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Scorpions of Southern Africa Paperback – 1 Jun 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Struik Publishers (1 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1868728048
  • ISBN-13: 978-1868728046
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 0.7 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,049,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Although Southern Africa is one of the best places on earth to see and study scorpions, little information is generally available on these misunderstood and often persecuted creatures. "Scorpions of Southern Africa" is both a field guide to the identification of the more common and visible of Southern Africa's rich fauna of 130 scorpion species and a description of the physiology and ecology of scorpions. It dispels myths that portray scorpions as deadly venomous animals to be killed on sight, and offers an intriguing insight into the amazing adaptations that have enabled scorpions to survive over millions of years. Layman's terms are used as far as possible, and a glossary of more complicated terminology is provided. Distribution maps and photographs are given for over 50 Southern African species as well as practical information about where to look for scorpions and how best to handle these often feared creatures.

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By LMD TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Dec. 2009
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When it comes to a field-guide to scorpions in Southern Africa you really can't get any better than this book. All of the main families are described, along with their habitat, habits and more than enough information to identify a specimen that you might find while out in the bushveld. A useful and interesting book to have to hand if you're going to be staying in the southern African bush for any period of time.
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Its a good book, not as thick as I hoped but still a fantastic book to have.
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