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Smithers' Mammals of Southern Africa: A Field Guide

ISBN 
9781770079137
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R420.00
Published 
March 2012
About the book: 

First published in 1986, Smithers' mammals is an authoritative and popular guide to the mammals of Southern Africa. This revised and updated edition incorporates the latest information brought to light by molecular genetics, while remaining accessible to the layperson and handy in the field. Each entry includes an in-depth species description; notes on habitat, behaviour, diet and conservation status; accurate illustrations and spoor drawings; and a distribution map. 

The title also details the whales, dolphins and seals seen along our coast. 

This highly regarded field guide will appeal to general readers and wildlife enthusiasts, as well as to specialists in the field of mammals.

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About the Author
Peter Apps began his studies of animal behaviour at the University of Oxford before moving to South Africa in 1979.

He has worked from England to Antarctica on species ranging from insects to elephants. His special interests are the behaviour of small carnivores and the role of chemical communication in mammal social behaviour. He works as Senior Researcher at the Paul G Allen Family Foundation Laboratory for Wildlife Chemistry
in Botswana. Editor of Smithers’ Mammals of Southern Africa: A Field Guide, he has also written numerous scientific papers and magazine articles.

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