South Africa Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals in the South African Region (Paperback)

South Africa Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals in the South African Region By James Kavanagh, Leung Raymond (Illustrator), Waterford Press Cover Image
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Description


With various world-renowned national parks and game reserves, as well as a dizzying species diversity, South Africa is widely considered the ultimate destination for observing and learning about African wildlife. Over 200 mammal species inhabit the nation's grasslands, savannas, forests, thickets, and deserts. These include such iconic species as lions, elephants, leopards, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest. Of the more than 800 bird species, standouts include bustards, sunbirds, rollers, cranes, hornbills, and sandgrouse. It's easy to get lost in the dizzying variety of life in the Rainbow Nation, so establishing a solid foundation of knowledge about the most familiar species is helpful. This beautifully illustrated resource features 140 common mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as an ecoregion map showing top wildlife-viewing hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, our lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide allows educators, learners, naturalists, birders, and wildlife enthusiasts to become better acquainted with the animals they are most likely to encounter in South Africa. Made in the USA.

About the Author


Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781583559871
ISBN-10: 1583559876
Publisher: Waterford Press
Publication Date: November 16th, 2017
Pages: 12
Language: English
Series: Pocket Naturalist Guide