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  • 100 Trees to See Safari East Africa

    East Africa is a premier wildlife destination, well known for its mass migrations of herds and fearsome predators. But as iconic are the trees that grow there: among them mangroves, cycads, palms, marulas, acacias, sausage trees, fever trees, toothbrush trees and giant bamboos. This book showcases 100 of the region’s most visible and significant trees, arranged by the habitats in which they occur. It features:

    Concise descriptions of each tree and its parts, plus notes about the various uses of the tree parts
    Multiple images showing the full tree and key ID features, including flowers, leaves, fruit and bark
    Where to see the trees, including the national parks and nature reserves
    A brief introduction to the trees of the region and their vegetation zones

    Colourful, interesting and geared for quick tree identification, this handy guide will enhance any safari experience in East Africa.

    R210.00
  • Field Guide to Butterflies of Southern Africa

    Fully revised, the new edition of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa features all of South Africa’s 671 butterfly species. This lavishly illustrated popular guide includes newly described species and subspecies, and the most recent taxonomic changes based on DNA studies.

    As in the first edition, the photography is exceptional and 70% of the images in the book are new. Images show male and female forms (where they differ) and upper- and undersides (where possible).

    The species accounts have been comprehensively updated and expanded, covering identification, habits, flight periods, broods, typical habitat, distribution and larval food sources. A helpful introductory section with over 100 images, including 55 early stages images, discusses butterfly biology, taxonomy, classification, anatomy and behaviour.

    R500.00
  • Field Guide to Frogs & other Amphibians of Africa

    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.

    The book features a brief introduction with tips for handling and identifying amphibians. 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.

    Field Guide to the Frogs & Other Amphibians of Africa will prove invaluable to nature lovers, tour guides, students and scientists.

    R520.00
  • Field Guide to Insects of Southern Africa (NE)

    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.

    R500.00
  • Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies Southern Africa (NE)

    In this fully revised edition of A Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies 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 identifi 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.

    R420.00
  • Field Guide to Tracks & Signs Sthn & East Africa NE

    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.

    R500.00
  • Field Guide to Mushrooms & other Fungi of SA

    Neither plant nor animal, mushrooms constitute a unique group of organisms. They appear in a staggering variety of shapes, sizes and colours, and identifying them can be difficult. This compact, beautifully illustrated guide is the perfect tool for identification in the field. It features 200 of the most distinctive and conspicuous mushrooms and other fungi found in South Africa. Each species is presented with a clear description and several full-colour photographs to aid quick and accurate identification. Notes on distribution, ecology, size, edibility, toxicity and other interesting facts complete the entries.

    A brief introduction outlines the basic anatomy and biology of mushrooms and the vital role they play in sustaining all life. There are also guidelines to foraging and to photographing mushrooms, and a small selection of simple but delicious mushroom recipes.

    Packed with more than 850 photographs, this is both a practical guide and a beautiful book that will inspire nature lovers, foragers, epicureans and anyone curious about these extraordinary life forms.

    R430.00
  • Wild Flowers: Kenya & North Tanzania

    A compact guide featuring nearly 400 wild flowers of Kenya and northern Tanzania, grouped for ease of use according to colour. The book includes the most widespread and commonly encountered species as well as some unusual flowers found in more remote areas.

    Plants range from hardy succulents to spectacular epiphytic orchids and shaggy mountain lobelias, each concisely presented with reference to key features and typical habitat. Additional notes indicate whether a given species has particular ecological, medicinal or cultural value.

    R280.00
  • Field Guide to Trees & Shrubs of East Africa

    Fully updated and expanded, this third edition of the top-selling Field Guide to Common Trees & Shrubs of East Africa now features more than 520 of the trees and shrubs – indigenous and naturalized exotics – commonly found in the region.

    Each of the four sections – trees, shrubs, palms and mangroves – is arranged in alphabetical order according to scientific name. The book features:

    An informative introduction to families.
    Species accounts describing the plants’ habitat, bark, leaves, fl owers and fruit.
    General and commercial applications and uses in traditional medicine.
    Almost 2,000 photographs depicting the species, its fruit, fl owers and bark.
    Glossaries, both textual and illustrated, of botanical and medical terms.

