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Beat About the Bush: Family Edition

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Beat About the Bush Series

By: Trevor Carnaby(Author)

376 pages, 900 photos

Jacana Publishers

Paperback | Aug 2016 | #227508 | ISBN-13: 9781431420759
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€22 approx

About this book

Following the other popular books in the Beat About the Bush series, Beat About the Bush: Family Edition is a collection of common everyday questions about animals prompted by visits to the bush. However, the contents go beyond just animals and include plants and the environment. This book has been written with a special eye on families, their visits and interpretation of the bush. For this reason there are shorter questions/answers and more photographs: approximately 600 questions and 900 photographs. Beat about the Bush is the most comprehensive bush and field companion available. In addition, it is set in a user-friendly question-and-answer format. The result is an insightful reference book in a style that appeals to novices, birders, tourists, bush enthusiasts and field guides alike.


- Mammals
- General mammal questions
- Specific mammal questions
- Birds
- General bird questions
- Specific bird questions
- Reptiles
- Specific reptile questions
- Amphibians
- General amphibian questions
- Invertebrates
- Insects
- Spiders
- Scorpions
- Solifuges
- Snails
- Ticks
- Millipedes and centipedes
- Plants
- General plant questions
- Bushes and trees
- Plants growing on other plants
- Grasses
- Wild flowers
- Signs and clues
- Tracks
- Dung
- Objects, holes and markings
- Nests
- Feeding signs
- Environment
- Climate
- Geology
- Astronomy
- Animal diseases
- Management practices
- Glossary

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Trevor Carnaby has been working as a professional field guide for the last 20 years. Passionate about Africa, he is actively involved in guide training and spends a great deal of time photographing southern and East Africa's wildlife, people and landscapes, while leading tailored, privately guided safaris through his company, Beat about the Bush Safaris.

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