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Bradt Wildlife Guide: Madagascar Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide

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Bradt Wildlife Guide: Madagascar Wildlife

Beautifully illustrated with full-colour photographs throughout, Madagascar...

NHBS Price: £16.99 $21/€20 approx

Series: Bradt Wildlife Guides

By: Nick Garbutt, Hilary Bradt and Derek Schuurman

171 pages, colour photos

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Oct 2008 | Edition: 3 | #177330 | ISBN-13: 9781841622453
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About this book

Beautifully illustrated with full-colour photographs throughout, Madagascar Wildlife is a celebration of the unique fauna of a remarkable island. Featuring over 250 species - from lemurs to millipedes - this guide is ideal for natural history enthusiasts and travellers alike. Newly discovered species and recently protected habitats are all covered in this fully revised edition. Also included is practical advice on visiting the key national parks and reserves plus special features on the evolution, camouflage, night-time wildlife and conservation issues.

*Fully updated and expanded to show the changes that have taken place in Madagascar, both in conservation successes and in the discovery of new species

*Over 275 colour photographs - the vast majority of which are new

*Practical tips for wildlife watching and photography

Informative and reader-friendly... the photographs are of outstanding quality
- African Wildlife

"Bradt Travel Guides simply have the best wildlife coverage of any of the popular guide books."
- BBC Wildlife


Contents

An Introduction to the Wildlife of Madagascar
What's in a Name?

HABITATS AND RESERVES
- Rainforest
- Dry Deciduous Forest
- The Southern Region

MAMMALS
- Lemurs
- Carnivores: Civets and Mongooses
- Tenrecs
- Rodents
- Bats

BIRDS
- Endemic Oddities
- Rarities and Rediscoveries

REPTILES AND FROGS
- Reptiles
- Frogs

INVERTEBRATES
- 6-600 Legs
- Butterflies and Moths
- Spiders
- Squashy Things

Madagascar at Night
Camouflage
Further Reading
Index

Features:
- Evolution
- The Malagasy and their Environment
- The Orchid and the Moth
- A shot in the dark
- Photography


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Biography

The authors of the guide have all worked as tour leaders in Madagascar; their intimate knowledge of the country and professional photography are brought together in this guide.

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