This is a superb book and would pass as a field guide in size. The species layout is very clear and easy to read and understand. Very good photos and easy to see icons quickly tell you everything you need to know about a species. Would highly recommend this to anyone with even a passing interest in South African snakes.
I had high hopes for this but the red cap started leaking on it's first outing and on it's second, it split and flooded the boot of the car! Needless to say I wasn't impressed and won't be buying one of these again.
After a week of using the P510, I have to say I'm very impressed. The zoom is very good and can even be used for wildlife under good lighting conditions. The image quality is very good and at 16 megapixels, allows for cropping to get that perfect shot. It's so good that it's temporarily taken the place of my D90/Sigma setup and boy, do I notice the weight difference! Well worth checking out.