A year ago, I wrote a short review of Princeton University's "Wildlife of East Africa" and gave it glowing praise. Others had done so as well. Only one reviewer disagreed, rather strongly. He thought there were many problems with that particular volume and he recommended Chris Stuart's "Pocket Guide" as definitely a better choice. I recently ordered a copy of Stuart's book and though I have in no way changed my mind the first text is well worth buying and using, there is no question that this, too, is a superb small volume. Though it is concerned only with mammals and, unlike WOEA ignores the birds or reptiles of the region, what it does do, is excellent. Each species gets a separate page of very well-detailed discussion along with a generally fine photo of the animal. There are accurate measurements, copies of their tracks, and very neat, individualized locator maps for each mammal as well. Indeed, for anyone who cares about such things, there is even, in the back of this small volume, specific pictures of the various animals' dung as well as a side-by-side chart of their several tracks for comparative purposes. Because this little volume -- and it is "little" -- is so small, it can easily fit into a large coat or short pocket and, as such, it is a great buy for anyone who wants a book to help with identifying the many animals that will be seen on any trip into the back country of Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda yet does not want to carry any of the many extremely large volumes about East African animals that are readily available. Highly recommended.