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9781775844747
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This guide profiles 101 garden birds likely to be found in gardens across southern Africa, informing readers about what to look and listen for, and where and when. It is also an inspirational guide to creating a bird-friendly garden that is also a reservoir of biodiversity, wherever you are in the region.
With an attractive layout and multiple colour images, it offers the following:

Descriptions and photos of 101 garden birds
How to get to know your local species, their feeding, breeding, calls and general behaviour
How to design your garden to attract the widest range of birds and other wildlife
The best plants and structures to provide food and shelter for birds
Detailed lists of recommended trees, shrubs, climbers, aloes and grasses
Publication date: 2017-10-04
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9781770079144
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Frogs & frogging in South Africa offers amateur froggers an accessible and practical introduction to frog identification.

This edition of the highly popular guide has been expertly revised and fully updated to reflect the latest advances in taxonomy and nomenclature.

It offers: all of the species in Africa south of latitude 22 °S; a section on frog biology and behaviour; how to photograph frogs and record their calls; how to attract frogs to your garden, and ideas for projects such as building a pond; the range of frog species to be found in different environmental niches; maps and colourful photographs with the updated accounts; a new key to the identification of tadpole genera; a CD with all 115 frog calls, which offer one of the best ways to find.
Publication date: 2017-08-01
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9781868727247
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Designed for quick and easy use in the field, Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa features all of South Africa's more than 660 butterfly species. Each entry provides details of identification plus a brief account of habits, flight periods, broods, typical habitat, distribution and larval food source.
Full colour photographs of male and female forms occur on pages facing the species entries, and a simple numbering system between text and images ensures clarity and ease of use.
Publication date: 2017-08-01
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9781770073883
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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.
Publication date: 2017-08-01
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9781775845348
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Sharks are among the most persecuted animals on Earth. Nicole's block-buster story lifts the lid on the shocking details of the trade in shark fins, and raises awareness of the plight of sharks in the 21st century.

In November 2003 a female Great White Shark was tagged near Dyer Island in South Africa. Her tag popped up in February 2004, just south of Western Australia. The shark, later to be named Nicole (after shark enthusiast Nicole Kidman), had swum an epic 11,000 km. Scientists were even more surprised when she was identified back in South Africa in August 2004 - she had covered 22,000 km in less than nine months, using pinpoint navigation both ways.

Since then, many Great Whites have been tagged and have shown a propensity for undertaking long migrations - but none has yet matched Nicole's amazing feat. This story incorporates a blend of science, actual events and real people, along with conjecture as to what might have happened on Nicole's momentous journey.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Richard Peirce is best known as a shark conservationist and is chairman of the Shark Conservation Society and the Shark Trust. He has authored several books, including The Poacher's Moon - an exposé of rhino-poaching. Richard and his wife Jacqui are confirmed nomads who spend half the year in South Africa; their love of wildlife takes them to the bush at every opportunity.
Publication date: 2017-08-01
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9780928316834
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Hierdie is 'n moet-lees boek vir elke natuurliefhebber wat die welsyn van ons olifantbevolking op die hart dra. Johan Fourie slaag daarin om die strategieë van die wildstropers asook die pogings om hul te uitoorlê op 'n spannende wyse aan die leser voor te hou sonder om die leser te ontstel, maar terselfdertyd die leser skerp onder die indruk te bring tot watter uiterstes die stropers sal gaan.

Johan Fourie skryf onderhoudend en met eerlikheid en passie oor die skemer wêreld van die stropers - mense wat gevorderde tegnologie, helikopters en groot geld inspan vir hul duistere motiewe. Sy deeglike kennis van die veld, natuur en die taktiek wat die stropers gebruik dra daartoe by dat hy die leser 'n naelbytervaring gee oor 'n saak wat elke Suid-Afrikaner na aan die hart behoort te lê.
Publication date: 2017-07-01
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9780986992605
R 170
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The aim of this book is to provide a handy, easy- to-use guidebook for tour guides, tourists and students. My goal was to keep the book as 'travel friendly' as possible, ideal for game walks and an easy size to carry in a suitcase. A small pocket- sized book limits the amount of information and the size of the photographs, so a compromise was reached by limiting the number of pages to one page per animal.
There is at least one photograph of each animal, but often two (male and female). Photographs of the droppings and skull and a sketch of the spoor is provided for each animal. The droppings were photographed with a match for scale and the spoor is provided with measurements. The skulls were photographed at the Ditsong National Museum for Natural History, Pretoria. There is a brief explanation of the different skull components on pg 5 and 6.

