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National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife Flexibound – October 3, 1995


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Product Details

  • Flexibound: 992 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (October 3, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679432345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679432340
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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The photos are clear and colorful.
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This book was a great guide for our recent safari.
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Very good guide that was easy to carry.
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By C. Clark on March 17, 2007
Format: Flexibound
As other reviewers have noted, this is a wonderful Field Guide with excellent photographs and descriptions. Indeed, following my first trip to Tanzania, I purchased a copy. Prior to my second trip, however, someone suggested that I take a look, instead, at Withers' Wildlife of East Africa and I was immediately sold on it.

There are various reasons why I think Withers is the better choice for those going on their first safari in East Africa. Most importantly, it's a lot smaller/lighter and the descriptions are opposite the bird and animal photographs, rather than at the back of the Audubon Guide. In addition, the coverage of wildlife is excellent: we saw a lot of different animals and birds and, with very few exceptions, they were all covered in Wild Life of East Africa.

A friend is off on safari this summer and asked me about what to take. They had heard of The Audubon Field Guide, but not Withers et al. It's that conversation that prompted me to write this.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Hunt on August 25, 2002
Format: Flexibound
I just got back from a two week safari in Tanzania and both of my guides raved about my book. They each had books with pictures of birds and animals, not actual photos. The descriptions in this book are accurate, the photos beautiful, and the price is well worth it. I ended up giving my copy to my guide when he took me to the Serengeti airstrip for my trip home. I'm ordering another copy now!
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Yan Gluzberg on December 26, 2000
Format: Flexibound
This is a great reference guide to African wildlife. It could be used on safari to identify some animals or acquire additional information about already well know animals. It can also be used at home to read about the animal behavior, habitats and national parks of Africa. The book has wonderful collection of photographs useful for identification of many species. It also lists national parks and other sanctuaries by country. There are photographs of different wildlife habitats and a chapter explaining the geography of African continent. This is a very useful book, which could be used in many different ways to enjoy or gather information about the wildlife of the African continent. I recommend this guide to anybody interested in the natural history of Africa.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. Martin on September 28, 2005
Format: Flexibound
It is relatively compact. It has a sturdy vinyl cover. It has beautiful, vibrant pictures of the animals. It has easy to find, to the point descriptions of each species' habitat, mating/birthing, typical prey or food, etc, which is what you want when you're on a bumpy game drive. I bought this, The African Safari Companion and the Safari Journal and this was the only book I actually used on safari in E. Africa. If you're wondering which book to bring - this is it.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 8, 2000
Format: Flexibound
We had just returned from our 17 day African Safari vacation. Many photographs were taken while on Safari. When the photo were developed my wife and I had a hard time remembering all the amimals we saw. This book has excellent quality and a large amount color photographs of African Wildlife. It doesn't stop there, The facts and information the author shares is phenomenal!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Bev F. Brown on September 5, 2005
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The pictures and information in this Field Guide are second to none. If you only take ONE book with you in Africa, take this. No others compare. Easy to use in a vehicle, clear, concise descriptions & photos. Essential. I also bought African Safari Journal and it is okay but I would not buy again, unless I was an inveterate writer on what I saw, did etc. The Safari Companion I love also. Heaps of information but the Field Guide is the one used every day.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Asali Nyuki on November 25, 1999
Format: Flexibound
This book has it all. It has a wonderful array of illustrations, each with the Scientific name below it, and it has wonderful sections for each African animal. This is a wonderful book, and as a taxonomist, I have used it in many different ways.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Janae Anderson on June 12, 2006
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We just returned from an East African Safari and loved this book. Our driver/guide had several books but none with photographs like this one. We could easily recognize animals. The book is organized in a easy fashion. People on our safari wanted to buy this book there but it was 45 dollars. We gave our copy to our driver with our tip and he was very happy and excited to have it. I purchased another for reference when I returned home.

This was our first Safari and I would highly recommend this for first timers.
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