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  • Sasol Larger Illus Guide Birds Southern Africa (5th)

    This larger edition is based on the updated and expanded fifth edition of Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, which has been brought fully up to date by its expert author panel, with additional contributions from two new birding experts. Greatly enhanced, this comprehensive, best-selling guide is sure to maintain its place as one of Africa’s most trusted field guides.

    Key features of the 5th revised edition:

    More than 800 new illustrations
    Scan and play bird calls using free downloadable app
    Fully revised text (with latest species records), maps and plate annotations
    Fresh input from new contributing authors
    The larger format allows for better appreciation and easier use of the plates.

    R530.00
  • Sasol Birds Southern Africa PVC (5th)

    Now in its fifth edition, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa has been brought fully up to date by its expert author panel, with additional contributions from two new birding experts. Greatly enhanced, this comprehensive, best-selling guide is sure to maintain its place as one of Africa’s most trusted field guides.

    Key features of the 5th revised edition:

    More than 800 new illustrations
    Scan and play bird calls using free downloadable app
    Fully revised text (with latest species records), maps and plate annotations
    Fresh input from new contributing authors
    Comprehensive coverage of the region’s birds

    R480.00
  • Sasol Birds Southern Africa (5th)

    Ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar as Sasol Voëls van Suider Afrika (5de uitgawe)

    Now in its fifth edition, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa has been brought fully up to date by its expert author panel, with additional contributions from two new birding experts. Greatly enhanced, this comprehensive, best-selling guide is sure to maintain its place as one of Africa’s most trusted field guides.

    Key features of the 5th revised edition:

    More than 800 new illustrations
    Scan and play bird calls using free downloadable app
    Fully revised text (with latest species records), maps and plate annotations
    Fresh input from new contributing authors
    Comprehensive coverage of the region’s birds

    R450.00
  • Sasol Checklist of Birds in Southern Africa

    An enduring and popular resource, this handy publication lists all the birds to be seen in the region and provides a simple way of recording where and when you have spotted them. Pocket-sized for ease of use, it offers:

    Cross-referencing to the new Sasol Birds of Southern Africa (fifth edition)
    Six columns for multiple recordings at six different localities
    Up-to-date names for all southern African birds
    Endemic and threat status for all birds

    This revised, updated checklist will be sought after by the region’s twitchers at all levels.

    R65.00
  • Sasol Oorsiglys van Voels in Southern Africa

    Al lank ‘n gewilde hulpbron, die nuwe, opgedateerde Oorsiglys van Voëls in Suider-Afrika is nou beskikbaar. Dit bevat ‘n lys van al die voëls wat in die streek te sien is, en bied ‘n eenvoudige metode om aan te dui waar en wanneer jy hulle waargeneem het. In gerieflike sakformaat bied dit:

    Kruisverwysings na die nuwe Sasol Voëls van Suider-Afrika (vyfde uitgawe)
    Ses kolumme vir veelvuldige waarnemings op ses verskillende plekke
    Jongste name van alle Suider-Afrikaanse voëls
    Endemiese en bedreigingstatus
    Sal verwelkom word deur die streek se voëlkykers wat hulle waarnemings in Afrikaans wil nasien en opteken.

    R65.00
  • Sasol Voels Suider-Afrika PVC (5th)

    Die vyfde uitgawe van Sasol Voëls van Suider-Afrika is tans volledig bygewerk deur die deskundige skrywerspaneel, met bykomende bydraes van twee nuwe voëldeskundiges. Hierdie omvattende topverkopergids is grootliks verbeter en sal beslis sy plek behou as een van die mees betroubare veldgidse in Afrika.

    Belangrike kenmerke van die nuwe uitgawe:

    Meer as 800 nuwe illustrasies
    Skandeer en speel voëlroepe deur die gratis aflaaibare toep te gebruik
    Omvattende hersiening (met mees onlangse spesierekords), verspreidingskaarte en plaatbyskrifte
    Nuwe toevoegings van bydraende skrywers
    Omvattende dekking van die streek se voëls

    R480.00
  • Sasol Voels Suider-Afrika (5th)

    Die vyfde uitgawe van Sasol Voëls van Suider-Afrika is tans volledig bygewerk deur die deskundige skrywerspaneel, met bykomende bydraes van twee nuwe voëldeskundiges. Hierdie omvattende topverkopergids is grootliks verbeter en sal beslis sy plek behou as een van die mees betroubare veldgidse in Afrika.

