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R 250
R 200Jy spaar R 50
Namibia is a fascinating land of contrasts, where floodplains, swamps and the world's oldest desert have contributed to a rich biodiversity. Wildlife of Namibia is an easy-to-use guide to the country's most conspicuous and interesting mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates and plants.

The book includes:
An informative introduction to the country's geography, climate and vegetation
Accounts describing each species' appearance, habits, size and conservation status, as well as information on habitat and best viewing localities
Full-colour photographs of each species, along with distribution maps to show their range
This all-in-one compact guide will prove invaluable to visitors to national parks, nature reserves and other wildlife-rich places in Namibia.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-09-30
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9781775846420

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R 190
R 152Jy spaar R 38
Great White sharks, attracted by an offshore seal colony, have brought success to the adjacent fishing village of Gansbaai along the southern African coast. A flourishing shark cage diving industry has sprung up, bringing jobs and money, and so benefiting almost the entire community. Tourists come from far and near to experience the thrill of a real-life brush with the legendary 'Jaws'. Shark Town, as it has become known, is booming. Then one day, the sharks disappear. Slowly at first, but with gathering momentum, the word spreads: cage diving off Gansbaai can no longer promise the thrill of an encounter. The crowds thin, the boats remain at their moorings, and the once bustling community waits as their livelihoods tail off. Entrepreneurs and scientists alike are baffled.

But it's not long before shark carcasses start washing up on the beaches. These, together with some coincidental sightings of another apex predator in the vicinity, are the first leads to the possible causes and culprits. Against the clamour and thrill of the cage-diving season in full swing, Richard Peirce visits the unfolding drama and explores what's behind these strange events.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-08-31
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9780399582417

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R 230
R 207Jy spaar R 23
Does your dog bark a lot, pull on the leash, hate to be left alone, or have accidents in the house? Celebrity dog trainer and YouTube star Zak George creates the most watched dog training content in the world and has helped millions of people with their dogs. In this problem-based guide, he makes it easy to look up and solve the exact behavioral issue that you're struggling with--whether you're dealing with a new puppy, an adult dog you've had for years, or a recently adopted rescue. He also helps you prevent many of these problems from becoming established in the first place. Packed with case studies and examples from Zak's videos so you can see his tactics in action, this book contains step-by-step instructions for dealing with: - Chewing
- Jumping up
- Barking
- Play biting
- Begging
- Not listening
- Thunderstorm phobia
- Separation anxiety
- Aggression
- And much more! Delving deeply into why dogs do what they do and how to work through any problems that might arise, Zak proves that it's never too late to correct behavioral issues. In this book, he shares his compassionate, modern, science-based approach that has worked with the thousands of dogs he's trained throughout his career.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-07-09
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9781509864928

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R 185
R 167Jy spaar R 18
What the herd taught me about love, courage and survival

A blonde, chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But when she fell in love with renowned conservationist Lawrence Anthony her life took an unexpected turn. Lawrence died in 2012 and Françoise was left to face the tough reality of running Thula Thula without him, even though she knew very little about conservation. She was short on money, poachers were threatening their rhinos, and one of their elephants was charging Land Rovers on game drives and terrifying guests.

There was no time to mourn when Thula Thula's human and animal family were depending on her. How Françoise survived and Thula Thula thrived is beautifully described in this charming, funny and poignant book. Their elephant herd, rescued by Lawrence, shared Françoise's grief at his passing but over time forged a new relationship with her. One day a baby, Tom, became separated from the herd and found his way into Françoise's kitchen. Another day there was a desperate race against time to save a baby who had a snare wrapped round his face and couldn't open his mouth to suckle. Meanwhile Françoise fulfilled her dream of building a rescue centre for orphaned rhinos and other wildlife. Abandoned hippo baby Charlie, who hated water, joined the centre's rhinos and quickly became best friends with a little girl rhino called Makhosi. The traumatised babies had round the clock care, including an unlikely nursemaid in the form of a German Shepherd called Duma. If you loved Lawrence's The Elephant Whisperer, or just want to spend time with some very special animals, then you won't want to miss this sparkling book.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-06-10
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9781775845843

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R 390
R 351Jy spaar R 39
This trusted best-seller has been comprehensively updated and expanded to feature accounts of over 1,500 species and insect groups. Included are the most common, most economically and ecologically important, interesting and attractive insects in the region.

