Scorpions of South Africa

Jonathan Leeming

Scorpions, often misunderstood and persecuted, have captured the imagination of humans from early times, but only recently have we begun to understand their complex behaviour and biology. Some 60 southern African species are discussed here, including those most likely to be encountered.
Date Published :
March 2019
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Language:
English
Illustration :
120 photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781775846529
Pages : 104
Dimensions : 8 X 6 inches
-
+
In stock
$17.50

Overview
-

Scorpions, often misunderstood and persecuted, have captured the imagination of humans from early times, but only recently have we begun to understand their complex behavior and biology. Some 60 southern African species are discussed here, including those most likely to be encountered. The book examines their anatomy and behavior, survival strategies in harsh conditions, their use of venom and their successful existence over millions of years. Clear images and distribution maps further inform about southern Africa’s rich scorpion fauna, indicating where to look for them and how best to handle them.

About The Author
-

Jonathan Leeming was born in the village of Ravenshead, England, and was encouraged by his parents from an early age to love and respect the natural world. After immigrating to South Africa in 1984, he joined the Spider Club of Southern Africa and the African Arachnological Society. Southern African scorpions have since been his passion and absorbing interest.He has given many public lectures and led field trips and has acted as a consultant on film documentaries and TV programs and for various publications.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
-

Author’s note 4
Acknowledgements 5
Introduction 6
The scorpion body 16
Scorpion behaviour 26
Mating and reproduction 36
Identification 42
Southern African species 58
Living with scorpions 96
Glossary 100
Bibliography 101
Index 102

More from this publisher