Thursday, July 25, 2013

Book Reviews: Princeton Pocket Guides to Mammals of China and Wildlife of Australia

I had no idea that China has so many or such a great variety of mammals until I opened up Mammals of China! China is actually home to more than 10% of the world's mammal species and some of them are absolutely amazing.

Most profiles have a wonderful drawing of the species and information on distinctive characteristics, distribution, natural history, and conservation status. The distribution maps are also quite useful and detailed.

I would recommend this book for anyone that is travelling to China and hopes to observe and study any of the 558 mammals that occur in this diverse country.

This book can be purchased for $17.60 on Amazon.

The Wildlife of Australia covers 350 birds, 70 mammals, 30 reptiles, and 16 frogs, all of which are likely to be seen in Australia's major tourist destinations. This makes this book perfect for those people making their first trip to Australia or those that are not visiting Australia just for birding.

While this book is from the same pocket guide series as the previous book, it has a distinctly different feel due to the use of photos rather than drawings. This book offers a good section on the habitat zones of Australia and has wonderful photos of each habitat and species that is discussed. For such a small guide, there is quite a bit of information about each species as well.

This book can be purchased for $14.75 on Amazon.

We received a copy of this book from the publisher to review on The links are to our Amazon Affiliate account.

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