A companion volume to the successful "Big Cat Diary" television series, which goes beyond the day-to-day footage and explores the bigger picture: history, biology, behaviour, conservation and how lions survive outside the Masai Mara. As well as a detailed examination of biology and behaviour, the book provides an historical perspective of the big cat families featured in the series. The book also looks outside the Masai Mara Game Reserve, to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater, and Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Finally there is the question of how to conserve our big cat populations. There could be as few as 15,000 lions left in Africa. How can we ensure they can maintain breeding populations, space to hunt and sufficient prey to survive?
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Presenter, author and photographer Jonathan Scott has written a number of books including Mara Serengeti, Dawn to Dusk and Kingdom of the Lions. He is a previous winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, and his stunning photographs appeared in the book that accompanied the first series of Big Cat Diary.Review:
Praise for Big Cat Diary: Lion 'This book offeres a great insight into lions' lives: their everyday behaviour, their social organisation and their development from cub to adult' Geographical 'The king of beasts inspires a multitude of emotions!this book captures their magic and the day-to-day reality of their lives ' Traveller Magazine Praise for Big Cat Diary: Cheetah 'beautifully illustrated with the Scotts' superb photography ! a detailed and insightful introduction to these slinky speed machines ! the Scotts' anecdotes and reflections give the book a warmth and personality missing from so many of its ilk.' Geographical, Jan 2005 'Unmissable' Wanderlust, Feb 05 'the ultimate armchair-safari insight into one of the fastest creatures on the planet.' Abta travelspirit, Feb 05 'Wildlife book of the month' BBC Wildlife Praise for Big Cat Diary: Leopard 'everything you will ever need to know about the top of the spots' BBC Wildlife
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007146663
Book Description HarperCollins UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0007146663 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0001873
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007146663