About The Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa,' by Chris & Tilde Stuart:
Of the world's 4,000 to 4,500 mammal species, about 1,100 occur in Africa. In this updated and revised edition of The Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, authors Chris and Tilde Stuart concentrate on the more visible and easily distinguished larger mammal species, plus some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals. In all, over 400 colour photographs, combined with concise, pertinent information highlighting the diagnostic features of each species, provide a comprehensive source of information on each mammal. The latest information has been incorporated and the distribution maps have been revised to reflect the most up-to-date habitat and distribution patterns for each species. A new feature is the inclusion of the mammal's skulls, grouped together at the back of the book. To aid the reader, colour coding and symbols indicating the habitat and activity period serve as a quick reference to the various mammal groups.
This book should suffice for the majority of safari travelers and concentrates more on identifying species and key information such as habitat, distribution maps and physiological characteristics (height, weight and so forth). This book does not, however, go into as much detail as The Safari Companion about mammal behaviour.