Smithers' Mammals of Southern Africa

Smithers’ Mammals is an authoritative and popular guide to the mammals of Southern Africa: Fully revised & updated edition.
Apps, Peter
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Book title: Smithers' Mammals of Southern Africa
Authors: Peter Apps
Type: Field Guide
Imprint: Nature
Publisher: Random House Struik
Fully revised & updated edition. Cape Town, South Africa 2012
ISBN 9781770079137 / ISBN 978-1-77007-913-7
Softcover, 14x21 cm, 392 pages, throughout colour illustrations


Smithers' Mammals of Southern Africa is a popular and authoritative field guide to the mammals of southern Africa has been fully revised and updated to include the latest research, while remaining accessible and compact for use in the field. In Smithers' Mammals of Southern Africa, detailed accounts describe over 220 land and nine marine mammal species and include beautiful, accurate illustrations for each species, full species descriptions detailing physical characteristics, habitat, diet, life history, behaviour, field signs and conservation status.

Furtheron there are accurate and up-to-date distribution maps, spoor illustrations, with a scale to indicate size, symbols showing conservation status, time of activity, whether the animal occurs only in the subregion, and line drawings showing the relative sizes of similar mammals, drawn to a common scale, as an extra aid to identification. Written in non-technical language and with a fresh design, this mammal field guide classic will appeal to general readers, wildlife enthusiasts and professional guides, as well as to students and specialists in the field of Southern Africa.