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Rapid Fire - Remarkable Miscellany (Paperback): John Maytham Rapid Fire - Remarkable Miscellany (Paperback)
John Maytham
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What is the origin of the word ‘bluetooth’? Which UK football ground is flanked by Bloemfontein & South Africa roads? When walking round Rondebosch Common, why is it wise not to go widdershins?

These are a few of the questions put to John Maytham by 567 CapeTalk listeners in the Rapid Fire insert on the late drive-time show. Join him on a tour of the oddest, arcane and most surprising questions – and be tickled by the weird and wonderful answers.

Garden Birds in Southern Africa - Attract, Identify, Enjoy (Paperback): Duncan Butchart Garden Birds in Southern Africa - Attract, Identify, Enjoy (Paperback)
Duncan Butchart 3
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This guide profiles 101 garden birds likely to be found in gardens across southern Africa, informing readers about what to look and listen for, and where and when. It is also an inspirational guide to creating a bird-friendly garden that is also a reservoir of biodiversity, wherever you are in the region.

With an attractive layout and multiple colour images, it offers the following:

  • Descriptions and photos of 101 garden birds
  • How to get to know your local species, their feeding, breeding, calls and general behaviour
  • How to design your garden to attract the widest range of birds and other wildlife
  • The best plants and structures to provide food and shelter for birds
  • Detailed lists of recommended trees, shrubs, climbers, aloes and grasses
Insectopedia - The Secret World of Southern African Insects (Paperback, 2nd Revised Edition): Erik Holm Insectopedia - The Secret World of Southern African Insects (Paperback, 2nd Revised Edition)
Erik Holm 3
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Insectopedia uncovers the fascinating and infinitely varied world of insects. It explores their intriguing behaviour and biology – from mating and breeding, metamorphosis and movement to sight, smell, hearing and their adaptations to heat and cold.

A chapter on superorganisms probes the curious phenomenon of social communities among insects; another covers the critical role that these creatures play in maintaining the fragile balance of life on our planet. The book concludes with a 60-page illustrated field guide, describing most insect orders and their main families.

Previously published as Insectlopedia of Southern Africa, this fully revised and redesigned edition includes up-to-date information throughout, an expanded ID section, and several hundred new photographs.

Your First Year Of Varsity - A Survival Guide For University And College (Paperback): Shelagh Foster, Lehlohonolo Mofokeng Your First Year Of Varsity - A Survival Guide For University And College (Paperback)
Shelagh Foster, Lehlohonolo Mofokeng
R190 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R39 (21%) In stock

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.

The A-Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa (Paperback): Jack Hadfield The A-Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa (Paperback)
Jack Hadfield
R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This comprehensive guide to vegetable gardening in South Africa, written especially for the home gardener, is based on vast practical experience and an intimate knowledge of local growing conditions.

Part 1 provides down-to-earth advice on location and layout of the vegetable gaarden;soils and nutrients; garden planning and crop rotation; tools and equipment; watering; cultivation and weed control; seed, sowing, transplanting, harvesting, and pests and their control; container growing, and the use of plastics in the vegetable garden. In part 2 the common as well as a number of unusual vegetables are fully discused. Invaluable information on cultivars, soil preparation, propagation, sowing, transplanting, harvesting, and pests and diseases are included. This is followed by short descriptions of the more widely used culinary herbs. Finally, the appendices give information on how to grow salad sprouts, and detailed and invaluable advice on exhibiting vegetables.

Whether your garden is a smallholding or a townhouse patio, The A - Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa is an essential handbook containing everything you need to know for the successfull production of your own top-quality vegetables throughout the year.

Invertebrates Of Southern Africa And Their Tracks & Signs (Paperback, None Ed.): Lee Gutteridge Invertebrates Of Southern Africa And Their Tracks & Signs (Paperback, None Ed.)
Lee Gutteridge
R320 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R66 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This book intensively covers a never-before-explored aspect of Southern African nature and is an essential new addition to the library of every nature lover. It was researched and written over the last four and a half years to open a door to a little known micro-world that exists all around us. Invertebrates – which include commonly seen creatures such as butterflies, spiders, beetles, worms and scorpions – are everywhere. The signs of their day-to-day activities are all around us if we know where to look.

The life cycles and behaviours of many animals are discussed, with a special focus on interactions between mammals and invertebrates – a fascinating subject in itself.

While working on this book, Lee Gutteridge spent many hours in the field with expert entomologists and arachnologists, many of whom commented that; even though they had spent a lifetime in the field, this experience, of invertebrate tracking, had changed the way that they see the invertebrate world.

With funding received from the Oppenheimer family, 250 copies will be donated to indigenous trackers, whose knowledge Lee appreciates and respects.

