The seashores and shallow seas of east Africa and the western Indian Ocean islands support an enormous diversity of life. In this book more than 1,650 species of plants and animals from all coastal habitats are covered, including Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, Comoros, Reunion, Mauritius and the Seychelles.
Local and international experts have contributed precise descriptions of species and their habitats and distribution, together with an authoritative summary. All plates face the page for ease of use. A wider knowledge of the coastal zone is provided in descriptions of the region's geological history, climate, habitats, human activities and environmental issues.
An essential tool for any visitor to the region.