Due to its sheer size of 50,000 km2 and its wilderness character the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania is one of Africa's most important protected areas. Interestingly enough no book about the reserve is on the market. Finally a team of 20 expert contributors who know the place intimately have written an authoritative book on the reserve. Together they served the Selous as wardens, researchers and managers for a combined total of over 100 years. The book covers conservation, the history, ecology, wildlife and many other aspects. The text is complemented by 400 colour photographs, 50 paintings of Selous scenes by Bodo Meier and Wilhelm Kuhnert and by useful maps.