This new, larger format edition of the best-selling and well known "The Wildlife of Southern Africa" - a field guide to the animals and plants of the region - is designed to provide an even more user-friendly manual, with larger text and bigger, clearer images. Fully updated with the latest taxonomy and common names, it features over 2,000 carefully selected plants and animals, large and small that are likely to be encountered during a visit to any part of the region. More than 1,200 species are vividly illustrated and many more are identifiable from the text through reference to similar species.Each chapter has been written by a leading expert in the field, most of whom have published major works in their own right. Each group is colour coded for easy reference and, or quick identification, diagnostic features are in bold text within the concise descriptions.It would be hard to find a more useful field guide that covers all the major groups of plants and animals in the southern African region. This is the ideal companion for all who venture outdoors - visitors to game parks, hikers, holiday-makers, birders, game viewers and gardeners.