The Behavior Guide to African Mammals: Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates

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University of California Press, 1991 - Science - 611 pages
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"A work of tremendous scope. . . . Amateur naturalists and tourists to the parks of Africa and finally professionals will find this a stimulating, well-documented summary."--John F. Eisenberg, Florida Museum of Natural History

"We have seen in the field how very helpful and informative The Behavior Guide is. Our knowledgeable safari guides turned often to their prized and already well-thumbed copies, and we continue to refer to ours now that we are back home."--Douglas F. Williamson, Jr., National Council, World Wildlife Fund, U.S.

"A fascinating, perceptive, and enjoyable travel companion heightens the pleasure of being afield. The Behavior Guide to African Mammals is that ideal companion. Lucid, accurate, and marvelously illustrated, the book is a basic reference for anyone interested in natural history."--George B. Schaller, author of The Serengheti Lion and The Deer and the Tiger

"A remarkable review of what is known about the larger African mammals."--A.R.E. Sinclair, The Ecology Group, University of British Columbia

 

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This book sits on every safari guide's shelf, and is commonly referred to. The only complaint ever made about it is that it is too rigid in how animals behave (lions in the Okavango for example swim when they don't have to, displaying disregard for the belief that they 'hate' water). Read full review

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Contents

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About the author (1991)

Richard Estes is a behavioral biologist who has spent more than two decades, including seven years of fieldwork, studying and writing about African mammals. Daniel Otte is Curator and Chairman of the Department of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. E. O. Wilson is Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science and Curator in Entomology at Harvard University and co-author of The Ants (1990).

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