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Wildlife of East Africa

Wildlife of East Africa Author Martin B. Withers
ISBN-10 0691007373
Release 2002
Pages 248
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Those looking for a concise, informative, visually breathtaking yet affordable East African safari need look no further. Featuring full-color photos of 475 common species of birds, mammals, snakes, lizards, insects, trees, and flowers, "Wildlife of East Africa" takes readers on an exquisite tour through the living splendor of the national parks and game reserves of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.



The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals Author Jonathan Kingdon
ISBN-10 0691122393
Release 2004
Pages 272
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This is an essential guide for anyone with an interest in wildlife who visits Africa--from the tourist on safari to the more experienced naturalist. Compact and beautifully illustrated, it is ideal for use in the field, while its coverage is the most comprehensive for any book of its size. First pocket guide to cover every species of terrestrial African mammal Adapted from the highly acclaimed Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals Fully illustrated with the author's superb color artwork Easy-to-read distribution maps Concise text and clear layout for quick, easy reference Practical format makes it ideal for use in the field



Wildlife of Southern Africa Traveller s Guide

Wildlife of Southern Africa  Traveller   s Guide Author David Hosking
ISBN-10 9780007413263
Release 2011-09-29
Pages 272
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The perfect companion for the safari enthusiast, this complete traveller’s guide to the wildlife of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi is a must-have for all those considering a trip to the game reserves of this highly popular region.



East African Wildlife

East African Wildlife Author Philip Briggs
ISBN-10 1841622087
Release 2008
Pages 282
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This new visitor's guide provides a colorful overview of the region's variety of large mammals together with an insight into their habits and habitats.



Wildlife of Australia

Wildlife of Australia Author Iain Campbell
ISBN-10 9781400846825
Release 2013-05-21
Pages 288
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Ideal for the nature-loving traveler, Wildlife of Australia is a handy photographic pocket guide to the most widely seen birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and habitats of Australia. The guide features more than 400 stunning color photographs, and coverage includes 350 birds, 70 mammals, 30 reptiles, and 16 frogs likely to be encountered in Australia's major tourist destinations. Accessible species accounts are useful for both general travelers and serious naturalists, and the invaluable habitat section describes the Australian bush and its specific wildlife. Animal species with similar features are placed on the same plates in order to aid identification. Wildlife of Australia is an indispensable and thorough resource for any nature enthusiast interested in this remarkable continent. Easy-to-use pocket guide More than 400 high-quality photographs Accessible text aids identification Habitat guide describes the Australian bush and its specific wildlife Coverage includes the 350 birds, 70 mammals, 30 reptiles, and 16 frogs most likely to be seen on a trip around Australia



Pocket Guide to Mammals of East Africa

Pocket Guide to Mammals of East Africa Author Chris Stuart
ISBN-10 9781775840954
Release 2013-08-22
Pages 160
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East Africa comprises a range of habitats that provide living space for more than 360 diverse species of mammal. These vary in size from the massive elephant to the tiniest bats, shrews and mice. This compact guide covers all of the common and some of the less common mammal species of the region. For each species it offers: • key identification features, behaviour, diet, breeding biology, occurrence and size • clear, full-colour photographs • track illustrations • silhouettes to indicate size relative to human figure • distribution map A section on droppings/dung of many of the animals, as well as that of relative tracks, conclude the book. Compact and easy-to-use, this is the ideal companion both for regulars and visitors to the region.



Pocket Guide to Birds of East Africa

Pocket Guide to Birds of East Africa Author Dave Richards
ISBN-10 9781775843627
Release 2016-03-30
Pages 160
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This pocket-sized photographic guide to the birds of East Africa features 296 birds likely to be spotted in the region. Colourful photographs illustrate diagnostic features and plumage differences between male and female or breeding and non-breeding birds. Comparative photographs help differentiate between confusing species. Important distinguishing characteristics are highlighted in the text. Distribution maps and Swahili common names for all species are included. Introduction features a labelled bird diagram, habitat map, glossary and useful advice to birdwatchers. An invaluable guide for visitors to national parks and the many areas in East Africa that are rich in birdlife.



