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by Martin B. Withers,David Hosking


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Martin B. Withers is one of Britain's finest nature photographers and a tour leader with Hosking Tours. I also bought "Birds of Southern Africa Pocket Guide" and found Wildlife of SA had better bird photos.

Martin B. David Hosking is a wildlife photographer who, together with his wife, Jean, runs the Frank Lane Picture Agency. He also runs Hosking Tours Lt. a company that specializes in nature photographic holidays. Hosking and Withers are the coauthors of Wildlife of East Africa (Princeton). I only wish they had included the bird and animal distribution maps. They are so helpful when you can't get up close to the critter you are trying to identify.

David Hosking is a wildlife photographer who, with his wife Jean, runs the Frank Lane Picture Agency, one of Britain's oldest natural history photo libraries. Martin B. Withers is one of Britain's finest nature photographers. A coauthor of Wildlife of the Galápagos, his work has appeared in numerous publications. He also runs Hosking Tours, a company specializing in nature photography holidays. He has traveled extensively throughout the world in pursuit of natural subjects for his photography and as a tour leader with Hosking Tours.

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A First Rate Guide to all the Wildlife of E. Africa By C. Clark I've just returned from safari in Tanzania, where this guide proved extremely hel.

Martin Withers is one of Britain's finest nature photographers.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Martin Withers is one of Britain's finest nature photographers. He has travelled extensively throughout the world in pursuit of nature subjects for his photography and as a tour leader with the UK-based tour operator Hosking Tours. Withers, David Hosking. 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.

David Hosking, Martin B. Withers. Wildlife of Southern Africa. The Wildlife of East Africa was a most valuable asset to me while on Safari in Northern Tanzania. com User, November 20, 2009. I am a travel agent, and have made 5 trips (and counting) to Africa. This book is the best portable field guide I have found, and I have bought about 5 or 6 different guides.

4. Wildlife of East Africa (Paperback). Martin Withers, David Hosking. Published by Princeton University Press, United States (2002). ISBN 10: 0691007373 ISBN 13: 9780691007373.

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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.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


Comments: (7)

Dugor
I bought three South Africa wildlife books at the same time. What I like about “Wildlife of Southern Africa” is its size - it easily fits in a pants pocket and will be great in the field. Secondly, it includes both birds and mammals, plus a variety of other animals. I am sure it is not comprehensive, but may be good enough for a few weeks in South Africa. It includes good color photographs which is not my preference, at least for birds as I find drawings much more informative. What I don't like is its tight binding which makes it spring shut too easily.
I find “Birds of Southern Africa” to be a much better bird book, nicely illustrated (my preference over photos), great range maps, and plenty of identification details. It is definitely my choice as a bird reference book, though I may not carry it in the field unless I put it in a backpack. It will be a good reference book for identifying my photos when I have time away from the field.
I also purchased “National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife” for two reasons: 1. I always like the NAS book series and already own almost the complete set, and 2. I know one of the authors. An advantage or a disadvantage depending on your point of view is that it covers all of Africa. If I only visit South Africa, the book contains too many species that I will not see. On the other hand, it is a good reference for the whole continent. I like the flexible binding on the NAS books, photos are good, but again my preference is for drawings when it comes to birds. The book covers 850 species which I’m sure is far short of being comprehensive. Since I’m always concerned about baggage weight limits when traveling by air, this one of the three is the most likely I’ll keep at home.
Saithi
We bought this book before traveling to Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe on photo safaris. It was a helpful supplement each night, to our notes, to confirm what we'd seen, and I've used the book many times since getting back to help identify our pictures.

That said, it does have some limitations. Organization is sketchy, and the pictures are not always the most representative. The descriptions in the text blocks are difficult to read (a little bolding or organization could have helped). We saw a few things we couldn't find in the book, which at the same time has sections on reptiles / amphibians / insects which are much sketchier but still take space from other species.

I don't at all regret getting this book, but if I were to take another trip I might look around a bit more in an actual (gasp) book store.
Dead Samurai
Took this to a 10 week tour of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and was delighted. I also bought "Birds of Southern Africa Pocket Guide" and found Wildlife of SA had better bird photos. I only wish they had included the bird and animal distribution maps. They are so helpful when you can't get up close to the critter you are trying to identify. I was the only one with a guide book on our tour and was always sharing it!
Gabar
This guide had all of the mammals, all of the butterflies, and close to all of the birds we saw in two weeks in S. Africa and Botswana. When a bird was not in the guide, we could figure out what family it was in. Not enough for a trip dedicated to birding, but enough info for the rest of us.
Άνουβις
Bought this just before our trip to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Had every bird and mammal listed, in one guide. Only things that keep it from being 5 stars are 1) no range maps and 2) I found a book in South Africa (not as good) that included the names of the animals in several languages (Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa), which was cool. Otherwise, probably the best single book of its kind.
Delari
I have many of the more detailed animal books and guides, but because of their size and weight leave them at home as reference material. This book, owing to both its compact size and low weight, is ideal as a practical take-along guide. It's likely to contain just about everything you'll see on safari. Animals are pictured and, alongside, text is given describing the animal. Perfect for my purposes.
Erennge
This small guide went with me everywhere for the two weeks I was in South Africa. The Afrikaans names were great for my SA friends to quickly look up birds and animals. I had a bigger bird book that I realized I could leave behind. I wrote in it the date and location I spotted each animal or the second spotting. It was amazing to see it fill up. I had done some studying before we left and wish I had done more as the bird types are so very different. I found the organization to be very logical and easy to use.
Great guide. Easy to read print and illustrations. Helped us identify numerous birds and other species. A good complement to the
National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife. Each sometimes had different birds illustrated.
Wildlife of Southern Africa (Princeton Pocket Guides) download epub
Biological Sciences
Author: Martin B. Withers,David Hosking
ISBN: 069115063X
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press (August 28, 2011)
Pages: 288 pages