Wildlife of Southern Africa

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This new edition of the best-selling and well-known illustrated field guide to the animals and plants of southern Africa is fully updated with all the latest taxonomy and common names. It features over 2,000 carefully selected plants and animals, large and small, that are likely to be encountered during a visit to any part of the region. More than 1,200 species are vividly illustrated and many more are identifiable from the text through reference to similar species.

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Overview

This new edition of the best-selling and well-known illustrated field guide to the animals and plants of southern Africa is fully updated with all the latest taxonomy and common names. It features over 2,000 carefully selected plants and animals, large and small, that are likely to be encountered during a visit to any part of the region. More than 1,200 species are vividly illustrated and many more are identifiable from the text through reference to similar species.

Each chapter has been written by a leading expert in the field, most of whom have published major works in their own right. Each group is color coded for easy reference; for quick identification, diagnostic features are in bold text within the concise descriptions. It would be hard to find a more useful field guide that covers all the major groups of plants and animals in the southern African region. This is the ideal companion for all who venture outdoors—visitors to game parks, hikers, vacationers, birders, game viewers and gardeners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770077041
  • Publisher: Random House Struik
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

VINCENT CARRUTHERS is a well-known environmentalist and author. He co-authored South African Frogs: A Complete Guide. He served for seven years as a director of the North West Parks and Tourism Board and was Vice Chairman of the Magaliesberg Advisory Committee. He is a past executive director of the Wildlife Society of SA and chairman of Birdlife SA. He currently consults on environmental and tourism matters and is the author of several books on wildlife, history and conservation. He is on the board of the Delta Environmental Centre and the Sustainable Tourism Research Institute of SA.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Scope and comprehensiveness 1
Arrangement of contents 2
The southern African region 3
Distribution 6
Terminology 6
How to use this book 7
Lower invertebrates 8
Spiders and other arachnids 14
Insects 28
Freshwater fishes 60
Frogs 74
Reptiles 84
Birds 114
Mammals 164
Grasses, sedges, ferns and fungi 186
Wild flowers 200
Trees 238
Glossary 282
Further reading 286
Index 291
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