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A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia

Francis, Charles M.

Published by Princeton University Press, 2008
ISBN 10: 0691135517 / ISBN 13: 9780691135519
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Title: A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Princeton. 2008. Princeton University Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Illustrated by Priscilla Barrett, Robin Budden, John Cox, Sandra Doyle, Brin Edwards, Ray Hutchings, William Oliver, Guy Troughton & Lyn Wells. =. 392 pages. hardcover. 9780691135519. keywords: Nature Field Guides Southeast Asia Mammals. inventory # 36418. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Southeast Asia is home to more than 500 mammal species. This richly illustrated field guide is the most comprehensive reference to all mammals currently known to exist in mainland Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, peninsular Malaysia, and Singapore. Every species is covered in full, from elephants and rhinos to dolphins, monkeys, carnivores, bats, mice, and shrews. The detailed text describes key identification features, ecology, habitat, distribution, and status. Seventy-two high-quality color plates depict most of the species covered, and there are distribution maps for easy reference. Charles Francis gives practical guidance on how to find and study mammals and covers important topics such as conservation. A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia is a one-of-a-kind resource for naturalists and researchers and ideal for general readers. FEATURES: The most up-to-date and complete guide to the mammals of Southeast Asia; Generously illustrated with 72 full-color plates; Comprehensive text aids identification; Line drawings illustrate footprints and technical details; Distribution maps. Charles M. Francis is a research manager at the Canadian Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Research Centre. He has written numerous research papers on Southeast Asian mammals and several books, including A Photographic Guide to Mammals of South-East Asia and A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo. Bookseller Inventory # 36418

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Synopsis: Southeast Asia is home to more than 500 mammal species. This richly illustrated field guide is the most comprehensive reference to all mammals currently known to exist in mainland Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, peninsular Malaysia, and Singapore. Every species is covered in full, from elephants and rhinos to dolphins, monkeys, carnivores, bats, mice, and shrews. The detailed text describes key identification features, ecology, habitat, distribution, and status. Seventy-two high-quality color plates depict most of the species covered, and there are distribution maps for easy reference.Charles Francis gives practical guidance on how to find and study mammals and covers important topics such as conservation. "A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia" is a one-of-a-kind resource for naturalists and researchers and ideal for general readers. The most up-to-date and complete guide to the mammals of Southeast Asia. The book is generously illustrated with 72 full-color plates. The comprehensive text aids identification. Line drawings illustrate footprints and technical details. It also includes distribution maps.

Book Description: "Francis has excellent credentials, having written articles and other books on the mammals of Southeast Asia. . . . The introduction shows a full-page map of the area encompassed by the book. Other pages provide techniques for identifying mammals, methods for finding and studying them, and explanations of the different levels of conservation status--endangered, threatened, etc. Seventy-two good quality colored plates of each species are accompanied by facing pages that show a distribution map and a short account of the species, its size, and a concise description." --H.N. Cunningham, Choice

"Both field guide and handbook, A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia is an important reference for professionals and a very intriguing book for anyone interested in wildlife." --Wildlife Activist

"Francis's work is a monumental step in raising awareness of these secretive creatures. The book will definitely come with me on my next trip to Southeast Asia." --Luis Ruedas, Quarterly Review of Biology

"This book has already proven very useful in my research and I anticipate relying on it for many years to come. Without it, sources of information would be scattered widely and difficult to find." --Jacob A. Esselstyn, Journal of Mammalian Evolution

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