borders and park locations. 75,000 first printing.

Northern Tanzania

With Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar
Author: Philip Briggs
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841622927
Category: Travel
Page: 296
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The north is the most popular destination for first-time visitors to Tanzania. The second edition of this tightly focused guide is fully updated throughout, including revised information on the best accommodation in every price bracket, from luxury lodges to simple hotels and hostels, and the best of the safaris. There's specific coverage of the wildlife and natural history of the region, making it the indispensable companion to a safari in northern Tanzania's renowned national parks. Plus there's an introduction to the Swahili language.

The Tree where Man was Born


Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0143106244
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 276
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From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating Africa's wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley, this National Book Award finalist is a classic of journalistic observation.

Evolving Eden

An Illustrated Guide to the Evolution of the African Large-mammal Fauna
Author: Alan Turner,Mauricio Antón
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231119443
Category: Science
Page: 269
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Linking the evidence of the past with that of the present, this exquisitely illustrated guide examines the evolution of the mammalian fauna of Africa within the context of dramatic changes over the course of more than 30 million years of primate presence. The book covers such topics as dating, continental drift, climate change, and both the physical evolution of the African continent and the biological evolution of its mammalian fauna.Restorations of the musculature of mammals and their appearance take into account the affinities between fossil forms and extant species in order to make well-founded inferences about unpreserved animal attributes. Environmental reconstructions benefit from the authors' visits to more than a dozen wildlife preserves in five African countries as well as the use of an extensive database of published studies on the evolution of landscapes on the continent. A detailed and engaging volume, "Evolving Eden" discusses human evolution as a part of the larger pattern of mammalian evolution while responding to the unique interest that we have for our own past.