Wildlife of Southern Africa: A field guide to the animals and plants of the region

Wildlife of Southern Africa: A field guide to the animals and plants of the region

by Vincent Carruthers (Editor)

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Overview

A field guide to the wildlife of southern Africa, describing over 2,000 plants and animals, with clear illustrations in full colour. This book has been a trusted field companion for many years. Comprehensively updated, it now features range maps for most groups. The chapters are colour-coded for easy reference, and diagnostic features appear in bold type within the descriptions. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field:
• Lower invertebrates Mike Musgrave
• Spiders and other arachnids Astri Leroy
• Insects Mike Musgrave
• Freshwater fishes Paul Skelton
• Frogs Vincent Carruthers
• Reptiles Bill Branch
• Birds Ken Newman and Christine Read
• Mammals Peter Apps
• Grasses, sedges, ferns and fungi Elsa Pooley
• Wild flowers Elsa Pooley
• Trees Elsa Pooley

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781775843535
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Edition description: 3rd Edition
Sales rank: 625,825
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Vincent Carruthers is a well-known environmentalist, who has written and contributed to a range of highly regarded publications, including Wildlife of Southern Africa, Frogs & Frogging in Southern Africa and Frogs of Southern Africa: a Complete Guide, published by Struik Nature. He serves on the board of a number of environmental organisations and runs a management consultancy. In 1989 he was awarded the prestigious Stevenson-Hamilton Medal by the Zoological Society of Southern Africa for his contribution as an amateur zoologist.

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