Freshwater Life

A field guide to the plants and animals of southern Africa


Author: Charles Griffiths

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1775843238

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 2242

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.

The Wildlife of Southern Africa


Author: Vincent Carruthers

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1775844641

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 8464

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

Die Säugetiere Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens

der Bestimmungsführer


Author: Stéphane Aulagnier,Jean Chevallier,Olivier Roth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258075068

Category: Paläarktis West - Säugetiere - Wildtiere - Bestimmungsbuch

Page: 271

View: 1360

Wildlife of the Okavango

Common Animals and Plants


Author: Duncan Butchart

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9781775843382


Page: N.A

View: 5478

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."

Wildlife of the Galápagos

Second Edition


Author: Julian Fitter,Daniel Fitter,David Hosking

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0691170428


Page: N.A

View: 6187

Field Guide to the Eastern and Southern Cape Coasts


Author: Roy Lubke,Irene J. De Moor

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919713038

Category: Nature

Page: 559

View: 7724

Whether you are a bird-watcher, an angler, a hiker, a diver, an environmentalist, or merely a weekend nature lover, the Field Guide to the Eastern and southern Cape Coasts will provide hours of fascinating reading and be an invaluable reference fore ears to come. As well as describing the many rich and varied ecosystems along the extremely popular coastal area from Mossel Bay to the Kei River Mouth, this user-friendly guide also explores the human impact on the environment and need for conservation management. Written by specialists in their various fields, this reference guide: investigates the rich diversity of plants and animals in this region and their conservation; examines the relationships between plants and animals in the marine, estuarine, freshwater and terrestrial environments and describes the functioning of these ecosystems; explores interesting, little-known facts of local history and archaeology, which should fascinate both visitors to the area and residents alike; provides details on local fish, fishing spots, choice of tackle and fishing regulations; gives useful information on the many hiking and nature trails in the area. The drawings, tables, maps and a sixteen-page colour section make this guide extremely accessible to all, and even amateurs should be able to identify the plants and animals of this diverse region.

The South African Bushveld

A Field Guide from the Waterberg


Author: Lee Gutteridge

Publisher: 30° South Publishers

ISBN: 1920143130

Category: Nature

Page: 703

View: 8812

The is the first photographic field guide to be published about South Africa that covers a cross-section of the most prominent animals, plants, birds, insects and tracks and signs of the Bushveld

A Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Tanzania


Author: Charles Foley,Lara Foley,Alex Lobora,Daniela De Luca,Maurus Msuha,Tim R.B. Davenport,Sarah M. Durant

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852803

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 939

Home to the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers some of the finest big game watching in the world, from elephants and rhinos to chimpanzees and lions. This field guide covers all the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals and some newly discovered species. Detailed accounts are provided for more than 135 species, along with color photos, color illustrations of marine mammals, and distribution maps. Accounts for land species give information on identification, subspecies, similar species, ecology, behavior, distribution, conservation status, and where best to see each species. The guide also features plates with side-by-side photographic comparisons of species that are easily confused, as well as first-time-ever species checklists for every national park. The definitive, most up-to-date field guide to the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals Features detailed species accounts and numerous color photos throughout Provides tips on where to see each species Includes species checklists for every national park

Wildlife of Madagascar


Author: Ken Behrens,Keith Barnes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088067X

Category: Nature

Page: 344

View: 9827

The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar is one of the world's great natural treasures and ecotourism destinations. Despite being an island, it is home to nearly an entire continent’s variety of species, from the famous lemurs to a profusion of bizarre and beautiful birds, reptiles and amphibians. Wildlife of Madagascar is a compact and beautifully illustrated photographic guide, and an essential companion for any visitor or resident. With an eye-catching design, authoritative and accessible text and easy-to-use format, it provides information on identification, distribution, habitat, behaviour, biology and conservation for all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies likely to be seen. The most comprehensive single-volume field guide to Madagascar’s wildlife Attractive layout features more than 900 stunning colour photographs Covers the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies, and some of the other invertebrates and plants, most likely to be seen Provides key information about identification, distribution, habitat, behaviour and conservation Introductory sections provide background information on Madagascar and its unique environments

Stuarts’ Field Guide to National Parks & Game Reserves of East Africa


Author: Chris & Mathilde Stuart

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1775846253

Category: Travel

Page: 248

View: 5598

East Africa is known for its diverse landscapes – expansive savannas, lakes, and towering mountains – but also for its numerous protected areas: its parks and reserves that are the domain of the continent’s most spectacular wildlife. These areas play a vital role in protecting both the environment and the animals it supports, and annually play host to thousands of visitors who come to experience wild Africa. This guide to the parks and reserves of East Africa provides a valuable overview of some 58 protected areas across East Africa. The book is divided into the four East African countries Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda – and, for each park, provides essential background on geology and landscape, climate, vegetation and wildlife, capturing the essence of what each area offers. It also covers the brief history of each park. Other features include: Numerous colour photographs of animal and plant life, detailed park maps, indicating places of interest and best sites to view key species, text panels with highlights, facilities and activities, wildlife facts, and important alerts, a photographic gallery of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and trees, for quick identification of common species. This must-have guide to the region’s protected areas will prove indispensable to local and international visitors to the region and to all nature enthusiasts. Sales points: Key background on the character and features of each park, generously supported by full colour photographs and detailed maps, information boxes provide highlights at a glance, a concise gallery of animals and plants to aid identification.



Author: Paul Murray

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841624608

Category: Travel

Page: 380

View: 2129

As political tension relaxes, wildlife enthusiasts and curious tourists are returning to Zimbabwe. With some of the finest national parks in Africa, the country is blessed with stunning landscapes and an abundance of wildlife. The mighty Zambezi River offers adventure holidays, and Victoria Falls will leave visitors breathless, while the range of birdlife draws enthusiasts year-round. Game viewing in some of Africa's greatest national parks is a rewarding experience and this guide offers in-depth information on the facilities, advice on itinerary planning as well as how to select a safari. Accommodation is covered with up-to-date information on everything from luxury safari camps to budget stays for younger travellers who arrive overland, heading for the fast flowing waters of the Zambezi gorge.

Wildlife of South Africa

A Photographic Guide


Author: Duncan Butchart

Publisher: Struik Publishers

ISBN: 9781770076327

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 8416

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."

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean


Author: Chris Thorogood

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

ISBN: 9781842466162

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 630

View: 5965

The Western Mediterranean is home to more than 10,000 plant species, which makes it one of the most important regions in the world for biodiversity. This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Western Mediterranean wildflowers, covering southern Europe from the Portuguese Algarve to Italy, and Morocco to Tunisia in North Africa, along with all the islands in between. It features 2,500 plants, and its more than 800 line drawings and color photographs make it the ideal companion for field identification. "

Das sechste Sterben

Wie der Mensch Naturgeschichte schreibt


Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518740628

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 1666

Sie haben noch nie etwas vom Stummelfußfrosch gehört? Oder vom Sumatra-Nashorn? Gut möglich, dass Sie auch nie von ihnen hören werden, denn sie sind dabei auszusterben. Wir erleben derzeit das sechste sogenannte Massenaussterben: In einem relativ kurzen Zeitraum verschwinden ungewöhnlich viele Arten. Experten gehen davon aus, dass es das verheerendste sein wird, seit vor etwa 65 Millionen Jahren ein Asteroid unter anderem die Dinosaurier auslöschte. Doch dieses Mal kommt die Bedrohung nicht aus dem All, sondern wir tragen die Verantwortung. Wie haben wir Menschen das Massenaussterben herbeigeführt? Wie können wir es beenden? Elizabeth Kolbert spricht mit Geologen, die verschwundene Ozeane erforschen, begleitet Botaniker in die Anden und begibt sich gemeinsam mit Tierschützern auf die Suche nach den letzten Exemplaren gefährdeter Arten. Sie zeigt, wie ernst die Lage ist, und macht uns zu Zeugen der dramatischen Ereignisse auf unserem Planeten.


A Field Guide


Author: Lee Gutteridge,Tony Reumerman

Publisher: 30 Degrees South Pub Pty Limited

ISBN: 9780958489102

Category: Nature

Page: 800

View: 2873

After The South African Bushveld—A Field Guide from the Waterberg, this is the second comprehensive field guide to be published in southern Africa that covers a detailed cross-section of the most prominent animals, plants, birds, fish, insects and tracks and signs of a particular region. It includes a detailed natural history section for a greater understanding of the geology, habitats and ecology of the region. This book negates the need to carry more than one guide book when visiting the Okavango. Contents include: Geology, Habitats, Ecology, Mammals ( & diseases), Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Scorpions, Spiders, Insects, Butterflies & Moths, Fish, Flowers, Trees, Grasses, Tracks & Signs, Fungi, Aquatic Plants and more. Lee Gutteridge was born in Sheffield, England, in 1973. His family moved to South Africa in 1982. Since his first encounters with snakes in the mid-eighties he has been passionate about African wildlife. He is now a professional field guide with 19 years' of bush experience. He is the principal trainer of the Entabeni Nature Guide Training School. Passionate about the learning and sharing of knowledge, his first book, the best-selling South African Bushveld—A Field Guide from the Waterberg, was published in 2008. He has also co-authored San Rock Art: A Field Guide (2011). He lives in the eastern Waterberg with his wife Sarah and his two children, Kellen and Savannah. Tony Reumerman was born and raised on the Highveld of South Africa and from an early age developed an interest in bird, insect and plant life. He was schooled at St. John Bosco College in Daleside where his interest in natural history unfolded, becoming an obsession during his years as a soldier and later as a microbiology student. Excursions into wildlife areas in southern Africa became so regular that he decided to pursue his passion and work as a field guide. He was to spend eight years guiding, managing and training other guides at Sabi Sabi Game Reserve in the Kruger region before moving, in 2000, to the Okavango where he joined Wilderness Safaris. He heads up the training team and has an avid interest in mammal behaviour, photography, botany and ornithology. Tony is based in Maun where he lives with his wife Andrea and son Aidan.