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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 320
R 256Jy spaar R 64
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

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 850
R 680Jy spaar R 170
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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9781775845133

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 180
R 144Jy spaar R 36
Here's another batch of David Muirhead's unrespectable creatures, following his successful earlier volume of hilarious animal accounts (The Bedside Ark ). It offers a wealth of accurate information on each of the profiled creatures, while revealing their softer sides and the near-human frailties from which they suffer - and temptations for which they fall. Delightful, humorous pen-and-ink sketches accompany many of the stories.

Muirhead's mix of humour, mythology, anecdotal tales and folklore builds quirky and captivating portraits of each animal, and makes for a lighthearted, funny - as well as illuminating - read.

This new anthology, offering something different from the standard collection of animal CVs, will appeal to anyone interested in humorous writing and the natural world, no matter their age (from teen to adult) or level of knowledge.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-07-04
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9781786330147

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 320
R 256Jy spaar R 64
A page-turning story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless quest for justice.

Who is Edwin Rist? Genius or Narcissist? Mastermind or Pawn?

One summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the British Museum of Natural History. Hours later, he slipped away with a suitcase full of rare bird specimens collected over the centuries from across the world, all featuring a dazzling array of priceless feathers.

Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist-deep in a river in New Mexico when he first heard about the heist, from his fly-fishing guide. When he discovered that the thief evaded prison, and that half the birds were never recovered, Johnson embarked upon a years-long worldwide investigation which led him deep into the fiercely secretive underground community obsessed with the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.

A page-turning story of a bizarre and shocking crime, The Feather Thief shines a light on our fraught relationship with the natural world's most beautiful and valuable wonders, and one man's relentless quest for justice.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-31
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9781431700813

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 450
R 360Jy spaar R 90
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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9781920217617

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 395
R 316Jy spaar R 79
Populations of cities have grown at unprecedented rate, consuming ever more land, placing severe strain on the environment and also on cash-strapped governments. Nature needs to be reintroduced to our cities.

This book is focused on urban nature conservation, aspects that will resonate with advisors to local government, people interested in bringing back nature to our cities and anyone with a keen interest in nature.

Our ecosystems are under threat and green infrastructure needs to be better managed so that there will be less fragmentation and habitat loss. All of us have to live more towards a sustainable urban nature environment. This book guides all of us how to address nature on our doorsteps. There are 214 photos, 6 tables and 25 illustrations on principles of urban nature conservation.

The book informs how to participate and synchronise lifestyles to contribute to sustainable urban nature environments. Urban wetlands, watercourses, riparian zones, buffer zones, ecological corridors and functions are explained. The annexures in the book described owl boxes, bird feeders, earthworm bins and how to produce organic compost. What is important is that more and more people move to cities and city developments encroach upon nature areas. These encroachments can be managed to accommodate ecologically sensitive urban nature areas. These areas can be utilised in ways that it will benefit the environment people live in.

EXTENT: 424 pages
FORMAT: 240 x 168 mm
Soft cover, full colour throughout
Publikasiedatum: 2016-12-01
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9780636146136

Christian - Children: Natuurlewe / Nature

Christian - Children  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 197
R 158Jy spaar R 39
Publikasiedatum: 2014-01-01
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9780636139893

Christian - Children: Natuurlewe / Nature

Christian - Children  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 141
R 113Jy spaar R 28
Publikasiedatum: 2014-01-01
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9781770075863

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 350
R 280Jy spaar R 70
Die verhaal van lewe & die omgewing - 'n Afrika-perspektief handel oor die brose wonder van lewe. Dit is 'n viering van die aarde se ryke, wonderlike verskeidenheid - die spesies, bevolkings, gemeenskappe en ekostelsels wat ons omring - en van die natuur se veerkragtigheid. Dit vertel van die drie hoofekostelsels: varswater, oseane en land, en al die lewe wat hulle in en om Afrika onderhou. Dit bespreek evolusie en die eindeloos vertakkende boom van lewe; hoe stelsels werk, hoe bevolkings toeneem en afneem, en hoe al die elemente van lewe op mekaar inwerk. En dit vertel die verhaal van die oorsprong van die mens in Afrika, en hoe ons tot moderne mense ontwikkel het. Die boek waarsku teen ons menslike invloed op die planeet en die vinnige klimaatsverandering wat dit aanhelp, asook teen massiewe oorbenutting en die uitputting van hulpbronne. Die boek gaan ook oor verantwoordelike beplanning en bestuur van ons omgewing en natuurlike hulpbronne om skade te herstel en volhoubaarheid te verseker. Dit is die verhaal van lewe en die omgewing in Afrika.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-07-01
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9781920544713

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 75
R 60Jy spaar R 15
Eerste Veldgids tot Gesteentes & Minerale*, die jongste toevoeging tot die gewilde Struik Nature-reeks, stel die belangrikste en interessantste gesteentes en minerale van ons geologies opwindende streek bekend.

Die gids beskryf 30 minerale en 18 belangrike soorte gesteentes, met die klem op dié wat die bekendste of
algemeenste is. 'n Kort inleiding gee 'n oorsig van die onderwerp; kleurryke foto's van die gesteentes en minerale sowel as van die besondere terrein waarin hulle voorkom, vul die helder teks deurgaans aan en help met uitkenning in die veld. Eerste Veldgids tot Gesteentes & Minerale is 'n nuttige hulpmiddel vir die aspirant-geoloog, weetgierige amateur, of enigeen met 'n ontluikende belangstelling in Suider-Afrika se
unieke geologiese erfenis.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-06-01
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9781920217181

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Natuurlewe / Nature
R 340
R 272Jy spaar R 68
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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