Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 2011. Small octavo, paperback, colour photographs, maps.
This easy-to-use, compact book is the perfect pocket ID guide to the wealth of mammal species of this region. In surprising detail, this book covers some 120 mammals, from the smallest (bats, sengis and shrews) to the largest, such as elephant, lion and rhinoceros, as well as marine species, such as seals, dolphins and whales. Authoritative and colourfully illustrated, this guide offers concise information on key ID pointers, similar species, habitat, behaviour, diet, reproduction, longevity, calls, occurrence and measurements. Clear images of each animal, distribution maps, silhouettes indicating size relative to humans and illustrations of tracks and droppings make this a must-have book for tourists and nature-lovers alike.
Price: $20.00 AU