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9781775847007

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 390
In this fully revised edition of A Guide to Dragonfl ies & Damselfl ies of South Africa, all164 species known to occur in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland are described and illustrated, grouped according to family (six dragonfl y and six damselfl y families). The species entries feature scans of live insects (close-up and side-view images) and photographs of specimens in their natural environment and showing key behaviours. Detailed descriptions focus on size, identifying features and occurrence. An introductory chapter unpacks the life cycle, behaviour, biology and breeding of this fascinating group of insects. Presented in a classic field guide format, this revised edition now also features:
- Expanded annotations to all illustrations, highlighting diagnostic features to ensure accurate identify cation

- New distribution maps

- Additional colour plates and photographs

Beautifully presented, informative and authoritative, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in South Africa's insect life, and to nature lovers in general.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-05-29
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9781529108286

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 240
In this scientifically informed account of the changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future. See the world. Then make it better. I am 93. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day -- the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake -- and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited. All we need is the will do so.
Publikasiedatum: 2022-06-06
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9781920217617

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 395
Populations of cities have grown at unprecedented rate, consuming ever more land, placing severe strain on the environment and also on cash-strapped governments. Nature needs to be reintroduced to our cities.

This book is focused on urban nature conservation, aspects that will resonate with advisors to local government, people interested in bringing back nature to our cities and anyone with a keen interest in nature.

Our ecosystems are under threat and green infrastructure needs to be better managed so that there will be less fragmentation and habitat loss. All of us have to live more towards a sustainable urban nature environment. This book guides all of us how to address nature on our doorsteps. There are 214 photos, 6 tables and 25 illustrations on principles of urban nature conservation.

The book informs how to participate and synchronise lifestyles to contribute to sustainable urban nature environments. Urban wetlands, watercourses, riparian zones, buffer zones, ecological corridors and functions are explained. The annexures in the book described owl boxes, bird feeders, earthworm bins and how to produce organic compost. What is important is that more and more people move to cities and city developments encroach upon nature areas. These encroachments can be managed to accommodate ecologically sensitive urban nature areas. These areas can be utilised in ways that it will benefit the environment people live in.

EXTENT: 424 pages
FORMAT: 240 x 168 mm
Soft cover, full colour throughout
Publikasiedatum: 2016-12-01
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9781485312178

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 250
Hierdie stories is inheems soos kremetartbome, onderhoudend soos 'n kuier om 'n hardekoolvuur.
Die skrywer en sy vrou het 'n huis in Sabiepark, 'n private natuurreservaat aan die Sabierivier, waar wilde diere name het, soos die luiperd Vin Diesel en die vlakvark Brood. Waar 'n hiëna vir aandete by die stoeptafel opdaag. Hulle het met die jare boekgehou van buitengewone verskynings en gebeurtenisse. Sy stories oor Sabiepark en die Wildtuin blaai die veld oop en gee ons 'n intieme kykie op wilde diere. Dit stem tot nadenke, soos die uitstekende “Skurwe slaapmaats” waar die leser leer hoe om 'n olifant te benader: met groot nederigheid, neergeslane oë en geknakte nek. Daar is interessante inligting, soos dat baldadige jong olifantbulle uit die trop verban word totdat hulle geleer het om hulle te gedra. Dat olifantkalwe 100 tot 120 kg kan weeg.
Die stories word gekenmerk deur fyn waarneming, 'n droë humorsin en buitengewone woordvaardigheid.
Publikasiedatum: 2021-04-26
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9781770106987

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 310
World-renowned wildlife trackers Alex van den Heever and Renias Mhlongo have spent more than two decades working together, tracking leopards and lions at Londolozi, jaguars in South America and grizzly bears in the United States.
In Changing a Leopard's Spots, Alex shares stories from his life with Renias, including the successes, failures, dramas, laughter, disappointments and highlights. As they experience numerous adventures, Alex and Renias learn to trust and rely on one another - both in order to stay alive, in a literal sense because of the sometimes dangerous environments in which they work, but also to develop a deep and meaningful relationship.

By challenging each other and learning from one another they break down social, cultural, racial and personal boundaries and obstacles that often divide South Africans; and in the process, the two men forge an unbreakable bond.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-03-05
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9781770268722

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 285
This guide offers spectacular and diverse diving in South Africa and Mozambique.
Dive with sharks, squid and sardines, exploring cold-water kelp forests, pristine tropical reefs and poignant shipwrecks. This guide features 180 of the best dives, with first-hand descriptions and site maps. Key dive information and contact details and a comprehensive marine species identification guide.
This guide will give you the information you need to be a responsible diver. Learn to care for the marine environment as well as diving culture and gear you would need. This book is a must-have for any diving enthusiast.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-02-01
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9781920544713

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 95
Eerste Veldgids tot Gesteentes & Minerale*, die jongste toevoeging tot die gewilde Struik Nature-reeks, stel die belangrikste en interessantste gesteentes en minerale van ons geologies opwindende streek bekend.

