National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

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The birds, mammals, reptiles and insects of Africa--a continent unparalleled in its ecological richness--are brought to life in this authoritative, compact field guide, an essential companion for safari-goers and armchair travelers alike.

This guide is packed with nearly 600 stunning color photographs of African habitats and animals, and provides a wealth of information on more than 850 species compiled by veteran safari leaders and experts in African wildlife. The parks and reserves for which the continent is famous are described in thorough detail, taking the reader on an unforgettable virtual safari.

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The most comprehensive field guide to the wildlife of Africa - a continent unparalleled in its ecological richness. All 577 stunning photographs are in full color, featuring 50 habitats, 200 mammals, 300 birds, and many reptiles and insects. The text covers 850 species, with 470 species range maps. A separate section provides in-depth descriptions and detailed maps for 58 countries and island groups. This field guide will long outlive its use on safari to serve as a definitive resource on African wildlife. The National Audubon Society Field Guides are the first to be organized with a visual key. Taxonomically arranged photographs, keyed with helpful thumb-tab silhouettes, make identification quick and easy.

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The first and only field guide to offer comprehensive coverage of the African continent, this guide sends the reader on a virtual safari. All the birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects are brought to life, and the parks and reserves for which the continent is famous are described in thorough detail. This guide is packed with 577 stunning color photographs of African habitats and animals, and provides a wealth of information on more than 850 species compiled by veteran safari leaders and experts in African wildlife.

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