Monday, May 18, 2015
1) Kingdon, Jonathan. The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals: Second edition. 2015. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 640 pages. Price: $49.50 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals is the essential companion for anyone going on safari or interested in African mammals—no other field guide covers the whole continent in a portable format. Now fully revised and updated, it covers all known species of African land mammals and features 780 stunning color illustrations. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, habitat, food, behavior, adaptations, and conservation status. Coverage of several of the more complex groups of small mammals is simplified by reference to genera, and there are introductory profiles of each mammal group and more than 500 maps. This new edition includes many newly recognized species, and classification has been fully updated.
Written and illustrated by a world authority, The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals is a must-have guide for travelers and armchair naturalists alike.
RECOMMENDATION: A MUST have for anyone with an interest in the mammals of region!
2) Newland, David, Robert Still, Andy Swash & David Tomlinson. Britain's Butterflies: A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland (Fully Revised and Updated Third edition). 2015. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 240 pages. Price: $25.95 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Britain’s Butterflies is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the butterflies of Britain and Ireland. Containing hundreds of stunning colour photographs, this revised and updated edition provides the latest information on every species ever recorded. It covers in detail the identification of all 59 butterfly species that breed regularly, as well as four former breeders, 10 rare migrants and one species of unknown status. The easy-to-use format will enable butterfly-watchers—beginners or experts—to identify any species they encounter.
RECOMMENDATION: A MUST have for those with an interest in the butterflies of the region.