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This is the first photographic field guide to the larger mammals of one of the most fascinating regions in the world. Stunning colour photography depicts more than 100 species found in a region spanning from Morocco in the west to Iran and the Arabian Peninsula in the east. All major families are represented, with mammals from the diminutive Least Weasel to the impressive Asiatic Black Bear and including iconic species such as the Arabian Oryx and Arabian Leopard.
Information for each species includes a detailed description with key ID features, distribution, habitat and status, behaviour, diet and reproduction. An introduction provides useful background on regional geography and vegetation.
Chris and Mathilde Stuart are postgraduates in medicine and zoology respectively. They founded and now run the African-Arabian Wildlife Research Centre, and are the authors of 12 books, including several best-selling field guides (notably the Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa (Struik, 1997), as well as numerous scientific papers and popular articles. They serve on a number of specialist groups for the conservation organisation IUCN – Chris is the Chairman of the North Africa and Middle East Group.