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The Safari Companion has become a Chelsea Green best seller and paved the way for the company's entry into the exciting world of eco-travel. Here's a new edition, revised and expanded, of the definitive guide to watching the behavior or African mammals.<P>New chapters include: <BR>-- Social and Mating Systems of African Mammals. This chapter defines and explains the various forms by which researchers have described animal social organization. Contains concise and orderly tables that help with the understanding of most basic behaviors.<BR>-- An Animal Behavior Primer. This section describes behaviors in categories and sub-categories, making for quick field reference.<P>The Safari Companion is an indispensible tool for safari travelers to Africa or zoo-lovers anywhere. It will help expert and neophyte better understand the lives and interactions of the animals they observe.<P>Richared D. Estes has led wildlife-viewing safaris in Africa for many years, and is one of the world's foremost experts on the social ecology of African mammals. Dr. Estes is an Associate Professor of Mammalogy at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University and the chairman of the World Conservation Union's Antelope Specialists' Group. He lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Synopsis:

Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film.The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioral table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are described for easy reference. In addition, useful maps show the major national boundaries, vegetation zones, and game parks relevant to the guide. The book includes an extensive glossary, as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of organizations working to protect African wildlife, and advice on where and when to see the animals.

About the Author

Richard D. Estes has led wildlife-viewing safaris in Africa for many years and is one of the world's foremost experts on the social ecology of African mammals. Dr. Estes is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution Conservation and Research Center, an Associate at the Harvard Museums of Natural History, and a Trustee of The Rare Species Conservatory Foundation. He lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781890132446
Foreword:
Otte, Daniel
Author:
Fuller, Kathryn S.
Illustrator:
Otte, Daniel
Author:
Estes, Richard D.
Author:
Otte, Daniel
Author:
Fuller, Kathryn S.
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Location:
White River Junction, VT :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Safaris
Subject:
Wildlife watching
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
78
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
459
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.125 in 23.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film.The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioral table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are described for easy reference. In addition, useful maps show the major national boundaries, vegetation zones, and game parks relevant to the guide. The book includes an extensive glossary, as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of organizations working to protect African wildlife, and advice on where and when to see the animals.

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