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R 275
R 220Jy spaar R 55
By January 1968 the fighting in Vietnam seemed to be at a stalemate. Yet General William Westmoreland, commander of American forces, announced a new phase of the war in which 'the end begins to come into view.' The North Vietnamese had different ideas. In mid-1967, the leadership in Hanoi had started planning an offensive intended to win the war in a single stroke. Part military action and part popular uprising, the Tet Offensive included attacks across South Vietnam, but the most dramatic and successful would be the capture of Hue, the country's cultural capital. At 2:30 a.m. on January 31, 10,000 National Liberation Front troops descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. By morning, all of Hue was in Front hands save for two small military outposts. The commanders in country and politicians in Washington refused to believe the size and scope of the Front's presence. After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city, block by block and building by building, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II. With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple points of view. Played out over twenty-four days of terrible fighting and ultimately costing 10,000 combatant and civilian lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. In Hue 1968, Bowden masterfully reconstructs this pivotal moment in the American war in Vietnam.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-09-18
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9781432308667

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R 150
R 135Jy spaar R 15
The Home Gardener Series: Pruning
All kinds of garden plants - shrubs, climbers, roses, hedges and trees - need pruning to improve their shape and condition, and to encourage more flowers and fruits.

Whether you are starting a new garden, maintaining established plants or renovating a neglected garden, this essential guide to pruning will come to your assistance time and again.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-30
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9781432308674

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R 150
R 135Jy spaar R 15
The Home Gardener Series
Growing plants in containers is a quick and easy way to enhance gardens, courtyards, patios and terraces, balconies, windows and entrances.

This detailed and authoritative book sets out the best container plant combinations and gives you all the step-by-step directions you need for planting, creating and maintaining beautiful container-based displays
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-30
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9781775845904

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R 390
R 351Jy spaar R 39
Series: Field Guides
Field Guide to Fynbos features over 1,000 species from the Cape Floristic Region - home to one of the world's richest floras. This fully updated edition focuses on the most common and 'showy' plants.

An introduction unpacks the world of fynbos - including origins, diversity, climate and adaptations - and is followed by a photographic key and descriptions of the fynbos families. Species descriptions are accompanied by photographs, distribution maps, comparisons with similar species, and notes on traditional uses.

For botanists and amateurs alike, this will remain an indispensable guide to South Africa's most renowned flora.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-30
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9781775846338

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R 75
R 68Jy spaar R 7
This series of natural history field guides has been developed in the hope that young people and anyone with a budding interest in natural history will take up the challenge to learn the secrets of southern Africa's fascinating fauna and flora. These little guides are an invaluable resource for the beginner, providing information at a glance through superb photographs, maps, and easy-to-read text.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-01-31
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9781920217716

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R 455
R 410Jy spaar R 45
People's Plants is a scientific review of all of the most important useful plants of southern Africa. It remains the first and only fully illustrated ethnobotanical reference source for southern Africa. In this expanded and updated second edition, traditional and contemporary uses of more than 700 plants are described and illustrated in 20 chapters, each dealing with a specific category of plant use:
FOODS & DRINKS - (1) Cereals, (2) Seeds & nuts, (3) Fruits & berries, (4) Vegetables, (5) Roots, bulbs & tubers, and (6) Beverages.
HEALTH & BEAUTY - (7) General medicines, (8) Tonic plants, (9) Mind & mood plants, (10) Women's health, (11) Wounds, burns & skin conditions, (12) Dental care, (13) Perfumes & repellents, and (14) Soap plants and cosmetics.
SKILLS & CRAFTS - (15) Hunting & fishing, (16) Dyes and tans, (17) Utility timbers, (18) Fire-making and firewood, (19) Basketry, weaving & ropes, (20) Thatching, mats & brooms.

