A Landscape of Insects and other Invertebrates is a stepping stone in the process of documenting and conserving South Africa's huge diversity of insect life. The images in this volume have all been photographed on the 'Diamond Route' properties belonging to De Beers and the Oppenheimer family, areas which exist primarily to promote conservation and research.
Celebrating South Africa’s wondrous landscapes and ecology, this book is a must for tourists, nature lovers, students, farmers and conservation agencies visiting the region. All will find something of interest and beauty here.
About the Authors
An environmentalist and a professional nature photographer, Shem Compion has a passion for natural areas that, through his creative photography, he channels into generating an appreciation of the environment. Shem, whose work is published worldwide, is known for his original representation of everyday subjects, and his images have won national and international awards.
Duncan MacFadyen is a great naturalist and nature lover. He has a national diploma, B-Tech and Masters Degree in nature conservation, an MSc in entomology and zoology and is presently busy with a PhD on small mammals in the Bankenveld. Being passionate about insects and their conservation, he has researched Jewel Beetles, Buprestidae, and Long-horned Beetles, Cerambycidae, in Namaqualand, the Waterberg and Telperion and has two species of jewel beetles named after him in recognition of his contribution to research in this field. Duncan has worked in scientific services in the Kruger National Park, Mapungubwe National Park and Singita, and was curator of mammalogy at the Transvaal Museum of Natural History. Presently manager of research and conservation for E Oppenheimer & Son, he is also on the De Beers Biodiversity and Environmental peer group committees.
Duncan co-authored a book on Norman Lighton's Insects of Medical Importance and is co-author of a children's book series. He has a number of scientific and popular articles to his credit, is regularly aired on radio and has presented papers nationally and internationally on the ecology of South Africa.
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|Parameters of Book: Book|
|Sub-title:||and other invertebrates|
|Author:||Duncan MacFadyen and Shem Compion|
|Size (mm):||250 x 250mm|