    Belangrike kenmerke van die nuwe uitgawe:

    Meer as 800 nuwe illustrasies
    Skandeer en speel voëlroepe deur die gratis aflaaibare toep te gebruik
    Omvattende hersiening (met mees onlangse spesierekords), verspreidingskaarte en plaatbyskrifte
    Nuwe toevoegings van bydraende skrywers
    Omvattende dekking van die streek se voëls

    R450.00
  • Pocket Guide to Fynbos

    Pocket Guide Fynbos features over 300 of the most spectacular and commonly seen species from South Africa’s renowned floral kingdom – all in one handy, easy-to-use guide.

    The species are presented in detail, with each entry featuring:

    succinct descriptions of the plant and its habitat, comparisons with similar species and flowering times
    full-colour photographs and distribution maps
    floral key, using symbols to denote main identifying features
    interesting facts about species.
    For ease of use, the species are divided into 10 distinct groups, and an illustrated floral key on the inside front cover offers flower lovers a smart tool with which to identify species more accurately.

    The introduction describes the world of fynbos, detailing the origins, diversity, adaptations and conservation of this unique flora.

    This compact guide is an invaluable aid for anyone interested in South Africa’s astonishing floral treasures.

    R230.00
  • Night Skies of Botswana

    This easy-to-use, accessible guide to starwatching in Botswana is ideal for beginner and amateur stargazers. All stars described can be seen with the naked eye – binoculars and telescopes are not necessary.
    The book opens with stargazing tips while introducing important astronomical concepts, describing our galaxy and the Earth’s place in it.
    The body of the book offers four star charts per month giving views from north, south, east and west, with supporting descriptions of the stars and constellations. Users can dip in during any month.
    The final chapter surveys the solar system, including the Sun, Moon, planets and leftover debris. There’s information on a meteorite strike in Botswana in 2018, and how to identify artificial satellites orbiting the Earth (including the International Space Station).
    Botswana’s ancestral stories about the stars are scattered throughout the book, honouring indigenous interpretations of the night skies and giving a unique African flavour.

    R260.00
  • 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
  • Peacocks & Picathartes

    Peacocks & Picathartes is a celebration of the diversity of African birds, focusing on families that occur only in Africa as well as iconic families and species that, despite having close relatives in other parts of the world, seem to embody something of Africa.

    Watson’s anecdotal style captures vividly his encounters with prized species, such the secretive White-necked Picathartes and the elusive Congo Peacock. He conveys the sheer delight mousebirds take in ‘being what they are’, and reveals the surprise discovery in 1991 of a new partridge in Tanzania’s Udzungwa Mountains.

    Drawing on precolonial and current-day avian accounts, he offers his own insights based on a lifetime of personal observations in the wilds of Africa – recounting unforgettable expeditions, quirky bird behaviour, jittery taxonomy, moments of rare good luck – and much more. Both informative and entertaining, this book captures the essence of African birdlife, and will appeal to bird enthusiasts across the spectrum.

    R260.00
  • 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
  • Wildlife of Namibia: A Photographic Guide

    Namibia is a fascinating land of contrasts, where floodplains, swamps and the world’s oldest desert have contributed to a rich biodiversity. Wildlife of Namibia is an easy-to-use guide to the country’s most conspicuous and interesting mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates and plants.

    The book includes:

    •  An informative introduction to the country’s geography, climate and vegetation
    • Accounts describing each species’ appearance, habits, size and conservation status, as well as information on habitat and best viewing localities
    • Full-colour photographs of each species, along with distribution maps to show their range
    • This all-in-one compact guide will prove invaluable to visitors to national parks, nature reserves and other wildlife-rich places in Namibia.
    R250.00
  • Minerals & Gemstones of East Africa

    East Africa is famous for its world-class gemstones and mineral specimens, most notably the highly sought-after blue tanzanite, found only in Tanzania in a very small area in the northeast. Many other minerals and gemstones are mined in the region and this is the first publication to showcase and examine those occurring in the five countries that make up East Africa – Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi.

