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ADAMS, JILL
Wild Flowers of the Northern Cape / Veldblomme Van Noord-Kaapland
(Cape Town: Provincial Administration of the Cape of Good Hope, Department of Nature and Environmental Conservation, 1976). . 216 x 143 mm; limp boards; no pagination; colour illustrations of 173 species; endpaper map. Ever so slightly rubbed; trace of foxing to endpapers. Very good condition. Bilingual text (English and Afrikaans). "This booklet dealing with the flowers of the Northern Cape is a further contribution towards publicising the rich and diverse flora of the Cape Province, which is claimed to be of the order of some 8000 - 10000 species..
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N° du livre: 10032
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: . Arid Zones. . . Botany

 
ADCOCK, KERYN, AND OTHERS
Pilanesberg. A Complete Guide to the Park
(Johannesburg: Jacana Education, 1998) 1874955549. . Cover title reads: 'Pilanesberg. Discover the Magic. The Complete Eco-guide'. 296 x 212 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (iv) + 61, incl. index; full-colour illustrations throughout. Very good condition. "This book will give you a broader, and more detailed, insight into the fascinating world of wildlife here. There is far more to the Pilanesberg than just finding lions! Pilanesberg is one of the oldest and largest volcanic complexes on earth. You may find ... the largest, or the fastest, or one of the most endangered land mammals on earth; or the largest flightless bird, just one of over 300 species of birds in the Park; or some of the thousands of plant, insect or reptiles species. Of course, one can never hope to see it all, but Pilanesberg's magic will be found in its unique geology, its ancient and extraordinary history, in the diversity of life and in looking for the big game. One of the best wildlife experiences that you can hope for is waiting for you, if you know where and how to look. Use this book to help you.".
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N° du livre: 10164
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: North West Parks. Sun City. Capture. Bushveld

 
UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA
Ordinance No. 35, 1947
---. . To provide for the establishment of national parks, game reserves and nature reserves and the preservation of wild animal life, wild vegetation and objects of geological, ethnological, historical or other scientific interest therein; for the amendment of the laws relating to game, fish and other fauna and flora; and for incidental matters. Col. Jack Vincent's own copy, with his bookplate, stapled into his own makeshift wraps, with other related legislation pasted onto leaves. With a few annotations and underlining by Vincent. Fair condition. Vincent was largely responsible for modelling the Natal Parks Board..
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N° du livre: 3172
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28 | CHF 30]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: Conservation. . . .

 
TREE SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Trees and Shrubs of the Witwatersrand: An Illustrated Guide
(Johannesburg, Witwatersrand University Press, 1964). . Illustrated by Barbara Jeppe. Pictorial dustwrapper, little worn, pp. 309, illustrations, plates. Endpapers and preliminary pages little foxed..
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N° du livre: 2400
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.25 | CHF 11]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: South . . Botany. .

 
AITKEN, R.D. & G.W. GALE
Botanical Survey of Natal and Zululand (with a Sketch Map)
(Pretoria, Government Printing and stationery Office, 1921). . Wraps, browned and beginning to tear at the spine, pp. 19..
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N° du livre: 2437
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.25 | CHF 2.5]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: South Africa. . . . Botany.

 
ALEXANDER, GRAHAM, AND JOHAN MARAIS
A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa
(Cape Town: Struik, 2007) 9781770073869. . 240 x 170 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 408, incl. index; profusely illustrated with full-colour photographs, distribution maps, and diagrams. Gift inscription to title page. Very good condition. "Southern Africa is home to a remarkably diverse and rich reptile fauna. A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa introduces the 517 species currently described in the region, arranged into three main groups - snakes and lizards, crocodiles, and shelled reptiles. Drawing on the latest scientific research, the authors start with a discussion of reptile identification, diversity, biology, distribution patterns, and where to find and observe them, as well as unravelling the facts and fallacies of snakebite. Written in a lively and accessible way, the subsequent chapters offer insight into: Identification to group level, with an inclusive list of related species; A detailed description of appearance, together with colourful images; Biology and behaviour of each group; Conservation status of species; Reproduction details; Distribution. Informative panels provide key information at a glance, with a distribution map and clear icons giving typical habitat and period of activity. A wealth of full-colour photographs throughout brings the subject matter vividly to life. This book will appeal to all wildlife enthusiasts, both professional and amateur, and will prove to be a valuable guide in the field.".
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N° du livre: 10799
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.5 | CHF 21]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: . . Herpetology. Husbandry. Captive . Tortoises. Terrapins. Turtles. Crocodile. . .

