The Magaliesberg - Vincent Carruthers
The Magaliesberg by Vincent Carruthers is a masterful portrayal of the diversity of these mountains. The Magaliesberg mountains are more than two billion years old - one of the oldest mountain ranges on the planet and the book traces their creation and the changes in the landscape over this vast passage of time. The ancient geomorphology has given rise to a wide spectrum of different habitats and a consequent diversity of plant and animal life. The book s extensive descriptions of the fauna and flora of the area inspire the reader to consider the impact that man has on his environment. Each of the main plant and animal groups trees, flowers, birds, mammals, reptiles and insects has a chapter devoted to it with checklists of every species found in the area indicating both the scientific as well as common names.