Wild ways. Field guide to the behaviour of Southern African Mammals, Table of Content, by Peter Apps

Wild ways: Peter Apps; Penny Meakin (ISBN 9781920544850 / ISBN 978-1-920544-85-0)

Wild ways: Peter Apps; Penny Meakin (ISBN 9781920544850 / ISBN 978-1-920544-85-0)

The reader needs no special knowledge of zoology or animal behaviour to understand and enjoy Peter Apps's and Penny Meakin's book Wild ways: Field guide to the behaviour of Southern African Mammals. Technical jargon is avoided and the ethological terms are explained in the text and in a glossary. An index to English and scientific names makes the book easy to use. The following text introduces to the table of content.

Peter Apps  Penny Meakin  

Southern Africa has one of the richest and most accessible mammal faunas in the world. Tens of thousands of visitors to parks and reserves, hikers, hunters, farmers and other out-door people have opportunities to observe the behaviour of these mammals. Until now there has been no single source of information about the behaviour of southern Africa's mammals. Wild ways brings together the fascinating information on what mammals do and why they do it. The first section introduces the concepts of ethology, the science of animal behaviour, and traces its development and the techniques that have been developed to tackle the formidable problems of working on animals in the wild. The 117 species accounts describe the behaviour of mammals from hedgehogs to hares, baboons to pangolins, dassies to aardvarks, lions to rats, whales to tsessebe and even fruit bats.

Table of Content: Wild ways. Field guide to the behaviour of Southern African Mammals.

Introduction
PART ONE: ETHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
The history of ethology
Tools of the trade
Watching
Recognising individuals
Tracking movements: from traps to remote
surveillance
More high-tech: DNA and ultrasound
Technology meets traditional skills
Human ethology?
Applied ethology
The future
PART TWO: MAMMAL BEHAVIOUR
Reproduction and lactation
Social life
Living in groups
Co-operation
Conflict
Dominance
Spacing
Learning
Play
Culture
The senses of mammals
Sight
Hearing
Touch, temperature and pain
Smell and taste
Communication
Sound
Chemical signals
Touch
Visual signals
PART THREE: BEHAVIOUR ACCOUNTS
Bats
Fruit bats
Insect-eating bats
Elephant-shrews
Shrews and hedgehogs

Shrews
Hedgehogs
Golden moles
Rodents
Mole-rats
Porcupines
Canerats
Rats and mice
Squirrels
Springhares
Rabbits and hares
Dassies (Hyraxes)
Elephants
Odd-toed ungulates
Zebras
Rhinoceroses
Hippopotamuses
Pigs and hogs
Warthogs and bushpigs
Ruminants
Giraffes
Antelope and buffaloes
Carnivores
Hyaenas and aardwolves
Cats
Wild dogs, jackals and foxes
Otters, weasels, polecats, honey badgers
Tree civets
Civets and genets
Mongooses and suricates
Bushbabies, monkeys and baboons
Bushbabies / Galagos
Monkeys and baboons
Aardvarks
Pangolins
Seals
Fur seals
Whales and dolphins
Dolphins
Right whales
Glossary
Further reading
Field guides
Websites
Index

This is the table of content to Wild ways. Field guide to the behaviour of Southern African Mammals, Table of Content, by Peter Apps and Penny Meakin.

Title: Wild Ways
Subtitle: Field companion to the behaviour of southern African mammals
Author: Peter Apps; Penny Meakin
Genre: Fauna, Mammals
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Nature
Cape Town, South Africa 2014
ISBN 9781920544850 / ISBN 978-1-920544-85-0
Softcover, 18 x 23 cm, 220 pages, throughout colour photographs

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