How To Identify Trees In South Africa (Paperback, Updated 2nd Edition): Braam van Wyk, Piet Van Wyk How To Identify Trees In South Africa (Paperback, Updated 2nd Edition)
Braam van Wyk, Piet Van Wyk
R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This book’s title says it all! Now in an updated second edition, it provides a clear understanding of how trees are constructed and what to look for when identifying a tree.

The book is divided into two parts: Part 1 describes and clearly illustrates the different parts of a tree and their role in tree identification. Part 2 features a key to 43 tree groups, based on easy-to-observe stem and leaf features. It carefully outlines each group and the southern African tree families represented in the different groups. Numerous colour photographs and explanatory illustrations support the text, making this an accessible and easy-to-use guide.

How To Identify Trees In Southern Africa will equip readers with a sound understanding of how trees work and what to look for in order to make a positive ID.

A Citizen's Guide To Crime Trends In South Africa (Paperback): Anine Kriegler, Mark Shaw A Citizen's Guide To Crime Trends In South Africa (Paperback)
Anine Kriegler, Mark Shaw 3
R409 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R54 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Crime statistics do not belong to the government, academics, specialists, or the press. They are ours: we experience and report crimes and have a right to access and understand their official record. It should not take any particular expertise to get a grasp on what we should make of the figures and graphs that the South African Police Service produces every year. Yet crime, its measurement and control, are as much political matters as they are technocratic.

While there is much that remains open to interpretation and discussion, there are some things that we should all be able to agree on, based on a sober reading of the evidence. As crime is a serious issue in South Africa, knowing what the official sources say is critical for productive debates on what we can do to make our country safer. A Citizen's Guide To Crime Trends In South Africa provides a basis on which to understand the 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. It also demonstrates how and why crime statistics need to be matched with other forms of research, including criminal justice data, in order to produce a fuller account of what we are faced with.

Oxford South African School Dictionary - Grades 4-12 (Paperback, 4th Edition): Oxford South African School Dictionary - Grades 4-12 (Paperback, 4th Edition)
2
R145 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R16 (11%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

The latest edition of bestselling South African school dictionary builds on providing solutions to every learner’s language needs.

Mankind - The Story of All of Us (Paperback): Pamela D. Toler Mankind - The Story of All of Us (Paperback)
Pamela D. Toler; Foreword by Ian Morris 2
R670 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R136 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It takes more than 10 billion years to create just the right conditions on one planet for life to begin. It takes another three billion years of evolving life forms until it finally happens, a primate super species emerges: mankind.

In conjunction with History Channel's hit television series by the same name, Mankind is a sweeping history of humans from the birth of the Earth and hunting antelope in Africa's Rift Valley to the present day with the completion of the Genome project and the birth of the seven billionth human. Like a Hollywood action movie, Mankind is a fast-moving, adventurous history of key events from each major historical epoch that directly affect us today such as the invention of iron, the beginning of Buddhism, the crucifixion of Jesus, the fall of Rome, the invention of the printing press, the Industrial Revolution, and the invention of the computer.

With more than 300 color photographs and maps, Mankind is not only a visual overview of the broad story of civilization, but it also includes illustrated pop-out sidebars explaining distinctions between science and history, such as why there is 700 times more iron than bronze buried in the earth, why pepper is the only food we can taste with our skin, and how a wobble in the earth's axis helped bring down the Egyptian Empire.

This is the most exciting and entertaining history of mankind ever produced.

Legal Research - Purpose, Planning and Publication (Paperback): Francois Venter Legal Research - Purpose, Planning and Publication (Paperback)
Francois Venter
R270 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Lawyers must be able to do research and should be able to do it well in order to honour their obligations, be those obligations commercial, in the field of criminal justice, constitutional, judicial or academic. Yet much confusion surrounds the nature of research, the need for lawyers and law students to undertake research projects, the requirements for the dissemination of the results, and their impact on policy and practice. Why is legal research needed? What does it entail? Where should one begin? What methods are used for legal research? What are the ethical issues involved? How does one go about publishing the results of one’s research in law, and which are the appropriate publication platforms? How should the quality of legal research be judged?

Legal Research: Purpose, Planning and Publication seeks to begin answering these questions, to introduce law students to legal research, and perhaps even to open up some new perspectives for those in the legal community who wish to sharpen their research skills.

The guidelines and views in Legal Research are not offered as hard doctrine, but rather as a route map for a journey of discovery, in the course of which readers may develop their own approach to the production of valuable legal research results.

Legal Research provides an introduction to ease the way of legal researchers, especially those with little expertise and experience, and perhaps to open a debate among the more experienced lawyers, who have not yet given much thought to the matter, about developing and improving our understanding of legal research in South Africa.

