Larger Carnivores of the African Savannas by Jacobus du P. BothmaLarger Carnivores of the African Savannas by Jacobus du P. Bothma

Larger Carnivores of the African Savannas

byJacobus du P. Bothma, Clive Walker

Paperback | April 15, 2014

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The African savannas are rich in wildlife. Yet they are also increasingly threatened by expanding human populations. The interrelationship between vast prey herds and their predator offers fascinating insights into the world of African wildlife. Moreover, the larger carnivores are sensitive measures of environmental quality and serve as early warning systems to environmental degradation.
The book presents the ecology of all African carnivores that are larger than jackals in an ordered and scientific way. It is augmented by many colour photographs taken by both authors, and excellent sketches by the internationally renowned wildlife artist Clive Walker, depicting the life and habitat of these carnivores.
Title:Larger Carnivores of the African SavannasFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 15, 2014Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3662037688

ISBN - 13:9783662037683

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 The African lion.- 3 The leopard.- 4 The cheetah.- 5 The caracal.- 6 The African wild dog.- 7 The spotted hyaena.- 8 The striped hyaena.- 9 The brown hyaena.- 10 The aardwolf.- 11 The large carnivore guild.

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From the reviews:"A very accessible introduction to aspects of the biology of nine species of carnivore. The text is enhanced by attractive drawings anda fine photographs. For each species, an outline is given of social behaviour, reproduction and young, range use, activity and movement, feeding ecology, relationship with other wildlife and population dynamics." (ASLIB book guide - an international guide to English language scientific books)"... thought provoking, interesting, and easy to read. ... Clive Walker's artwork is beautiful, as are the photographs. There is some sort of illustration on almost every page, illustrating behaviours, tracks, scats and habitats. In this regard, this book is far more interesting and attractive than a typical scientific book. In short, this book provides a good review of large African carnivores for serious amateurs or students, and a good introduction for professionals." (Environmental Conservation, UK)