This fascinating book is a must for anyone interested in useful plants, new crop plants, medicinal plants, new product development, ecotourism, rural development, traditional crafts, African culture, ethnobotany and botany in general.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-01-15
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9781485307945

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Vertaler: Ria Crafford
Illustreerder: Katie Scott
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 450
R 405Jy spaar R 45
Botanicum is 'n pragtige volkleur boek wat 'n hele klomp raaisels om plante onthul. Hoe het die eerste plante gelyk? Wanneer het die eerste woude gevorm? Wanneer het plante begin blomme dra? Watter plante is die grootste, kleinste, vreemdste, seldsaamste, lelikste en stinkste op aarde? In Botanicum kan jy die mees eksotiese en veemdste plante bymekaar sien. Leer hoe plante al miljoene jare langer as ons bestaan en fassinerede dinge soos hoekom party plante groen is en ander nie en hoe party plante in water leef en ander in die lug hang sonder enige kontak met die grond. Kom ontdek binne Botanicum die wonderlike planteryk in sy kleurryke, verrassende glorie.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-19
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9781875093823

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R 395
R 356Jy spaar R 39
Hard cover, full colour throughout, 150 photographs, line drawings

Indigenous Healing Plants is a fascinating compilation of the uses of more than 140 indigenous plants, from well-known garden favourites such as agapanthus and scented geraniums to lesser known plants like agt-dae-geneesbossie and ashwaganda. Margaret Roberts, in her inimitable style, shares the story of each plant's history and its various uses - medicinal, in cooking, as natural insect repellents and deodorisers - along with tried-and-tested recipes, as well as brief notes on how to grow it in the garden. The plants are illustrated by Sandy's full-colour photographs, alongside Margaret's delicate line drawings.

This fully updated and expanded edition of Indigenous Healing Plants, which was first published in 1995, now includes an additional 15 indigenous medicinal plants as well as a new section on naturalised weeds and foraged food plants.

This book records traditional wisdom and practical information on the many uses of indigenous South African plants and will appeal to anyone interested in health, gardening, cooking and homecrafting. It also offers a historical perspective and botanical detail that will be of interest to students of Botany, Homeopathy and Medicine.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-15
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9781920217525

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R 630
R 567Jy spaar R 63
Medicinal plants and plant-derived medicine are widely used in traditional cultures all over the world and they are becoming increasingly popular in modern society as natural alternatives to synthetic chemicals. As more and more natural remedies are being commercialised, there is a need for a user-friendly reference guide to the plants and their products.

The book gives the reader a bird's eye view of more than 350 of the best-known medicinal plants of the world and their uses, in a compact, colourful and scientifically accurate reference text. It provides quick answers to the most obvious questions: Where does this plant originate? What does it look like? In which culture is it traditionally used? What is it used for? Which chemical compounds does it contain? How safe is it? What is known about its pharmacological activity? What evidence is there that it is effective?

The authors also provide short overviews of the various health conditions for which medicinal plants are used and the active compounds (secondary metabolites) found in the plants and their modes of actions.

Format: Hard cover - 240 x 168 mm
Extent: 520 pages
Text: approx. 180 000 words
Images: over 800 full-colour images
Publikasiedatum: 2017-07-01
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9781775843672

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

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R 360
R 324Jy spaar R 36
Southern Africa is the natural home of the richest and most diverse succulent flora in the world. These plants come in all shapes and sizes, from trees such as the baobab at more than 20 m tall, to miniature soil huggers, just a few millimetres high, which mimic their pebble-desert surroundings.

This user-friendly, richly illustrated field guide features more than 700 southern African succulents, focusing on the most interesting and commonly encountered species. An introduction to families and their key features will help readers identify the relevant plant group, while concise accounts describing the plants' diagnostic features, along with distribution maps, will enable quick ID of species.

More than just an ID guide for plant lovers, this book will inspire gardeners who are turning to indigenous, low-maintenance and waterwise plants for cultivation.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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9781485306801

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R 550
R 495Jy spaar R 55
Common names of Angolan plants presents an updated and expanded catalogue of several thousand common names recorded for the indigenous and exotic floristic riches of Angola. Separate alphabetical lists of common names and accepted scientific names are provided and reference is made to the synonyms under which they were recorded. Where known, the languages are given throughout. The book provides biodiversity specialists and researchers in a broad spectrum of scientific and other endeavours, linguists, students and other stakeholders with the basic information on the common names of Angolan plants that has been unavailable for a long time. It represents a further critically important step towards assembling the knowledge of the flora of the country into a single, modern, easily accessible and scientifically sound framework.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Estrela Figueiredo an Gideon F. Smith are both Honorary Professors in the Department of Botany at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth and research associates at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. Estrela has a keen interest in the African flora, the succulant flora of the world and sustainable gardering and Gideon is one of the most productive authors on Old and New World succulents.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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9781775844969

