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The Behavior Guide to African Mammals: Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates Paperback – December 1, 1992

ISBN-13: 978-0520080850 ISBN-10: 0520080858 Edition: Reprint

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 660 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; Reprint edition (December 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520080858
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520080850
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #870,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The most thorough description of mammals in Africa accessible to the layman."--"The Travel Book Review

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"A work of tremendous scope. . . . Amateur naturalists and tourists to the parks of Africa and finally professionals will find this a stimulating, well-documented summary."—John F. Eisenberg, Florida Museum of Natural History

"We have seen in the field how very helpful and informative The Behavior Guide is. Our knowledgeable safari guides turned often to their prized and already well-thumbed copies, and we continue to refer to ours now that we are back home."—Douglas F. Williamson, Jr., National Council, World Wildlife Fund, U.S.

"A fascinating, perceptive, and enjoyable travel companion heightens the pleasure of being afield. The Behavior Guide to African Mammals is that ideal companion. Lucid, accurate, and marvelously illustrated, the book is a basic reference for anyone interested in natural history."—George B. Schaller, author of The Serengheti Lion and The Deer and the Tiger

"A remarkable review of what is known about the larger African mammals."—A.R.E. Sinclair, The Ecology Group, University of British Columbia

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I used this book when on Safari and it added tremendously to my enjoyment.
Elizabeth Honeycreek
Richard Estes' The Behavior Guide to African Mammals: Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates is a great remedy to this.
Enjolras
I just returned from a three-week trip to Botswana and plan to write a book that takes place there.
CEC3

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By RG Wade on May 17, 2002
Format: Paperback
I suspect the book is a little over my head, but it's very thorough & well-reasearched. For a layman like myself, I think I'd like photos - or colour pictures of the animals too - but as the author says, the book goes beyond the normal "field guides" which aim to help with animal identification.
If you want to know things like how the lives of a dikdik & a duiker differ (but you could tell them apart), this is the book for you!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RG Wade on May 17, 2002
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I suspect the book is a little over my head, but it's very thorough & well-reasearched. For a layman like myself, I think I'd like photos - or colour pictures of the animals too - but as the author says, the book goes beyond the normal "field guides" which aim to help with animal identification.
If you want to know things like how the lives of a dikdik & a duiker differ (but you could tell them apart), this is the book for you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Enjolras TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 23, 2009
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Taking pictures of the Big 5 is great fun on a safari. However, too many safari-goers simply take pictures without understanding the animals they're observing. A lot of guidebooks give you information on how to identify a species, but don't really tell you much about the animals themselves (and unfortunately most guides and drivers aren't much help either). Richard Estes' The Behavior Guide to African Mammals: Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates is a great remedy to this. Estes treats the major African mammals with the detail of a graduate biology textbook, explaining their evolutionary history, diet, and behavior. Each chapter follows a set, easy-to-follow pattern with key information. They also include a pictorial guide to each animal's behaviors (with images of how, for example, hyenas behave when they're submissive).

While other guidebooks might cover the information on elephants and giraffes, Estes' passion is antelopes and it shows in this book. Many other guidebooks and safari guides consider antelopes the "junk" game animals, but Estes shows that they are a fascinating and successful group of animals. I learned to appreciate Thompsons Gazelles and Oryx a whole lot more after reading this book. In fact, the section on antelopes alone is worth the price of the book.

Estes' book is heavy - as befitting a book so packed with information - so you should probably take a smaller, more traditional wildlife checklist on your safari (I recommend Wildlife of East Africa (Princeton Illustrated Checklists)), which I used in Uganda and Kenya).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CEC3 on January 3, 2007
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I just returned from a three-week trip to Botswana and plan to write a book that takes place there. I ordered this book because (a) I saw how good it was while I was there, and (b) mainly because it's what my native guide used in Botswana. I can't imagine a much better endorsement than that.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Honeycreek on January 11, 2007
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If you enjoy learning specific information about mammals, this book is for you. It is a bit technical which makes it more interesting. I used this book when on Safari and it added tremendously to my enjoyment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JHB of VA on November 11, 2010
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I can't believe anyone could write this book. It has the most complete, concise explanation of animal behaviour (ALL the animals) you could imagine. Whatever you see a animal doing this tome(it's portable, tho) will have visual symbols that explain what's happening and if the info were done in a full text format this book would be 2000 pages. I've taken my copy to East Africa at least half a dozen times. Don't leave home without it.
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