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  • Volledige fotografiese veldgids voëls van Suider-Afrika

    Die grootste en omvattendste fotogids van Suider-Afrika se voëls in een boekdeel, die boek verleen ’n nuwe dimensie aan die uitkenning van voëls in die streek. Dit beskryf en illustreer al 958 voëlspesies plus 17 spesies van Antarktika en die eilande van die Suidelike Yssee. Meer as 2 500 kleurfoto’s wys verekleedverskille en kleurmorfe. Die teks fokus op uitkenning, roepe, habitat, status, broeibesonderhede en kos. Verspreidingskaarte wys stand- en trekvoëlstatus en voëldigtheid, en kalenderbalke wys wanneer spesies broei. ’n Onontbeerlike metgesel in die veld.

  • Complete Photographic Field Guide of Birds Southern Africa

    The most comprehensive photographic guide of southern Africa’s birds in one volume, this brings a new dimension to bird ID in the region. It describes and illustrates all 958 birds, plus 17 species from Antarctica and Southern Ocean islands. Over 2 500 photographs show plumage variations and colour morphs. Text by Africa’s top birding authors focuses on identification, call, habitat, status, breeding and diet. Distribution maps show migratory status and bird density, and calendar bars show species’ prevalence and breeding. With its extensive coverage, this guide will serve as an indispensable companion in the field.

  • Signs of the Wild: Southern Africa

    This compact field guide to the identification of Southern African mammals based on their spoor, droppings and skulls has long been a top seller. This edition offers up-to-date information on identification through signs; provides new illustrations for a number of species; and features illustrations of skulls for all of the carnivores. It also offers an 8-page section of comparative spoor, updated with the most recent information available. It includes distribution maps and full-colour photographs of each species.

  • Field Guide to Cradle of Humankind

    First published in August 2002, Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind caused a considerable stir among professionals in the field of palaeoanthropology (a field fraught with professional jealousies, subjective interpretation and egos) and sparked a flurry of newspaper articles, journal articles and general debate. The authors acknowledged that some inaccuracies had crept into their work, but also defended much of what they had written and highlighted their field as highly interpretive and often subjective. In the midst of fierce criticism, the book got people talking and sold out in less than a year – indicating the level of public interest in the subject matter. In this second edition of the book, the text has been thoroughly revised and updated: inconsistencies and any errors have been corrected, and recent discoveries and theorizing – which have altered our understanding of some past events and patterns – have been incorporated to reflect the most up-to-date thinking in the field. Key diagrams have been revised or replaced; and the appendix to animals, plants and birds has been updated, as has the list of contacts in the area. A new foreword to the second edition, written by Mark Read, Vice Chairman of PAST (Palaeo-Anthropology Scientific Trust), presents the field as one that is ever changing and as “perhaps the most fractured and fractious science of all”. He acknowledges the publication as ambitious and filling a significant gap in the market. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is a unique area that probably tells us more about the history of our earliest ancestors than any place of a comparable size elsewhere in the world. This book facilitates the spread of the knowledge we have gained in the field thus far. It tells us something of the world in which our ancestors lived; provides a guide to all the known hominid species; details all the sites within the area and describes its animals and plants, both past and present, to give the reader a context in which to understand who we are and where we have come from.