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MEERKAT CONSERVATION BOOK REVIEW

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I was browsing through international libraries that have my Meerkat Conservation book as a reference work and I was happy to discover a review of it that I had not read before by Diana Hartle, Univ. of Georgia Science Lib., Athens.

Editorial Reviews
07/01/2016
Meerkats have been the subject of TV shows and children's books, and now they are the topic of a full-length scholarly natural history account by biologist and conservationist McIlrath aka the Meerkat Man. The book broaches such subjects as taxonomy, morphology, habitats, reproduction, and diet. Most of the habits of these fascinating animals hinge on their highly communal, sociable lifestyles. A prey species, meerkats must be vigilant in looking out for potential predators. The image of a meerkat standing guard is a familiar one, and McIlrath debunks some of the ideas surrounding this "sentinel duty." Concluding chapters illustrate the importance of conservation efforts for these animals, which play an important ecological role and could potentially aid in preventing desertification. The author has spent more than 20 years in fieldwork with two of the three recognized meerkat subspecies. The intimacy he has gained through these observations is evident via the rich photographic record he presents as complement to the text. McIlrath's observational analyses are bolstered by photographic proof and make for an engaging study of this popular animal. VERDICT Recommended for those who enjoy natural history accounts and are interested in these creatures.—Diana Hartle, Univ. of Georgia Science Lib., Athens

Library Journal

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/meerkats-grant-mcirath/1122942139?ean=9781921517655

FROM THE MEERKAT MAN GRANT MC ILRATH IN THE MEERKAT MAGIC VALLEY RESERVE OF THE MEERKAT MAGIC CONSERVATION PROJECT.

MEERKATS BOOK BY AUTHOR GRANT MC ILRATH THE MEERKAT MAN ISBN-13 9781921517655

The book can also be requested as a reference book in libraries and educational institutions as it is a scientific conservation work. It can be purchased online here too: Buy the #MEERKATS book by Grant Mc Ilrath The #Meerkat Man: http://uk.newhollandpublishers.com/meerkats.html

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