South African Trade Publisher of the Year 2016 & 2017

Search for your favourite author or book

Mammals of Botswana Did You Know Nature Series

ISBN 
9780986992667
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R190.00
Published 
November 2012
About the book: 
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.
 
An initial section examines mammal anatomy, physiology and behaviour, supported by photographs and illustrations and containing fascinating information on skull muscles, dentition, locomotion, senses, reproduction, digestion and thermoregulation. 
 
The field guide section treats one animal per page, with interesting text about their habits, behaviour, communication, social structures, etc, supported by photographs, distribution maps, and images of skulls, horns, tracks and droppings to ensure quick and easy ID. Pictorial keys at the start of each mammal group help readers navigate within the section.
 
Packed with interesting facts, photographs and maps, this is an essential guide to Botswana's rich mammal legacy.
Other titles by this author 
Listing 
About the Author

Veronica Roodt has a B.Sc in Botany and Zoology and a B.Sc (Hons.) in animal physiology. For many years she has conducted research on wildlife, plants and their uses from her base in a tented bush camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. She is the author of a number of books and maps.

Others also viewed

Nelson Mandela said nothing about his personal religious beliefs in his writings or in his public...
Elephants are arguably Africa’s most charismatic animals, and among the biggest drawcards...
Sasol birds of Southern Africa remains the region's most comprehensively illustrated and...
Robben Island – best known as the maximum-security prison where former South African...