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R 75
R 68Jy spaar R 7
These natural history guides have been developed to encourage young people and anyone with a budding interest in natural history to learn about the wonders of southern Africa's fascinating fauna and flora. They are an invaluable resource for the beginner, providing information at a glance: each of the species presented is described in easy-to-read text, with a photograph and distribution map. A short introduction gives context to the topic. These compact guides come in a handy pocket size and are easy to use in the field - and make ideal gifts for children or beginners in the field. Also available in Afrikaans as Bome van suider-Afrika.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-04-01
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9781920217693

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 260
R 234Jy spaar R 26
I wonder what tree that is' - if this thought has ever occurred to you in the Kruger National Park, this book is intended for you. Virtually no visitor to the Kruger National Park has not, at some point, become a nature enthusiast once the Big Five hunger has been stilled.

This book is about trees, but has been compiled around places in the Kruger National Park. It describes 51 species of trees in rest camps, picnic sites and bird hides as static objects. When you arrive in a rest camp, at a picnic site or bird hide, the book will draw your attention to a remarkable or interesting tree. The small map at the top left of each title page indicates in which part of the Kruger Park the tree is - the southern, central or northern region.

It is only when you have come to see and appreciate the magnificence of the veld, that you wish you knew more about the trees encountered along the way... This book is a glorious travelling companion that introduces you to the characteristics of specific trees. It accompanies you on your journey from stopping place to picnic place to rest camp.

More than 220 beautiful photographs in full colour, user-friendly descriptions of 51 tree species and special anecdotes provide the reader with interesting general knowledge as well as an insight into the history of the Park.

EXTENT: 192 pages
FORMAT: 210 x 210 mm
Soft cover, full colour throughout, more than 220 colour photographs
Publikasiedatum: 2017-03-01
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9781920217709

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R 260
R 234Jy spaar R 26
'Ek wonder watter boom dit is' - as hierdie gedagte ooit in die Krugerwildtuin by jou opgekom het, is hierdie boek vir jou bedoel.

Hierdie boek handel oor bome en is saamgestel rondom plekke in die Krugerwildtuin. Dit beskryf 51 spesies bome in ruskampe en piekniekplekke.
Wanneer jy in 'n ruskamp, by 'n piekniek of uiykykplek kom, sal die boek jou aandag vestig op merkwaardige of interessante bome wat jy daar kan vind. Die kaart aan die linkerkant van elke titelblad dui aan in watter deel van die Krugerpark die boom is - die suidelike, sentrale of noordelike streek.

Dit is eers wanneer jy die wonderlikheid van die veld sien en waardeer, wat jy wens jy het meer geweet van die bome wat gesien kan word. Hierdie boek is 'n pragtige en handige reisgenoot wat jou bekend sal stel aan die eienskappe van spesifieke bome. Dit vergesel jou op jou reis van stopplek na piekniekplek na ruskamp.

Meer as 220 pragtige foto's in volkleur, gebruikersvriendelike beskrywings van 51 spesies en spesiale anekdotes bied die leser interessante algemene kennis asook insig in die geskiedenis van die Park.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-03-01
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9781920217648

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

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R 390
R 351Jy spaar R 39
Die eerste volledige streekgids oor die inheemse bome wat in die Magaliesberg voorkom.
Beskrywing van meer as 170 spesies inheemse bome wat in die Magaliesberg voorkom georden volgens FSA-nommer
Familie- en genusbekrywings van die boomspesies
Oorsprong en verklaring van wetenskaplike name en die beskermingstatus van bome
Afrikaanse streekname wat 'n ryk taal- en kultuurerfenis verteenwoordig
Boomname in Afrikaans, Engels en / of in Setswana of isiZulu
Meer as 350 kleurfoto's
Interessante boomstories, ekologiese inligting en allerlei nuttige praktiese wenke oor die gebruik en aanwending van inheemse bome
Opgedateerde wetenskaplike en gewone name.

OMVANG: 416 bladsye
FORMAAT: 210 x 148 mm
Hardeband, volkleur
Publikasiedatum: 2017-01-01

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