The Calore, Carb and Fat Bible 2020 (Paperback): Juliette Kellow, Lyndel Costain, Rebecca Walton The Calore, Carb and Fat Bible 2020 (Paperback)
Juliette Kellow, Lyndel Costain, Rebecca Walton; Edited by Rebecca Walton, Samuel Holt 1
R637 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R133 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Companion to the Book of Enoch - A Reader's Commentary, Vol I: The Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36) (Paperback):... A Companion to the Book of Enoch - A Reader's Commentary, Vol I: The Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36) (Paperback)
Michael Heiser
R514 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R111 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Your Money Is Your Business! (Paperback): Stephen Freeman Your Money Is Your Business! (Paperback)
Stephen Freeman
R569 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R110 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
2020 Collins Map of Scotland (Sheet map, folded, New edition): Collins Maps 2020 Collins Map of Scotland (Sheet map, folded, New edition)
Collins Maps
R177 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R57 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Full colour map of Scotland at 8.7 miles to 1 inch (1:550,000) with clear, detailed road network and administrative areas shown in colour. The map covers the whole of Scotland and part of Northern England conveniently on one side, and is ideal for reference or route planning. The map shows the road network in detail for easy route planning. It is ideal for business users also, with its political colouring of local council areas. Main Features * Fully updated * Administrative areas shown in colour * Clear, detailed road network and road distances * Town and city names, rivers, railway lines and canals clearly shown * 7 city/town centre street plans showing places of interest. * Index to place names * Mileage chart * Car ferry routes * Key in English, French and German

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Gids - Feite & Wenke (Afrikaans, Paperback): Isabel Uys Die Suid-Afrikaanse Gids - Feite & Wenke (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Isabel Uys
R48 Discovery Miles 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Gids is ’n omvattende naslaanbron vir enige belangstellende – oud of jonk, Suid-Afrikaans of ’n toeris – wat enige inligting omtrent Suid-Afrika maklik wil bekom.

Die gids bevat ’n ietsie van alles: van die geskiedenis van ons land, ons fauna en flora, wildparke, sportstatistieke tot wenke oor geldbesparing, die aankoop van ’n motor, goeie maniere en trou-etiket.

Hierdie gids is ’n moet vir enige huis, boekwinkel, hotel, toeristekantoor, biblioteek en skool.

Collins Bird Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Lars Svensson Collins Bird Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Lars Svensson 1
R720 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R274 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Following on from its hugely successful launch in 1999, Collins Bird Guide - the ultimate reference book for bird enthusiasts - now enters its second edition. With expanded text and additional colour illustrations, the second edition of the hugely successful Collins Bird Guide is a must for every birdwatcher. The book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, covering size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding: whatever is important). In addition, each group of birds includes an introduction which covers the major problems involved in identifying or observing them: how to organise a sea watching trip, how to separate birds of prey in flight, which duck hybrids can be confused with which main species. These and many other common birdwatching questions are answered. The combination of definitive text, up-to-date distribution maps and superb illustrations, all in a single volume, makes this book the ultimate field guide, essential on every bookshelf and birdwatching trip.

Barron's AP Computer Science A with Online Tests (Paperback, Eighth Edition): Roselyn Teukolsky Barron's AP Computer Science A with Online Tests (Paperback, Eighth Edition)
Roselyn Teukolsky
R599 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R210 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This best-selling guide from Barron's offers practical, proven test-taking strategies and preparation for the Advanced Placement test. This updated manual presents computer science test takers with: Three AP practice tests for the AP Computer Science A test, including a diagnostic test Charts detailing the scoring suggestions for each free-response question Answers and explanations for every test question A subject review includes static variables, the List interface, enhanced for loops, the import statement, many questions on 2-dimensional arrays, and a detailed analysis of the binary search algorithm. The book reflects the fact that the ClassCastException and downcasting have been removed from the AP Java subset. The practice exams reflect the new free-response style used on recent AP exams. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to three additional full-length online AP Computer Science A tests with all questions answered and explained. These online exams can be easily accessed by smartphone, tablet, or computer.

