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.
Item Kode: BN00280
Birding in South Africa’s National Parks is the first book dedicated to birding in South African parks. The 19 featured national parks are grouped within the four bio geographic regions – northern, arid, frontier and Cape regions. Pertinent and interesting facts about where to find birds, including the top 10 birds of each park and a description of general habitats, are presented in a readable fashion.This book offers a compact and concise introduction to birding in our parks, giving valuable insights into what species can be expected to be found in each park along with helpful guidance as to which habitats they may be associated with. – Dr Luthando Dziba, Managing Executive, Conservation Services Division, South African National Parks (SANParks)Over 100 photographs illustrate some of the special birds found in the parks. Of the 700 regularly seen terrestrial species in South Africa, at least 640 can be found in the 19 national parks, with 13 of the 15 species endemic to South Africa and another 19 of the 20 species endemic to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. The special birds listed at the back of the book for each park include iconic flagship species of the bio me that the park represents, elusive birder’s bucket-list species and special southern African endemic species.Birding in South Africa’s National Parks will be a worthy addition to the bookshelves of bird enthusiasts, particularly birders and ecotourists visiting South Africa from across the world.
Item Kode: BT0022
Item Kode: 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.
Sagteband, 508 ble, 240 x 170 mm
Item Kode: 112860
This guide profiles 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.
Sagteband, 192 ble, 215 x 180 mm
Item Kode: 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 Kode: 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 Kode: 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 Kode: 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 Kode: 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.
Sagteband, 184 ble, 210 x 148 mm
Item Kode: 112840
From Pofadder, eMkhuze and Haenertsburg to Cookhouse, Klipplaat, Maokeng and Taung South Africa’s amazing diversity is an invitation to take to the road.This revised and updated edition of On Route in South Africa has a new, contemporary look, but contains all the features that have made it such a classic. Previous editions won a special place in the hearts of South Africans. No other book available offers such a range and depth of information about the villages, towns and cities of this land, and on the intriguing and informative tales they have to tell.The 37 chapters are arranged in logical sequence, beginning with Cape Town and radiating outwards. Each chapter corresponds to an established and coherent geographic or demographic area. Included are detailed regional maps, incorporating up-to-date place names, and complemented by route directions within the text. With its expanded text and more than 500 photographs, On Route in South Africa contains a remarkable wealth of information, making it the perfect travel planner and companion.
Item Kode: BT0024
Op Pad in Suid-Afrika is a classic travel guide that offers an unsurpassed range and depth of information about South African villages, towns and cities, and on the intriguing and informative tales they have to tell.This fully revised and updated third edition has a new, contemporary look, and contains expanded text with more than 500 new photographs. The 37 chapters are arranged in logical sequence, beginning with Cape Town and radiating outwards. Each chapter corresponds to an established and coherent geographic or demographic area. Included are detailed regional maps, incorporating up-to-date place names, and complemented by route directions within the text.On Route in South Africa contains a remarkable wealth of information, making it the perfect travel planner and companion
Item Kode: BT0025
Hierdie hersiene uitgawe van die Roberts Voëlgids bevat byna 1000 spesies wat in Suider-Afrika (suid van die Cunene- en Zambesi-rivier) voorkom. Die gids spog met puik nuwe illustrasiewerk wat besonderhede gee oor seisoenale, ouderdoms en geslagsverskille in ongeveer 240 geannoteerde kleurplate, bygewerkte verspreidingskaarte, broei- en seisoenstafies en bondige dog insiggewende teks oor uitkenning, asook aspekte van biologie soos kos en roep. Voëlgeesdriftiges se biblioteke sal beslis baat by hierdie nuwe toevoeging.
Item Kode: BT0023
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 Kode: 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 Kode: 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.
Sagteband, 200 ble, 234 x 153 mm
Item Kode: 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.
Hardeband, 176 ble, 220 x 220 mm
Item Kode: 112830
Groter suider-Afrika is ryk aan soogdier spesies, byna 400- wat almal in hierdie ten volle bygewerkte, omvattende veldgids ingesluit is. Uitgebrei om spesies in te sluit wat in Angola, Zambie and Malawi voorkom, dit is ook uitvoerig hersien om die volgende in te sluit: nuwe bevindings en taksonomie, hersiene verspreidings kaarte en baie nuwe fotos, kleurkodes om families te groepeer, simbole vir groottes en spore, fotos van skedels, gegroepeer om vergelyking makliker te maak, volledige beskrywings van elke spesie bied insig in sleutel kenmerke vir uitkenning, tipiese gedrag, voorkeur habitat, kos wat geeet word, voort planting en lewensduur.
Item Kode: BT0011
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 Kode: 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 Kode: BT00010
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