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National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

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The birds, mammals, reptiles and insects of Africa--a continent unparalleled in its ecological richness--are brought to life in this authoritative, compact field guide, an essential companion for safari-goers and armchair travelers alike.

This guide is packed with nearly 600 stunning color photographs of African habitats and animals, and provides a wealth of information on
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Paperback, 992 pages
Published October 3rd 1995 by Knopf Publishing Group (first published October 1st 1995)
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Suresh Rajagopalan
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully done! Written and presented in a manner field guides should be!! Simple enough for the uninitiated to follow, at the same time sufficiently detailed to keep the enthusiast happy...
A great "base" guide to Africa! Throw in a dedicated guide for the biome/ locale you are interested in and you're done!!
Sandra
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A practical and compact field guide with many details and a section with colour pictures to better identify the different species, which is especially helpful for the different types of birds. In addition, it provides some general information about the African continent.
Don't judge this book by its cover: it look a bit old-fashioned and is dated back to 1995, but I've found it to be still valid and applicable during my trips in South Africa and Botswana. The only part not fully applicable anymor
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PoachingFacts
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Naturalists, wildlife watchers, amateur wildlife photographers, safari tourists.
The National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife by Peter Alden is a great source of basic information covering the breadth of the African continent and it's wildlife. It's more than 980 pages are filled with information on over 850 species of birds, reptiles, and amphibians as well as mammals including primates, big cats, and antelopes. There are many descriptions useful for species identification, its vocalizations, habitat, nesting practices, and for many species there is a small ...more
Artie LeBlanc
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nature, nonfiction, travel
Indispensable single-volume guide to African wildlife. Excellent photos of main species, descriptions of many more. Distribution maps and overview guide to National Parks. Highly recommended.
Jacqui
Jun 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: africa, research
I purchased this book because several settings in my most recent novel take place in East Africa. A trip there wasn't in the cards for me, so I had to make do with a variety of virtual tours. This Field Guide proved to be a wonderful resource.

It includes an overview of the continent, color pictures of flora and fauna, and a detailed explanation of each life form. I much appreciated the discussion it provided of the various habitats--the savanna, the Great Rift Valley, Ngorongoro, the Sahara, th
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Ross Morgan
Feb 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful Field Guide with excellent photographs and descriptions. Heavier and larger than Withers’ Wildlife of East Africa. It includes an overview of the continent, color pictures of flora and fauna, and a detailed explanation of each life form. The colour plates are incredibly detailed. The book is sturdy – it will last. The first and possibly only field guide to offer reasonably detailed coverage of the African continent. All the birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects are brought to ...more
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