All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Primates

Foraging for Survival Yearling Baboons in Africa

By: Stuart A Altmann
608 pages, B/w photos, 82 figs, 75 tabs
Foraging for Survival
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Foraging for Survival ISBN: 9780226015965 Paperback May 2000 Usually dispatched within 4 days
    £36.50
    #101893
  • Foraging for Survival ISBN: 9780226015958 Hardback Aug 1998 Usually dispatched within 4 days
    £65.00
    #76434
Selected version: £36.50
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

In this long-awaited book, Stuart Altmann presents the results of one of the most intensive investigations ever carried out on foraging behaviour and its consequences for survival and reproduction. Perhaps the most striking result of the ten year study is that the baboon's subsequent survival and reproductive success could be accurately predicted from what they had eaten as yearlings. Those that had energy intakes closest to the optimum and protein intakes farthest above their requirements were most liekly to survive to adulthood and to successfully produce offspring.

Contents

Acknowledgments 1: Introduction 2: Eclectic Omnivory 3: Methods 4: Dietary Diversity 5: Adequate and Optimal Diets 6: Real versus Ideal Diets 7: Individual Differences and Age Changes 8: From Food to Fitness 9: Why Be Choosy? 10: How to Be an Eclectic Omnivore App. 1: Primate Nutrient Requirements and Toxin Limits App. 2: Alternative Definitions of Feeding Bouts App. 3: Survival Analysis of Bout Lengths App. 4: Observational Censoring of Feeding Bouts App. 5: Composition of Foods App. 6: Maximizing Rates, Michael A. Altmann App. 7: Procedure for Maximizing Rates App. 8: Seasonal Adjustments App. 9: Estimation of Individual Milk Intakes App. 10: Calculating Intakes of Individuals at Specified Ages Tables Notes Literature Cited Index Abbreviations for the Fifty-two Core Foods

Customer Reviews

By: Stuart A Altmann
608 pages, B/w photos, 82 figs, 75 tabs
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Harper CollinsOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife