Freshwater Life: A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of Southern Africa

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Struik Nature, 2015 - Freshwater animals - 368 pages
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Freshwater life - the first illustrated field guide of its kind for the wider southern African region - describes a vast range of plant and animal groups in a single volume. A ground-breaking concept that encompasses diverse groups from the large and conspicuous vertebrates to the diverse microscopic taxa, the book facilitates identification and describes the ecology of more than 1,000 freshwater organisms. Species have been selected on the basis of how likely they are to be encountered, and each account is accompanied by photographs and a distribution map.

A comprehensive introduction details the ecology and significance of freshwater systems. This indispensable, easy-to-use guide will prove invaluable to outdoor enthusiasts, students and conservationists.

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About the author (2015)

Charles Griffiths, of the Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town. His focus is primarily marine invasive species and marine biodiversity and taxonomy, as well as general rocky shore ecology.

Jenny Day is Emeritus Associate Professor in the same department at UCT, where she was Director of the Freshwater Research Unit for many years. She co-authored the well-known Vanishing Waters and has published numerous papers and research reports on various aspects of river and wetland ecology.

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