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Rapid Fire - Remarkable Miscellany (Paperback): John Maytham Rapid Fire - Remarkable Miscellany (Paperback)
John Maytham
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (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 4
R270 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R54 (20%) 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
R270 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R54 (20%) 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.

The A-Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa (Paperback): Jack Hadfield The A-Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa (Paperback)
Jack Hadfield
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) 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.

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 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) 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.

The Horse Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Elwyn Hartley Edwards The Horse Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Elwyn Hartley Edwards 3
R825 R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Save R206 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A stunning celebration of the equine world, The Horse Encyclopedia is a fully illustrated look at all the major horse and pony breeds and types, from the ponies of Dartmoor to the American mustang.

Packed with gorgeous photographs of horse breeds from around the world, The Horse Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to the evolution, anatomy, and origins of each horse breed and its place in history, art, and culture. The Horse Encyclopedia also documents famous individual horses, as well as iconic owners, riders, and breeders, paying homage to equestrian history.

This dazzling volume also includes expert advice on horse care, feeding and grooming, and horse health to offer a truly comprehensive equine guide and a wonderful gift for all horse riders, students, and enthusiasts.

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
R354 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R27 (8%) 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)
4
R157 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R11 (7%) 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
R557 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R58 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 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
R293 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R35 (12%) 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.

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Gids - Feite & Wenke (Afrikaans, Paperback): Isabel Uys Die Suid-Afrikaanse Gids - Feite & Wenke (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Isabel Uys
R48 Discovery Miles 480 In stock

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.

The Twenty-First Mental Measurements Yearbook (Hardcover): Buros Center The Twenty-First Mental Measurements Yearbook (Hardcover)
Buros Center; Edited by Janet F. Carlson, Kurt F. Geisinger, Jessica L. Jonson
R4,665 Discovery Miles 46 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The most widely acclaimed reference series in education and psychology, the Mental Measurements Yearbooks are designed to assist professionals in selecting and using standardized tests. The series, initiated in 1938, provides factual information and critical reviews on the construction, use, and validity of commercially available tests published in English. The objectives of the Mental Measurements Yearbooks have remained essentially the same since the start of the series. These objectives include provision to test users of factual information on all known tests published in the English-speaking countries of the world candidly critical test reviews written for the Mental Measurements Yearbook series by qualified professionals in education, psychology, speech/language/hearing, and other fields representing a variety of viewpoints unique publication of each volume in the Mental Measurements Yearbook series with new volumes supplementing rather than supplanting previous series volumes. The importance of testing in our everyday lives has never been more vital or pronounced. Recognized worldwide as an essential resource on tests and testing, the Mental Measurements Yearbook series is an indispensable reference for anyone involved in the evaluation, selection, and use of commercially published assessments. The Twenty-First Mental Measurements Yearbook continues this long-standing tradition by providing professional reviews of more than 180 new or recently revised tests. This addition to the Mental Measurements Yearbook series offers evaluations of the latest assessments in education, psychology, business, law, healthcare, counseling, and management. In addition to test reviews, descriptions of the purpose, target population, administration, scores, price, author, and publisher for each tests is provided. Reviews are written by highly qualified professionals with expertise in a range of disciplines. Test entries are cross-referenced and indexed by title, subject, name, acronym, and score. An updated directory of test publishers is also included. The Buros Center for Testing, located in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, continues the work of improving the science and practice of testing that Oscar Krisen Buros (1906-78) began in the 1930s. Customers who place a standing order for the Tests in Print series or the Mental Measurements Yearbook series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 1-800-848-6224 (in the U.S.) or 919-966-7449 (outside the U.S.).

The Dream Dictionary from A to Z - The Ultimate A-Z to Interpret the Secrets of Your Dreams (Paperback): Theresa Cheung The Dream Dictionary from A to Z - The Ultimate A-Z to Interpret the Secrets of Your Dreams (Paperback)
Theresa Cheung 2
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) In stock

Unlock the secrets of your dreamlife with the most comprehensive A-Z reference book on dream interpretation you'll ever find. Have you ever wondered what your dreams are trying to tell you? Now you can finally find out. Packed with fascinating information, The Dream Dictionary from A to Z is an extensive collection of the symbols that appear in your dreams and how to interpret what they mean for you. Dreams are universal, and every culture throughout history has tried to unlock the secrets of the unconscious mind through the interpretation of dreams. Understanding the unique meanings of dream symbols can help in the way you experience your waking everyday lives and even foretell the future. Designed to be kept right near your bed, The Dream Dictionary is organised from A to Z, so you can easily look up instant answers about the people, places, and ideas that you dreamed the night before. You'll also discover the various meanings and interpretations of your dreams. For example, cats in dreams can represent the secretive side of a person's nature, and they can also denote a desire for sex or a warning of hidden dangers. Whatever your dream symbol or experience, you'll find an amazing treasure trove of thousands of interpretations in The Dream Dictionary.