Die gids beskryf 30 minerale en 18 belangrike soorte gesteentes, met die klem op dié wat die bekendste of
algemeenste is. 'n Kort inleiding gee 'n oorsig van die onderwerp; kleurryke foto's van die gesteentes en minerale sowel as van die besondere terrein waarin hulle voorkom, vul die helder teks deurgaans aan en help met uitkenning in die veld. Eerste Veldgids tot Gesteentes & Minerale is 'n nuttige hulpmiddel vir die aspirant-geoloog, weetgierige amateur, of enigeen met 'n ontluikende belangstelling in Suider-Afrika se
unieke geologiese erfenis.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-06-01
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9781485309888

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 500
EPIC LAND is a celebration in pictures and words of the arresting beauty of the landscapes of Namibia and of the centrality of land in the culture, history, politics and daily lives of its people. The book seeks to uncover the rare essence that marks the landscape of Namibia apart from all others. Few countries in the world are richer than Namibia in its canvas of natural beauty. The landscape is one of rich and often harsh contrast with many changing moods. A journey through its landscape is infinitely rewarding. Within this book this progression is depicted. The dramatic scenery of remote deserts, mountains, mystical trees and stormy shores are the equal of any. Through her captivating photographs and absorbing text, Amy Schoeman shares with the reader the strange beauties of her life's passion. The superb photographs capture the life of the desert, its forms and colours, and the moods of its ever-changing landscapes.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-03-14
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9780593238783

Christelik / Christian: Natuurlewe / Nature

Christelik / Christian  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 395
In this companion to The Universal Christ, Richard Rohr and Patrick Boland offer forty reflections and practices exploring what it means to live 'in Christ.' In his landmark book The Universal Christ, Richard Rohr articulated a transformative view of what it means to recognize Jesus as 'Christ'--as a portrait of God's constant, unfolding work in the world. Now, in partnership with Patrick Boland, a psychotherapist and member of Rohr's Center for Action and Contemplation community, he invites readers to engage with the themes of the book through spiritual practice. Each reflection in this book draws on a key passage of The Universal Christ, paired with prayers, journal prompts, and embodied exercises that invite readers into a more personal encounter with the truth that the presence and compassion of the Christ are in every thing. Whether read daily for the season of Lent or explored over the course of a year, Every Thing Is Sacred is a hope-filled journey into the love at the heart of all things.
Publikasiedatum: 2021-05-26
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9781868726448

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 370
Published for the first time in German, this is the first local field guide to cover all the commonly encountered plants and animals of the southern African region in one compact and easy-to-use volume.

More than 2 000 species (1 200 of them illustrated) are described in 11 categories - from lower invertebrates to insects and spiders; vertebrates, inlucing frogs, freshwater fishes, birds, reptiles, and mammals; and plants, from fungi and ferns to wild flowers, grasses and trees. Each category has been compiled by an expert in the field and is colour coded for easy reference.
Publikasiedatum: 2009-07-01
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9780679432340

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 470
The first and only field guide to offer comprehensive coverage of the African continent, this guide sends the reader on a virtual safari. All the birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects are brought to life, and the parks and reserves for which the continent is famous are described in thorough detail. This guide is packed with 577 stunning color photographs of African habitats and animals, and provides a wealth of information on more than 850 species compiled by veteran safari leaders and experts in African wildlife.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-01-04
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9781775845805

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 480
Part of the Fynbos biome, Renosterveld is one of the world's most threatened vegetation types, with just 5% of its original extent remaining. Focusing specifically on the Renosterveld of the Overberg region in the Western Cape, this field guide is the first of its kind to cover this highly endangered ecosystem, characterised by nutrient-rich soil which has been exploited for agriculture. An in-depth introduction sets the scene, defining what Renosterveld is and giving some historical background to the ecology of the area. The plants section follows, featuring over 980 plant species from the common and 'showy' to the weird, obscure and often-overlooked. A shorter section of 140 animal species showcases the diversity of creatures found here despite severe habitat loss and fragmentation. Additional features include a glossary with supporting illustrations, guidelines for landowners and farmers, and a comprehensive index. Field Guide to Renosterveld of the Overberg promises to be an enduring record of this unique and severely threatened ecosystem. It will be a vital addition to any nature lover's bookshelf. Sales points: Comprehensive coverage of Renosterveld species, identification at a glance, full-colour photographs of all species described, expert author team.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-07-30
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9781775845126

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 490
815 species of amphibian have been described on the African continent - 788 frogs, 23 caecilians and four salamanders. Field Guide to the Frogs & other Amphibians of Africa is the first guide ever to cover all these species. It features a brief introduction with tips for handling and identifying amphibians and a useful illustrated guide to each family group serves as a first step towards species ID. Species accounts describe physical features, distribution, habitat, biology, advertisement calls and conservation status, and are supported by colour photographs and up-to-date distribution maps. This guide will prove invaluable to nature lovers, tour guides, students and scientists.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-07-04
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9781775846925

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 480
Originally published in 1994, A Field Guide to Tracks and Signs of Southern and East African Wildlife quickly became the standard reference to the subject in the region, reprinting many times. This new edition provides the most detailed coverage of tracks, droppings, bird pellets, nests and shelters and feeding signs, not only for mammals, but also for birds, reptiles, insects and other invertebrates. Greatly expanded, this extensive update now features: full colour throughout.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-05-10
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9781785945533

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 595
There's something new under the sun. Plants live secret, unseen lives - hidden in their magical world and on their timescale. From the richest jungles to the harshest deserts, from the snowiest alpine forest to the remotest steaming swamp, Green Planet travels from one great habitat to the next, showing us that plants are as aggressive, competitive and dramatic as the animals on our planet. You will discover agents of death, who ruthlessly engulf their host plant, but also those that form deep and complex relationships with other species, such as the desert cacti who use nectar-loving bats to pollinate. Although plants are undoubtedly the stars of the show, a fascinating new light will be shed on the animals that interact with them. Using the latest technologies and showcasing over two decades of new discoveries, Green Planet reveals the strange and wonderful life of plants like never before - a life full of remarkable behaviour, emotional stories and surprising heroes.
Publikasiedatum: 2022-01-30

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