A field guide to the wildlife of southern Africa, describing over 2,000 plants and animals, with clear illustrations in full colour. This book has been a trusted field companion for many years. Comprehensively updated, it now features range maps for most groups. The chapters are colour-coded for easy reference, and diagnostic features appear in bold type within the descriptions. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field: - Lower invertebrates Mike Musgrave - Spiders and other arachnids Astri Leroy - Insects Mike Musgrave - Freshwater fishes Paul Skelton - Frogs Vincent Carruthers - Reptiles Bill Branch - Birds Ken Newman and Christine Read - Mammals Peter Apps - Grasses, sedges, ferns and fungi Elsa Pooley - Wild flowers Elsa Pooley - Trees Elsa Pooley.