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Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa (Field Guide To... (Struik Publishers)) by [Stuart, Chris, Stuart, Tilde]
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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-colour layout. Colour coding has been introduced according to 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 behaviour, preferred habitat, food choice and reproduction.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14225 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Struik Nature; 4 edition (21 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A3S3HFO
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #290,627 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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a must if going there
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9ccbd978) out of 5 stars 19 reviews
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HASH(0x9d269144) out of 5 stars photo identification made easy 18 Oct. 2007
By G. T. Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d45d588) out of 5 stars Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa 30 May 2001
By Shawna A. Karpovich - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9caf4f90) out of 5 stars A well written Guide Full of Information, with Excellent Photos.. NOTE UPDATED edition 2015 is even better., 28 Jun. 2015
By Dr - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have both is version and the UPDATED version from 2015.
The 2015 version has all the features the Stuart's are well known for. It is fuller.
The pictures are excellent and at least to me there seems to be more if them-- hard to say how much more but enough to really please me.
Title
"Stuart's Feild guide to
Mammals of Southern Africa including Angola, Zambia and Malawi "
Authors as above.
It is well worth considering.
I have reviewed it.

I bought the Kindle version of this book.
I am viewing it on an IPad with a Retinal Screen.
The Mammals are grouped by Families-- the zoological Name is Given but examples of the Common Name are Given.
This gives quick ascess to the information
The text is fairly full. It covers identification, and details about the animal, whether they live in groups etc etc
There is a location map for where each animal is found
Often the animal is shown next to a full grown human to give you an idea of how high it stands of the ground.
Footprints are given where available with a scale in mm
Horn development by age are shown for Wildebeest and some Antelope
The photos are excellent.
Some species only get one one , others more
There is cross referencing in the text which takes you to the referenced spot.
I have learned a lot from looking through the book-- at present I am trying to get the various Antelope and related species into my head , so that I can identify them, and fit the right information to each group
Highly recommended
HASH(0x9ca86918) out of 5 stars Nice extra information 13 July 2013
By FleurdeLys - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I like the information given about the animals. Some behavior information, distribution. Nice having images for size comparisons - very useful. I have found it to be quite comprehensive which is difficult especially with all of the antelopes and small animals.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c97ad8c) out of 5 stars Mammals of Southern Africa 1 Jun. 2011
By Idea - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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.
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