It features:
vivid photographs
easy-to-read text
detailed accounts covering identifi cation, biology, distribution and related species
a helpful introduction detailing the signifi cance, life history, collection and photography of insects, and
quick reference guides on the inside covers to facilitate identifi cation.
Entomologists both amateur and professional, students, gardeners, farmers, tourists and anyone with an interest in the natural world will appreciate this illuminating and invaluable guide.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-03-31
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9781775846840

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R 490
R 441Jy spaar R 49
The Africa-wide Great Elephant Census of 2016 produced shocking findings: a decimated elephant population whose numbers were continuing to plummet. Elephants are killed, on average, every 15-20 minutes - a situation that will see the final demise of these intelligent, extraordinary animals in less than three decades. They are a species in crisis. This magnificent book offers chapters written by the most prominent people in the realm of conservation and wildlife, among them researchers, conservationists, film makers, criminologists, TV personalities and journalists. Photographs have been selected from among Africa's best wildlife photographers, and the Foreword is provided by Prince William.

It is hoped this book will create awareness of the devastating loss of elephant lives in Africa and stem the tide of poaching and hunting; that it will inspire the delegates to CITES to make informed decisions to ensure that all loopholes in the ivory trade are closed; and that countries receiving and using ivory (both legal and poached) - primarily China, Vietnam, Laos and Japan - ban and strenuously police its trade and use within their borders, actively pursuing and arresting syndicate leaders driving the cruel poaching tsunami.

This book is also a tribute to the many people who work for the welfare of elephants, particularly those who risk their lives for wildlife each day, often for little or no pay - in particular the fi eld rangers and the anti-poaching teams; and to the many communities around Africa that have elected to work with elephants and not against them. The Last Elephants - is the title prophetic? We hope not, but the signs are worrying.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-03-01
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9781775846970

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R 80
R 72Jy spaar R 8
This new edition of Sasol First Field Guide to Butterflies & Moths of Southern Africa has been fully updated and revised, bringing it in line with the most recent developments in field. It also features new images of all the species and families covered, facilitating quick, easy and accurate identification.

With the help of the full-colour photo graphs and easy-to-read text, the young adult and budding naturalist will be able to identify the more common butterflies and moth groups found in southern Africa, discover where they live, and learn about their unique behaviour and unusual features.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-02-15
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9780241334393

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R 285
R 257Jy spaar R 28
Shortlisted for the Smallish Design Awards 2018
This stunning collection of more than 100 animals lets children discover the facts, stories, and myths behind their favourite animals. Whether it's where the slow-motion sloth lives, how the plodding pangolin protects itself from predators, or which animal the Ancient Egyptians thought rolled the Sun across the sky, children can learn all sorts of fun animal facts from the storybook descriptions. Each type of animal is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images.

This beautiful modern bestiary lets you find the animals that interest you and uncover new favourites along the way. Arranged from big to small, the wildlife of the world is revealed in fantastic detail with amazing photography and gorgeous illustrations. From tigers and chameleons to wolves and owls there's an animal for everyone in this compendium of creatures.

An attractive gift for children who can't get enough of wildlife and nature, An Anthology of Intriguing Animals covers all different types of animals. With easy-to-read text and large images, this book is perfect for children to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-10-31
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9780241343593

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R 85
R 77Jy spaar R 8
Discover some of the strangest species in the animal kingdom in this brilliant mini book packed with pictures and bulging with fun facts.
Pocket Eyewitness Animals uses bite-sized chunks of information to make learning about animals even more fun. From flamingos to frogs, explore the animal family tree and find out the unique features that make an elephant a mammal, or a shark a fish. Inside you'll find everyday animals you might see in your garden as well as rare and exotic species. For each entry, this handy guide profiles habitat, diet, size, and behaviour, along with cool facts about the most curious creatures.

Perfect for school projects and homework assignments as well as for young animal lovers, Pocket Eyewitness Animals will tell you everything you need to know about animals in one pocket-sized book.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-10-30
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9780241300077

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R 320
R 288Jy spaar R 32
Everything you need to know about dinosaurs, pterosaurs, marine reptiles, and mammals in this stunning prehistoric encyclopedia for kids.
With more than 1,000 images and fascinating facts, The Dinosaur Book brings young readers face-to-face with some of the most incredible creatures ever to exist. Using a range of full-colour images, including spectacular fossilised bones and realistic digital reconstructions, all forms of prehistoric life are covered.

The Dinosaur Book includes important, recent prehistoric finds such as the amazing discovery of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur named Nodosaur as well as some of the remarkable feathered dinosaurs recently unearthed in China!

