By: Tim Clutton-Brock
240 pages, colour photos
Meerkat Manor, a television series now in its 3rd year (with 2 more seasons contracted) following the fortunes of a group of Meerkats has recently attracted sensational viewing figures. So much so that the BBC Natural History Unit that created Blue Planet and Planet Earth is producing a full-length feature film. The series follows a group of named individuals and the viewer becomes closely involved in the life-or-death struggles, just like a soap opera, of this curiously attractive and anthropomorphic tribe.
The originator of the Meerkat research project, Tim Clutton-Brock, has written this engaging and informative book about these animals and what his research tells us about their world, a world which appears to mirror our own but is in fact driven by the sometimes savage instincts of self-interest and survival.
Illuminating... wonderful stills from the series illustrate the book, which includes an enormous amount of background detail GOOD BOOK GUIDE
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