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The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

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by Jonathan Kingdon
     
 

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

Overview

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


Editorial Reviews

New Scientist
Jonathan Kingdon loves biology and art. This felicitous combo delivers a delightful book. . . . His knowledge is impressive, and his drawings and paintings wonderful, full of information and character. . . . A great guide, from leaf-plucking gelada to long-eared hedgehog. Take it to any African country.
— Maggie McDonald
Biology Digest
Anyone with an interest in Africa and the animals that roam through the various ecosystems, from lowland rainforests, savannahs, grasslands, to deserts and shrublands, should invest in a copy of noted African mammal expert Jonathan Kingdon's pocket guide of African mammals. . . . [T]he book [is] perfect for serious fieldwork and the vacation traveler.
New Scientist - Maggie McDonald
Jonathan Kingdon loves biology and art. This felicitous combo delivers a delightful book. . . . His knowledge is impressive, and his drawings and paintings wonderful, full of information and character. . . . A great guide, from leaf-plucking gelada to long-eared hedgehog. Take it to any African country.
From the Publisher
"Jonathan Kingdon loves biology and art. This felicitous combo delivers a delightful book. . . . His knowledge is impressive, and his drawings and paintings wonderful, full of information and character. . . . A great guide, from leaf-plucking gelada to long-eared hedgehog. Take it to any African country."—Maggie McDonald,New Scientist

"Anyone with an interest in Africa and the animals that roam through the various ecosystems, from lowland rainforests, savannahs, grasslands, to deserts and shrublands, should invest in a copy of noted African mammal expert Jonathan Kingdon's pocket guide of African mammals. . . . [T]he book [is] perfect for serious fieldwork and the vacation traveler."Biology Digest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691122397
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/10/2005
Series:
Princeton Pocket Guides Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
379,061
Product dimensions:
4.92(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.56(d)

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Meet the Author

Jonathan Kingdon is one of the world's foremost authorities on the mammals of Africa, and also a highly acclaimed artist. "American Scientist" listed Kingdon's "East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa" as "one of a hundred books that shaped science in the twentieth century." This pocket guide has been adapted from his classic "Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals".

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