Your Money Is Your Business! (Paperback): Stephen Freeman Your Money Is Your Business! (Paperback)
Stephen Freeman
R484 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R63 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Beekeeper's Handbook (Paperback, fifth edition): Diana Sammataro, Alphonse Avitabile The Beekeeper's Handbook (Paperback, fifth edition)
Diana Sammataro, Alphonse Avitabile; Foreword by Dewey M Caron
R531 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R111 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Trees of New York State - Native and Naturalized (Paperback): Donald J. Leopold Trees of New York State - Native and Naturalized (Paperback)
Donald J. Leopold
R1,020 R810 Discovery Miles 8 100 Save R210 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Leopold's botanical descriptions for each species include a summary of its key identification characteristics and extensive information on its leaves, flowers, fruit, winter characteristics, and bark. Additional material is provided on each tree's habit, habitat and range, and uses, including wood properties and value, landscaping, and restoration projects. Also provided are summer keys to each genus and numerous other aids to identifying these species. Line drawings depict the many fine diagnostic characteristics of each species. Of the 350 color photographs, those of bark should readily facilitate field identification of mature specimens of most tree species. Color photos show the beautiful ornamental attributes that make so many native species excellent landscape choices. This book offers much to both the tree novice and the expert, casual and accomplished outdoor enthusiasts alike.

The Artisan Kitchen - The Science, Practice & Possibilities (Hardcover): James Strawbridge The Artisan Kitchen - The Science, Practice & Possibilities (Hardcover)
James Strawbridge
R475 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R96 (20%) In stock

Spark your creativity with a more mindful way of cooking.

Giving a modern twist to age-old techniques, this book shows how to master 25 preserving and cooking processes, from fermenting to cheese making, hot smoking to sourdough baking.

Discover how to brew perfect sweet-sour kombucha; make a fresh-tasting chutney; dry cure bresaola; create your own sourdough starter; and slow roast over an open wood fire. Be inspired to experiment with more than 150 recipe ideas.

Each culinary project is explored in three stages to spark your creativity: "The Science" explains the science and technical know-how; "The Practice" gets you started on an enticing recipe, with action shots of tricky techniques; and "The Possibilities" provides further recipe ideas plus the tools and inspiration to devise your own recipes.

Regents Exams and Answers Algebra I Revised Edition (Paperback): Gary M Rubinstein Regents Exams and Answers Algebra I Revised Edition (Paperback)
Gary M Rubinstein
R233 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R30 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Barron's Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra I provides essential review for students taking the Algebra I Regents, including actual exams administered for the course, thorough answer explanations, and comprehensive review of all topics. This edition features: Six actual, administered Regents exams so students can get familiar with the test Comprehensive review questions grouped by topic, to help refresh skills learned in class Thorough explanations for all answers Score analysis charts to help identify strengths and weaknesses Study tips and test-taking strategies All pertinent math topics are covered, including sets, algebraic language, linear equations and formulas, ratios, rates, and proportions, polynomials and factoring, radicals and right triangles, area and volume, and quadratic and exponential functions. Looking for additional practice and review? Check out Barron's Regents Algebra I Power Pack two-volume set, which includes Let's Review Regents: Algebra I in addition to Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra I.

