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9781775842453

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 220
R 198Jy spaar R 22
The first of a new-format series on East African natural history, this book on the wild flowers of the region will be structured according to flower colour to aid identification, and will present two species per page, covering approximately 250 different species. Aside from identification features, the text will cover typical habitat and plant uses in East Africa. Distribution maps will accompany each entry.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-05-30
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9781920217181

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 395
R 356Jy spaar R 39
Die veldwagter stap saam is nie 'n tradisionele veldgids in die sin dat dit tot in die fynste besonderhede verduidelik hoe om 'n spesifike plant of dier te identifiseer nie (alhoewel die teks tog nuttige wenke gee om uitkenning te vergemaklik )Die doel met hierdie boek is eerder om te dien as 'n persoonlike gids of veldwagter tydens 'n besoek aan die Laeveld.
Publikasiedatum: 2011-05-01
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9780620557849

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 295
R 266Jy spaar R 29
There is no central theme to this book, except that it is mainly about certain events in Southern Africa as they occurred during the previous century. It is not a biography, there is no chronological order; but it is fact or with a measure of distortion over time. It is for the reader to decide which is which. In time, the reader may reach a central conclusion of how small improbable actions can lead to significant and memorable events, but the stories were just loose pieces put together by retrospection and historical perspective. Or maybe they will simply remain veld stories with nothing to be taken from and nothing to be learnt. It's for the reader to decide.. The book consists of a series of short stories - each on its own- but in retrospective they do relate to each other.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-10-01
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9781784708498

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 210
R 189Jy spaar R 21
From the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees

Did you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth?
Or that wolves can alter the course of a river?
Or that earthworms control wild boar populations?

The natural world is a web of intricate connections, many of which go unnoticed by humans. But it is these connections that maintain nature's finely balanced equilibrium.

Drawing on the latest scientific discoveries and decades of experience as a forester, Peter Wohlleben shows us how different animals, plants, rivers, rocks and weather systems cooperate, and what's at stake when these delicate systems are unbalanced.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-09-05
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9781775840626

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 330
R 297Jy spaar R 33
East Africa is known for its diverse landscapes - expansive savannas, lakes, and towering mountains - but also for its numerous protected areas: its parks and reserves that are the domain of the continent's most spectacular wildlife. These areas play a vital role in protecting both the environment and the animals it supports, and annually play host to thousands of visitors who come to experience wild Africa.

This guide to the parks and reserves of East Africa provides a valuable overview of some 58 protected areas across East Africa. The book is divided into the four East African countries Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda - and, for each park, provides essential background on geology and landscape, climate, vegetation and wildlife, capturing the essence of what each area offers. It also covers the brief history of each park.

Other features include:
Numerous colour photographs of animal and plant life.
Detailed park maps, indicating places of interest and best sites to view key species.
Text panels with highlights, facilities and activities, wildlife facts, and important alerts.
A photographic gallery of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and trees, for quick identification of common species.
This must-have guide to the region's protected areas will prove indispensable to local and international visitors to the region and to all nature enthusiasts.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-09-28
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9781928429128

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 850
R 765Jy spaar R 85
Sea Change takes you on an evocative journey into the secret life of an almost unknown ecosystem; the beautiful kelp forest of Southern Africa. Craig and Ross spent eight years exploring this sea forest together, diving almost every day. This is the story of what they found in the wild, and how it has transformed their lives.
CRAIG FOSTER is an award-winning filmmaker and avid naturalist. He has received over sixty international awards, including the Golden Panda, the “Oscar” of natural history filmmaking. He grew up foraging and diving on the Cape Peninsula and for the past eight years has pledged to dive in the kelp forest 365 times a year. Craig has worked closely with some of the world's top kelp forest biologists, archaeologists, anthropologists and San rock art experts. He also spent many years studying with master San bushmen trackers in the Kalahari and it is from these experiences that he formed his underwater tracking method. This is his fourth book.

ROSS FRYLINCK has been exploring the South African coastline as a surfer and free-diver for most of his life. He started the Wavescape Ocean Festival, and has been pioneering ocean conservation and culture in South Africa for the past 15 years. He was once a commissioning editor for Cambridge University Press, and has been telling stories about the sea since his first school essay..
Publikasiedatum: 2018-08-31
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9781775846529

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 230
R 207Jy spaar R 23
Scorpions of Southern Africa, the go-to guide for identifying southern Africa's rich scorpion fauna, has now been freshly designed, updated and expanded. It includes 12 additional species, new images and distribution maps, and a chapter on how to go about identifying scorpions.

