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Recent and Forthcoming Nature Books

Birds | Mammals | Herps | Insects | Other Nature | Exploration and Research | Conservation

Latest Books on Mammals

Cath Jones & Steve Parish. A Field Guide to Australian Mammals. Details (pdf). 224 pages. Steve Parish Publishing 2006. ISBN: 1740217438.
Russell A. Mittermeier, William R. Konstant, Frank Hawkins, Edward E. Louis, Olivier Langrand, Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Jorg U. Ganzhorn, Serge Rajaobelina, Ian Tattersall and David M. Meyers. Lemurs of Madagascar. Conservation International. Second edition 2006. Details | Order form (pdf). Illustrated by Stephen D. Nash. 356 pages. ISBN: 1881173887.
Nick Garbutt. Guide to the Mammals of Madagascar. Field guide version of the 1999 Pica Press book. 304 pages. Helm 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Boris M. Culik. Review of Small Cetaceans: Distribution, Behaviour, Migration & Threats. 352 pages. UNEP 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Ben Wilson & Angus Wilson. The World Guide to Whale and Dolphin Watching. Illustrated by Keith Brockie. 256 pages. Colin Baxter Photography 2006. UK | DE | FR | CA
Hans Kruuk. Otters: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation. Covers all thirteen species. 336 pages. Oxford University Press 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Carolyn M. King. Handbook to the Mammals of New Zealand. 596 pages. Oxford University Press. 2d edition 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Vivek Menon. A Field Guide to Indian Mammals. 200 pages. Over 350 color photographs. Penguin Books India 2003. US | UK | DE | FR
Richard Hoath. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt. 236 pages. American University in Cairo Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
David W. Macdonald & Claudio Sillero-Zubiri. Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids. 384 pages. Oxford Univesity Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Mark Andrews. Mammals of Africa. Collins Illustrated Checklist. 304 pages. 80 color plates. HarperCollins 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Kenn Kaufman, Nora Bowers & Rick Bowers. Mammals of North America. Kaufman Focus Guide with more than 1,200 digitally-enhanced photographs. 352 pages. Houghton Mifflin 2004. US | UK
Andrew Duff & Ann Lawson. Mammals of the World: A Checklist. Details. Covers 5,027 species. 312 pages. A&C Black & Yale University Press 2004. US | UK
Thomas Richard Defler. Primates de Colombia. 542 pages. Illustrated by Stephen D. Nash, César Landazábal Mendoza & Margarita Nieto Díaz. Conservación Internacional Colombia, 2003. ISBN: 1881173739.
Anibal Parera, with photographs by Francisco Erize. Los Mamíferos de la Argentina y la región austral de Sudamérica. 458 pages. 700 color photos. 13 color illustrations of mammals without adequate photos. Large format book in Spanish with superb color photos. Editorial El Ateneo 2002. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Peter Menkhorst & Frank Knight. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. 288 pages. Oxford University Press, revised edition 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
R. Martin & A.F. Dixson. Handbook of Living Primates. 2nd edition. Poyser. Forthcoming. US
Stephen Harris. The New Handbook of British Mammals. 880 pages. Poyser. Forthcoming. US | UK

