Stuarts' Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa

Including Angola, Zambia & Malawi

Author: Chris Stuart

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 456

View: 359

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.

Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa

Author: Chris Stuart

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 307

View: 739

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-color layout. Color-coding has been introduced according 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 behavior, preferred habitat, food choice and reproduction.

Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa

Author: Chris Stuart

Publisher: Ralph Curtis Book

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 783

In this guide to the prolific mammalian wildlife of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and part of Mozambique, a married conservationist couple describe the characteristics of species grouped in 112 color plates with pointers on identification, distribution, habitat, behavior, reproduction,

Stuarts' Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa

Author: Chris Stuart

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 456

View: 223

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 SA

Author: Chris Stuart

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 793

Stuarts’ 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 (with a slight name change) 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 colour photographs support the text. Detailed 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, informative, must-have guide to South Africa’s famously diverse and richly populated parks and reserves.

Stuarts' Field Guide to the Tracks & Signs of Southern, Central & East African Wildlife

Author: Chris Stuart

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Animal tracks

Page: 488

View: 398

Originally published in 1994, Stuarts' Field Guide to the Tracks & Signs of Southern, Central & East African Wildlife quickly became the standard reference to the subject in the region, reprinting many times. This new edition provides the most detailed coverage of tracks, droppings, bird pellets, nests and shelters and feeding signs, not only for mammals, but also for birds, reptiles, insects and other invertebrates. Greatly expanded, this extensive update now features: full color throughout; many more examples of all tracks and signs; photographs of animal species to supplement the numerous examples of tracks and signs; coverage of central African species; additional quick reference keys. The new edition retains the unique approach that made the first edition so popular, allowing readers to navigate quickly, by means of keys, to the pertinent information. Keys on the inside covers help readers access information even faster.

Stuarts' Field Guide to Game & Nature Reserves of East Africa

Author: Chris Stuart

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN:

Category: Africa, East

Page: 248

View: 362

Travellers' field guide to game parks of East Africa, presenting location, geology, climate, vegetation, fauna, with detailed maps, images and a photographic ID guide for featured species.

Stuarts' Field Guide to National Parks & Nature Reserves of South Africa

Author:

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Category:

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View: 691

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.