The first and only field guide to offer comprehensive coverage of the African continent, this guide sends the reader on a virtual safari. All the birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects are brought to life, and the parks and reserves for which the continent is famous are described in thorough detail. This guide is packed with 577 stunning color photographs of African habitats and animals, and provides a wealth of information on more than 850 species compiled by veteran safari leaders and experts in African wildlife.
About the Author
Peter C. Alden is the author of many books, includeing the Peterson First Guide to Mammals of North America.
Puzzability, based in New York, includes Mike Shenk, who has written puzzles for "Games" magazine and its offshoots, and provided daily crosswords for a major newspaper syndicate. He is currently the crossword editor of "The Wall Street Journal"; Amy Goldstein, a trivia buff and wordsmith who has served as associate editor and managing editor for "Games" magazine and its sister publications; and Robert Leighton, an illustrator, writer, "New Yorker" cartoonist, and creator of unique visual puzzles.
Richard D. Estes is a behavioral ecologist and chairman emeritus of the Antelope Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He is a research associate of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and an associate of the Harvard Museum of Natural History. His books include the successful "Behavior Guide to African Mammals" (UC Press) and "The Safari Companion". Estes chose the Serengeti white-bearded wildebeest as the subject of his doctoral dissertation while living in Ngorongoro Crater from 1963-1965. He continues to study antelope and associated mammals in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems and is considered the world's authority on wildebeest behavior.