Saturday, 17 October 2009

Guide Books: South African Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide

This colourful guide in the Bradt Wildlife Guides series is a solid background reading for a trip to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland or Zimbabwe. The author Mike Unwin has packed as much info and photos as possible into 284 pages. Chapters includes Habitats, Mammals, Birds, Herps, Invertebrates and Tracks and Signs. Besides the big star mammals like Lion, Leopard, Elephant and the Rhinos, the mutitude of other, often equally exciting little creatures, get good coverage, though of course everything could not be covered. It is not a true "field guide" but a book that is well worth getting in advance of a trip to the region to provide insight and overview. ISBN-10: 1 84162 060 2.

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