A Guide to the Mammals of China
Edited by Andrew T. Smith & Yan Xie

And Robert S. Hoffmann, Darrin Lunde, John MacKinnon, Don E. Wilson & W. Chris Wozencraft

Illustrated by Federico Gemma

576 pp. | 6 x 9 | 83 color illus. 572 maps.

China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and color plates illustrate a majority of species. Written by a team of leading specialists, including Professor Wang Sung who provides a history of Chinese mammalogy, A Guide to the Mammals of China is the ideal reference for researchers and a delight for anyone interested in China's rich mammal fauna.

The definitive, comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all of China's 556 mammal species
High-quality color plates accompany the detailed text
Each species account comes with a distribution map
Organized taxonomically for easy reference
Includes an extensive bibliography

Andrew T. Smith is the Parents Association Professor of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Yan Xie is associate research professor in the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Robert S. Hoffmann, now retired, was director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Darrin Lunde is collections manager in the Department of Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History. John MacKinnon is a zoologist and writer whose many books include A Field Guide to the Birds of China. Don E. Wilson is curator of mammals at the National Museum of Natural History. W. Chris Wozencraft (1953-2007) was professor of biology at Bethel College. Federico Gemma, based in Rome, is a wildlife artist and freelance natural-history illustrator.


"Now, for the first time, the natural history of all 556 of China's known mammals has been brought together in this impressive tome. This title represents a major achievement of international collaboration, and will be an invaluable tool in future research and conservation. It's also an important addition to any wildlife book collection."--Kathryn Jeffs, BBC Wildlife Magazine


"This is destined to be a landmark book on Asian mammals. Its publication marks a watershed event, enabling public understanding of a tenth of the world's mammal species. Contributors to the volume include many of the world's experts on Chinese mammals. This is an ambitious book."--Bruce D. Patterson, Field Museum of Natural History

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