Beat About the Bush: Mammals

The series answers all those everyday questions that are prompted by visits to the bush. It fills the gap in existing literature and field guides alike.

Mammals are the animals that most people come to wilderness areas to see. They range in size from the pygmy shrew (2g) to the blue whale (120 tonnes). But what makes a mammal a mammal – indeed why is the blue whale not a fish?

How does the elephant’s trunk work?

Why do many mammals have coat patterns?

This book follows in the footsteps of its immensely popular predecessor, Beat About the Bush: Mammals & Birds. This expanded version has, however, been revised to cover mammals in a much more comprehensive manner with updated classifications, new questions and answers, a more user-friendly format and more than 600 full-colour photographs. The section on tracks and signs is superbly illustrated to make this intimidating and confusing subject easy to grasp.

The overall result is a field companion that still manages to answer all those everyday questions about mammals in a style that appeals to tourists, bush enthusiasts and field guides alike, by presenting the fundamentals of our wildlife in a detailed, yet easily understandable fashion.

Trevor is currently developing the Beat About the Bush concept into a series including mammals, birds, insects & plants and amphibians & reptiles.

About the Author
Trevor Carnaby
has spent the last 22 years in the southern African bush, 14 of which have been as a professional field guide in South Africa and Botswana. Trevor’s thirst for knowledge and dedication to self-study over the years enabled him to secure a position as a trainee field guide, after which he utilised every opportunity to develop his skills, abilities and knowledge-base through various specialists in the field, training courses and development of an extensive personal library. Trevor spent 5 years working as a head guide, environmental manager and guide trainer in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and has been occupied for the last 4 years as a specialist guide in northern Botswana. He has extensive experience in walking safaris in big-game areas as well as mobile tented safaris. Trevor is a keen photographer and believes that knowledge and experience are worthless if not shared, hence his active involvement in guide training in South Africa and Botswana and the production of this book. He is currently involved with specialist guiding and guide training through Beat About the Bush Tourism Services.

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Parameters of Book: Book
Author: Trevor Carnaby
ISBN: 9781770092402
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431403097
Size (mm): 235 x 165mm
Pages: 376pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Full Colour
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006-01-01