Wildlife of East Africa

Wildlife of East Africa Author Dave Richards
ISBN-10 1770078916
Release 2014-04
Pages 168
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This guide to the wildlife of East Africa offers an all-in-one roundup of the mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs and trees of the region. It focuses on those species most commonly encountered across the region's many game sanctuaries. Concise text is accompanied by clear full-colour images to enable quick identification. An introduction discusses the region's climate and geology, and provides wildlife viewing tips, along with a map featuring the region's main game parks.



Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa

Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa Author Stephen Spawls
ISBN-10 0691128847
Release 2006
Pages 240
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This lightweight and portable guide covers the 150 reptiles and 80 amphibians you are most likely to encounter across the five countries of East Africa--Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. Encompassing a wealth of landscapes rare in tropical Africa, from deserts to rain forests to snow-capped mountains, this vast region is home to such famous national parks and game reserves as the Serengeti and the Selous in Tanzania and the Tsavo and the Maro in Kenya. Here you will find a corresponding wealth of secretive yet often unwittingly conspicuous tortoises, lizards, crocodiles, snakes, and frogs. Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa offers concise and accessible, identification-oriented text, color photographs, and color distribution maps for each species. Distilled and adapted in part from the highly acclaimed A Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa by the same authors, this new guide is pocket-size, easy to use, and affordably priced. Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa is an indispensable resource for any ecotourist, anyone on safari, and even the casual visitor to the region, all of whom will see many of these species without even hunting for them.



Birds of East Africa

Birds of East Africa Author Terry Stevenson
ISBN-10 9780713673470
Release 2004-12-01
Pages 602
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This is the first comprehensive field guide dealing exclusively with the birds of this spetacular region. It covers all resident, migrant and vagrant species found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Over 1300 species are illustrated with full details all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Concise text describes identification, status, range, habits and voice with range maps for each species. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide to the visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and study the avifauna of this region. East Africa shelters a remarkable diversity of birds, many seriously endangered with small and vulnerable ranges. They form a constantly colourful, noisy and highly extrovert part of the landscape.



The Arctic Guide

The Arctic Guide Author Sharon Chester
ISBN-10 9781400865963
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 544
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The Arctic Guide presents the traveler and naturalist with a portable, authoritative guide to the flora and fauna of earth's northernmost region. Featuring superb color illustrations, this one-of-a-kind book covers the complete spectrum of wildlife—more than 800 species of plants, fishes, butterflies, birds, and mammals—that inhabit the Arctic’s polar deserts, tundra, taiga, sea ice, and oceans. It can be used anywhere in the entire Holarctic region, including Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, Siberia, the Russian Far East, islands of the Bering Sea, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, and Greenland. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, size, habitat, range, scientific name, and the unique characteristics that enable these organisms to survive in the extreme conditions of the Far North. A color distribution map accompanies each species account, and alternative names in German, French, Norwegian, Russian, Inuit, and Inupiaq are also provided. Features superb color plates that allow for quick identification of more than 800 species of plants, fishes, butterflies, birds, and mammals Includes detailed species accounts and color distribution maps Covers the flora and fauna of the entire Arctic region



Wildlife of Southeast Asia

Wildlife of Southeast Asia Author Susan Myers
ISBN-10 9781400880720
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 256
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This handy photographic guide offers a stunning look at the wildlife of Southeast Asia, which includes Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, West Malaysia, and Singapore. Accessible text and more than 500 color photographs help readers to learn about and identify the most common species found in the region, particularly the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that visitors will most likely encounter. Detailed photos are accompanied on facing pages by succinct species accounts highlighting key identification features, status, and distribution. The book's brief introduction offers readers useful information on major wildlife sites as well as practical advice on making the most of a wildlife-watching trip. Wildlife of Southeast Asia is the essential resource for visitors and residents interested in the fauna of this fascinating area of the world. A photographic guide to the wildlife of Southeast Asia, including Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, West Malaysia, and Singapore More than 500 stunning color photographs Accessible species accounts highlight key identification features, status, and distribution A brief introduction discusses wildlife locations and practical travel know-how



