African Predators

African Predators

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
From the sleek cheetah and the majestic lion to the oft-maligned hyena and opportunistic jackal, large carnivores reign supreme in the African wild. In African Predators, award-winning photographer Martin Harvey's dramatic images complement biologist Gus Mills's extensive field research to bring fourteen species of African carnivores to life. This group contains members of the families of cats (Felidae), hyenas (Hyaenidae), and dogs (Canidae), each with distinguishing as well as common characteristics.

Mills describes the origins and evolution of these mighty predators, examines their social structures and hunting behaviors, discusses their competition with each other for shrinking territory and resources, and presents the conservation status and outlook for each. Harvey's engaging full-color photographs bring the everyday existence of these majestic animals vividly to life.

Baker & Taylor
Presents profiles of fourteen species of African carnivores, describing the origins and evolution of these predators, their social structures, hunting behaviors, and conservation status.

Book News
Dramatic color photos of animals in the wild complement a biologist's field research in this book profiling 14 species of African carnivores from the cat, dog, and hyena families. The book describes the origins and evolution of these predators, examines their social structures and hunting behaviors, discusses the competition among species for shrinking territory and resources, and reviews the conservation status and outlook for each species. Author Mills is a scientist with South African National Parks, the head of the Carnivore Conservation Group of the Endangered Wildlife Trust, and professor of zoology at Pretoria University. Photographer Harvey worked for national parks in Zimbabwe and South Africa before taking up a professional career as a photographer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, c2001
ISBN: 9781560980964
1560980966
Branch Call Number: 599.7 MIL
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Harvey, Martin 1962-

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