Conita Walker tells the story of the love match that lured her from the world of international air travel to plunge, somewhat naively, into the life of a conservationist. It is a tale of adventure, mishaps, humour and heartbreak.
Product Code: BN00280
This detailed and comprehensive guide to the 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behaviour. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and sub-species. New information based on international scientific research has been included in the species accounts relating to behaviour, identification, reproduction and snake venoms.- Species descriptions are accompanied by full-colour photographs.- Simple icons make essential information available at a glance.- A separate ‘look out for’ box assists in quickly identifying species in the field- Chapters on classification and identification, keeping snakes, and the prevention and treatment of snakebite supplement the species accounts.
Item Code: BT00090
Item Code: BT00040
This updated edition reflects taxonomic changes based on recent research and DNA studies. Calls for most species can be accessed via QR codes in the book
or downloaded from a website.
Title available mid-November.
Softcover, 508 pages, 240 x 170 mm
Product Code: 112860
This guide profi les 101 garden birds likely to be found in gardens across southern Africa, informing readers about what to look and listen for, and where
and when. It’s also a guide to creating a bird-friendly garden wherever you are in the region.
Softcover, 192 pages, 215 x 180 mm
Product Code: 112870
The latest in the bestselling ‘Life and Love of’ series byLewis Blackwell. Since time immemorial, humanshave been captivated by water. No wonder: it’s themost omnipresent substance on Earth and withoutit life itself would be impossible. From the planktonthat provide more than half of our planet’s oxygento the blue whale, life in the ocean greatly affectslife on land and plays a crucial role in regulating ourclimate and atmosphere.Combining images from world’s leading marine andnature photographers, and the latest in underwaterphotography techniques, the bestselling authorof The Life & Love of Trees and Rainforest, LewisBlackwell, explores our innate relationship with thesea – from when our ancestors first emerged fromthe primordial soup to the sophisticated marinefarming industry of today – and why our futuredepends on preserving and protecting our planet’ssingle biggest ecosystem.
Item Code: BT00130
Life & Love of Trees is a book inspired by the imaginingsand possibilities offered by trees as opposed tofactual observations. It concerns itself more withhow we see trees rather than detailing what we see.It collates the work of many photographers, writersand thinkers who have taken their inspiration fromthe humble tree.Lewis Blackwell writes that trees, the ultimatesurvivalists, live in harmony with their surroundingsand can be found in vast extremes of nature, fromthe Arctic Circle to the toughest deserts. They havebeen around since before the current manifestationof humans existed and will no doubt be aroundlong after we’re gone.
Item Code: BT00120
Originally published in 1981, Living Shores was for many years the standardreference for marine science students but was also embraced by a popularmarket for its fascinating insights into marine and coastal habitats and thelife they support. After a long absence, this classic has been revived andthoroughly reworked to incorporate the many dramatic changes that ouroceans and coasts have undergone over the past few decades.This book is the fi rst of a two volume set, and examines the di erentmarine ecosystems and how humankind interacts with them. It discusses theevolution of the sea and continents and looks at the ecology of coastal systems,including intertidal zones, beaches, dunes, estuaries, islands, kelp forests andreefs. The book unpacks the relationship between humans and the marineenvironment, and the consequences of harvesting and mining to meet ourneeds. It also addresses the impact of climate change, and highlights what canbe done to protect our environment.Richly supported by full-colour photography and numerous explanatoryillustrations, diagrams and graphs, this book will prove invaluable tostudents and teachers but will also appeal to anyone with a fascination fornature and our marine world in particular.
Item Code: BT00030
Greater southern Africa has a wealth of mammal species – almost 400, all of which are covered in this fully updated, comprehensive field guide. Now expanded to include species found in Angola, Zambia and Malawi, it has also been extensively revised to feature:- the most recent research and taxonomy- revised distribution maps and many new images- colour-coded grouping of families- spoor and size icons- skull photographs, grouped for easy comparison- detailed descriptions of each species, offering insight into key identification characters, typical behaviour, preferred habitat, food choice, reproduction and longevity.
Item Code: BT00100
Sharks are among the most persecuted animals on Earth. The story of the remarkable journey of Nicole (named after shark enthusiast Nicole Kidman) raises awareness of the plight of sharks in the 21st century.
