Wildlife of Southern Africa

A field guide to the animals and plants of the region

Field guide to the wildlife of southern Africa, describing and illustrating over 2,000 plants and animals, with distribution maps. Each section written by a leading expert.
Date Published :
February 2017
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Editor :
Vincent Carruthers
Illustration :
Color illustrations throughout
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ISBN : 9781775843535
Pages : 336
Dimensions : 8 X 6 inches
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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

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.


"A good introduction to the wildlife of the region."

- The Birdbooker Report

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