Roberts Birds of Southern Africa has been continuously in print for some 65 years and is the most popular African natural history book of all time. The scope and depth of biological information in the Seventh edition of Roberts far exceeds that of any previous edition.
It covers all 951 species recorded in the region and also illustrates these in 80 new plates commissioned from the region’s best bird artists. For scientists and conservationists it is a benchmark publication and will be a standard reference for years to come. For birdwatchers it will be an invaluable source of information to help them better understand and appreciate the birds around them.
About the Authors
Phil Hockey is a well-known expert on Southern African birds and has published more than 120 papers in the scientific literature. He is also author or co-author of many semi-popular articles and several books. His main interests lie in shorebird ecology and migratory behaviour.
Richard Dean initially worked in the field in Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. He has studied plant-animal interactions and the biology of birds in arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Recent projects include co-editing a synthesis of research in the Karoo and writing a book on nomadic birds.
Peter Ryan is largely responsible for the running of an MSc course in Conservation Biology. He has written or co-authored more than 130 papers in the scientific literature as well as numerous semi-popular articles and several books, including a field guide to the birds of sub-Saharan Africa.
|Parameters of Book: Book|
|Sub-title:||7th Edition; 3rd Impression|
|Author:||By PAR Hockey; WRJ Dean and PG Ryan|
|Size (mm):||320 x 235mm|