Softcover, 184 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Product Code: 112840
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa remains the regions most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide. This fourth edition has been greatly improved by the addition of group introductions, calendar bars showing species occurrence and breeding periods, a section on how to use this book, as well as sonograms depicting the calls of tricky bird groups. The newly designed plates are meticulously illustrated, with labels pinpointing key differentiating features. Distribution maps show the relative abundance of a species in the region and also indicate resident or migrant status.Written by top birders, this authoritative and comprehensive identification guide is invaluable to all birders.
Item Code: BT00050
Sasol Voëls van Suider-Afrika, die eerste keer in 1993 uitgegee, was nog altyd ’n topverkoper onder veldgidse. Hierdie vierde uitgawe is herskryf en aansienlik verbeter, wat verseker dat dit die streek se mees uitvoerig geïllustreerde en beproefde veldgids sal bly.
• Spesiebeskrywings is herskryf en sluit nou groepinleidings in.
• Plate is herontwerp vir maklike gebruik en vergelyking.
• Meer as 380 nuwe verbeterde illustrasies vervang vroeëres.
• Illustrasies het vereenvoudigde byskrifte, wat onderskeidende kenmerke aanwys.
• Verspreidingskaarte is bygewerk en toon hoe volop ’n specie in die streek is en ook of dit ’n stand- of trekvoël is. Ander hulpmiddels is kalenderbalke wat spesies se moeilik uitkenbare voëls wat onderskeidende roepe het
Item Code: BT00060
A practical resource for all astronomers, whether they be novice, amateur or professional. It covers the upcoming year’s planetary movements, predicted eclipses and meteor showers. Star charts plot the evening sky for each season.
Softcover, 136 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Product Code: 112880
This is not an exhaustive reference to all South African flies, but is rather an anthology of those that, by virtue of their innovation in design, materials and tying techniques, have helped shape, and in some cases change, the thinking on fly-tying in this country.
Hardcover, 176 pages, 220 x 220 mm
Product Code: 112830
Stuarts’ Field Guide to National Parks and Nature Reserves of South Africa is anindispensable guide to the country’s best and most accessible conservation areas.Written by two prominent conservationists, this new edition (with a slight namechange) has been thoroughly revised and updated. The 43 featured reserves arearranged by province.Information details the history, location, landscape, geology, vegetation (with maps)and wildlife (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects) of each reserve.Text panels list the highlights and provide key facts about each park’s wildlife,climate, facilities and activities, as well as critical warnings for visitors.More than 900 colour photographs support the text.Detailed park maps indicate places of interest, including where to viewparticular animals.At the back of the book is a concise pictorial ID guide featuring the birds, mammals,amphibians, reptiles, flowers and trees most commonly seen in the reserves.This is a handy, informative, must-have guide to South Africa’s famously diverse andrichly populated parks and reserves
Item Code: BT00020
When the famous South African fi sh scientist Professor JLB Smithpublished Old Fourlegs – The Story of the Coelacanth in 1956 he createdan international sensation. After all, this 400-million-year-old fi sh,known only from fossil remains, was thought to have become extinctaround 66 million years ago! JLB Smith’s dramatic account of thediscovery of the fi rst and second coelacanths in 1938 and 1952 turnedhim into a cult fi gure and put South African science on the world map.His book was eventually published in six English editions andtranslated into nine foreign languages.Mike Bruton’s The Annotated Old Fourlegs includes a facsimilereprint of the original book, to which he has added notes and imagesin the margins that provide an interesting and revealing commentaryon Smith’s text, as well as new introductory and explanatory chaptersthat bring the coelacanth story up to date.
Item Code: BT00010
The most comprehensive photographic guide of southern Africas birds in one volume, this brings a new dimension to bird ID in the region. It describes and illustrates all 958 birds, plus 17 species from Antarctica and Southern Ocean islands. Over 2,500 photographs show plumage variations and colour morphs.Text by Africas top birding authors focuses on identification, call, habitat, status, breeding and diet. Distribution maps show migratory status and bird density, and calendar bars show species prevalence and breeding. An indispensable companion in the field.
Item Code: BT00070
The story of what happened when South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony decided to accept a herd of ‘rogue’ elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand.
Softcover, 400 pages, 196 x 130 mm
Product Code: 112850
This guide focuses on the larger species, as well as some of the more frequently seen smaller ones. A revised, expanded and redesigned edition.
Softcover, 456 pages, 210 x 148 mm
Product Code: 110290
This collection of 50 iconic images of Johannesburg and Pretoria and their surrounds is a perfect souvenir for tourists visiting these cities. Its also a wonderful gift for proudly South African locals!
Product Code: 103010