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Wildlife of Southern Africa: The Larger Illustrated Guide to the Animals and Plants of the Region

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This new, larger format edition of the best-selling and well-known The Wildlife of Southern Africa – A Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of the Region is designed to provide an even more user-friendly manual, with larger text and bigger, clearer images.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770071995
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,001,275
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (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
Text by Michael Musgrave
Illustrations by Michael Thayer
Spiders & other arachnids     14
Text by Astri Leroy
Illustrations by Michael Thayer
Insects     28
Text by Michael Musgrave
Illustrations by Michael Thayer
Freshwater fishes     60
Text by Paul Skelton
Illustrations by Dave Voorvelt and Elizabeth Tarr
Frogs     74
Text by Vincent Carruthers
Illustrations by Michael Thayer
Reptiles     84
Text by Bill Branch
Illustrations by Michael Thayer
Birds     114
Text by Ken Newman and Christine Read
Illustrations by Ken Newman
Mammals     164
Text by Peter Apps
Illustrations by Penny Meakin and Michael Thayer
Grasses, sedges, ferns & fungi     186
Text and illustrations by Elsa Pooley
Wild flowers     200
Text and illustrations by Elsa Pooley
Trees     238
Text and illustrations by Elsa Pooley
Glossary     282
Further reading     286
Index     288
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