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  Mammals: General

Mammals of South America

Flora / Fauna SPECIAL OFFER
By: Rexford D Lord
198 pages, 252 color photographs
NHBS
Comprehensive and thoroughly accessible reference
Mammals of South America
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Mammals of South America ISBN: 9780801884948 Hardback Mar 2007 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
    £34.80£43.50
    #160137
Selected version: £34.80
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles
Images Additional images
Mammals of South AmericaMammals of South AmericaMammals of South AmericaMammals of South America

About this book

From marsupials to bats to carnivores to cetaceans, fully one-fourth of the world's mammals can be found on the South American continent. Rexford D. Lord provides the most vivid snapshot of South American fauna ever produced. With 252 stunning photographs-most taken by the author during his 40 years as an ecologist and mammalogist in the region-and engaging descriptions of each of the mammal families found on the continent, Lord reveals the diversity of these incredible animals.

Among the mammals profiled here are the unusual and exotic spectacled bear, the capybara (the world's largest rodent), and the common llama. Lord includes such fascinating facts as details about the "third eyelid" of the manatee, the strange hair of sloths, how vampire bats actually feed, and the unusual lives of river dolphins. Intertwined with the facts and photographs are stories of the connection between mammals and humans in South America, including current conservation issues.

This breathtaking overview will find a place in the library of anyone with interests in the fauna or the continent. Arranged according to the recognized mammal families, it will serve as a valuable reference for both students and professional mammalogists.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Rexford D. Lord is an adjunct professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a retired scientific consultant-ecologist for the United Nations' Pan American Health Organization.

Flora / Fauna SPECIAL OFFER
By: Rexford D Lord
198 pages, 252 color photographs
NHBS
Comprehensive and thoroughly accessible reference
Media reviews

This is a highly interesting overview of the mammalian fauna of South America, and is highly recommended to anyone interested in natural history. -- Dan R. Kunkle Wildlife Activist 2007 Anyone interested in but unfamiliar with South American mammals should find this book fascinating. -- Alfred L. Gardner Journal of Mammalian Evolution 2007 A readable account of... impressive diversity... I certainly enjoyed reading the book. -- F.E. Zachos Kiel Mammalian Biology 2008 Beautiful book. -- Francis Petter Mammalia 2008

Current promotions
Handbook of the mammals of the world batsJohns Hopkins University PressBritish WildlifeOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogue