Best Reference Books – Wildlife Biology

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Wildlife Biology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Wildlife Biology along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Wildlife Biology subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Wildlife Biology" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “The Book of Indian Birds” by Salim Ali

“The Book of Indian Birds” Book Review: It is meant for amateur bird-watching enthusiasts. It is also useful for seasoned ornithologists in india. It discusses more than 500 bird species. It acts as a guide for everyone who wishes to enjoy the variety of bird life in india.

2. “Wildlife Biology: An Indian Perspective” by Goutam Kumar Saha and Subhendu Mazumdar

“Wildlife Biology: An Indian Perspective” Book Review: This book will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of wildlife biology and zoology. Students interested in wildlife research can use this book for reference. It covers the different dimensions and conservation of wildlife in India. It explains the principles and theories involved in wildlife study. It provides photographs and explains the natural habitat of wildlife species. It gives a brief on special wildlife management programmes.

3. “Wildlife of the Himalayas and the Terai Region (Bombay Natural History Society)” by Ashok Shantilal Kothari and Boman Framji Chhapgar

“Wildlife of the Himalayas and the Terai Region (Bombay Natural History Society)”
Book Review: It discusses the himalayas and its foothills. It also discusses the terai and duar grassland forests at the himalayas. It gives a brief on mammals, painting, and the wildlife habitats of himalayas. It contains photographs of the drawing and paintings.

4. “Wildlife Biology” by Raymond F Dasmann

“Wildlife Biology” Book Review: This book explains the principles of ecology, population biology, wildlife conservation and management. This book will be useful for students and professionals in the field of wildlife. It deals with factors determining the population levels. It explains limiting factors, levelling off and declining diversity. It discusses the failure of single-species approaches.

5. “Wildlife of the World” by DK and Chris Packham

“Wildlife of the World” Book Review: It is a global animal encyclopedia, containing photographs captured by naturalist and wildlife photographer Chris Packham. It discusses the habitats of animals from the deserts of Africa, mountains of South America and Florida everglades. It provides facts of Eurasian red squirrels, grey crowned cranes of South Africa, Australia’s Sydney funnel-web spider and many more. It deals with the natural habitats, survival strategies and diets of the birds, mammals, fish and reptiles.

6. “Antarctic Wildlife – A Visitor′s Guide (Princeton University Press (WILDGuides))” by James Lowen

“Antarctic Wildlife – A Visitor′s Guide (Princeton University Press (WILDGuides))” Book Review: It acts as a guide for people who are going on a tour to Antarctica. It provides information on species from Antarctica Peninsula, Drake Passage, and Beagle. It provides identification tips and where to find the birds and marine mammals of the Antarctica region. It contains colour photographs of birds and marine mammals. It also explains the Antarctica seasons, its tourism and Antarctica cruising.

7. “Wildlife of Australia (Princeton Pocket Guides)” by Iain Campbell and Sam Woods

“Wildlife of Australia (Princeton Pocket Guides)” Book Review: It will be a photographic pocket guide for tourists and naturalists in Australia. It provides information of mostly seen birds, mammals, reptiles and the habitats of Australia. It includes more than 300 birds, 70 mammals and other species. It describes the identification of Australian wildlife species.

8. “The Elephant Whisperer: Learning About Life, Loyalty and Freedom from a Remarkable Herd of Elephants” by Lawrence Anthony

“The Elephant Whisperer: Learning About Life, Loyalty and Freedom from a Remarkable Herd of Elephants” Book Review: This story explains about the life of elephants. The story talks about how a South African conservationist was asked to accept elephants in his land. He did not want to accept it but agreed to it because it was the last chance for the survival of the elephants. This story shows how important it is to protect wildlife. The author of this book creates a bond with elephants to help them survive. He named the herd of elephants and became very attached to them.

9. “Conservation Behavior: Applying Behavioral Ecology to Wildlife Conservation and Management (Conservation Biology)” Conservation Behavior: Applying Behavioral Ecology to Wildlife Conservation and Management (Conservation Biology)” by Oded Berger-Tal and David Saltz

“Conservation Behavior: Applying Behavioral Ecology to Wildlife Conservation and Management (Conservation Biology)” Book Review: This book is meant for graduate students, academic researchers and wildlife managers. It discusses the practical development of preventing biodiversity loss and extinction. It explains the anthropogenic threats to wildlife. It also deals with the conservation and management protocols and indicators of anthropogenic threats. It discusses how to eliminate the gap between behavioral ecology and conservation biology.

10. “Capturing Wildlife Moments in India” by Ashok Mahindra

“Capturing Wildlife Moments in India” Book review: It creates awareness of the danger to wildlife. It explains the methods of preserving wildlife. It discusses the thirteen ways forward through which the Indian wildlife could be effectively preserved. It includes a list of interesting places to stay. It provides photographs of birds and animals and helps in the identification of wildlife hotspots. It also contains a list of threatened species. It discusses the techniques and camera used for capturing.

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