    The book includes:

    An introduction to the fascinating geology of the region, including a map depicting underlying geology and mineral occurrence
    Detailed descriptions of minerals, including their gemological properties, history, occurrence and diverse uses across all spheres of life (from jewellery to numerous household items and even space-shuttle components)
    Multiple full-colour photographs of each mineral and gem specimen

    An invaluable reference for collectors, gemologists, students and anyone with an interest in the earth sciences.

    R320.00
  • Wildlife of Namibia (German): A Photographic Guide

    Namibia is a fascinating land of contrasts, where floodplains, swamps and the world’s oldest desert have contributed to a rich biodiversity. Wildlife of Namibia is an easy-to-use guide to the country’s most conspicuous and interesting mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates and plants.

    The book includes:

    An informative introduction to the country’s geography, climate and vegetation
    Accounts describing each species’ appearance, habits, size and conservation status, as well as information on habitat and best viewing localities
    Full-colour photographs of each species, along with distribution maps to show their range

    This all-in-one compact guide will prove invaluable to visitors to national parks, nature reserves and other wildlife-rich places in Namibia.

    R320.00
  • Quick ID Guide: Wildflowers Cape Peninsula

    Written with the non-specialist in mind, this guide is a must-have for flower lovers, hikers, tour guides and tourists – anyone interested in identifying the wild flowers that grace the Cape Peninsula. Quick ID Guide: Wild Flowers of the Cape Peninsula covers the most remarkable and commonly seen wild flowers of Table Mountain, Silvermine and Cape Point. The book was originally published as Common Wild Flowers of Table Mountain in 2007, then revised in 2013 to include the flowers of Silvermine.

    This new edition offers:

    360 (previously 208) of the region’s most remarkable and commonly seen wild flowers
    Clear photographs of all featured flowers and concise, informative text
    Flowers grouped according to colour, to help with quick ID
    Walking routes in the Peninsula’s famed reserves, plotted on 3 clear maps.
    Illustrated glossary of terms

    R170.00
  • Orca

    Great White sharks, attracted by an offshore seal colony, have brought success to the adjacent fishing village of Gansbaai along the southern African coast. A flourishing shark cage diving industry has sprung up, bringing jobs and money, and so benefiting almost the entire community. Tourists come from far and near to experience the thrill of a real-life brush with the legendary ‘Jaws’. Shark Town, as it has become known, is booming. Then one day, the sharks disappear. Slowly at first, but with gathering momentum, the word spreads: cage diving off Gansbaai can no longer promise the thrill of an encounter. The crowds thin, the boats remain at their moorings, and the once bustling community waits as their livelihoods tail off. Entrepreneurs and scientists alike are baffled.

    But it’s not long before shark carcasses start washing up on the beaches. These, together with some coincidental sightings of another apex predator in the vicinity, are the first leads to the possible causes and culprits. Against the clamour and thrill of the cage-diving season in full swing, Richard Peirce visits the unfolding drama and explores what’s behind these strange events.

    R230.00
  • Cradle of Life

    The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site situated in the heart of the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve is the jewel in South Africa’s evolutionary crown: an area ‘of outstanding universal value’, it has attracted world-wide interest and furnished key evidence about where, when and how we came to be. The greater Magaliesberg area is peppered with some 200 caves and has a unique geology, history and biodiversity. For decades now, specialists have been combing the area to uncover evidence of our heritage.

    In his spectacular new title, Vincent Carruthers guides readers along a timeline, from the birth of our planet through to developments of the twenty first century. Along the way he documents the formation of our landscapes and the emergence of life, the rise of hominins, the stone and iron ages, early settlement, migrations, wars and modern developments in the Magaliesberg – the entire evolution of life up to the present, as we know it.

    Vividly illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams, Cradle of Life portrays the intrigue and importance of the site, taking readers on a magical journey of discovery.

    R390.00
  • 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