Field Guide To The Larger Mammals Of Africa

Author: Chris Stuart
Editor: Struik Publishers
ISBN: 9781770073937
Size: 18,66 MB
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Of the world's 4,000 to 4,500 mammal species, about 1,100 occur in Africa. In this updated and revised edition of Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, authors Chris and Tilde Stuart concentrate on the more visible and easily distinguished larger mammal species, plus some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals. In all, over 400 color photographs, combined with concise, pertinent information highlighting the diagnostic features of each species, provide a comprehensive source of information on each mammal. The latest information has been incorporated and the distribution maps have been revised to reflect the most up-to-date habitat and distribution patterns for each species. A new feature is the inclusion of the mammals' skulls, grouped together at the back of the book. To aid the reader, color-coding and symbols indicating the habitat and activity period serve as a quick reference to the various mammal groups.

Stuarts Field Guide To Mammals Of Southern Africa

Author: Chris Stuart
Editor: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1775842665
Size: 10,31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Greater southern Africa has a wealth of mammal species, almost 400 – all of which are covered in this fully updated, comprehensive field guide. Now expanded to include species found in Angola, Zambia and Malawi, it has also been extensively revised to include: • the most recent research and taxonomy • revised distribution maps and many new images • colour-coded grouping of families • spoor and size icons • skull photographs, grouped for easy comparison • detailed descriptions of each species, offering insight into key identification characters, typical behaviour, preferred habitat, food choice, reproduction and longevity.

Stuarts Field Guide To The Larger Mammals Of Africa

Author: Chris Stuart
Editor: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1775842762
Size: 17,55 MB
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Of the more than 5,500 mammals species worldwide, at least 1,200 occur in Africa. Stuarts’ Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa concentrates on the more visible and easily distinguished larger species, as well as some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals. This new edition has been extensively revised, expanded and redesigned and includes: the most recent research and taxonomy, revised distribution maps and many new images, colour-coded grouping of orders, size icons, detailed descriptions of each species, offering insight into key identification characters, typical behaviour, preferred habitat, food choice, reproduction and longevity, whales and dolphins now featured too. Sales points: text extensively updated, now includes marine mammals of the region, reflects latest changes in taxonomy, including many new species, fresh new design, all distribution maps revised.

Stuarts Field Guide To National Parks Nature Reserves Of South Africa

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ISBN: 9781775846116
Size: 15,96 MB
Format: PDF
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Stuart's Field Guide to National Parks and Nature Reserves of South Africa is an indispensable guide to the country's best and most accessible conservation areas. Written by two prominent conservationists, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. The 43 featured reserves are arranged by province. -Information details the history, location, landscape, geology, vegetation (with maps) and wildlife (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects) of each reserve -Text panels list the highlights and provide key facts about each park's wildlife, climate, facilities and activities, as well as critical warnings for visitors. -More than 900 color photographs support the text. -Details park maps indicate places of interest, including where to view particular animals. -At the back of the book is a concise pictorial ID guide featuring the birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, flowers and trees most commonly seen in the reserves. This is a handy and informative guide to South Africa's famously diverse and richly populated parks and reserves.

Tanzania Safari Guide

Author: Philip Briggs
Editor: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841624624
Size: 13,25 MB
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Tanzania is one of Africa's greatest safari destinations, home to the legendary Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the 'spice island' of Zanzibar and lesser known gems such as the vast Selous Game Reserve and habituated chimpanzees of Gombe Stream. This fully revised edition of the guide covers every accessible national park and reserve, as well as many top non-wildlife attractions and the best accommodation in every price bracket. It includes in-depth coverage of wildlife and natural history, background information on the Maasai and other tribes, archaeological points of interest such as rock art and mediaeval Swahili ruins and an introduction to the Swahili language.

Northern Tanzania

Author: Philip Briggs
Editor: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841624578
Size: 12,97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Tanzania has grown to be one of the top safari destinations in Africa. This new edition of Northern Tanzania focuses solely on the northern region and Zanzibar. This area accounts for a tiny fraction of the country's surface area but around 95% of tourist developments. Written by Africa expert Philip Briggs, the guide reflects the growing trend away from large lodges towards small exclusive eco-friendly camps in remote parts of the Serengeti and other major reserves. This edition is more critically selective than previous editions, detailing the best on offer in all price brackets. It includes new chapters on the North Coast and on the Usambara Mountains both of which offer good off-the-beaten-track travel opportunities, as well as an expanded chapter on Lake Victoria. There is in-depth coverage of Tanzania's wildlife including where to see tree-climbing lions, and a full-colour wildlife guide. Philip Briggs keeps readers up-to-date with the highly controversial proposal to build a highway through the Serengeti. Northern Tanzania is an essential travel companion for both first-time visitors and seasoned safari-goers.

Africa S Vanishing Wildlife

Author: Chris Stuart
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 19,78 MB
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For centuries Africa's wildlife has fought for its survival against man's destructive forces, but never before has the future of her natural biota looked as precarious as now. This work documents Africa's endangered, rare and declining species.

Cameroon

Author: Ben West
Editor: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623539
Size: 12,88 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A thoroughly updated edition of the most in-depth guide available to Cameroon, a country home to ancient tribal kingdoms, colorful trading towns, 'pygmy' hunting camps, and endangered lowland gorillas.

Ghana

Author: Philip Briggs
Editor: Bradt Publications
ISBN:
Size: 18,11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Increasingly popular with first-time visitors to Africa, Ghana extends an exuberant welcome to its many unsung attractions. Seek out a deserted tropical beach, or plunge into the waterfalls of the eastern highlands; feed the sacred crocodiles at Paga, and marvel at the elephants of Mole National Park. Or, more soberly, relive the chilling history of the coastal slave forts. Inside you will find: * The most comprehensive guide to Ghana available, now fully updated * Where to stay, where to eat, how to get around * Ghanaian culture, from social traditions to kente cloth weaving * Natural history and national parks * 58 clear maps and town plans