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  • Snakes & Snakebite in Southern Africa

    An essential guide to identifying all dangerous snakes in the region, as well as several commonly encountered harmless snakes, Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa also describes the symptoms resulting from bites and gives practical advice on first aid measures.

    Now fully revised and expanded, this third edition includes nine additional species, over 250 new photographs, and the latest medical information.

    Simple icons, distribution maps, succinct text and full-colour photographs make this a clear, practical and easy-to-use guide.

    R280.00
  • Snakes and other reptiles of Kruger

    Besides being a world-famous game-viewing destination, the Kruger National Park also boasts a remarkable diversity of reptiles. This beginner-friendly guide features over 60 species of snake, lizard, terrapin, tortoise and crocodile, with basic identification pointers, interesting facts and notes on best viewing.

    Learn more about the black mamba, puff adder, boomslang and other dangerously venomous snakes, as well as harmless creatures such as egg-eaters and blind snakes. Find out how to the identify the geckos, agamas and skinks that dart around camp, and discover the habits of the Nile crocodiles and water monitors, which bask along the waterways.

    A richly illustrated, beginner-friendly guide – ideal for visitors keen to identify and learn more about the park’s reptiles.

    R250.00
  • What’s that Snake?

    What’s that Snake? offers an easy introduction to snake identification for the beginner. Snakes of the region are grouped according to family likeness, common behaviour or appearance, and the reader is encouraged to recognise the characteristics of the group before focusing on individual species.

    Interesting fact boxes complement the text, and striking colour photographs illustrate the characteristics of snakes in each group. An informative introduction covers common behaviour and habitats of southern African snakes, and gives advice on where and how to find them. Different types of venom are discussed, as are basic first aid measures for treating victims of snakebite.

    Ook beskikbaar in Afrikaans

    Visit Johan Marais’ website at www.reptileventures.com

    Click here to download a free poster about the dangerous snakes in South Africa from Johan Marais’ website

    R290.00
  • Watter Slang is dit

    Watter Slang is dit? is ’n maklike inleiding wat die beginner sal help om slange uit te ken. Slange van die streek word volgens familietrekke, gemeenskaplike gedrag of voorkoms gegroepeer, en die leser word aangemoedig om die kenmerke van die groep te herken voordat op individuele spesies gefokus word.

    Kassies met interessante feite vul die teks aan en treffende kleurfoto’s illustreer die kenmerke van slange in elke groep. ’n Insiggewende inleiding dek die algemene gedrag en habitats van Suider-Afrika se slange en gee wenke oor waar en hoe om hulle op te spoor. Die verskillende gifsoorte word bespreek, asook basiese noodhulpmaatreëls vir die behandeling van slagoffers van slangbyt.

    Also available in English

    Besoek na Johan Marais se webwerk by www.reptileventures.com

    Kliek hier om ‘n gratis plakkaat oor die gevaarlike slange in Suid-Afrika van Johan Marais se webwerf af te laai

    R290.00
  • Volledige Gids Slange Van Suider Afrika

    <p style=”text-align: justify;”>Hierdie breedvoerige en omvattende gids tot die 151 inheemse slange in Suid-Afrika dek al die noodsaaklike aspekte van biologie en slang gedrag. <em>’n Volledige Gids tot die Slange van Suider-Afrika</em> is nou in sy tweede uitgawe en is ten volle opgedateer om ten minste 11 nuut ontdekte en 30 her-klassifiseerde spesies en sub-spesies in te sluit.<br /><br />Nuwe inligting gebasseer op internasionale wetenskaplike navorsing is ingesluit, en hou verband met gedrag, identifikasie, voortplanting en gif. Kenmerke van die nuwe uitgawe:&nbsp;Spesies se beskrywings word vergesel van volkleur foto’s;&nbsp;Eenvoudige simbole maak belangrike inligting dadelik beskikbaar;&nbsp;’n Aparte ‘Kyk uit vir’ blokkie help om spesies in die veld gou te identifiseer;&nbsp;Hoofstukke oor klassifikasie en identifikasie, aanhou van slange, en die voorkoming en behandeling van glangbyte vul die inligting aan.<br /><br /><strong>Also available in <a title=”A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa” href=”../title-page.php?titleID=1852&amp;imprintID=2″ target=”_self”>English</a><br /><br /><br />Besoek na Johan Marais se webwef by <a href=”http://www.reptileventures.com”>www.reptileventures.com</a><br /><br /><a href=”http://www.reptileventures.com/picts/JMSnakes%20A3%20Poster_MAIL_195dpi.pdf” target=”_blank”>Kliek hier</a> om ‘n gratis plakkaat oor die gevaarlike slange in Suid-Afrika van Johan Marais se webwerf&nbsp;af te laai</strong></p>

    R500.00
  • Poster MFB Snakes And Other Reptiles

    Part of a series of four full-colour posters depicting different animal groups, featuring their names in four languages – English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu

    Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa illustrates 56 snakes and other reptiles and includes icons indicating which ones are most dangerous.

    These colourful educational posters make beautiful wall hangings, and are ideal gifts for young nature-lovers. Excellent aids in a classroom, home, nature centre or library.

    R100.00
  • Complete Guide Snakes of Southern Africa

    This detailed and comprehensive guide to the 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behaviour. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and sub-species. New information based on international scientific research has been included in the species accounts relating to behaviour, identification, reproduction and snake venoms.

    Features of this new edition are: Species descriptions are now accompanied by full-colour photographs; Simple icons make essential information available at a glance; Separate ‘look out for’ box assists in quickly identifying species in the field; Chapters on classification and identification, keeping snakes, and the prevention and treatment of snakebite supplement the species accounts.

    This readable and user-friendly guide will be invaluable to herpetologists, snake collectors, hikers, gardeners, campers and householders, or anyone who may encounter or want to know more about these fascinating and widely misunderstood reptiles.

    Ook beskikbaar in Afrikaans

    Visit Johan Marais’ website at www.reptileventures.com

    Click here to download a free poster about the dangerous snakes in South Africa from Johan Marais’ website

    R480.00
  • Pocket Guide Snakes & Other Reptiles of Zambia & Malawi

    Zambia and Malawi are home to 240 reptile species, of which 114 are snakes, 108 lizards, 14terrapins and tortoises, and 2 crocodiles. Of these, 15 species occur nowhere else on Earth.

    The first accessible pocket guide to the reptiles of these two tropical countries describes 186 of the most commonly encountered and colourful species, as well as those that are less conspicuous, rare and endemic to the region. A brief, informative introduction details the region’s reptile diversity and habitat types and outlines different venom types and snakebite treatments.

    Handy and compact, this up-to-date guide makes a trusted travelling companion on trips to the wildlife areas, parks and reserves of these two spectacular countries.

    – Succinct species descriptions cover key identification features.
    – Clear full-colour photographs accompany species descriptions.
    – Up-to-date distribution maps show the range of each species.
    – Symbols for snake species denote the level of danger each snake’s venom poses for humans, from harmless to life-threatening.

    R250.00
  • A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa

    This long-awaited third edition of A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded. New information based on scientific research relating to behaviour, identification, reproduction and snake venoms has been included in the species accounts. Features of this book:

    – Covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behaviour.
    – Species descriptions are accompanied by full-colour photographs and distribution maps.
    – Simple icons make essential information available at a glance.
    – A separate ‘key features’ box assists in quickly identifying species in the field.
    – Chapters on classification and identification, keeping snakes, and the treatment of snakebite supplement the species accounts.

    R520.00
  • ‘n Volledige gids tot die slange van Suider-afrika

    Hierdie langverwagte derde uitgawe van ‘n Volledige Gids tot die Slange van Suider-Afrika is ten volle opgedateer. Nuwe inligting gebasseer op wetenskaplike navorsing is ingesluit, en hou verband met gedrag, identifikasie, voortplanting en gif. Kenmerke van hierdie boek:

    – Dek al die noodsaaklike aspekte van biologie en slang gedrag.
    – Spesies se beskrywings word vergesel van volkleur fotos en verspreidingskaarte.
    – Eenvoudige simbole maak belangrike inligting dadelik beskikbaar.
    – ‘n Aparte ‘Kyk uit vir’ blokkie help om spesies in die veld gou te identifiseer.
    – Hoofstukke oor klassifikasie en identifikasie, aanhou van slange, en die behandeling van slangbyte vul die inligting aan.

    R520.00
  • Snakes and other Reptiles of Zambia and Malawi

    Zambia and Malawi are home to 240 known snake, lizard, terrapin, tortoise and crocodile species. Snakes and other Reptiles of Zambia and Malawi is the first field guide to describe every species of reptile known to occur in this region – including 14 endemics and several new discoveries.

    – Comprehensive descriptions of each order, suborder, family, genus and species.
    – Species descriptions cover identifying features, behaviour, prey and predators, reproduction, range, and danger to humans.
    – Accounts are supported by stunning colour photographs and up-to-date distribution maps that draw on over 16,000 recorded observations.
    – Dichotomous identi cation keys guide users to the correct genus and species.
    – Introduction includes clear diagrams of morphological features and unpacks the region’s biogeography and diverse habitat types, di erent venom types and the basic principles of snakebite treatment.

    R500.00
  • Kinders se slange van Suid Afrika

    Ontmoet 36 van Suider-Afrika se mees algemene en interessante slange in hierdie lewendige en boeiende kindergids. Ontdek die besondere kenmerkende gewoontes van slange – waar hulle woon, hoe hulle jag, watter gevare hulle bedreig, en hoe hulle hulself beskerm. Meer as 250 bekoorlike foto’s ondersteun die teks. ’n Volledige inleiding tot heelwat kenmerke van die gedrag van slange ontsluit die betowerende wêreld van hierdie wydverspreide reptiele.

