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A charming, moving account of one man's race to save a herd of elephants.
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.
While alien plants have been well publicised, this is the first book to be published on alien animals of Africa.
Features the stories of natural catastrophe and survival in the face of enormous odds. With chapters covering various states and territories, this title includes detailed accounts of the events burnt into Australia's national memory, from the 'Federation Drought' of 1901 to the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009.
Mark Skinner's photography reveals the uniquely beautiful variety of Cape Town, and it is required reading material for every local and foreign tourist visiting the mother city. His photographs takes the reader on a journey from the City Centre, the Malay Quarter, the Waterfront, then along the Atlantic Seaboard through to Cape Point, back along the False bay Coastline to Constantia, Kirstenbosch and Southern Suburbs. The West Coast, Stellenbosch and the Winelands are also featured ending with Hermanus, Gordons Bay and Cape Agulhas. Mark Skinner's photography is outstanding, and all the photography featured has been specially commissioned for this book.
My LionÆs Heart tells Gareth PattersonÆs 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 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.
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 the power to remind us of our insignificance in the face of the true kings of the savannas.
A deliciously dark guide to making the best of the nation's favourite cute little animals - when they're dead
This edition of Newman's birds of Southern Africa at once updates a classic and pays tribute to one of the region's birding authors, the late Kenneth Newman.
Mammals are the animals that most people come to wilderness areas to see. They range in size from the pygmy shrew (2g) to the blue whale (120 tonnes). But what makes a mammal a mammal - indeed why is the blue whale not a fish? How does the elephant's trunk work?
The Amazing Rags to Riches Tale of Opera's Prima Donkey
From time to time every horse and pony succumbs to the common range of illnesses and injuries, leaving owners with urgent questions about correct treatment.
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.
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.
This highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake features more than 130 photographs of adorable puppies. This brilliant, brightly colored collection truly captures the squishy cuteness of a puppy--its tousled fur, floppy ears, and endearing expression--in the moment when our tiny, wide-eyed companion is mid-shake.In addition to its vibrant photographs, Shake Puppies includes a message of support for animal rescue and creating an environment in which all dogs, young or old, can succeed in their new homes. Training tips are included to help dog owners achieve this goal. There is also a roster listing the names and ages of all the dogs featured, as well as a peek into Carli Davidson's studio.