Wildlife of East Africa

Author: Martin B. Withers,David Hosking

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691007373

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 6901

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.
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Wildlife of Southern Africa (Traveller’s Guide)

Author: David Hosking,Martin Withers

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007413262

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 8588

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.
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Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa

Author: Stephen Spawls,Kim Howell,Robert C. Drewes

Publisher: Princeton Pocket Guides

ISBN: 9780691128849

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 4194

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.
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East African Wildlife

A Visitor's Guide

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622088

Category: Travel

Page: 282

View: 3721

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.
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Pocket Guide to Mammals of East Africa

Author: Chris Stuart,Tilde Stuart

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN: 9781770077065

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 629

A handy and informative companion for the tourist and nature-lover
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The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

Author: Jonathan Kingdon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472924398

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 1513

Originally published in 2004, the Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals quickly became the field guide of choice to take on African safaris. Its compact format makes it ideal for use in the field, while its coverage is the most comprehensive currently possible in this format. Adapted from the Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, the greatly condensed text focuses on essential information such as identification and distribution, while the author's superb illustrations have been rearranged into an easy-to-use plate format and placed opposite the text. Complex and more obscure groups like the bats and certain rodent families are summarised by genera. Over 500 maps plot the distribution of all larger species, and for smaller mammals the maps show distribution by genus. This is a completely revised second edition of this popular guide. The information and taxonomy have been updated to follow the newly published second edition of the Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals (2015), and this new edition of the pocket guide contains several new species and illustrations. The maps have been completely replaced and there are now 200 more maps than in the original edition.
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Wildlife of East Africa

Author: Dave Richards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781770078918

Category: Zoology

Page: 168

View: 907

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.
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Wildlife of Australia

Author: Iain Campbell,Sam Woods

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084682X

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 4004

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
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Traveller's Guide to Wildlife of Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda

Author: David Hosking,Martin B. Withers

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007248193

Category: Africa, East

Page: 248

View: 1211

The perfect companion for the safari enthusiast, this complete traveller's guide to the wildlife of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda features 475 species of bird, mammal, snake, lizard, insect and tree. A must-have for all those considering a trip to the game reserves of this highly popular region.
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New Jersey Wildlife

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583554814

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 3291

New Jersey Wildlife is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the nature enthusiast. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 152 familiar species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and other insects and includes a map featuring prominent regional wildlife sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
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Wildlife of Southeast Asia

Author: Susan Myers

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880726

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 4562

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
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Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East

A Photographic Guide

Author: Frédéric Jiguet,Aurélien Audevard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691172439

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 9511

Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is the first comprehensive pocket-sized photographic field guide to every bird species in the Western Palearctic—this includes winter visitors and common migrants but also all rarities to the region, even if they have been recorded only once. The guide also covers hypothetical species—those that have a good chance of being recorded due to such factors as range expansion and changing weather patterns. The book's 2,200 stunning color photographs mean that every species is pictured, making field identification quick and easy. Succinct text covers key identification features, voice, habitat, and distribution, and distribution maps are provided for regular breeding species. Particular attention and details are given to help differentiate similar-looking species. Lavishly illustrated, up-to-date, and wide-ranging, Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East is an essential field guide for every naturalist and birder. The first comprehensive field guide to include every bird species in the Western Palearctic (Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East) 2,200 superb color photographs Succinct text looks at key identification features, voice, habitat, and distribution
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A Guide to the Birds of East Africa

Author: Nicholas Drayson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547247953

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

View: 3712

Working up the nerve to invite Rose Mbikwa, the woman he has secretly loved for three years, to the Nairobi Hunt Club Ball, Mr. Malik, a reserved widower, is confronted by the return of his school nemesis, the flashy Harry Kahn, who also sets his sights on Rose, and embarks on a bird-identification competition for the prize of Rose's company at the ball. Reprint.
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The Safari Companion

A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates

Author: Richard D. Estes

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581855

Category: Nature

Page: 459

View: 8856

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.
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The Arctic Guide

Wildlife of the Far North

Author: Sharon Chester

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865964

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 4162

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
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Common Birds of East Africa

Author: Martin B. Withers,David Hosking

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002200349

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 6328

Covering the major areas visited by safaris - Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia - Birds of East Africa provides hints on watching and photographing birds, and gives photographs of all the most common birds to make them easier to identify.
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Birds of East Africa

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

Author: Terry Stevenson,John Fanshawe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713673478

Category: Nature

Page: 602

View: 8979

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.
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The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

Second Edition

Author: Jonathan Kingdon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472925319

Category: Nature

Page: 640

View: 852

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.
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Wildlife of the Arctic

Author: Richard Sale,Per Michelsen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691180547

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 6923

A pocket-sized photographic field guide to Arctic birds, mammals, and other wildlife Wildlife of the Arctic is an accessible and richly illustrated pocket-sized photographic field guide to the birds, land and sea mammals, and plants and lichens of the northern polar region--including Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, and Russia. Written and illustrated by naturalists with extensive Arctic experience, this handy book features detailed facing-page descriptions of each species, including information about identification, range, distribution, and breeding and wintering grounds. A substantial introduction explains the area covered, with information on the poles, geology, snow and ice, auroras, and the influence of global warming. This portable, user-friendly guide is the perfect companion for birders, ecotourists, and cruise-line passengers visiting the Arctic Circle and other areas of the far north. An accessible and richly illustrated pocket-sized photographic field guide to Artic wildlife Features more than 800 color photos illustrating more than 250 bird species, 60 land mammals, and 30 seals and whales Includes extensive facing-page species descriptions and identification information Provides an overview of the Arctic region, with information on the poles, geology, snow and ice, auroras, and the influence of global warming Explores each family of birds and mammals, and has sections covering fish, insects, plants, and lichens
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Mammals of North America

Second Edition

Author: Roland W. Kays,Don E. Wilson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400833504

Category: Nature

Page: 816

View: 4625

The best-selling field guide that "sets new standards" (New Scientist) and "makes all other field guides for mammals of the United States. . . and Canada obsolete" (Journal of Mammalogy) is now even better. Covering 20 species recognized since 2002 and including 13 new color plates, this fully revised edition of Mammals of North America illustrates all 462 known mammal species in the United States and Canada--each in beautiful color and accurate detail. With a more up-to-date species list than any other guide, improved facing-page descriptions, easier-to-read distribution maps, updated common and scientific names, and track and scat illustrations, this slim, light, and easy-to-use volume is the must-have source for identifying North American mammals. Roland Kays and Don Wilson have scoured the technical literature to pull out the key differences between similar species, and illustrated these whenever possible, making the guide useful to amateur naturalists and professional zoologists alike. Casual animal watchers will appreciate the overview of mammal diversity and the tips on identifying animals they can spy in their binoculars, while scientists will appreciate the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species, including illustrations of shrew teeth, bat toes, and whale dorsal fins. The best-illustrated and easiest-to-use field guide to North American mammals Beautiful and accurate color illustrations of all 462 mammals found in the United States and Canada--including 20 species recognized since 2002 112 color plates--including 13 new ones Key identification information--fully revised--on facing pages The most current taxonomy/species list Fully revised, easy-to-read range maps Illustrations of tracks, scat, and whale and dolphin dive sequences
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