A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia

A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia

by Charles M. Francis, Sandra Doyle, John Cox, Robin Budden, Priscilla Barrett
     
 

Southeast Asia is home to more than 500 mammal species. This richly illustrated field guide is the most comprehensive reference to all mammals currently known to exist in mainland Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, peninsular Malaysia, and Singapore. Every species is covered in full, from elephants and rhinos to dolphins, monkeys,

Overview

Southeast Asia is home to more than 500 mammal species. This richly illustrated field guide is the most comprehensive reference to all mammals currently known to exist in mainland Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, peninsular Malaysia, and Singapore. Every species is covered in full, from elephants and rhinos to dolphins, monkeys, carnivores, bats, mice, and shrews. The detailed text describes key identification features, ecology, habitat, distribution, and status. Seventy-two high-quality color plates depict most of the species covered, and there are distribution maps for easy reference. Charles Francis gives practical guidance on how to find and study mammals and covers important topics such as conservation. A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia is a one-of-a-kind resource for naturalists and researchers and ideal for general readers.

  • The most up-to-date and complete guide to the mammals of Southeast Asia
  • Generously illustrated with 72 full-color plates
  • Comprehensive text aids identification
  • Line drawings illustrate footprints and technical details
  • Distribution maps

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Mammalian Evolution
This book has already proven very useful in my research and I anticipate relying on it for many years to come. Without it, sources of information would be scattered widely and difficult to find.
— Jacob A. Esselstyn
Choice - H.N. Cunningham
Francis has excellent credentials, having written articles and other books on the mammals of Southeast Asia. . . . The introduction shows a full-page map of the area encompassed by the book. Other pages provide techniques for identifying mammals, methods for finding and studying them, and explanations of the different levels of conservation status—endangered, threatened, etc. Seventy-two good quality colored plates of each species are accompanied by facing pages that show a distribution map and a short account of the species, its size, and a concise description.
Quarterly Review of Biology - Luis Ruedas
Francis's work is a monumental step in raising awareness of these secretive creatures. The book will definitely come with me on my next trip to Southeast Asia.
Journal of Mammalian Evolution - Jacob A. Esselstyn
This book has already proven very useful in my research and I anticipate relying on it for many years to come. Without it, sources of information would be scattered widely and difficult to find.
From the Publisher
"Francis has excellent credentials, having written articles and other books on the mammals of Southeast Asia. . . . The introduction shows a full-page map of the area encompassed by the book. Other pages provide techniques for identifying mammals, methods for finding and studying them, and explanations of the different levels of conservation status—endangered, threatened, etc. Seventy-two good quality colored plates of each species are accompanied by facing pages that show a distribution map and a short account of the species, its size, and a concise description."—H.N. Cunningham, Choice

"Both field guide and handbook, A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia is an important reference for professionals and a very intriguing book for anyone interested in wildlife."Wildlife Activist

"Francis's work is a monumental step in raising awareness of these secretive creatures. The book will definitely come with me on my next trip to Southeast Asia."—Luis Ruedas, Quarterly Review of Biology

"This book has already proven very useful in my research and I anticipate relying on it for many years to come. Without it, sources of information would be scattered widely and difficult to find."—Jacob A. Esselstyn, Journal of Mammalian Evolution

Choice
Francis has excellent credentials, having written articles and other books on the mammals of Southeast Asia. . . . The introduction shows a full-page map of the area encompassed by the book. Other pages provide techniques for identifying mammals, methods for finding and studying them, and explanations of the different levels of conservation status—endangered, threatened, etc. Seventy-two good quality colored plates of each species are accompanied by facing pages that show a distribution map and a short account of the species, its size, and a concise description.
— H.N. Cunningham
Wildlife Activist
Both field guide and handbook, A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia is an important reference for professionals and a very intriguing book for anyone interested in wildlife.
Quarterly Review of Biology
Francis's work is a monumental step in raising awareness of these secretive creatures. The book will definitely come with me on my next trip to Southeast Asia.
— Luis Ruedas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691135519
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/24/2008
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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What People are saying about this

Darrin Lunde
This is the first field guide to the mammals of Southeast Asia covering every known species—from elephants and tigers down to the smallest shrews and mice. Mainland Southeast Asia has seen a decade-long resurgence in mammal research, and this book is an important and long-awaited resource to anyone interested in the region's spectacular mammal diversity.
Darrin Lunde, American Museum of Natural History

Meet the Author

Charles M. Francis is a research manager at the Canadian Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Research Centre. He has written numerous research papers on Southeast Asian mammals and several books, including "A Photographic Guide to Mammals of South-East Asia" and "A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo".

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