    R500.00
  • Scorpions of Southern Africa (NE)

    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.

    R270.00
  • Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa TPB

    This fully updated edition of Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa
    covers more than 1,100 species of ora, focusing on the most common,
    conspicuous and ‘showy’ plants around the region. An informative
    introduction discusses plant diversity, vegetation types, and includes a
    key to identifying plant groups. e species descriptions follow and
    each is accompanied by:
    • a vivid photograph
    • a distribution map showing range, and
    • an indication of the plant’s owering season.
    is invaluable, up-to-date guide provides the tools and information
    needed to identify owering plants across South Africa.

    R500.00
  • Stuarts’ Field Guide to National Parks & Game Reserves of East Africa

    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.

    R370.00
  • Field Guide to Fynbos

    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.

    R500.00
  • Fishes Okavango Delta & Chobe River

    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.

    R220.00
  • Living Shores of Southern Africa Vol. 1 HB

    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.

    R580.00
  • Field Guide to Nat Parks & Reserves of Sthn Africa

    A must-have guide to South Africa’s famously diverse and richly populated parks and reserves.
    Stuarts’ Field Guide to National Parks & Nature Reserves of South Africa  is an indispensable guide to the country’s best and most accessible conservation areas. Written by two prominent conservationists, this new edition (with slight name change) has been thoroughly revised and updated.
    Each of the 43 featured reserves – arranged by province – includes:
    • Information on the history, location, landscape, geology, vegetation and wildlife
    • Text panels covering highlights, climate and facilities
    • A detailed map indicating places of interest and top viewing spots
    The book includes more than 900 colour photographs and a pictorial ID-guide at the back that features commonly seen birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, flowers and trees
    R390.00
  • Field Guide to Larger Mammals of Africa

    Of the more than 5,500 mammals species worldwide, at least 1,200 occur in Africa. Stuarts’ Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa  concentrates on the more visible and easily distinguished larger species, as well as some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals.
    This new edition has been extensively revised, expanded and redesigned and includes:
    • the most recent research and taxonomy
    • revised distribution maps and many new images
    • colour-coded grouping of orders
    • size icons
    • detailed descriptions of each species, offering insight into key identification characters, typical behaviour, preferred habitat, food choice, reproduction and longevity
    • whales and dolphins now featured too
    R520.00
  • Guide to Sieges of Southern Africa

    In this companion volume to the highly successful Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa , the pivotal sieges that characterised the Cape Frontier, Anglo-Zulu, Basotho and Anglo-Boer wars are brought together in one volume. Accounts of 17 sieges over the last two centuries explore in detail the historical context in which they occurred, the day-to-day military actions that sustained the investments and the conditions both soldiers and civilians faced while defending their territory against a hostile force.

    The siege descriptions are animated by maps where possible, and a variety of information boxes and human-interest stories, gleaned mainly from diaries, letters and eye-witness accounts; long-form features focus on the practical aspects of siege warfare, such as artillery, medicine, food, and the psychological effects of besiegement. The book also provides practical information for visitors who wish to explore these historical sites.

    A fascinating read that will appeal to anyone interested in the volatile history of the country – armchair historians and travellers alike.

    R220.00
  • Field Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa

    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.

    R500.00
  • Insektopedie

    Insektopedie  lê die betowering en ryke verskeidenheid van die wêreld van insekte bloot. Dit deurgrond hul fassinerende gedrag en biologie – van paring en broeigedrag, metamorfose en beweging tot sig, reuk, gehoor en hul aanpassings by hitte en koue.
    ’n Hoofstuk oor superorganismes ondersoek die merkwaardige verskynsel van sosiale gemeenskappe; ’n ander een dek die kritieke rol wat dié diertjies speel om die fyn balans van lewe op ons planeet in stand te hou.
    Die boek sluit af met ’n 60-bladsy geïllustreerde veldgids wat die meeste insekordes en hul belangrikste families beskryf. Voorheen as Inseklopedie van Suider-Afrika gepubliseer, maar die nuwe uitgawe is nou grondig hersien en herontwerp, met die nuutste inligting, ’n uitgebreide ID-seksie en ’n paar honderd nuwe foto’s.
    R310.00