The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

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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 ...
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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
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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.
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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691122397
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/2005
  • Series: Princeton Pocket Guides Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 254,503
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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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Table of Contents


Preface 6
Introduction 7
How to Use this Guide 8
The African Environment 9
Evolution in Africa 18
Mammals 20
Primates 21
Bats 68
Insectivores 88
Hares 94
Rodents 98
Carnivores 142
Scaly Ant-Eaters 176
Afrotheria 178
Odd-Toed Ungulates 192
Even-Toed Ungulates 200
Further Reading 258
Glossary 259
Scientific Name Index 264
English name Index 269
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2011

    Excellent book

    Excellent book for a safari

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