MEGAN EMMETT has worked as a researcher, photographer and assistant producer in the wildlife television industry producing documentaries for channels such as National Geographic and Animal Planet, and as a field guide in the private safari industry in the greater Kruger Park. She is also a nationally accredited field guide's trainer and assessor. Megan contributes regularly to magazines such as Africa Geographic. SEAN PATTRICK is an accredited Theta / FGASA guide's trainer and assessor. After years of experience living and working in the African bush, Sean became an accomplished photographer. He is a versatile artist equally at home hanging from a helicopter shooting elephant and rhino captures, tracking the Big Five for photographic safaris and collaborating with magazine journalists for foreign or local publication commissions.
If you re fascinated by the animals and plants of the Lowveld and
enjoy spending time in nature, this comprehensive guide is an
essential addition to your backpack. Crammed with colour
photographs and facts presented in a fun, reader-friendly style,
the publication is divided into seven separate sections devoted to
mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and invertebrates, as
well as plants. Ever wondered how much a hippo weighs? Want to know
the difference between a chameleon, gecko, skink and lizard?
Curious about how tall a Mopani tree grows? This useful guide has
all the answers!
Game Ranger in your Backpack is precisely that, an excellently compiled field guide to animals, insects and plants found in the Lowveld. Highly qualified in her field of nature conservation, Megan Emmett, together with photographer Sean Pattrick, has collated a book which is informative, practical and packed to the hilt with facts which will open the reader s eyes to the true wonders of the bush. It will appeal to young and old alike, and its clever layout makes for easy recall of the many pieces of information contained in it.
Rangers are the waitrons of the private safari industry young and personable but overworked, underpaid and reliant on tips. So while seeing Kruger guided by a beardless wonder who likes to impress the ladies with his rifle is one option, another is to buy this book and do it yourself. With all the information game rangers learn during their initial studies, including the intimate habits of everything from aardvarks to zebras, this fantastic colour-coded guide will allow wildlife enthusiasts to wow friends and family with their broad knowledge of the geology of the Lowveld, its animals, insects, plants and tracking. Emmett knows her stuff, having worked as a field guide in Kruger and as a researcher and writer for wildlife TV shows such as 50/50.