George Beals Schaller (b.1933) is an American mammalogist, naturalist, conservationist and author. Schaller is recognized by many as the world's pre-eminent field biologist, studying wildlife throughout Africa, Asia and South America.
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The Serengeti Lion: A Study Of Predator-Prey Relations by George B Schaller (1972) is the most comprehensive book available on the lion. This classic work includes the author's findings on all aspects of lion behaviour, including its social system, population dynamics, hunting behaviour and predation patterns. Kindle Version
Serengeti: A Kingdom Of Predators by George B Schaller (1972). The life of the five great African predators - lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, hyena and the species on which they prey.
Golden Shadows, Flying Hooves by George B Schaller (1973) is the full personal story behind his now famous study about lion behavior. What it was like to live for three years in the wild plains of Tanzania, with his wife and sons, conducting close-up observations of the great African predators.
The Year Of The Gorilla by George B Schaller (1964) chronicles George B Schaller's two years of travel and observation of gorillas in East and Central Africa in the late 1950s, high in the Virunga volcanoes on the Zaire-Rwanda-Uganda border. Alongside his observations of gorilla society, Schaller celebrates the solitude of the naturalist, recounts the adventures he experienced along the way and offers a warning against poaching and other human threats against these endangered creatures. Kindle Version
Gorilla: Struggle For Survival In The Virungas by George B Schaller (1992) recounts the strange and powerful story of the last few hundred members of a nearly extinct species, the famed mountain gorillas of the Virunga volcanoes.
Tibet Wild: A Naturalist's Journeys On The Roof Of The World by George B Schaller (2012) is the author's account of three decades of exploration in the most remote stretches of Tibet: the wide, sweeping rangelands of the Chang Tang and the hidden canyons and plunging ravines of the southeastern forests. As engaging as he is enlightening, Schaller illustrates the daily struggles of a field biologist trying to traverse the impenetrable Chang Tang, discover the calving grounds of the chiru or Tibetan antelope, and understand the movements of the enigmatic snow leopard.
Archie Fairly Carr (1909 - 1987) was an American herpetologist, ecologist and conservationist.
Ulendo: Travels Of A Naturalist In And Out Of Africa by Archie F Carr (1964) with George B Schaller. This memoir describes the African journey, or 'ulendo', of Archie Carr, who spent several summers in Africa studying animal-borne diseases and sea turtle habitats.