Game Drive: A Safari Guide

Game Drive: A Safari Guide

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By (author) Ingrid van den Berg, By (author) Philip Van Den Berg, By (author) Heinrich van den Berg

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  • Publisher: HPH Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 164 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 162mm x 18mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 17 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cascades
  • ISBN 10: 0620419350
  • ISBN 13: 9780620419352
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Sales rank: 166,677

Product description

This is a unique little hardcover that offers the ideal, full-colour guide to getting the most out of a safari or wildlife-spotting trip. Filled with the most amazing photography from the Van den Bergs, it provides a practical guide to spotting, identifying and recording the wildlife likely to be encountered in the great game reserves of southern Africa. They are home to more than 200 species of mammal, 500 bird species and a wealth of reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. Key Features: the book begins with the basics: the best time of day, how to drive, where to look, type of binoculars, fundamentals of photography; and, 'How to use this book' introduces the concept underpinning this little diamond: opposite an iconic full-page colour photograph of each animal is a page containing its name in Latin, English, Afrikaans, German, French and Zulu. This title features a full description of habitat, characteristics and defining features, followed follows, then key statistics, including when the creature is active, height, mass, social structure, horn size (or other distinguishing feature), gestation and life-expectancy. It includes: separate section for reptiles and birds; a section on spotting spoor, plus a quick-find guide and an index of animals; and, paper quality, printing, binding and ease-of-use are of the highest order. It is perfect complement to any standard guide book. First and foremost, this is a book designed to be an invaluable aid to anyone taking a safari trip in southern Africa. The fact that it is filled with the amazing images of the world's foremost wildlife photography team is a real bonus.

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Heinrich van den Berg is an international award-winning wildlife photographer born and brought up in the South African veld by his parents Ingrid and Phillip - themselves renowned nature photographers and founders of the photo agency that bears their name. Heinrich began publishing these extraordinary images through HPH Publishing in 2001, but his work continues to be widely published throughout the world in a variety of different media, regualry appearing in the likes of New York Times, Terra Sauvage, National Geographic, GEO, TERRA and many others.