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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.
An illustrated field guide that includes group introductions, calendar bars showing species' occurrence and breeding periods, a section on 'how to use this book', as well as sonograms depicting the calls of tricky bird groups.
We talk about the weather a lot . It exasperates, confounds and on occasion delights us. Our national conversation is dominated by the weather, but how much do we really know about it? In 'Bring Me Sunshine', Charlie Connelly sets off on the trail of our island obsession.
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.
My Lion’s Heart tells Gareth Patterson’s life story, a story inextricably interwoven with the plight of the lion and all wildlife in Africa. When he was born in 1963, it was estimated that perhaps four hundred thousand lions graced the continent of Africa.
The pocket guide to mammals of Southern Africa is a guide to over 100 mammal species - from big cats to mice and bats.
Sasol First Field Guide to Aloes of Southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the aloes of the region. Full-colour photographs, distribution maps and easy-to-read text will help the budding naturalist to identify the more common aloes found in southern African gardens and landscapes.
This adorable collection of cute canine pictures and heart warming quotes is dedicated to our lovable and faithful four-legged friends. The wag of their tails speaks a thousand words and their loyalty knows no bounds. Dog lovers everywhere will know how dogs delight and enrich our lives and that they truly are a man's best friend.
Beat about the Bush is the most comprehensive bush and field companion available. In addition, it is set in a question and user-friendly answer format. The result is an insightful reference book in a style that appeals to novices, birders, tourists, bush enthusiasts and field guides alike.
Cooking for birds will provide hours of fun for both children and adults who are interested in attracting birds to their gardens.
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.
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.
When Monty Roberts was 13 years old he went off on his own to the deserts of Nevada to watch Mustangs in the wild. What he learned about their methods of communication changed his life and earned him recognition among horse breeders and trainers around the world. This is his autobiography.
Of all Africa's wildlife, none has captured the imagination more than those species that have come over the years to be known as the big five. Whether the biggest, the most beautiful, the fiercest or most formidable, these animals are the ones that have t