Thursday, July 28, 2011
1) Withers, Martin B. and David Hosking. Wildlife of Southern Africa. 2011. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 272 pages. Price: $19.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: Highly portable, concise, and informative, this is the essential guide for identifying Southern Africa's most visible wildlife. Featuring full-color photos of more than 400 species of birds, mammals, snakes, lizards, and insects, Wildlife of Southern Africa provides a spectacular sense of what travelers can see in the major game reserves and national parks of South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and southern Mozambique. Each species in this guide is accompanied by at least one full-color photograph plus a full textual description. Tips on wildlife photography as well as information on how to make the most of a safari are also included. This is a must-have guide for anyone planning or dreaming about a visit to this fascinating part of the world.
This book includes:
*Highly portable and informative guide to the wildlife of Southern Africa
*Hundreds of full-color photos detail more than 400 species
*At least one full-color photograph and full textual description for each species
*Tips on wildlife photography and making the most of a safari
RECOMMENDATION: Focuses mostly on birds and mammals. This book will be most useful for ecotourists and general naturalists.