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Home to the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers some of the finest big game watching in the world, from elephants and rhinos to chimpanzees and lions. This field guide covers all the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals and some newly discovered species. Detailed accounts are provided for more than 135 species, along with color photos, color illustrations of marine mammals, and distribution maps. Accounts for land species give information on identification, subspecies, similar species, ecology, behavior, distribution, conservation status, and where best to see each species. The guide also features plates with side-by-side photographic comparisons of species that are easily confused, as well as first-time-ever species checklists for every national park.

  • The definitive, most up-to-date field guide to the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals
  • Features detailed species accounts and numerous color photos throughout
  • Provides tips on where to see each species
  • Includes species checklists for every national park

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. Foreword
  2. p. 7
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  1. Preface
  2. p. 8
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. 9
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  1. Conservation in Tanzania
  2. pp. 10-11
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  1. How to use this book
  2. pp. 12-15
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  1. Watching mammals in Tanzania
  2. pp. 16-19
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  1. Tanzania’s major vegetation types
  2. pp. 20-23
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  1. Overview of mammalian families included in the book
  2. p. 24
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  1. The Species Accounts
  2. p. 25
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  1. Terrestrial mammals
  2. p. 26
  1. Aardvark: Tubulidentata
  2. pp. 26-27
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  1. Elephant-Shrews: Macroscelidea
  2. pp. 28-31
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  1. Hyraxes: Hyracoidea
  2. pp. 32-37
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  1. Elephant: Proboscidea
  2. pp. 38-39
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  1. Primates: Primates
  2. pp. 40-83
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  1. Rodents: Rodentia
  2. pp. 84-87
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  1. Hares and Rabbits: Lagomorpha
  2. pp. 88-91
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  1. Hedgehogs: Erinaceomorpha
  2. pp. 92-93
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  1. Pangolins: Pholidota
  2. pp. 94-99
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  1. Carnivores: Carnivora
  2. pp. 100-167
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  1. Odd-toed Ungulates: Perissodactyla
  2. pp. 168-171
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  1. Even-toed Ungulates: Artiodactyla
  2. pp. 172-245
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  1. Marine mammals
  2. p. 246
  1. Dugong: Sirenia
  2. pp. 246-247
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  1. Cetaceans: Cetacea
  2. pp. 248-260
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  1. Carnivores: Carnivora
  2. p. 261
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  1. Species comparison spreads
  2. pp. 262-268
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  1. National Parks and major protected areas of Tanzania
  2. pp. 269-305
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 306-308
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  1. Photographic credits
  2. pp. 309-311
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  1. Recommended further reading and references
  2. pp. 312-316
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 317-320
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400852802
Related ISBN
9780691161174
MARC Record
OCLC
880058238
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2014-10-29
Language
English
Open Access
No
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