• LBJs Made Simple" is an important new guide to the cryptic little birds that are universally known as 'little brown jobs'. Using colour coding and careful design, the reader I systematically guided through the initial sorting stages: from family group, to 'visual group' within the family, and finally to the species.
  • This guide to the mammals of Botswana offers a detailed roundup of more than 80 animals – with maps, travel information and a photographic field guide in a single, handy volume. It covers the six major mammal groups: non-ruminants, ruminants, carnivores, non-carnivorous small mammals, rodents and shrews, and bats – in colour-coded sections for quick reference, and with animal names in seven languages.
  • First published in 1986, Smithers' mammals are an authoritative and popular guide to the mammals of Southern Africa. This revised and updated edition incorporates the latest information brought to light by molecular genetics, while remaining accessible to the layperson and handy in the field. Each entry includes an in-depth species description; notes on habitat, behaviour, diet, and conservation status; accurate illustrations and spoor drawings; and a distribution map.
  • 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.
  • Tracking is a much-loved, yet difficult, subject that attracts at least some of the attention of almost every bush-goer who ventures into the wild places of southern Africa. The ability to accurately read difficult, partial, or little-seen signs left in the soil or sand is rare and largely the domain of professionals.
  • Tourism is a rapidly growing field of study in South Africa and tourism management is a compulsory course taught in all three years at most universities of technology and universities. This book meets the need for a good South African book pitched at the right level on this subject. Specialists from various fields ranging from Accounting to Human Resource Management have written comprehensively on various aspects of management as they relate specifically to the tourism.
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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.
  • This revised, updated and expanded second edition of Lee Guttridge’s comprehensive field guide covers a broad cross-section of the most prominent species of flora and fauna of the South African Bushveld, including large parts of the Kruger Lowveld; all combined into one user-friendly manual that can be used by tourists and professional field guides alike.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Veld is a natural resource vital to our survival on earth. About 80% of our beautiful country consists of veld. Most of this area is used for livestock and game ranching as well as for biodiversity conservation and recreation. Good veld management is needed to prevent land degradation and to ensure sustainable food production and biodiversity conservation. But good veld management relies on a good knowledge of ecological principles and veld management practices, something many land users did not have the privilege to acquire. This book aims to provide the necessary knowledge to assist land users to effectively manage the land under their care.
  • 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