The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals is the essential companion for anyone going on safari or interested in African mammals-no other field guide covers the whole continent in a portable format. Now fully revised and updated, it covers all known species of African land mammals and features 780 stunning color illustrations. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, habitat, food, behavior, adaptations, and conservation status. Coverage of several of the more complex groups of small mammals is simplified by reference to genera, and there are introductory profiles of each mammal group and more than 500 maps. This new edition includes many newly recognized species, and classification has been fully updated.Written and illustrated by a world authority, The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals is a must-have guide for travelers and armchair naturalists alike.Covers more than 1,100 speciesFeatures 780 color illustrationsDescribes key identification features, distribution, habitat, food, behavior, adaptations, and statusIncludes many newly recognized species, and classification has been fully updated
Jonathan Kingdon is one of the world's foremost authorities on African mammals. His books include The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals and Lowly Origin: Where, When, and Why Our Ancestors First Stood Up (both Princeton).
Preface and acknowledgements 6Checklist of species 8Introduction to the first edition 20Introduction to the second edition 21Naming and mapping species 23Using this guide 27Finding and recording mammals 28The African environment 30The past 30Physical landscape 36Vegetation 37PROFILES OF ALL MAMMAL SPECIES 45Conservation 619Further reading 624Glossary 625Index 632