    R180.00 R153.00
  • Kids’ Snakes of Southern Africa

    Meet 36 of southern Africa’s most common and interesting snakes in this lively and engaging kids’ guide. Discover the intriguing habits of snakes – where they live, how they hunt, what dangers they face, and how they protect themselves, all richly supported by more than 250 captivating photographs. A detailed introduction to many aspects of snake behaviour opens up the fascinating world of these widely misunderstood reptiles.

    Kids’ Snakes of Southern Africa received an Honourable Mention at the Namibian Children’s Book Forum Awards ceremony held in November 2018.

    R180.00 R153.00
  • Natuurlewe van Suider-Afrika

    Hierdie gewilde veldgids tot die natuurlewe van Suider-Afrika, jare lank al ’n vertroude metgesel van natuurliefhebbers, is nou omvattend bygewerk. Dit bied beskrywings en akkurate illustrasies in volle kleur van meer as 2,000 plante en diere asook verspreidingskaarte vir die meeste groepe. Elke hoofstuk het sy eie kleurkode om naslaan te vergemaklik en uitkenmerke in die beskrywings is in vetdruk. Elke hoofstuk is geskryf deur ’n kenner op sy gebied.

    Al die vernaamste plant- en diergroepe is ingesluit:

    • Laer ongewerweldes
    • Spinnekoppe en ander spinagtiges
    • Insekte
    • Varswatervisse
    • Paddas
    • Reptiele
    • Voëls
    • Soogdiere
    • Grasse, biesies, varings en swamme
    • Veldblomme
    • Bome
    R420.00
  • Wildlife of Southern Africa

    This long-standing, trusted field guide to the wildlife of southern Africa has been comprehensively updated and now includes distribution maps. It describes over 2,000 plants and animals, each accompanied by accurate illustrations in full colour. This book has been a trusted field companion for many years. Comprehensively updated, it now features range maps for most groups. The chapters are colour-coded for easy reference, and diagnostic features appear in bold type within the descriptions. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field.

    All the main plant and animal groups are covered:

    • Lower invertebrates
    • Spiders and other arachnids
    • Insects
    • Freshwater fishes
    • Frogs
    • Reptiles
    • Birds
    • Mammals
    • Grasses, hedges, ferns and fungi
    • Wild flowers
    • Trees
    R420.00
  • First Field Guides to Snakes & Reptiles Southern Africa

    Sasol First Field Guide to Snakes & Other Reptiles of Southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the reptiles of the region.

    Through full-colour photographs and distribution maps, and easy-to-read text, the beginner and budding naturalist will be able to identify the more common species found in southern Africa, discover where they live, and learn about their unique feeding and nesting habits.

    R110.00
  • Pocket Guide to Snakes & other Reptiles Southern Africa

    Southern Africa is home to a diverse reptile fauna of more than 600 species. Of these, nearly 70% are endemic to the region, being found nowhere else. This compact guide features 276 of the more colourful and conspicuous species, as well as those unique to or endangered in the region. This up-to-date guide makes an ideal travelling companion on trips to the wildlife areas of southern Africa.

    It features:
    • authoritative text describing key identification features and symbols depicting endangered and venomous species;
    • full-colour photographs of the featured species;
    • distribution maps showing the range of each species;
    • thumbnail outlines of each family group, enabling quick identification

    R250.00
  • Slange & Slangbyt Suider Afrika

    ’n Onontbeerlike gids vir die uitkenning van al die gevaarlike slange en algemene onskadelike slange in Suider-Afrika, sowel as belangrike en praktiese kitsinligting oor noodhulp ingeval van ’n slangbyt. Eenvoudige ikone, verspreidingskaarte, bondige teks en talle volkleurfoto’s help om slange wat algemeen in die streek voorkom maklik uit te ken. Simptome en behandeling van slangbyte word beskryf, wat die leser lewensbelangrike noodhulpinligting gee. Slange en Slangbyt in Suider-Afrika is helder, prakties, maklik om te gebruik en van onskatbare waarde vir almal wat van die buitelewe hou.

    ALSO AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH

    R270.00
  • Snakes, Other Reptiles East Africa: A Photographic Guide

    Comprehensively revised, expanded and updated, this compact guide makes the ideal travelling companion on trips to the wildlife areas and nature reserves of East Africa.

    It features: authoritative text describing key identification features;  full-colour photographs illustrating a range of commonly encountered, rare and beautiful species; distribution maps showing the range of each species; thumbnail outlines of each family group, enabling quick identification.

    R250.00
  • My First Book of Southern Africa Snakes & Reptiles

    Children are both fascinated by, and afraid of, snakes and other reptiles, making them a receptive market for this topic. My First Book of Southern African Snakes and Other Reptiles introduces 56 different species. Accurate, full-colour illustrations accompany concise text and simple graphics that depict where the reptile lives, what it eats, how it reproduces, and how big it is when fully grown. In addition to snakes, the book also features lizards, geckos, skinks, tortoises and turtles – of all shapes and sizes, whether dangerous, harmless or rare. The clear text is geared for young readers (aged 3–8); parallel translations make this book suitable for mother-tongue learners in four official languages, as well as for older children and adults wanting to improve their knowledge of a second or third language.

    All text appears in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu

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    R150.00 R127.50