Young readers can find out too, about the latest scientific discoveries that have changed the way we see these fascinating prehistoric animals - from new feathered dinosaurs to how and where they lived.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-09-26
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9781775843252

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R 200
R 180Jy spaar R 20
After centuries of relative isolation, the Karoo - South Africa's parched heartland - is a latecomer to the tourist industry. What was once viewed as a harsh and desolate place of limited attraction is rapidly gaining popularity with visitors who now make the Karoo their destination, keen to partake of its legendary charm, its extraordinary flora and the resurgence of wildlife that once again populates its plains.

Wild Karoo documents Mitch Reardon's 4,000-kilometre journey of discovery through the region. The book focuses on:
local nature conservation in all its facets
the game, large and small - some recently reintroduced - plus birds, reptiles and invertebrates
the unique, arid-adapted flora
the landscape and geology
the history and lifestyle of the people who have made a home here
plans to combine public and private protected land to create wildlife corridors between isolated parks, re-establishing old migration routes and so reversing some of the effects of human settlement
Beautifully written, and illustrated with evocative photographs, this book is a must read for anyone interested in travel, wildlife and the environment.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-29
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9781775845935

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R 200
R 180Jy spaar R 20
Canned lion hunting sprang to the world's attention with the 2015 launch of the documentary, Blood Lions. This movie blew the cover off a brutal industry that has burgeoned in the last decade or so, operating largely under the radar of public concern.

In Cuddle Me Kill Me, veteran wildlife campaigner Richard Peirce reveals horrifying facts about the industry. He tells
The true story of two male lions rescued from breeding farms
The exploitation and misery of these apex predators when they are bred in captivity
How young cubs are removed from their mothers mere hours after birth
How they are first used for petting by an adoring (and paying) public
Their subsequent use for 'walking with lions' tourism
And how, in the final stage of exploitation, they are served up in fenced enclosure for execution by canned hunters - or simply shot by breeders for the value of their carcass, a prized product in the East.
Well researched by Peirce with the help of an undercover agent, and illustrated with photos taken along the way, this is a disturbing and passionate plea to end commercial captive lion breeding and the repurposing of wildlife to cater for human greed.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-02
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9781775845058

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R 170
R 153Jy spaar R 17
A comprehensive guide to the freshwater fishes of the Okavango Delta and Chobe River, this book offers background information on the diverse aquatic habitats of the region and on fish feeding, breeding and survival strategies. It also provides useful hints for anglers. The species entries describe each fish in detail, with key ID points and information on habits and occurrence. Each account is accompanied by a colour illustration or photograph. The book concludes with information on how best to utilise and conserve the fishes of the delta system and Chobe River.

This is the only such guide to fishes of the region and will be invaluable to local and visiting fishermen, naturalists, conservationists, as well as the many tourists who visit this spectacular African paradise.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-02
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9781775844990

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R 350
R 315Jy spaar R 35
When the famous South African fish scientist Professor JLB Smith published Old Fourlegs - The Story of the Coelacanth in 1956 he created an international sensation. After all, this 400-million-year-old fish, known only from fossil remains, was thought to have become extinct around 66 million years ago! JLB Smith's dramatic account of the discovery of the first and second coelacanths in 1938 and 1952 turned him into a cult figure and put South African science on the world map. His book was eventually published in six English editions and translated into nine foreign languages. Mike Bruton's The Annotated Old Fourlegs includes a facsimile reprint of the original book, to which he has added notes and images in the margins that provide an interesting and revealing commentary on Smith's text, as well as new introductory and explanatory chapters that bring the coelacanth story up to date. Don't miss the latest episode in this amazing fishing story!
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-31
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9781775845447

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R 450
R 405Jy spaar R 45
Frogs of Southern Africa: A Complete Guide remains the most authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the frogs of the region ever produced, covering all aspects of frog and tadpole biology and behaviour.

This new edition (with a slight name change) has been thoroughly updated to reflect taxonomic changes based on the most recent research and DNA studies, and includes 12 new species and more than 130 new images. All 169 southern African frog species, and their tadpole stages, are fully described, along with their conservation status, calls, habitat and habits. Identification is made easy with the aid of over 1000 large, full-colour images, keys to species and summary panels on 'Key ID points' and 'Distinctive characters'.

Calls for most species can be accessed instantly via QR codes in the book or downloaded from a dedicated website. Spectrograms of the calls are also included in the book.

Written by respected authorities in the field, this timely updated edition will be of benefit to all nature lovers, amateur 'froggers', students and professional scientists.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-20

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