Heat Salt, Fat, Acid (Hardcover): Samin Nosrat Heat Salt, Fat, Acid (Hardcover)
Samin Nosrat 3
R910 R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Save R291 (32%) In stock
The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts (Hardcover): Rhiannon Beaubien, Shane Parrish The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts (Hardcover)
Rhiannon Beaubien, Shane Parrish
R413 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Brilliant Baby Names - How To Choose a Name that you and your child will love for life (Paperback, 2nd edition): Laura King,... Brilliant Baby Names - How To Choose a Name that you and your child will love for life (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Laura King, Geoff King 2
R160 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R24 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The name we are given by our parents has a big impact on us. Throughout our life, from the playground to the office, other people will make instinctive and subconscious assumptions about who we are just from our name. We'll hear it spoken in anger and joy, it'll be shortened, lengthened and parodied, it will be loved and loathed. Finding a name that you like, that suits your child and that your child will be happy to carry with them for the rest of their life is not easy. The possibilities seem endless. So where do you start? Brilliant Baby Names has all the answers and will help you to take the worry out of getting your baby's name just right. More than just an alphabetical list of popular names, Brilliant Baby Names is the ultimate guide to naming your baby. Whether you're seeking advice about how to choose a name, looking for inspiration in finding the perfect name or searching for help in handling disagreements or family expectations, this book can help. As you'd expect, the book is packed with 1000s of names to review. Each is listed with details on what they mean and their origin. The lists are split into boys', girls' and neutral names to make the selection process as simple as possible. You'll re-discover traditional names that have been popular in the past; cool names where virtually anything goes; popular names that everyone's using; unusual names that perhaps you'd rather avoid; celebrity names that are on everyone's lips and famous names that the whole world will know. If you need more help or are looking for a namesake, you'll find extra inspiration in the lists of the 100 greatest names from cinema, literature, entertainment, sport and many more. As well as the name lists though, you'll find everything you need to keep in mind, and avoid, when considering a name for your child. There's also detailed information on why choosing the right name is so important and how it may affect your child's opportunities in life. There's essential help and advice in handling and resolving any disagreements with your partner and managing family expectations. You'll find out what the law requires: when and how to register your child's name, how your legal name is used and what to do if you wish to change your child's name later. So, when it comes to naming your baby, Brilliant Baby Names is the only book you'll ever need.

Illustrated Hairdressing Dictionary (Paperback): Jane Hiscock, Nicci Moorman, Leah Palmer Illustrated Hairdressing Dictionary (Paperback)
Jane Hiscock, Nicci Moorman, Leah Palmer
R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This illustrated dictionary has been specially designed for hairdressing students. It contains technical, professional and assessment vocabulary required for NVQ Levels 1, 2 and 3 for various awarding bodies. It includes pronunciation guides and an appendix with key technical terms arranged in NVQ units.

Illustrated Beauty Therapy Dictionary (Paperback): Susan Cressy Illustrated Beauty Therapy Dictionary (Paperback)
Susan Cressy
R794 Discovery Miles 7 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book uses appropriate technical and professional vocabulary and explanations for NVQ levels, 1, 2 and 3 so students don't have to find their way through irrelevant medical terminology. It includes a pronunciation guide enabling correct pronunciation and a more professional personal presentation.

Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries (Hardcover, Edition.): Govert Schilling Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries (Hardcover, Edition.)
Govert Schilling
R1,209 Discovery Miles 12 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Offers a unique combination of informative text, magnificent illustrations and stylish design Examines the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope Features spectacular photographs, taken with the largest telescopes on Earth and in space, that portray distant corners of the universe Author Govert Schilling is a renowned astronomy journalist and science communicator

In his "Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries," astronomy journalist Govert Schilling tells the story of 400 years of telescopic astronomy. He looks at the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope. Doing what Schilling does best, he takes the reader on an adventure through both space and time. Photographs and amazing pictures line the pages of this book, offering the reader an escape from this world and an invitation to a world far beyond what the unaided human eye can detect.

Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra II Revised Edition (Paperback): Gary Michael Rubinstein Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra II Revised Edition (Paperback)
Gary Michael Rubinstein
R247 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R29 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Barron's Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra II provides essential review for students taking the Algebra II exam, including actual exams administered for the course and thorough answer explanations, and comprehensive review of all topics. This edition features: Six actual, administered Regents exams so students have the practice they need to prepare for the test Comprehensive review questions grouped by topic, to help refresh skills learned in class Detailed explanations for all answers Score analysis charts to help identify strengths and weaknesses Study tips and test-taking strategies All algebra II topics are covered, including Polynomial Equations, Rational Equations, Exponential and Logarithmic Equations, Systems of Equations with Three Variables, Functions, Sequences, and Probability. Looking for additional practice and review? Check out Barron's Regents Algebra II Power Pack two-volume set, which includes Let's Review Regents: Algebra II in addition to the Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra II book.

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