An invaluable guide for the amateur naturalist and professional alike, this accessible book describes:
scorpion anatomy and behaviour
the strategies that enable scorpions to survive harsh conditions
their use of venom, and
other aspects of their successful existence over millions of years.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-01-31
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9781920602055

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 280
R 252Jy spaar R 28
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.
Publikasiedatum: 2010-04-10
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9781775846826

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 270
Publikasiedatum: 2019-09-26
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9781775845577

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 230
R 207Jy spaar R 23
Tucked away between the perennial waterways of the Okavango Delta and the arid Kalahari to the south are the legendary Makgadikgadi Pans. Some 12,000 square kilometres in extent, these salt flats, consisting of two large salt pans, Sowa and Ntwetwe, and a myriad smaller ones, are Botswana's best-kept secret and one of its fastest-growing tourist attractions.

In this first guidebook on the pans and their environs, Makgadikgadi Pans - A Traveller's Guide to Botswana's Salt Flats explores this fascinating region, bringing to life its geology, wildlife, vegetation, climate, local economy and key destinations: Nata Bird Sanctuary, Lekhubu Island, the Boteti River, Mosu Escarpment, Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pan National Park, and the towns and villages that fringe the pans. Full-colour maps and lively photographs support the text.

Additional features include advice on where to stay; sights to see and how to get there; activities on offer throughout the year; contact details; and a travel advisory. Informative, practical and user-friendly, Makgadikgadi Pans is an inspiring guide for all visitors to Botswana and the alluring salt sea of the Makgadikgadi.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-05-01
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9781431700813

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 490
R 441Jy spaar R 49
Originally published in 1981, Living Shores was for many years the standard reference for marine science students but was also embraced by a popular market for its fascinating insights into marine and coastal habitats and the life they support. After a long absence, this classic has been revived and thoroughly reworked to incorporate the many dramatic changes that our oceans and coasts have undergone over the past few decades.

This book is the first of a two volume set, and examines the different marine ecosystems and how humankind interacts with them. It discusses the evolution of the sea and continents and looks at the ecology of coastal systems, including intertidal zones, beaches, dunes, estuaries, islands, kelp forests and reefs. The book unpacks the relationship between humans and the marine environment, and the consequences of harvesting and mining to meet our needs. It also addresses the impact of climate change, and highlights what can be done to protect our environment.

Richly supported by full-colour photography and numerous explanatory illustrations, diagrams and graphs, this book will prove invaluable to students and teachers but will also appeal to anyone with a fascination for nature and our marine world in particular.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-01-31
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9780008294304

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 280
R 252Jy spaar R 28
A new, fully updated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth.
David Attenborough's unforgettable meeting with gorillas became an iconic moment for millions of television viewers. Life on Earth, the series and accompanying book, fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the natural world setting a new benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers.

Told through an examination of animal and plant life, this is an astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on earth, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. Attenborough's perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book's first publication, David Attenborough revisited Life on Earth, completely updating and adding to the original text, taking account of modern scientific discoveries from around the globe. This paperback edition also includes more than 60 full colour photographs, chosen by the author to help illustrate the book in a much greater way than was possible forty years ago.

This updated edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic, destined to enthral the generation who saw it when first published and bring it alive for a whole new generation.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-07-20
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9781431428663

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 70
R 63Jy spaar R 7
Waking up to roaring lions near her doorless dung hut; encountering elephants while walking with other women to fetch water from a distant spring; realising that older Himba people saw themselves as part of nature, not as separated from it nor at its apex ... These were just some of the experiences that would change the way Margaret Jacobsohn thought about wildlife conservation - and our modern deficiency in ecological intelligence. So, the Capetonian journalist and environmental writer turned researcher became a Namibian and helped pioneer an African way of doing conservation and tourism.

Famed for its spectacular landscapes and gloriously unclad geology, Namibia is a country that wears its skeleton on the outside, the author says.

Similarly, her story is as gritty and real as Namib sand. The conflicts and mishaps, the triumphs and breakthroughs - what it takes to break paradigms and do decades of community based conservation in remote and inaccessible places, earning some of the top international environmental awards along the way.

A book that will make you think.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-05-31
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9781920434946

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 280
R 252Jy spaar R 28
What makes for the ultimate safari experience? Your guide is the difference between an indifferent experience and a life changing experience. Legendary Safari Guides is a new edition of Licence to Guide published in 2004. Twenty-four safari guides are profiled by experienced safari travel promoter, Susie Cazenove. She tells us their stories of adventure and dreams - of following their passion into the wild and of making their guests see Africa in a new light. Read of the antics of the guides in the early days of Londolozi, of guests having to cling to trees in the face of charging rhinos, of safaris with Mary Leaky and legends of the Masai warriors. The tales tell of a wilderness under increasing threat and these guides' determination to share the privilege of a truly wild experience with their guests. The stories take the reader from South Africa to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Namibia in search of legendary safari guides.
Publikasiedatum: 2015-02-28
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9781775846925

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 420
R 378Jy spaar R 42
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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