Beat About the Bush: Mammals

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Jacana Media, Sep 13, 2006 - Science - 376 pages
Filling the gap between basic mammal guides and extensive academic texts, this resource answers everyday questions about mammals in an understandable fashion that will appeal to tourists, bush enthusiasts, and field guides. Addressing everything from how an elephant's trunk works to why the blue whale is not a fish, this question-and-answer guide includes more than 700 color photographs and a detailed section on tracks and signs, making it a must-have for anyone wanting to know about the mammals of the bush region.

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Beat about the bush is one of the best book I've ever read about animals! The best part is that the photo's is so descriptive and the information given has cleared up many of my questions that I had about our African animals.Sometimes you notice something and you ask an experienced guide why it is like that and the will say because that is how the animal was created. The Elephant's eyelashes for me was a total revelation and that is when I realised that nothing that you see in nature is a coincidence there is always an explanation for it.
I would recommend Beat around the Bush to any family or field guide,there is something for everyone in this book! Well done Trevor!

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About the author (2006)

Trevor Carnaby has been a professional field guide for more than 14 years. He has worked as a head guide, environmental manager, and guide trainer in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and is now a specialist guide based in northern Botswana.

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