Title: Field Guide to Tracks and Signs of Southern and East African Wildlife
Authors: Chris Stuart; Tilde Stuart
Publisher: Randomhouse Struik
4th edition. Cape Town, South Africa 2013
ISBN 9781770073609 / ISBN 978-1-77007-360-9
Softcover, 14x21 cm, 488 pages, 2000 photos and illustrations
Tracks and signs are all around you, even in the city. For example, pigeons leave faeces on windowsills and statues, while globetrotting house mice and house and brown rats may leave pellets in our homes and workplaces. However, it is on farms and in conservation and wilderness areas that you will discover the joys and uses of reading signs. Almost every site has its own animal 'notice board'. This great field guide provides detailed coverage of tracks, droppings, bird pellets, nests and shelters and feeding signs, not only for mammals, but also for birds, reptiles, insects and other invertebrates. First published in 1994, it quickly became the standard reference to the subject in the region. This comprehensively revised and greatly expanded edition now features full-colour images throughout, many more examples of all tracks and signs, photographs of animal species to supplement the tracks and signs, coverage of Central African species and additional quick reference keys on inside covers.