Wildlife of Southern Africa

Author: Vincent Carruthers
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 9781775843535
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

The Wildlife of Southern Africa

Author: Vincent Carruthers
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1775844641
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A field guide to the wildlife of southern Africa, describing over 2,000 plants and animals, with accurate illustrations in full colour. This book has been a trusted fi eld 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. All the main plant and animal groups are covered: Lower invertebrates, Spiders and other arachnids, Insects, Freshwater fishes, Frogs, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Grasses, sedges, ferns and fungi, Wild flowers, Trees

Wildlife of Southern Africa Traveller s Guide

Author: David Hosking
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007413262
Format: PDF, ePub
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The perfect companion for the safari enthusiast, this complete traveller’s guide to the wildlife of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi is a must-have for all those considering a trip to the game reserves of this highly popular region.

Wildlife of South Africa

Author: Duncan Butchart
Publisher: Struik Publishers
ISBN: 9781770076327
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A handy, all-in-one photographic field guide to the wildlife of South Africa, this guide covers the region s mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs and trees most likely to be seen, with concise accounts and distribution maps for each species. A brief introduction discusses geology, climate, vegetation zones, wildlife hotspots, and tips on watching wildlife."

Freshwater Life

Author: Charles Griffiths
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1775843238
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Freshwater life – the first illustrated field guide of its kind for the wider southern African region – describes a vast range of plant and animal groups in a single volume. A ground-breaking concept that encompasses diverse groups from the large and conspicuous vertebrates to the diverse microscopic taxa, the book facilitates identification and describes the ecology of more than 1,000 freshwater organisms. Species have been selected on the basis of how likely they are to be encountered, and each account is accompanied by photographs and a distribution map. A comprehensive introduction details the ecology and signifi cance of freshwater systems. This indispensible, easy-to-use guide will prove invaluable to outdoor enthusiasts, students and conservationists.

Southern African Wildlife

Author: Mike Unwin
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623474
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduces the habitats and animals in southern Africa, and offers travel tips and information for the locations, sights, and activities to do while visiting the area.

Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa

Author: Chris Stuart
Publisher: Struik Pub
ISBN: 9781770074040
Format: PDF, Docs
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Southern Africa has a wealth of mammal species, a total of 337 - all of which are covered in this fully revised comprehensive field guide. While the term 'African mammals' conjures up the more celebrated species of elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, it is in fact the smaller animals - shrews, genets, suricates and bats - that comprise the bulk of the region's mammal species. And, often overlooked but included here too is the diversity of marine mammals - seals, whales and dolphins - that are found in our oceans. This new edition of Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa has been extensively revised to include the most recent research in line with new findings and new taxonomy. Up-to-date information, revised distribution maps and new images (where available) have been combined in a modern, full-color layout. Color-coding has been introduced according family groupings and spoor and size icons are included for quick reference with each mammal entry. Another new feature is the inclusion of skulls, grouped at the back of the book for easy comparison. In addition to detailed descriptions of each species, the text offers insight into key identification characters, typical behavior, preferred habitat, food choice and reproduction.

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa

Author: Ian Sinclair
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1431701440
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First published in 1993, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa is one of the best-selling field guides on the African continent. This fourth edition has been rewritten and greatly improved, ensuring it remains the region’s most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. In this fourth edition: species accounts have been rewritten and now include group introductions; plates have been newly designed for ease of use and comparison; more than 380 new improved illustrations replace earlier ones; illustrations have simplified labels, pinpointing key differentiating features; distribution maps have been updated, showing the relative abundance of a species in the region, and also indicating resident or migrant status. Other features include calendar bars that show species’ occurrence and breeding periods, a section on ‘how to use this book’, as well as sonograms depicting the calls of difficult-to-distinguish birds that have distinctive calls.

Wildlife of the Okavango

Author: Duncan Butchart
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 9781775843382
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A remarkable variety of animals and plants occur in the magnificent wilderness region surrounding the Okavango Delta. This guide to the more common and conspicuous wildlife of Moremi, Chobe, Mudumo and other sanctuaries of northern Botswana and Namibia s Caprivi Strip is an easy-to-use, all-in-one field reference.With over 300 species descriptions illustrated with color photographs, information on geology, climate and habitats, as well as useful tips on watching and identifying wildlife, this guide makes it easier than ever to identify the eagle circling above your camp, the antelope splashing through the wetlands, the fishes of the waterways, or the prominent trees."

South Africa Wildlife

Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Pocket Naturalist Guide
ISBN: 9781583559871
Format: PDF, Docs
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Eco-tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers will find African Wildlife to be the ideal pocket-sized, folding guide to refer to while driving or trekking through this region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and includes a map of wildlife viewing hotspots. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field on safari.