 
ANDERSON, TANIA A. (EDITOR)
Hidden Splendour. A Guide to the Natural History of the Kalahari and Surrounds
([Kimberley]: Northern Cape Region of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, 1998) 0620230312. . 210 x 135 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 76; colour photographs, artwork and maps; line drawings. Wrappers very slightly rubbed. Very good condition. "This field-guide has been authored by a number of biologists and amateur naturalists ... Tania Anderson, a botanist at the McGregor Museum and editor of the Society's popular regional newsletter Griqua Gnus has very successfully combined and edited the contribution of her team into a book vibrant with interest and full of factual and useful information.".
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N° du livre: 11158
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 | CHF 15]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: . Kgalagadi. Vegetation.

 
ANDREWS, MICHAEL ALFORD
The Flight of the Condor: A Wildlife Exploration of the Andes
(London: Collins & British Broadcasting Corporation, 1982) 0002195453. . 4to; original grey boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 158, incl. index; maps; plates, several of which in full colour. Dustwrapper slightly curled and sunned; bookplate to front pastedown; light spotting to top edge. Very good condition. "South America is a continent of violent extremes, dominated by the world's longest, most spectacular, mountain chain, the Andes. It holds the world's driest desert, most massive water system, highest navigable lake. It is a land of ice and fire, where a glacier thundering into the ocean is surrounded by tropical forest alive with humming-birds. It takes courage, persistence and inspiration to capture on film this vast kaleidoscope of raw Nature. Michael Andrews resolved for the BBC TV Natural History Unit to do just this, meeting the challenge of the continent of superlatives by making the most comprehensive and wide-ranging filmic exploration of the Andes to date. In this book, based on that series, Michael Andrews describes in vivid detail the landscape and ecology, the flora and fauna. He also gives us the human drama behind an expedition of this kind, making The Flight of the Condor an exciting adventure story.".
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N° du livre: 4740
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: . . . Documentary .

 
ARNOLD, E.N. AND J.A. BURTON
A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe
(London, Collins, 1978). . Illustrated by D.W. Ovenden. 8vo; pictorial boards; pp. 272 including index; colour plates; black-and-white illustrations; distribution maps; date written on front pastedown. Severe tape scarring to endpapers, else very good condition. "Here is the first comprehensive guide to a fascinating group of animals - the British and European salamanders, frogs and tree frogs, toads, tortoises, turtles and terrapins, geckoes, agamas, lizards and chameleons, slow worms, skinks, amphisbaenians and the 25 species of snakes. The whole of mainland Europe is covered, from the Ural Mountains westwards and also the Mediterranean islands... Every species and distinct subspecies is described in detail, with notes on its range, size, colour and markings, diagnostic characters, habitat, behaviour and, in the case of venomous snakes, the type and virulence of its poison. There is an introduction to each new group and wherever helpful a key to its species. All are in systematic order except for the small lizards, which are more usefully treated by region. Pages 9-27 provide an introduction to the whole study of our amphibians and reptiles with special sections on snakebite and its avoidance or treatment and on the British fauna. At the end of the book are keys for identifying eggs and tadpoles (larvae) of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders; a section on internal characters; glossary; bibliography; and index of English and Latin names. The whole book is most beautifully illustrated, with 262 illustrations in colour, a further 256 meticulous drawings, and 126 distribution maps.".
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N° du livre: 1659
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8 | CHF 8.5]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: Herpetology. . . Guides. .

 
ARNOLD, G., AND C. L. BOULENGER
On a Freshwater Medusa from the Limpopo River System, with a Note on a Parasitic Infusorian
(London: Zoological Society of London, 1915). . Inscribed 'K. H. Barnard fr. G. A." to upper cover. Keppel Barnard was a famous taxonomist and curator of the South African Museum. George Arnold was curator of the Rhodesia Museum. Offprint from the 'Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,' March 1915. 222 x 152 mm; printed blue wrappers; pp. [71-76]; plate. Earlier owner's name, with institutional hand-stamp and code label, to upper cover; wrappers somewhat foxed, some foxing elsewhere. Good to very good. Identification of a freshwater jellyfish species from the tributaries of the Limpopo..
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N° du livre: 8416
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: Aquatic Life. . Medusae. Rivers

 
ARONSON, ROY
Tales of an African Vet
(no place: Arrowvet Publishers, 2007) 9780204001966. . 248 x 172 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (iv) + 204; photographs and line drawings. Slight bump to bottom fore-corner. Very good condition. "Join Dr Roy on his adventures in the African bush where you will meet Jabu the elephant, Munwane, the rhino, or travel to Cape Town to meet Gulliver the Border Collie and Choe the Bulldog.".
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N° du livre: 7809
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: Reminiscences. Animal Medicine. Wildlife. Biography

 
BAKKES, CHRISTIAAN
Stoffel Se Veldnotas
(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 2007) 0798148144. . 213 x 137 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 176. Flyleaf removed; trace of foxing. Very good condition. 'Hier is 'n nuwe Stoffel aan die woord: ouer, wyser, rustiger en meer beleë. Maar steeds spreek elke "veldnota" van 'n skerp aanvoeling, onopgesmukte egtheid en fyn waarneming. Die leser leer Stoffel ken as leier van die swartrenostersafari's in Damaraland, maar word ook teruggeneem na vroeëre avonture: as staptoerleier in die Wildtuin, as veldwagter, by die teenstroper-eenheid in die Caprivi, as jagter en ook as soldaat. Dan is daar - nuut en baie welkom in Stoffel se lewe! - die liefde: Nina met haar katte; sy medebestuurder by die renosterkamp en later sy verloofde. Maar daar is ook bittere verlies: die dood van sy boesemvriend. Soos sy voorgangers, Die lang pad van Stoffel Mathysen, Stoffel in die wildernis en Stoffel by die afdraaipad, bied hierdie bundel wildernisverhale meesleurende leesplesier, in die onnabootsbare styl van Christiaan Bakkes.'.
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N° du livre: 10128
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: Safari. Wildlife. Namibia. National Parks. Rangers

 
BALFOUR, DARYL & SHARNA
Rhino
(Cape Town: Struik, 1991) 1868251519. . Cover title: Rhino: The Story of the Rhinoceros and a Plea for Its Conservation. Foreword by Ian Player. 4to; original pale grey boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 176, incl. index; lavishly illustrated with Daryl Balfour's full-colour photographs; some monochrome illustrations. Dustwrapper partially sunned, with short tear at head of spine panel; a little foxing; small scuff to top edge of upper board. Very good condition. "Rhino are among the most magnificent and awe-inspiring creatures on earth. Massive, powerful, yet totally vulnerable to the whims of mankind, the survival of the world's few remaining rhino is one of the greatest challenges facing conservationists today. The rhino's horn, evolved as a defensive weapon, is also its Achilles' heel and the sole reason for this animal having been hunted to the brink of extinction. The unheard-of privilege accorded author/photographers Daryl and Sharna Balfour of operating unfettered by the usual restraints of vehicles, roads and park regulations and being allowed to roam at will through the greatest rhinoceros reserves in Africa has resulted in a unique, personal yet informed perspective on these animals and a collection of stunning close-up photographs. Rhino deals not only with the black and white rhino in Africa, but also with the Asian species - the severely endangered Indian, Javan and Sumatran rhino. The text discusses the dilemma of poaching and the rhino horn trade, and the efforts to curb the slaughter of this prehistoric-looking animal. But the main thrust of the text and photographs in this book is to show the animals in their natural surroundings, their habitats and social behaviour, and also the animals that associate with them. Through its well-researched and up-to-date text and its stunning photographs, Rhino forms an evocative plea for the continued existence of these creatures.".
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N° du livre: 11262
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: . Wildlife Photography. Natal Parks

 
BANNISTER, ANTHONY (PHOTOGRAPHS), AND RENÉ GORDON (TEXT)
The National Parks of South Africa
(Cape Town: Struik & Leserskring, 1983) 0869771442. . 4to; original papered boards with red lettering to spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 188 + (iv); profusely illustrated with stunning full-colour photographs; maps. Spine a little sunned; dustwrapper very slightly curled to edges, with minor tape marks to reverse. Very good condition. "In words and full-colour pictures, The National Parks of South Africa explores ... ten state-proclaimed sanctuaries - taking the reader from the dark undergrowth of the Tsitsikamma forest where peripatus has existed for millions of years, to the arid sands of the Kalahari, home of the gemsbok; and from the tiny shoreline enclosure of a coastal reserve to the vast, changing canvas of the Kruger Park, one of the world's greatest and best-known national parks. Though her once wild Eden has been inexorably diminished, it is not entirely lost, for among South Africa's other riches she boasts some of the world's most exciting and varied conservation areas.".
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N° du livre: 5758
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: Wildlife. . Nature Photography. Travel

 
BARNARD, K. H.
A Guide Book to South African Whales and Dolphins
(Cape Town: South African Museum, 1954). . 215 x 140 mm; saddle-stitched card wrappers; pp. (ii) + 33; line drawings. Trace of foxing. Very good condition. "The primary object of the Guide ... is to give some general information about the group of animals known to scientists as Cetacea, the largest members of which have always evoked man's awe and astonishment. Not only are they the largest animals living at the present day, they are the bulkiest of all animals which have ever lived.".
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N° du livre: 10836
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Natural History
Mots-clés: Cetaceans. Porpoises. . . Waters. Marine Biology

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