Published: Cambridge, 2005
Stock Number: #9734/2
Colour illustrations by Clare Abbott, Dick Findlay, Christian Grant and Dafila Scott. Monochrome illustrations by Clare Abbott, Hazel Smithers, Lance Penny, Imogen Chesselet and Tim Liversedge. Maps by John Hall. Third Edition. xxv + 814 pages,4 to (300 x240mm) 40 colour plates, 5 print plates, text illustrations and distribution maps throughout, half brown leather and brown cloth sides with a gilt vignette of a hyena on the upper cover, top edge gilt, a fine copy contained in a matching slip case with leather lips and a plate-sunk illustration on the front panel, a fine copy. Publisher's note. This comprehensive volume covers all mammals that occur naturally on the African mainland south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers, and also in the subregion's coastal waters. Extensively revised and updated for the new edition, it now includes the latest data from mammal research in southern Africa along with the radical taxonomic changes across all levels of mammalian classification. Containing contributions from specialists on each mammalian order, each species description has been reviewed by a range of independent and internationally recognised authorities. Along with the latest taxonomic information, the distribution maps and illustrations have been updated and redrawn, several new colour plates have been added, and the whole design has been enhanced to aid access to key information. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of southern-African mammals and forms an essential reference for zoologists, evolutionary biologists and anyone wanting an overview of the region's wildlife.
The Collectors Edition is limited to 100 copies. This is volume 17 signed by the editors and inscribed to R.G.Jeffery