Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world’s most popular public thinkers. 12 Rules for Life offers eternal truths applied to our modern problems.
Softcover, 448 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Item Code: BF00450
This debut autobiographical novel by a compassionate and deeply perceptive writer is raw, funny and moving. It is the story of Colleen, the little girl who has to wear boots to support her weak ankles, seen through her eyes and told in her own words. She is the third-born child of parents who share a chaotic and co-dependent relationship.Accompanied by her siblings, this is the child’s journey, set against the background of Cape Town with all its mystery and beauty. The period is the 1940s, a time of innocence, social graces, the Queen’s visit, and sports heroes like Vic Toweel and Bobby Locke. It is a time of religious fervour, baptisms, conversions and Sunday School picnics. Apartheid is seen through the eyes of innocent children, bemused and confused by the flawed and unjust system.The pages are crowded by a host of odd characters, lovable, eccentric, alcoholic and troubled. There’s Aunty Bubble who teaches the children to jitterbug and Uncle Nicholas who speaks the Queen’s English and plays a trumpet in the Royal Navy band. There is Smuts the Xhosa watchman who befriends the children and shares his brazier with them at night, and Edna the maid who tries to keep them neat and clean and fills their stomachs with angels’ food. There’s Aunty Beryl who carries a Chihuahua around in her handbag, and the midwife, and the home-undertaker named Two-Coffee-One-Milk.The book has universal appeal. There is a human thread recognisable to anyone who has ever been in a co-dependent relationship, or been abused, or grown up poor, or had an alcoholic father … The text is rich in imagery and vivid detail. Sharp, insightful, nostalgic and magical, both harrowing and joyful, rich in unintentional humour, it will resonate with many. It has the charm of Angela’s Ashes. You will laugh with this child, you will cry with her and you will take every breath with her. It is the author’s hope that her story might help others dilute the poison of their pain. The sequel will be available in the near future.
Item Code: BN00890
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, THE ART OF WAR is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, THE ART OF WAR applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.
Item Code: BN00140
YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FINANCIAL PEACE OF MIND!How can you become financially secure with the resources at your disposal What is the safest way to invest, and accumulate, money And why is it never too late to start planning your financial well-beingMoney plays a role in nearly every aspect of our lives, and yet very few of us know how to save, whereto invest and how to avoid money troubles. This highly accessible book is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their financial situation, from the financial novice who needs clear basic guidelines on how to deal with money to those who are more financially savvy but want to supplement their knowledge. Covering a range of topics, from saving, investing, debt management, buying a house to blunders to avoid, Become Your Own Financial Advisor provides people of all ages and levels of wealth with practical information on how to improve their finances. And, in the process, proves that financial freedom is possible for everyone.
Item Code: BN00210
Richard Peirce, veteran wildlife campaigner, tackles another controversy in his latest book, that of lion breeding and canned hunting – an industry that has burgeoned in the last decade or so, dropping largely under the radar of public concern. On an investigatory road trip around South Africa, Richard Peirce uncovered horrifying facts about the industry. This book also tells the true story of two male lions, Obi and Oliver, rescued from breeding farms; and it details the misery of wildlife repurposed for human greed. It’s an evocative, disturbing and passionate plea to end commercial captive lion breeding, and to sway the next CITES meeting into banning the trade in all lion products – without exemptions. Fast-paced and well researched, the book is richly illustrated with photos taken along the way.
Item Code: BN00620
Hoe raak die wete dat almal sterﬂ ik is ons siening van die sin van die lewe?
Softcover, 224 pages, 198 x 130 mm
Product Code: 112610
Why do people ‘lose their heads’? Chris Mahlangu, who murdered Eugène Terre’Blanche, did not just bludgeon him to death, he literally hacked him to pieces with a steel pipe. Five case studies about real-life South African violent criminals as told by seasoned crime writer Carla van der Spuy and clinical psychologist Dr. Henk Swanepoel.
