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Larger Carnivores of the African Savannas

Authors: Bothma, Jacobus du P., Walker, Clive

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  • The combination of scientific texts, sketches and colour photographs gives the book a wide appeal as it caters for scientists, students and the general public

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  • ISBN 978-3-662-03766-9
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About this book

The African savannas are rich in wildlife. Yet they are also increasingly threatened by expanding human populations. The interrelationship between vast prey herds and their predator offers fascinating insights into the world of African wildlife. Moreover, the larger carnivores are sensitive measures of environmental quality and serve as early warning systems to environmental degradation.
The book presents the ecology of all African carnivores that are larger than jackals in an ordered and scientific way. It is augmented by many colour photographs taken by both authors, and excellent sketches by the internationally renowned wildlife artist Clive Walker, depicting the life and habitat of these carnivores.

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From the reviews:
"A very accessible introduction to aspects of the biology of nine species of carnivore. The text is enhanced by attractive drawings anda fine photographs. For each species, an outline is given of social behaviour, reproduction and young, range use, activity and movement, feeding ecology, relationship with other wildlife and population dynamics." (ASLIB book guide - an international guide to English language scientific books)
"... thought provoking, interesting, and easy to read. ... Clive Walker's artwork is beautiful, as are the photographs. There is some sort of illustration on almost every page, illustrating behaviours, tracks, scats and habitats. In this regard, this book is far more interesting and attractive than a typical scientific book. In short, this book provides a good review of large African carnivores for serious amateurs or students, and a good introduction for professionals." (Environmental Conservation, UK)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-03766-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-03768-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Larger Carnivores of the African Savannas
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Authors
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for Africa and North America: Van Schaik Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-03766-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-03766-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-03768-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 274
Number of Illustrations
89 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Co-publication with Van Schaik Publishers
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