Een van Afrikaans se uitsonderlike kenmerke is die skat van idiome en vaste uitdrukkings wat soos poësie op die tong van sprekers lê. Ander taliges is dikwels verstom oor die manier waarop vaste uitdrukkings en gesegdes Afrikaans verryk en kleurvol maak. In hierdie boek bring Kobus Galloway, skepper van Idees Vol Vrees, 150 idiome byeen –elkeen geïllustreer met ’n grappige volblad-spotprent, en met ’n kort verklaring van elke idioom se betekenis. Verder is daar ’n lys met nóg idiome en verklarings agter in die boek. Afrikaanse lesers van alle ouderdomme sal daarvan hou, en skoliere in die besonder sal dit baie bruikbaar vind. Dié boek sal help verseker dat idiome van vroeg reeds ’n tuiste in die mond van jong sprekers kry, en dat dié pragtige skat van Afrikaans behoue sal bly.
Item Code: BN0234
A chronological survey of the worlds most influential books.Many books have become classics, must-reads or overnight publishingsensations, but how many can genuinely claim to have changed the way we seeand thinkIn 100 Books that Changed the World, prize-winning author Scott Christiansonbrings together an exceptional collection of truly groundbreaking books – fromscriptures that founded religions, to scientific treatises that challenged beliefs, tonovels that kick-started literary genres. This elegantly designed book offers asweeping, chronological survey of the most important books from around theglobe, from the earliest illuminated manuscripts to the age of the ebookpublication.Entries include: Iliad and Odyssey, Homer (750 BC), Gutenberg Bible (1450s),The Qur’an (AD 609–632), On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, NicolausCopernicus (1543), Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623), Philosophae NaturalisPrincipia Mathematica, Isaac Newton (1687), Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary(1755), The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith (1776), The Vindication of the Rightsof Women, Mary Wollstonecraft (1792), The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx andFriedrich Engels (1848), Roget’s Thesaurus (1852), On the Origin of Species,Charles Darwin (1859), The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud (1899),Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D.H. Lawrence (1928), The Diary of a Young Girl, AnneFrank (1947), Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (1964), A Brief History ofTime, Stephen Hawking (1988)
Item Code: BN0078
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
‘Tony’s incredible understanding of the world, people and human naturemake him the ultimate like coach. He knows what it takes to make peopleexcel and win!’ – Andre Agassi‘Robbins is a mass of walking energy and passion.’ – Time OutAre you in charge of your life Or are you being swept away by things that areseemingly out of your control In AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN, AnthonyRobbins, the bestselling author of UNLIMITED POWER, shows the reader how totake immediate control of their mental, emotional, physical and financialdestiny.
Item Code: BN1314
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
Wanneer is dit aantal, wanneer getal Hoe hou ambisie verband met ambulans Ry ’n mens in ’n baan, of in ’n laan Wat is die verskil tussen balhorig en baldadig; belhamels, voorbokke en sondebokke; bulle en ramme, koeie en ooie Waar kry Afrikaans berserk vandaan Is dit biljoen of miljard Flagrant Flambojant Kritiek of krities Is knormoer regtig ’n woord Waar kom die peet in peetouer vandaan Hoe verskil relikte, relieke en relikwieë Wanneer tap ’n mens ’n ui Wat doen jy as jy varkoor gooi Waar kry volstruis sy naam Vir jare al, Sondae net ná elf, word al dié vrae en nog baie meer in die RSG-program. Die tale wat ons praat beantwoord. Ook word aktuele sake en interessanthede oor Afrikaans bespreek.Van die deelnemers aan die program is taalkundiges, leksikograwe en huidige en oudlede van die SA Akademie se Taalkommissie. In hierdie boek bring Jana Luther en Fred Pheiffer, saam met Danny Fourie as samesteller,van die gewildste bydraes deur dié luisteraars en taalkenners byeen. Vir elkeen wat getrou by die radio luister – en almal wat lief is vir Afrikaans!
Item Code: BN1282
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
’n Boek wat jou belangstelling in die wêreld om jou sal prikkel en vrae beantwoord – soos hoekom water in ’n dam van bo en nie van onder af vries nie. Duisende RSGluisteraars ken die gewilde program op Sondae Hoe verklaar jy dit Hier is ’n keur uit honderde nuuskieriges se vrae, deur kundiges verduidelik.
Item Code: 10303
After the unbelievable success of RSG’s Hoe verklaar jy dit?, it is only fitting that a second volume is in the offing to further satisfy South Africans’ curiosity about the world in which they live.In Hoe verklaar jy dit? #2, Danny Fourie once again brings together a whole host of interesting questions and answers drawn up by RSG’s knowledgeable contributors and discussed on their popular radio programme. And of course these help readers to better understand the world around them and make it less strange. How do you explain our hunger for knowledge and our quest for information? The answer is simple: We love getting answers, even if they may not be particularly useful to us.
Softcover, 200 pages, 234 x 153 mm
Product Code: 112890
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
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