Distribution maps for the Southern African sub-region accompany each animal. This will make the book useful in other areas as well.

The common names are provided in English, Afrikaans, German, French, Spanish and Italian with only a few exceptions. The basic information on weight, gestation, habitat, food, social structure, etc., is provided in a separate block for each animal. The dental formula is also included and the formula is explained on pg 5.

The 'Did you know?' section contains additional interesting facts about the animal.

The book is colour-coded for quick reference and the colour codes are indicated in the contents for cross reference. The book is divided into six major groups - the non-ruminants, the ruminants, the carnivores, the non-carnivorous small mammals, the rodents and shrews and lastly, the bats.

At the beginning of each section there is information about the group and a visual diagram of the orders, suborders, families and sub-families within the group.
Publication date: 2017-07-01
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9781775842743
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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
Publication date: 2017-07-01
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9781775842484
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For the very first time, local and visiting birders will have a detailed guide to Kenya's best birding sites. The book will help them to locate the key species in each area, including sought-after 'specials' and endemics.

Top 50 Birding Sites In Kenya offers:
a detailed map for each site with specific guidance on what to look for and where
information about the birds likely to be seen
descriptions of each site, indicating the plants and wildlife that may be encountered in addition to the birds
tips for planning your trip
road directions to each site.
Publication date: 2017-07-01
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9781770070615
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This guide will be of value to entomologists, both amateur and professional, as well as to students, nature conservation officers, game rangers, gardeners, farmers, tourists and anyone with an interest in natural history. An introductory chapter discusses the insect body, life history, classification and distribution patterns and relatives of southern African insects. It also touches on collecting, displaying and curating insects and explains 'How to use this book'.
Publication date: 2017-07-01
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9781775842248
R 290
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.
Publication date: 2017-04-01
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9781775841982
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Insectopedia uncovers the fascinating and infinitely varied world of insects. It explores their intriguing behaviour and biology - from mating and breeding, metamorphosis and movement to sight, smell, hearing and their adaptations to heat and cold.

A chapter on superorganisms probes the curious phenomenon of social communities among insects; another covers the critical role that these creatures play in maintaining the fragile balance of life on our planet.

The book concludes with a 60-page illustrated field guide, describing most insect orders and their main families.

Previously published as Insectlopedia of Southern Africa, this fully revised and redesigned edition includes up-to-date information throughout, an expanded ID section, and several hundred new photographs.
Publication date: 2017-04-01
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9781775845836
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Hierdie opwindende reeks vir aspirant-natuurkundiges, is spesiaal ontwikkel om jong mense in te wy in die geheime van die natuurlewe om ons. Die sakpas-grootte en pragtige foto's maak hierdie boekies besonders, en dit is boonop maklik om te lees en te gebruik .
Publication date: 2017-04-01
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9781775844280
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Hierdie gids is deel van 'n nuwe reeks, Eerste veldgidse, en bied 'n fassinerende blik op die natuurlewe van die streek. Met behulp van kleurfoto's en -verspreidingskaarte asook maklik leesbare teks, sal die beginner- en ontluikende natuurkenner die meer algemene diere van Suider-Afrika kan identifiseer, kan vasstel waar hulle voorkom, en meer te wete kom oor hul unieke gedrag en ongewone eienskappe.
Publication date: 2017-04-01
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9781775844877
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Die boekie stel die leser bekend aan die vaardighede en metodes wat nodig is om diere se spore in die veld te herken, en dit bevat 48 spesies met verspreidingskaarte en foto's. Die dier word beskryf en daar word gekyk na habitat, spoor en gewoontes.
Publication date: 2017-04-01

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