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Beat About the Bush: The Comprehensive Guide

Field / Identification GuideComing Soon

Series: Beat About the Bush Series

By: Trevor Carnaby(Author)

590 pages, colour photos

Jacana Publishers

Paperback | Feb 2018 | #227508 | ISBN-13: 9781431420759
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NHBS Price: £26.99 $38/€31 approx

About this book

Presented in fascinating question-and-answer format this isn't a field guide in the usual sense. Beat About the Bush: The Comprehensive Guide will keep all members of the family happy for hours, posing questions, looking up answers and this edition has been expanded to include not only mammals, birds and reptiles, but amphibians, invertebrates, plants, field signs and clues as well. The answers and information provided by our field guide, Trevor touch on areas as all-encompassing as the environment, climate, geology, astronomy, animal diseases and management practices.

Once again there are hundreds of full-colour photographs, not just portraits, but photographs showing the subjects in all manner of illuminating circumstances.

This is a book whose appeal will extend beyond local and international visitors to South African reserves and parks to rangers and guides working in the field and general bush enthusiasts.


- 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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