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The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids (Oxford Biology) [Paperback]

David Macdonald , Andrew Loveridge
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3 Jun 2010 0199234450 978-0199234455
The editors utilize their 50 years of combined experience in professional engagement with the behaviour and ecology of wild felids to draw together a unique network of the world's most respected and knowledgeable experts. For the first time, this inter-disciplinary research programme is brought together within a single volume.

Beginning with a complete account of all 36 felid species, there follow 8 comprehensive review chapters that span all the topics most relevant to felid conservation science, including evolution and systematics, felid form and function, genetic applications, behavioural ecology, management of species that come into conflict with people and control of international trade in felid species, conservation tools/techniques, ex situ management, and felid diseases. 19 detailed case studies then delve deeply into syntheses of the very best species investigations worldwide, written by all the leading figures in the field. These chapters portray the unique attributes of the wild felids, describe their fascinating (and conflicting) relationship with humans, and create an unparalleled platform for future research and conservation measures. A final chapter analyses the requirements of, and inter-disciplinary approaches to, practical conservation with cutting-edge examples of conservation science and action that go far beyond the cat family.

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  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (3 Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199234450
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199234455
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 18.8 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 426,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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... surely destined to be the key reference point on a subject which is currently featuring high on international agendas for conservation priorities ... This global coverage ... encompassing both the large and small felids, is especially refreshing, and results in an almost encyclopaedic coverage. It could serve as a model for reference works on other groups of organisms of conservation importance. (Biodiversity and Conservation)

About the Author

David MacDonald is Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University and is also the Senior Research Fellow in Wildlife Conservation at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He is also Professor of Wildlife Conservation at the University of Oxford. Andrew Loveridge is a career wildlife biologist and conservationist. He is a member of the I.U.C.N./S.S.C. Canid Specialist Group and African Lion Working Group.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 13 Oct 2010
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This book is the ultimate guide through wild Felid speices. Everyone interested should in felids must read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book about wild cats 9 Jun 2011
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This is the best book on the biology, ecology and conservation of wild cats. Written in a scientific yet easy to follow language, this book can be read by anyone interested in the conservation of those amazing predators (no need for a degree in biology to be able to understand the book).

The book covers all species of wild cats. There is a focus on the larger species like tigers, leopards, lions, etc but there is also a lot of information on many small species.

I hope more similar volumes will be published in the future (for example about eagles).

This book is a must for anyone interested in wild cats, predator ecology and conservation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book about wild cats 9 Jun 2011
By Markus Jais - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is the best book on the biology, ecology and conservation of wild cats. Written in a scientific yet easy to follow language, this book can be read by anyone interested in the conservation of those amazing predators (no need for a degree in biology to be able to understand the book).

The book covers all species of wild cats. There is a focus on the larger species like tigers, leopards, lions, etc but there is also a lot of information on many small species.

I hope more similar volumes will be published in the future (for example about eagles).

This book is a must for anyone interested in wild cats, predator ecology and conservation.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice and interesting book 11 Feb 2013
By Mariela G - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a very nice recopilation of information about wild felids. You have species listing per area, a brief summary of all species, evolution and morphology of cats, ecology and behaviour, and then several chapters discussing different topics relevant to wild cat research. It has good references and a scientifist list of people wolrdwide working of felids.
I found it very interesting and useful.
The only downside is that I would have liked colour pictures of all species, at it has select picutres in black and white.
As a biologist, I would reccomend this book to anyone interested in wild cats, if you dont find what you re looking for, it will certainly point out the direction.
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