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From the weird and wonderful to the frankly fantastic. A stylishly illustrated A-to-Z dictionary text supplemented by a wealth of fascinating information on a wide range of subjects.
The A to Z of names is the new, expanded version of the popular reference book that reveals the true meaning of our names. The previous edition explored the origin and meaning of more than 9 000 South African men's and women's names.
A sourcebook of wise one-loners, of knock-out jokes, of drole asides and heartfelt statements of truth and beauty. It gathers insights of some of the best minds, and organises them into 250 subjects. It offers you a different take on almost every situation life throws at you.
The ultimate annual book of records is back and crammed with more than ever before! Guinness World Records 2017 is bursting with all-new records on topics as diverse as black holes, domes, owls and killer plants. And of course all your favourite record categories are updated, such as the world's new tallest dog! Plus, want to be a record-breaker?
Know South Africa and the world through maps and statistics.
South Africa: Explore the geography of South Africa province by province.
World Issues: Major world issues presented through maps, graphics, statistics, and infographics.
Country Profiles: Detailed profile for every country in the world. Encyclopedia: Hundreds of fascinating and useful facts at your fingertips.
Colour Photographs and Maps: Over 200 stunning photographs from all around the world.
Offers a compendium of strange and true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the daredevil skateboarding mouse to the man who ate 25,000 light bulbs, and from the restaurant that uses a volcano to cook food to the robot that loves playing Rock, Paper, Scissors.
The world's best-selling annual.
Essential reading for matriculants, first year university and college students – and their parents!
Your First Year Of Varsity talks directly to Grade 12 learners and first year university and college students who arrive at their place of higher education filled with hopes, expectations, fears and dreams; yet with little understanding of what this new world means and how to adapt, grow – and graduate.
The book addresses all the rules, demands, behaviours, skills and cultural shifts that will turn an undergraduate into a viable part of higher education life. Foster and Mofokeng have written the book in plain English and it is accessible to anyone who can read a magazine or newspaper. An empathetic, no-nonsense and practical guide to understanding the cultural and academic divide between high school and college or university.
For seventy-five years, The Friendship Book's inspirational and reflective daily anecdotes, quotes and poems have warmed the hearts and enriched the lives of generations of devoted readers. In our specially-compiled anniversary edition of this much-loved annual, Francis Gay's insightful words of wisdom are the perfect accompaniment as we journey together through the year ahead, sharing faith, hope and love. This is an uplifting anthology to dip into every day. Whatever the season and whatever challenges we may face, The Friendship Book always offers words of comfort and optimism, while thirty stunning colour photographs reflect the beauty of God's world around us.
A Citizen’s Guide to Crime Trends in South Africa provides a basis on which to understand the crime statistics in a manner that is accessible to the general public. Each chapter challenges a set of oft-repeated assumptions about how bad crime is, where it occurs, and who its victims are.
Highly illustrated throughout with colour photographs, complementing incisive and informative text. In-depth coverage of all the main cat breeds, including information on origins, appearance and temperament.
Icons provide an at-a-glance overview of build, temperament, coat care and most common colour variations for each breed.
The essential guide for cat lovers and cat owners.
Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 best-seller, this book offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the Polar Bear robot, to the edible human skull, to the woman who still suffers from sea-sickness three years after her last boat trip.
This book will transport you to the stunning places in the world. Discover one-of-a-kind- natural paradises and awesome man-made structures around the globe, from europe to North and South America
This wall map shows provinces of South Africa colour-coded. It includes the major cities, major towns, other towns and settlements, major and minor roads with distance markers, toll roads, route numbers, railway lines and stations, border posts, airports, places of interest, national parks and reserves.
Packaged in a convenient tube.