• This compact guide to Mammals of the Kruger National Park and Surrounding Bushveld presents all the mammals you are likely to see in the region. Although handy in size, it packs in an astonishing amount of information, with each mammal accompanied by photos, distribution map, skull and dropping images, track illustration, a box giving ID pointers, and fascinating information on physiology, habits and behaviours.
  • Bird Calls for Beginners, by Doug Newman features 60 common southern African bird calls; the book shows colour photographs of these birds, distribution maps and interesting text about their habits, feeding and nesting routines, and describes their calls.
  • This book is a unique and indispensable guide to the hidden treasures of 43 of South Africa's best and most accessible national parks, nature reserves and wilderness areas. Included are more than 900 photographs, 140 detailed park, locator, provincial and vegetation maps, and a 31-page photographic guide that aids identification of wildlife and vegetation. Organised by province, the conservation areas are comprehensively described, covering history, location, landscape, geology, vegetation, and wildlife.
  • This commemorative tenth edition celebrates the contribution of the late author, Kenneth Newman, fully revised and updated by his daughter, Vanessa Newman, to reflect the latest research, taxonomy, and common names. Newman's Birds of Southern Africa, a leading field guide in the region, illustrates and fully describes all the birds recorded from the Antarctic to the Zambezi River.
  • Following the success of the earlier Scatalog – Quick ID guide to southern African animal droppings, here’s another quick and quirky identification guide, this time to tracks of the region’s most commonly found mammals, but also includes tracks of reptiles, rodents, birds and insects. A simple key on the inside front cover directs users to any of 11 categories, such as ‘cloven hooves’, ‘paws’ or 'tramline-like trails. Nearly 100 animals or closely related groups of animals are depicted: for each, there’s a silhouette of front and back feet and a colour photograph of the track the average measurements for each track a short description of the track information about the circumstances and likely habitat Concise and to-the-point, this pocket-sized reference
  • All groups of land animals are presented, including frogs, reptiles, birds, and mammals. A special feature is also devoted to insects. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the animal together with diagnostic hand-drawings of the spoor and, in some cases, photographs of droppings and other signs to enable easy identification in the field.
  • Covering nearly 1,000 species found in southern Africa (south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers), this 570-page revised edition of Roberts Bird Guide features stunning new artwork detailing seasonal, age and sexual differences in approximately 240 annotated colour plates ...
  • This new field guide deals with the nesting habits of the 730 bird species known to breed in southern Africa. It is set out in a standard field-guide format (text pages facing colour plates), covering 4–5 species per double-page spread. The information given is an up-to-date summary of what is known about the nesting habits of each species: where they nest, when they nest, what the nest looks like, how many eggs they lay, how long these take to hatch, etc.
  • Sasol birds of Southern Africa remains the region's most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. This fourth edition has been greatly improved by the addition of group introductions, calendar bars showing species' occurrence and breeding periods, a section on 'how to use this book', as well as sonograms depicting the calls of tricky bird groups.
  • Although southern Africa is one of the best places on earth to see and study scorpions, little information is generally available on these misunderstood and often persecuted creatures. This book dispels myths that portray scorpions as deadly venomous animals to be killed on sight and offers an intriguing insight into the amazing adaptations that have enabled scorpions to survive over millions of years.
  • This unique new guide will help identify the more common waders (shorebirds) in South Africa and will appeal to both experienced birders as well as novices. Using classification, characteristics, and behaviour, and based on an 8-point identification framework, the reader is guided through the stages of identification of shorebirds.
  • This compact field guide to the identification of Southern African mammals based on their spoor, droppings and skulls has been accepted as the standard work on the subject. This edition offers up-to-date information on identification through signs. This edition provides new illustrations for several species. It also features illustrations of skulls for all the carnivores.
  • An essential guide to identifying all dangerous snakes and common harmless snakes in southern Africa, as well as quick and important practical advice on first aid measures in the case of snakebite. Simple icons, distribution maps, succinct text and numerous full-colour photographs assist with easy identification of snakes commonly encountered in the region. Symptoms and treatment of snakebites are described, providing the reader with vital first-aid information.
