This really is a superb and helpful field guide to take with you. The identification process is simple and allows quick reference to any animal you are likely to see. In addition the first 150 pages give a good coverage of the African continent and wildlife/wildlife areas by country, even including the Canary Islands. It includes 850 species and gives full details of each with quick reference to the photographs of the species. The quality of the book is absolutely excellent and it will withstand the handling it will undoubtedly receive. Just excellent and simply amazing value for money.