The Book of Seeds - A lifesize guide to six hundred species from around the world (Hardcover): Paul Smith The Book of Seeds - A lifesize guide to six hundred species from around the world (Hardcover)
Paul Smith 1
R1,187 R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Save R360 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"These seeds will captivate you whether you're a gardener or not." - The Washington Post "A sumptuous guide to 600 of the world's weirdest and most beautiful species, from the black seed with hair like Donald Trump to pinhead-sized orchid seeds." - The Guardian "The book drives home the incredible botanical wealth that is found on our precious blue planet." - The English Garden True time capsules of life, seeds are significant items of hope and promise. They are the most complex organs plants ever produce, and come in an enormously diverse range of shapes, sizes, and colours; from the impressive coco de mer nut to the microscopic seeds of an orchid, to the extraordinary cobalt blue of the traveller's palm pit. Seeds are often overshadowed by the adult plant's size and show. Here, 600 seeds are spotlit, each given equal attention, each shown as glorious photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving of the parent plant. Every profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, and a commentary revealing notable characteristics, related species, and a diagnosis of the specimen's importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, dispersal method, and scientific significance. Arranged taxonomically, this essential reference reveals the variety and importance of seeds to an extent never seen before.

Let's Talk Type - An Essential Lexicon of Type Terms (Paperback): Tony Seddon Let's Talk Type - An Essential Lexicon of Type Terms (Paperback)
Tony Seddon
R459 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R104 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why is Helvetica used for airport signs - and who designed Arial? What exactly is hand lettering? Which fonts tend to work best for emails and what font is used on New York street signs? Let's Talk Type answers all of these questions and more in one easy-to-use typography primer. With a clear and comprehensive `What Is' or `Why Use It' approach to the subject, it will help the reader to identify fonts with ease and to choose the perfect type treatment for their message, whether they are writing and designing for the web, print or personal correspondence. It also illuminates the interesting backstories behind famous fonts. An essential companion for anyone who writes or designs - whether for business or at home - this fully-illustrated, authoritative resource saves readers the hassle of navigating badly informed, business-led web content, and provides a comprehensive design-conscious approach to the subject.

Index (Paperback): Christopher Tolkien Index (Paperback)
Christopher Tolkien
R354 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R90 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Complete integrated indices of History of Middle-earth volumes to complement new series. For the first time every index from each of the twelve volumes of The History Of Middle-earth has been published together in a single volume - to create a supreme index charting the writing of Tolkien's masterpieces The Lord of The Rings and The Silmarillion. This stunning work of reference complements the fascinating History of Middle-earth series, now repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the 'black cover' A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.

The South African Aid - Facts & Tips (Paperback): Isabel Uys The South African Aid - Facts & Tips (Paperback)
Isabel Uys 1
R48 Discovery Miles 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The South African Aid is a comprehensive reference guide for any individual – old and young, local or foreign – seeking information on South Africa.

The guide offers a bit of everything: the history of our land, our fauna and flora, game reserves, sport statistics, tip son saving money, buying a car, good manners, wedding etiquette, etc.

This guide is a must-have for every house, book sop, hotel, tourism office, library and school.

Barron's AP European History with Online Tests (Paperback, Ninth Edition): Seth A. Roberts Barron's AP European History with Online Tests (Paperback, Ninth Edition)
Seth A. Roberts
R628 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R224 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fully updated to reflect the new exam and scoring guidelines, this in-depth preparation for the AP European History exam features: Two full-length model AP exams with all questions answered and explained A comprehensive review of European history, starting with Europe during the Italian Renaissance and progressing to Europe in the twenty-first century Practice multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions with answers following each chapter Extensive charts that summarize Europe's history BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to three additional full-length online AP European History tests with all questions answered and explained. These online exams can be easily accessed by smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Italian Wines 2017 (Paperback): Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2017 (Paperback)
Gambero Rosso
R780 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R175 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Italian Wines is the English-language version of Gambero Rosso's Vini d'Italia, the world's best-selling guide to Italian wine, now in its 30th edition. It is the result of a year's work by over 60 tasters, coordinated by three curators. They travel around the entire country to taste 45,000 wines, only half of which make it into the guide. About 2,400 producers are selected. Each entry brings together useful information about a winery, including a description of its most important labels and price levels in Italian wine shops. Each wine is evaluated according to the Gambero Rosso bicchieri rating, with Tre Bicchieri awarded to the top labels. This guide acts as an essential reference tool for both wine professionals and passionate amateurs around the globe: it provides the instruments for finding one's way in the complex panorama of Italy's wine world.

The Write Stuff - The Indispensable Guide To English Usage (Paperback): Johan Geldenhuys, Bittie Viljoen-Smook The Write Stuff - The Indispensable Guide To English Usage (Paperback)
Johan Geldenhuys, Bittie Viljoen-Smook
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When do you use hanged and hung, or you and me and me, myself and I? And what about the use of the numerals thousand, million, billion and trillion?

Find answers to these and many other language questions in the fourth, updated edition of The Write Stuff, which focuses on typical problems that non-English speakers encounter when writing English.

This handy reference and useful teaching guide contains valuable tips on English language issues and guidance on recent writing trends.

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