August 2012: The publisher notified us that "publication of this title is a bit uncertain at the moment and we’ve pushed publication back to 2019 for now. I’m told the project is nowhere near completed."
The most up-to-date field guide to the mammals of Africa, a continent that includes about 25% of the world's mammals. This field guide includes all the species people most want to see when on safari and contains some 50 colour plates depicting almost all of Africa's 1150 plus species. For many species the female or juvenile is shown in addition to the adult male. Identifiable races or colour forms have also been included, as have the spores or tracks of key species. Informative notes on each species are placed opposite the illustrations and text describes the key identification features, the usual habits and habitat of the species and its global conservation status. In addition there are over 1000 distribution maps, information on geography, climate, conservation, finding and observing wildlife and a section on the continent's finest national parks.
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Mark Andrews is an artist and tour leader living in Leicester, England. He has visited the African continent annually over the last 15 years observing and painting the wildlife for a number of conservation projects. He regularly takes specialist tours out to the region and is particularly fond of Cameroon and its highlands. He has illustrated numerous books and is a founding member of the African Bird Club. Previously, he spent six years working in conservation education at Twycross Zoo.