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Chris and Tilde Stuart's Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa [Hardcover]

Chris Stuart , Tilde Stuart
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ralph Curtis Pub (Jan 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883590220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883590225
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,473,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this guide to the prolific mammalian wildlife of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and part of Mozambique, a married conservationist couple describe the characteristics of species grouped in 112 color plates with pointers on identification, distribution, habitat, behavior, reproduction, and food. The volume uniquely includes whales and --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading, good photos 10 Feb 2008
Used this for years on safari, easy to read with good photos for identification. Loads of interesting facts and figures. Loved finding the three striped mice as much as lions!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best mammal guide to South Africa 12 Jan 2013
By osprey
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Superb book with first class descriptions and excellent photographs. I have travelled extensively through Africa and this is the guide I turn to every time. It goes much further than most guide books describing behaviour and other interesting facts about each mammal. Do not go to Southern Africa without taking this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars photo identification made easy 18 Oct 2007
By G. T. Taylor - Published on
This is truly an excellent book,a joy to look at,packed with lots of information.However it is not really a book suitable to be taken in the field,the authors smaller book mammals of southern,central and eastern africa would be a better book to take into the field.The authors really know the animals and their passion for the subject comes out in their writing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa 30 May 2001
By Shawna A. Karpovich - Published on
This book is nicely organized. The animals are separated into their prospective families. This is especially helpful for the scientific minded reader. While on safari if I see an animal that is most likely a carnivore, I will know exactly where to look it up.
The pictures are very clear and the description focuses on the distinguishing characters of each species. The descriptions are very logical and easy to follow... i.e. the blaze on the nose of this antelope is continuous therefore, it is species A, where the blaze on the nose of the next antelope (which looks just like species A) is not continuous, therefore it is species B.
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5.0 out of 5 stars About time!! 10 Dec 2013
By Timepilot25 - Published on
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Been waiting for these guide books to be released as e-books - this is my bible when travelling in southern Africa and am looking forward to not having to cart many kilo's of books any more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mammals of Southern Africa 1 Jun 2011
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An excellent overview of the animals of southern Africa. Each animal had a fantastic descriptive photograph which showed the distinguishing features of the animal. Each mammal identified had a written description outlining specific identification and imformation areas. This was most helpful as it standardised the availability of sought information.

Anyone travelling to South Africa - this reference book is a must, especially if you are interested in these unique and magnificient creatures.
5.0 out of 5 stars Mammals of Southern Africa 20 Mar 2014
By Brian H. Nordstrom - Published on
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Chris Stuart is a well-known author of books on mammals of Africa. This is an excellent book for persons visiting national parks like Kruger in southern Africa and who want to be able to identify the animals they see.
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