Softcover, 240 pages, 212 x 137 mm
Product Code: 112700
This book is a celebration of our affection for dogs.The human-dog relationship has continually evolvedand continues to forge new functions and forms– so the very meaning of dogs is constantly beingrewritten. Humankinds assigning of tasks to dogs hasplayed a significant part in our own ability to thriveover thousands of years.No other mammal is so diverse in form, function orvalue. The celebration of love for all things caninecan in many ways be attributed to our own selflove.We have dogs because they help us and weshape them to our own needs – most obviously bybreeding them and altering their function or format a fundamental genetic level. By looking veryclosely at what we have now, we may understanddogs better and in turn, understand ourselves.
Item Code: BN00680
A comprehensive guide to the freshwater fishes ofthe Okavango Delta and Chobe River, this book offersbackground information on the diverse aquatic habitatsof the region and on fish feeding, breeding and survivalstrategies. It also provides useful hints for anglers.The species entries describe each fish in detail, withkey ID points and information on habits and occurrence.Each account is accompanied by a colour illustration orphotograph. The book concludes with information onhow best to utilise and conserve the fishes of the deltasystem and Chobe River.This is the only such guide to fishes of the regionand will be invaluable to local and visiting fishermen,naturalists, conservationists, as well as the manytourists who visit this spectacular African paradise
Item Code: BN00600
Cult bestseller, new buzz word… Freakonomics is at the heart of everything wesee and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sportto politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profoundquestions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching someastonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar worldthrough a completely original lens.
Item Code: BN00130
Good To Great explores a whole new concept, backed by the rigorous research standards which gave Built to Last such an impact.1. Good is the Enemy of Great — the scope of the project2. Level 5 Leadership — the type of leader required, humble and ferocious3. First Who …. Then What — how companies set the foundation for their shift from good to great4. Confront the Brutal Facts (Yet Never Lose Faith) — the duality that leads to greatness5. Hedgehog Concept — how to find the one big thing your company must focus on6. A Culture of Discipline — the magical alchemy of great performance7. Technology Accelerators — technology is a trap, unless used right8. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop — how to build sustained momentum and avoid the new regime, new revolution doom loop9. From Good To Great to Built to Last — how to take a company from great to enduring greatAppendices: Good To Great in: the New Economy; non-Profits; Government; Investors; outside the US.Plus four research appendices
Item Code: BN00100
Knap jou taal gebruik op. Brei jou algemene kennis uit. Verfris jou geheue. Vergewis jou van jou feite. Gaan jou spelling van vreemde plek- en eiename na. Help jou kind met skooltake. Stof jou opponente in trivia speletjies uit. Draf blokraaisels kaf. Vra jou vriende vas. Hou op kopkrap!TAAL : – Sowat 1 000 artikels oor eietydse taalgebruik. – Betroubare, korrekte antwoorde op taalprobleme waarmee woorde boeke jou nie help nie. Duidelik toegelig met werklike voorbeelde uit die taalpraktyk – Spelling, leesteken gebruik, problematiese woorde en frases, die regte woordkeuse, woorde wat dikwels met mekaar verwar word, die invloed van Engels op Afrikaans, en nog meer. – Die riglyn een inligting berus op die ondervinding en praktiese kennis wat die skrywer, Tom McLachlan, in ’n langberoeps loopbaasas dosent, onderwyser, maar veral as taalpraktisyn opgedoen het. Hy is ’n oudvoorsitter van die SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kunsse Taalkommissie en een van die voorste kenners van Afrikaans vandag.FEITE: – Sowat 6 000 deeglik nagevorste ensiklopediese artikels. – Inligting oor Suid-Afrika, Afrika en die res van die wêreld. – Sowat 300 illustrasies, en KR-kodes wat jy met jou selfoon skandeer om addisionele inligting, oudio-, video- en beeldmateriaal op die internet en HAT se webblad te ontsluit. – Bykans elke land van die wêreld is opgeneem, historiese gebeurtenisse, belangrike persone, plekke, klassiek een populêre musiek, literatuur, die beeldende kunste, argitektuur, teater, rolprente, mitologie, godsdiens, sport, en meer. – Suid-Afrikaanse sporthelde van gister en vandag. – Suid-Afrikaanse skrywers, kunstenaars, musikant een akteurs.
Item Code: BC05570
This book, translated from the Afrikaans version, contains questions RSG listeners have asked experts on the programme Hoe verklaar jy dit? It will pique your interest in the world around you.