Birds of Kenya Northern Tanzania

Birds of Kenya   Northern Tanzania Author Dale Allen Zimmerman
ISBN-10 0713675500
Release 2005
Pages 576
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This field guide is an abridged edition of the very successful Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzaniawritten by the same authors. It covers all 1089 bird species known from the region, including vagrants. This book combines the format and detailed treatment of the larger version with the convenience of a field guide. All the species are illustrated with full details of all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Concise text describes identification, status, range, habits and voice with range maps for nearly every species. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide to the visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and study the avifauna of these countries.



A Field Guide to the National Parks of East Africa

A Field Guide to the National Parks of East Africa Author John George Williams
ISBN-10 UVA:X000689054
Release 1981
Pages 336
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A guide to the national parks, game reserves and animal sanctuaries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. 400 mammals and birds are described, as well as the park's interesting features, resident species, and access and accommodation. 25 reserves are illustrated with maps.



Wildlife of the Galapagos

Wildlife of the Galapagos Author Julian Fitter
ISBN-10 0691102953
Release 2002
Pages 254
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The Galápagos is a truly special place. Unlike the rest of the world's archipelagoes, it still has 95 percent of its prehuman quota of species. Wildlife of the Galápagos is the most superbly illustrated and comprehensive identification guide ever to the natural splendor of these incomparable islands--islands today threatened by alien species and diseases that have diminished but not destroyed what so enchanted Darwin on his arrival there in 1835. Covering over 200 commonly seen birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and plants, it reveals the archipelago's striking beauty through more than 400 color photographs, maps, and drawings and well-written, informative text. While the Galápagos Giant Tortoise, the Galápagos Sea Lion, and the Flightless Cormorant are recognized the world over, these thirty-three islands--in the Pacific over 600 miles from mainland Ecuador--are home to many more unique but less famous species. Here, reptiles well outnumber mammals, for they were much better at drifting far from a continent the archipelago was never connected with; the largest native land mammals are rice rats. The islands' sixty resident bird species include the only penguin to breed entirely in the tropics and to inhabit the Northern Hemisphere. There is a section offering tips on photography in the Equatorial sunlight, and maps of visitors' sites as well as information on the archipelago's history, climate, geology, and conservation. Wildlife of the Galápagos is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to know what so delighted Darwin. Covers over 200 commonly seen species including birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, plants, and coastal and marine life Illustrated with over 400 color photographs, maps, and drawings; includes maps of visitors' sites Written by wildlife experts with extensive knowledge of the area Includes information on the history, climate, geology, and conservation of the islands The most complete identification guide to the wildlife of the Galápagos



The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals Author Jonathan Kingdon
ISBN-10 9781472921352
Release 2015-04-23
Pages 640
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Jonathan Kingdon, one of the world's foremost authorities on African mammals, has both written and illustrated this landmark field guide. The unique combination of his extensive field experience and artistic talent has produced a stunning work that sets new standards. The concise text provides full information on identification, distribution, ecology, relationships and conservation status, with introductory profiles that summarise the characteristics of each mammal group. All known species of African land mammal are covered, with coverage of several of the more complex groups of small mammals simplified by reference to genera. Classification has been fully updated and this new edition includes many newly recognised species. With over 780 colour illustrations, numerous line drawings and more than 520 maps, this book will be an essential companion to anyone visiting Africa or with an interest in the mammals of the continent. Competition note: There are regional mammal books covering southern Africa, for example, but none that covers the whole continent in a portable format. The smaller-format and more concise Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals may be more appealing to a more general safari market, but is much less comprehensive and more out of date.



The Safari Companion

The Safari Companion Author Richard D. Estes
ISBN-10 9781603581851
Release 1999-12-01
Pages 459
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Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film. The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioral table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are described for easy reference. In addition, useful maps show the major national boundaries, vegetation zones, and game parks relevant to the guide. The book includes an extensive glossary, as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of organizations working to protect African wildlife, and advice on where and when to see the animals.