This long awaited Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of the Horn of Africa depicts some of the world's rarest mammals.
All of the larger mammals of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia are described together with identification notes. In full colour, all of the endemic species, and distinctive sub-species, are covered by up to two pages of text with a distribution map and four images, showing the main characters of the mammal and its habitat. Almost all of the other species each occupy a full page with two images and a distribution map. Each species carries details of its distribution, IUCN status, typical localities, local or alternative name, size, description, habitat, similar species and behaviour. The descriptions of the specialties and endemic mammals, including many endangered and little known species, carry additional information including history, threats, status, future outlook and more behavioural details. Experts around the world, who are specialists in their field, have contributed data to ensure a wide and up to date coverage.
366 illustrations including distribution maps and high quality images, designed to show aspects of the mammal's character and habitat, are presented in a pleasing format which has been designed to be easy to use and to enable quick reference to each species.
The book is designed for nature lovers, animal lovers, researchers and broadcasters associated with the natural world. Travellers, tourists, naturalists, mammal watchers, animal scientists and tour guides, travelling to or resident in the countries of the Horn of Africa, will find the field guide of help in locating and identifying the larger mammals.
Other topics covered include:
Country information, additional information about the endemic mammals, where to find mammals, use of local names, spelling, place names; Topographical regions, biospheres, vegetation, habitats, climate, altitudes, Taxonomy - subspecies, geographical and individual variations; Sources of data, how to use the book, acronyms, abbreviations, map key; National Parks, nature reserves, Great Rift Valley, conservation, mammal lists by Horn of Africa and by country; Bibliography, acknowledgements, four indexes: general, English names, local names and scientific.
Publisher: Meru Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 mm
Finally, the Horn of Africa has its own dedicated field guide to the larger mammals. This stunning new book is lavishly illustrated and well-designed, with informative texts and accurate maps. The photos are amazing. And it's light enough to slip into your luggage wherever you go. Anyone with an interest in the wildlife of the region needs this book. Nigel Redman, Senior author of Birds of the Horn of Africa; A gem of a guide for anyone fascinated by the Horn of Africa's unusual and unique wildlife. Great design with immaculate images and maps. Craig Rix, Travel Africa Magazine; I wish I had this when I first went to Ethiopia - a hugely needed addition and must have book for anyone interested in the spectacular mammal watching from this still very unexplored region. The where to find mammals section is a real bonus too. Jon Hall, www.mammalwatching.com; A very useful book with some great photography. There is no comparable title on the market so this should be much sought after for travellers to Ethiopia and the other countries of the Horn of Africa. Leon Vlieger, Natural History Book Society