  • Fully revised and updated, Filmer’s spiders: an identification guide to Southern Africa features all 63 families of spider that occur in this region. A fresh layout, full-colour photographs throughout – many of them new – and diagrams of diagnostic features make this a quick and easy guide for use in the field. The spiders are grouped into web-living, ground-living, and plant-living species to aid identification.
  • Stargazing from game reserves in Southern Africa offers visitors to game and nature parks an exciting night-time activity in the bush, giving them an opportunity to turn their binoculars skyward after dark.
  • Greater southern Africa has a wealth of mammal species, almost 400 – all of which are covered in this fully updated, comprehensive field guide. Now expanded to include species found in Angola, Zambia, and Malawi, it has also been extensively revised to include: the most recent research and taxonomy, revised distribution maps and many new images.
  • The Game Ranger, the Knife, the Lion, and the Sheep offers spell-binding stories of some amazing, little known characters from South Africa, past and very past. Let us introduce you to some of the characters you will meet inside. Starting with Krotoa, the Khoi maiden who is found working in the Van Riebeeck household as both servant and interpreter.
  • Guides Guide to Guiding Kindle Edition. The Guide's Guide to Guiding is written by veteran wildlife safari guide Garth Thompson and is aimed at informing and educating those that have a love and appreciation for the great outdoors – and a desire to share this passion with others.
  • Southern Africa is without equal in terms of geology, a treasure trove of valuable minerals with a geological history dating back some 3 600 million years. In addition, the evolution of plants and animals, especially mammals and dinosaurs, is well preserved in the region, which also has among the best records of the origin of modern man.
  • The Weather and Climate of Southern Africa, the second edition of The Atmosphere and Weather of Southern Africa, further consolidates and expands Tyson and Preston-Whyte's in-depth textbook on the meteorology of southern Africa.
  • 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 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. 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; Wildflowers; Trees.
  • This practical guide to animal tracking is a one-of-its-kind manual, based on information developed with the help of southern Africa’s few remaining traditional trackers and their centuries-old wisdom in the field. It presents the more concrete and obvious wildlife signs for some 160 animals and teams them with a host of seemingly unrelated details to give a comprehensive picture of recent – and not-so-recent – traffic through the bush.
  • This is a complete guide to every tree and woody shrub indigenous to the province of Mpumalanga and the entire Kruger National Park. Designed for use by beginner tree enthusiasts and the seasoned botanist, this title is unique in that it illustrates many woody plants which have previously been considered too small for inclusion in other tree guides but which are, in reality, dwarf trees.
  • For over two decades Two Oceans has been the pre-eminent book to which scientists, students, divers, and beachcombers turn to identify and learn about marine life, from sponges to whales and seaweeds to dune forests. In this exuberantly colourful, fully revised fourth edition, over 2 000 species are now covered, names and other details have been updated to reflect the latest taxonomy and many new photographs have been added.
  • series introduces beginners to the diverse reptile fauna of southern Africa, including its snakes, lizards, crocodiles, tortoises, terrapins, and turtles. The title encourages readers first to study reptiles in their broader natural groups before taking them to the next stage, namely identification of the species.
  • What’s that snake? offers an easy introduction to snake identification for the beginner. Snakes of the region are grouped according to family likeness, common behaviour or appearance, and the reader is encouraged to recognize the characteristics of the group before focusing on individual species
  • Amateur and more seasoned tree-spotters will welcome this latest addition to the What's that? series. Accessible and straightforward, this title groups trees together into their broad families, based on the features that related species share. This allows readers to narrow down their choices to a few likely possibilities before tackling the detail of species identification.
  • Why would a hippo chew on the carcass of a dead hippo? Why would a mongoose groom a warthog? Which antelope hunts? Wild Ways brings together all the latest studies of the behaviour of southern Africa’s rich and accessible mammal fauna, describing not only what mammals do, but also the often surprising reasons why they do it, and covers species as diverse as fruit bats, pangolins, lions, rats and whales.