Softcover, 200 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112900
This is the most famous confidence-boosting book ever published; with sales of over 16 million copies worldwide Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie.In How to Win Friends and Influence People , he offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding. His advice has stood the test of time and will teach you how to make friends quickly and easily; increase your popularity; persuade people to follow your way of thinking; enable you to win new clients and customers; become a better speaker; and boost enthusiasm among your colleagues.This classic book will turn your relationships around and improve your interactions with everyone in your life. Dale Carnegie, known as the arch-priest of the art of making friends, pioneered the development of personal business skills, self-confidence and motivational techniques. His books – most notably How to Win Friends and Influence People – have sold tens of millions worldwide and, even in todays changing climate, they remain as popular as ever.
Product Code: BN00090
Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredibleKonMari Method. Japans expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will helpyou tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method.The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only thethings you really love and to do it all at once – and quickly. After that for the rest of yourlife you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard.The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house inorder you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you canbecome more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the lifeyou want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of yourlife: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; youcan finally lose weight.Marie Kondos method is based on a once-cleaned, never-messy-again approach. If youthink that such a thing is impossible then you should definitely read this compelling book.
Item Code: BN00150
My Low Carb Kitchen is an easy, accessible, step-by-stepguide to living a low-carb lifestyle. It tells you whichfoods to eliminate, and which to include, to be healthyand full of energy. With over 50 mouthwatering recipes,weekly meal plans and shopping lists, you will beorganised in no time.
Item Code: BL00130
A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able toobserve the way that he and other inmates coped with the experience of being inAuschwitz. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away theirlast piece of bread who survived the longest – and who offered proof that everything canbe taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set ofcircumstances.The sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not ofcamp influences alone. Only those who allowed their inner hold on their moral andspiritual selves to subside eventually fell victim to the camps degenerating influence -while those who made a victory of those experiences turned them into an inner triumph.Frankl came to believe that mans deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose.This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance inthe art of living.
Product Code: BN00120
We never get an instruction manual about how money works. We never have to pass a test to get our Money License before we can take a new credit card for a drive. Most of what we learn about money comes from advertising or from other people who know as little as we do. No wonder we make such basic mistakes. No wonder we feel disempowered and scared. No wonder so many of us just decide to stick our heads in the damn sand and just never deal with it. I wrote this book, because so many of the people I spoke to told me that they wished someone would.In this clear and engaging basic guide to managing your finances, Sam Beckbessinger covers topics from compound interest and inflation to Your brain on money, negotiating a raise, and particularly local South African phenomena like black tax. The book includes exercises and how-to’s, doesn’t shy away from the psychology of money, and is empowering, humorous and helpful. The book you wish you’d had at 25, but is never too late to read.
Item Code: BN00190
As a follow up to the bestselling Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed (2010), the new book from Mandy Wiener, Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored, examines how organised crime, gangsters and powerful political figures have been able to capture the law enforcement authorities and agencies. These various organisations have been eviscerated, hollowed out and left ineffective. They have been infiltrated and compromised and, as a result, prominent underworld figures have been able to flourish in South Africa, setting up elaborate networks of crime with the assistance of many cops. The criminal justice system has been left exposed and it is crucial that the South African public knows about the capture that has occurred on different levels.
Item Code: BN00790
‘Met die middagson kom die lugspieëlings wat aan die vallei sy naam gegee het:Deception Valley. Dan skuil alles wat asemhaal in die koelte van ’n matjarra, rugna die wind gedraai. In die lang geelwit gras lê die leeus uitgestrek en slaap. Netdie vlakvarke draf stertorent nader vir ’n modderbad.’Annelize Slabbert was ’n joernalis in Johannesburg en haar man, Gerard, ’napteker. Stedelinge. Toe word hulle moeg vir die lewe in die stad, diespitsverkeer, die gebrek aan stilte en sterre. En hulle volg die krom wandelpad naDie Droom van ’n landelike idille met skape en groen gras. Tot, uiteindelik, in dieson en sand van die Sentraal-Kalahari in Botswana waar hulle ’n vierster-lodgebestuur. Wat kan dan nou verkeerd loop n Ware verhaal, uitstekend vertel,skreeusnaaks en aangrypend.
Item Code: BN00480
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