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From the Atlantic and the South Pacific to the Caribbean and the Red Sea, this book covers the oceans with a wide range of aerial and underwater photography, and even photographs from space. It includes a chapter on beautiful sea creatures and powerful underwater predators, as well as all the other delicate life of our oceans.
The Penguins of Boulders is a charming illustration into the lives of one of the most adorable and charismatic creatures on earth – the African penguin. Situated on the eastern shores of False Bay, and in the town of Simons Town, the Boulders area forms one of the only protected mainland breeding colonies of African penguin, on the entire African continent. Dirk Schmidt has captured more than 100 full colour images and provides interesting facts on the lives of these quaint animals allowing us a beautiful insight into this vulnerable bird species forming part of the vast diversity of life on the African continent.
First published in 1986, Smithers' mammals is an authoritative and popular guide to the mammals of Southern Africa.
Sky Guide Africa South 2017 is a practical resource for all astronomers, whether they be novice, amateur or professional. It covers the upcoming yearÆs planetary movements, predicted eclipses, meteor showers û any events and facets of the night sky that change annually.
Following the author's journey from London bad boy to African wildlife warrior, this story presents a series of love affairs with the world's most beautiful and endangered creatures - affairs that so often end in pain, for to succeed in re-introducing a lion or leopard to the wild is to be deprived of their companionship.
Provides advice on selecting fish varieties, equipment for the home tank, fish anatomy and the traits of different varieties. This book also offers advice on compatible fish varieties for the aquarium, feeding and water maintenance, and recognising diseases and keeping a healthful tank environment.
Explore an amazing world of animal secrets, from microscopic insects to some of the largest creatures that have ever lived. Every page is brought to life by vibrant pictures that enhance the text and stimulate your imagination.
Fascinated by birds? Curious about their habitats and flight patterns? Get up close and personal with British Birds, and improve your identification skills.
Perfect for all bird enthusiasts.
This title focuses on the essence of how to go about identifying birds. Topics covered include size, shape, bill length, and other physical features that provide clues to the birdsÆ lifestyle and identity. Full colour photographs and simple line drawings support the text.
The latest installment of hilarious moggy mischief from Tom Cox and his four cats: The Bear, Ralph, Shipley and Roscoe.
A deliciously dark guide to making the best of the nation's favourite cute little animals - when they're dead
To both the beginner and the experienced birdwatcher this compact guide will prove as indispensable as binoculars. Special features: Fits your pocket; Practical & user-friendly; Over 400 bird species; Excellent colour photographs; Logical grouping of birds; Concise biological information; English & Afrikaans names; Southern African bird numbers; Distribution maps according to the new bird atlas; Index. An essential aid for nature-lovers and heavy-weight birders, you cannot afford to be without this book.
A history of exploration beneath the surface of our planet, a remarkable voyage of scientific discovery over the past 150 years.
Explore the most complex and intricate eco-system of the natural world.
This fantastic book covers the life cycles of some of our most rare and endangered species, offering an insight into their existence from birth to death. With examples of magnificent species that demonstrate the capacity to endure the harshest conditions, in the most unforgiving habitats, to survive and even flourish, it is sure to capture your mind and your imagination.
With truly spectacular photography and a thorough and detailed text Animals offers a definitive guide to the natural history and evolution of the world's most remarkable species and covers everything from the most remarkable species and covers everything from the most barren of deserts to the mysterious ocean depths.
This is a collection of 101 jaw-dropping stories, as told by the very people who experienced them û first-hand accounts of sightings, scrapes and encounters in one of AfricaÆs greatest National Parks.
Eco-friendly gardening is fast catching on. Butterflies are visible signs of a healthy garden, and, with their whimsical flight patterns and glorious colours, they are among the most alluring of our aerial visitors.