BA01 Ants of Southern Africa (available in SOUTH AFRICA only)
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“ANTS! How can I get rid of them?” is the question often asked. You can’t, of course. Instead, why not learn more about these fascinating fellow-travellers on our planet? There are more than a thousand species of ants in southern Africa. Black, red, yellow, or brown, from minute to as big as a fingernail, they distribute seeds, clean up the veld, destroy pests ... they hang out under the ground, in trees, in old logs and even in their own cardboard castles.
Find out about the commonest species that are everywhere around you, in your home, your garden, the veld you love, using this clear, concise and beautifully illustrated guide.
“Peter Slingsby writes with humour and with a refreshing lack of pomposity. With its amazing photos and Peter’s superb illustrations ... this is a very welcome addition to the books on the natural history of southern Africa and will surely open eyes and minds to these intriguing and important insects.”
– William Bond, Senior Scientist, SAEON
“The colour images of live ants, the ‘how common’ ranking, providing the actual size, the major habitats, the distribution—all this is genius!”
– Brian L. Fisher, California Academy of Science
- Page size 170 x 240 [portrait format];
- 256 pages, full colour throughout, stitch
- bound with semi-hard cover with two gate-folds
- Contents include:
- The biology of ants
- How to identify ants
- 225 species described and illustrated
- 400+ more species described
- Comprehensive index and bibliography
- Foreword by Prof. Emeritus William Bond
- Text and sketches by Peter Slingsby
- Photography by Philip Herbst and 50 others
- Layout and setting by Peter Slingsby
- Edited by Maggie Slingsby