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This book is a fully revised and updated second edition of the only comprehensive guide to the mammals of South-east Asia, one of the world's richest regions in terms of mammal diversity, where species new to science are still being described regularly, though there is increasing pressure on all of its wild mammal populations.
From large mammals such as the elephant, big cats, dolphins and whales through bears, monkeys and badgers to bats, civets, rats and shrews, more than 550 species are described in detail, including key identification characteristics, habitat, behavior, distribution and status, accompanied by line drawings of footprints and details of anatomy, or other aspects of identification. Beautiful color plates depict nearly all species and their variations, while accompanying range maps provide up-to-date information on distribution.
This field guide is essential for any naturalist or traveler visiting this special corner of Asia.
About the Author
Charles Francis has been studying mammals in South-east Asia since 1979 and is now one of the leading experts on mammals in the region. He has written numerous research papers on both mammals and birds in Asia and North America, including descriptions of more than 15 new bat species. He has also written books on birds and mammals of Borneo as well as a photographic guide to mammals of South-east Asia. He is currently responsible for managing bird population monitoring programs for the Canadian Wildlife Service, based at the National Wildlife Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada.