Wildlife of Southern Africa

A Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of the Region

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Author: Vincent Carruthers

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9781775843535

Category: Animals

Page: 336

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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

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Author: Vincent Carruthers

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1775844641

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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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

Freshwater Life

A field guide to the plants and animals of southern Africa

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Author: Charles Griffiths

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1775843238

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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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.

Field Guide to the Eastern and Southern Cape Coasts

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Author: Roy Lubke,Irene J. De Moor

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919713038

Category: Nature

Page: 559

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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.

Zimbabwe

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Author: Paul Murray

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841624608

Category: Travel

Page: 380

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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 the Okavango

Common Animals and Plants

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Author: Duncan Butchart

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9781775843382

Category:

Page: N.A

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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."

Wildlife of the Galápagos

Second Edition

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Author: Julian Fitter,Daniel Fitter,David Hosking

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0691170428

Category:

Page: N.A

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Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont

A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia

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Author: Timothy P. Spira

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807877654

Category: Nature

Page: 540

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This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities. This approach, says Spira, better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don't live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways. Full-color photo keys allow the reader to rapidly preview plants found within each of the 21 major plant communities described, and the illustrated species description for each of the 340 featured plants includes fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each plant in its larger environment. With this new format, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants. The volume also includes a glossary, illustrations of plant structures, and descriptions of sites to visit. Whether you're a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

The South African Bushveld

A Field Guide from the Waterberg

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Author: Lee Gutteridge

Publisher: 30° South Publishers

ISBN: 1920143130

Category: Nature

Page: 703

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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

Wildlife of Madagascar

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Author: Ken Behrens,Keith Barnes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088067X

Category: Nature

Page: 344

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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

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Author: Chris & Mathilde Stuart

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1775846253

Category: Travel

Page: 248

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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.

Cuckoos of the World

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Author: Johannes Erritzøe,Clive F. Mann,Frederik Brammer,Richard A. Fuller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408142678

Category: Science

Page: 544

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This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world's cuckoos, couas and coucals - the family Cuculidae. Famed as brood-parasites of other birds, the cuckoos include a diverse range of species, from the roadrunners of North America to the spectacular malkohas of southern Asia. This book discusses the biology and identification of these birds on a species-by-species basis, bringing together the very latest research with accurate range maps, more than 600 stunning colour photographs that illuminate age and racial plumage differences, and 36 superb plates by a team of internationally renowned artists.

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean

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Author: Chris Thorogood

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

ISBN: 9781842466162

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 630

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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. "

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

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Author: Daniel J. Decker,Shawn J. Riley,William F. Siemer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407418

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Wildlife professionals can more effectively manage species and social-ecological systems by fully considering the role that humans play in every stage of the process. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management provides the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem solvers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book's well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management explains how a wildlife professional should handle a variety of situations, such as managing deer populations in residential areas or encounters between predators and people or pets. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes detailed information about • systems thinking• working with social scientists• managing citizen input• using economics to inform decision making• preparing questionnaires• ethical considerations

Sunbirds

A Guide to the Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Spiderhunters and Sugarbirds of the World

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Author: Clive F. Mann,Robert A. Cheke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813568X

Category: Science

Page: 384

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The insect-eating sunbirds of the Old World are amongst the most glamorous of all bird families. This guide provides a comprehensive resource on the sunbirds and their allies, with 48 colour plates portraying all major plumage variations and many species depicted on typical food plants.

Extreme Cuisine

The Weird and Wonderful Foods That People Eat

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Author: Jerry Hopkins

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462904726

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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"I could not have written A Cook's Tour without this book. There is so much I would have missed. So dig in. Enjoy […] Eat. Eat adventurously. Miss nothing. It's all here in these pages." —From the Introduction by Anthony Bourdain Sit down for a meal with the locals on six continents and what they eat may surprise you. Extreme Cuisine examines eating habits across the global neighborhood, showing once and for all that road kill for one culture is restaurant fare for another! "I've tried to make this book a guide to how the other half dines and why. Over a period of twenty-five years I've augmented my meat-and-potatoes upbringing in the United States to try a wide variety of regional specialties, from steamed water beetles, fried grasshoppers and ants, to sparrow, bison and crocodile. I've eaten deep-fried bull's testicles in Mexico, live shrimp sushi in Hawaii, mice cooked over an open wood fire in Thailand, pig stomach soup in Singapore, minced water buffalo and yak butter tea in Nepal, stir-fried dog tongue and "five penis wine" in China, the boiled blood of a variety of animals in Vietnam, and pate made from my son's placenta when I lived (and he was born) in the UK. This list goes on, and I share some of these experiences in the chapters following, along with many recipes. After all, no matter what humans eat, by choice or circumstance, the one thing all the dishes have in common is that they must be prepared properly." —From the introduction by Jerry Hopkins Chapters include: Mammals Reptiles & Water Creatures Birds Insects, Spiders & Scorpions Plants Leftovers

Okavango

A Field Guide

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Author: Lee Gutteridge,Tony Reumerman

Publisher: 30 Degrees South Pub Pty Limited

ISBN: 9780958489102

Category: Nature

Page: 800

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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.