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FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
OVER 500 PHOTOGRAPHS FOR EASY IDENTIFICATION.
Few places on earth can rival southern Africa’s wealth of mammal species, some 337 out of a world around 4250. Chris and Tilde Stuart’s Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa has been specially designed to facilitate the identification of what would otherwise be a bewildering array for groups of similar species an is the first field guide to use full colour photographs to highlight the characteristic features of each mammal. It is also the first to include whales and dolphins.
The book is divided into 112 colour plates, where possible each plate groups related or similar species to make comparisons easy. Opposite the plates are concise identification pointers which draw attention to the diagnostic features of each species, together with a wealth of additional biological information on measurements, habitat, behaviour, food and reproduction. Distribution maps have been provided for the majority of species. Where relevant skin photographs and spoor drawings have been included to supplement the text.
Authored by Chris and Tilde Stuart and published by Struik of Cape Town in 1988. This soft cover bound First Edition copy is in Very Good condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 208x147x20mm. ISBN 9780869772799. 272pp. incl Spoor Drawings and Indexes in English, Afrikaans and Scientific. Up to 337species, (uncounted), each with colour photo plates throughout, distribution maps. Book clean and square. Wraps have one shallow crease on spine. INCLUDES a CD “Calls of the Wild ” in a custom -made pocket at rear.