Southern Africa (Travellers' Wildlife Guide)
B. Branch; C. Stuart; T. Stuart; W. Tarboton
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" • 520 pages • full-color
ISBN 9781566566391 • paperback • $27.95 •
From the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa, to Botswana's Okavango Delta, Namibia's Etosha National Park, and Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, ecotravellers want to experience African savannahs, forests, deserts, and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of some of the world's most spectacular wildlife: hornbills and parrots, monkeys and big cats, frogs and toads, crocodiles and snakes. This book provides all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Southern Africa's magnificent animal life.
● Identifying and location information on the most frequently seen animals.
● Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the animals.
● More than 500 full-color illustrations of Southern Africa's most common amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammal—the species you are most likely to see.
● Information about and photos of Southern Africa's major habitat types.
● Descriptions and photos of Southern Africa's most frequently visited parks and reserves.
Easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated—you will want to have this book as constant companion on your journey.
Bill Branch, Curator of Herpetology at the Port Elizabeth Museum and Chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature - African Reptile and Amphibian Group, is one of the world's top experts on the amphibians and reptiles of Southern Africa. He has written more than 150 scientific articles and four books, including Field Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa.
Chris and Tilde Stuart, experts on Southern Africa's mammals, founded and operate the African-Arabian Wildlife Research Centre and are involved with research programs dealing with carnivorous mammals in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. They have written nine books, including Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa.
Warwick Tarboton, writer and ornithologist, is an expert on the birds of Southern Africa, and is currently President of BirdLife South Africa. He is co-author of the most popular bird field-guide to the region, Birds of Southern Africa.
Series Editor: Les Beletsky is a professional wildlife biologist and university zoology teacher. Prior to taking up writing wildlife guides he conducted many years of field research on the ecology and behavior of birds. He is the author of numerous books, including Costa Rica, Ecuador, Southern Mexico and Peru in this series.
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