Reptiles and Amphibians

James P. Gibbs, Alvin R. Breisch, Peter K. Ducey, Glenn Johnson, John L. Behler & Richard C. Bothner. The Amphibians & Reptiles of New York State: Identification, Natural History & Conservation. Excellent new guide illustrated with color photographs. 504 pages. Oxford University Press 2007. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Jeffrey W. Lemm. Field Guide to Amphibians & Reptiles of the San Diego Region. 344 pages. University of California Press 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
David W. Lazaroff, Philip C. Rosen & Charles H. Lowe, Jr. Amphibians, Reptiles, and Their Habitats at Sabino Canyon (Arizona). 158 pages. University of Arizona Press 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Sherif Baha el Din. A Guide to the Amphibians & Reptiles of Egypt. 320 pages. AUC Press 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Stephen Spawls, Kim Howell & Robert C. Drewes. Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa. Covers the most prominent 150 reptiles and 80 amphibians. 144 pages. Poyser & Princeton University Press 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Vladimir Beshkov & Krastyo Manev. Amphibians and Reptiles in Bulgaria. 180 pages. Pensoft 2006. Pensoft brochure (pdf).
N.B. Ananjeva et al. Atlas of the Reptiles of North Eurasia. Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, Conservation Status. 250 pages. Pensoft 2006. Pensoft brochure (pdf).
James Menzies. The Frogs of New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. 210 pages. Pensoft 2006. Pensoft brochure (pdf).
J. Lindley McKay. A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Bali. 146 pages. Krieger Publishing 2006. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Gunther Kohler. The Amphibians and Reptiles of El Salvador. 238 pages. Covers 130 species. Krieger Publishing 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Craig Guyer & Maureen A. Donnelly. Amphibians and Reptiles of La Selva, Costa Rica and the Caribbean Slope: A comprehensive guide. 420 pages. University of California Press 2005. Hardcover: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Paperback: US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Richard C. Goris & Norio Maeda. Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Japan. 285 pages. Krieger Publishing 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
James R. Turner. Frogs of Australia: An Introduction to their Classification, Biology and Distribution. 164 pages. Pensoft 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Don Moll & Edward O. Moll. The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles. 404 pages. Oxford University Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Christopher Lever. Naturalized Reptiles and Amphibians of the World. 338 pages. Oxford University Press 2003. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
L. Lee Grismer. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, including its Pacific Islands and the islands of the Sea of Cortez. 409 pages. University of California Press 2002. US | UK
Jay M. Savage. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A herptofauna between two seas. Photographs by Michael and Patricia Fogden. Covers the 178 amphibians and 218 reptiles known from Costa Rica. 1056 pages. 516 color plates, 335 line drawings, 396 maps. 8½ x 11 inches. University of Chicago Press. 2002. US | UK
James F. White, Jr. & Amy Wendt White. Amphibians and Reptiles of Delmarva. 288 pages. Tidewater 2002. US | UK
Nick Arnold & Denys Ovenden. Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe. 288 pages. Collins and Princeton University Press, 2nd edition 2002. US | UK
Robert C. Stebbins. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles. Houghton Mifflin, 3rd edition 2003. US | UK
Nikolai Szczerbak, M.L. Golubev (ed.) Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Covers 161 species found in the former Soviet Union. 350 pages. Krieger 2003. US | UK
Herbert A. Brown, R. Bruce Bury, David M. Darda, Lowell V. Diller, Charles R. Peterson & Robert M. Storm. Reptiles of Washington & Oregon. Seattle Audubon Society 2003. US | UK
Steve Wilson & Gerry Swan. Reptiles of Australia. 448 pages. Reed & Princeton University Press 2003. US | UK - PUP | UK - Reed
Richard D. Bartlett & Patricia Pope Bartlett. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon: An Ecotourist's Guide. 448 pages. Covers 250 common species. University of Florida Press 2003. US | UK
Richard C. Goris. Field Guide to Japanese Reptiles and Amphibians. Kreiger 2003. US | UK
Julian C. Lee. A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of the Maya World: The Lowlands of Mexico, Northern Guatemala & Belize. Cornell University Press, 2000. 448 pages. US | UK
Alan Channing. Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa. 448 pages. Cornell University Press, 2001. US | UK
Stephen Spawls, Kim Howell, Robert C. Drewes & James Ashe. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa. All the reptiles of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda & Burundi. Nearly 500 color photos. 500 pages. A&C Black and Princeton University Press. 2001. US | UK

Other Nature Books

John E. Randall. Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific: New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. 584 pages. University of Hawaii Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Steven M. Goodman & Jonathan P. Benstead (eds.) The Natural History of Madagascar. 1,760 pages. University of Chicago Press, 2004. US | UK
Keith Coates Palgrave. Revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave. Trees of Southern Africa. New Holland. New edition 2002. 1212 pages. US | UK

Exploration and Research

Alan Rabinowitz. Beyond the Last Village: A Journey of Discovery in Asia's Forbidden Wilderness. A mammologist in remote areas of north Burma. Maps, photos. 336 pages.  Island Press & Aurum Press. 2001. US | UK
Heather E. Heying. Antipode: Seasons with the extraordinary wildlife & culture of Madagascar. The author studied a poison frog (Mantella laevigata) on Nosy Mangabe. 288 pages. St. Martin's Press. 2002. US | UK
Elizabeth Royte. The Tapir's Morning Bath: Mysteries of the tropical rain forest and the scientists who are trying to solve them. Studies on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone. 328 pages. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2001. US | UK

Conservation

Robert A. Fimbel, Alejandro Grajal & John G. Robinson (eds.) The Cutting Edge. The effects of logging on wildlife. 832 pages. Columbia University Press. 2001. US | UK
John F. Oates. Myth and Reality in the Rain Forest: How Conservation Strategies Are Failing in West Africa. University of California Press, 1999. 338 pages. 9 maps. 31 b/w photos. US | UK
William Weber, Lee J.T. White, Lisa Naughton-Treves (eds.) African Rain Forest Ecology and Conservation: an Interdisciplinary Perspective. Yale U. Press, 2001. 624 pages. US | UK
Richard O. Bierregaard, Jr., Claude Gascon, Thomas E. Lovejoy & Rita Mesquita (eds.) Lessons from Amazonia: The Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest. 544 pages. Yale U. Press. 2001. US | UK

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