The Wildlife of Southern Africa [NOOK Book]

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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. Fully updated with 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 Southern Africa. More than 1 200 species are vividly ...
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The Wildlife of Southern Africa

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Overview

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. Fully updated with 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 Southern Africa. 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781920572198
  • Publisher: Random House Struik
  • Publication date: 7/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 1,071,993
  • File size: 83 MB
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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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