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Kingdom Of Daylight - Memories Of A Birdwatcher (Paperback): Peter Steyn Kingdom Of Daylight - Memories Of A Birdwatcher (Paperback)
Peter Steyn
R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

In this autobiographical account of a lifetime spent observing, researching and photographing birds, Peter Steyn shares experiences that span some 70 years.

His story starts and ends in Cape Town, South Africa, but in between we read about:

  • the 17 years he spent in Zimbabwe – his most productive in terms of ornithological research
  • his worldwide travels in a quest to study birds
  • his regular spells as a lecturer on cruise-ship voyages
  • trips from the Arctic to the Antarctic, to remote Southern Ocean islands and to several Indian Ocean islands and St Helena
  • travels also to the USA, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Ethiopia – all in pursuit of birds

His detailed and fascinating memoir captures the author’s great enthusiasm for birds and their role in his shaping his life and experiences.

Kingdom of Daylight: Memories of a Birdwatcher is well illustrated and features more than 400 photographs taken during Peter’s lifelong journey with birds.

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%) Shipped within 4 - 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.

Trail Blazer - My Life As An Ultra-Distance Trail Runner (Paperback): Ryan Sandes, Steve Smith Trail Blazer - My Life As An Ultra-Distance Trail Runner (Paperback)
Ryan Sandes, Steve Smith; Foreword by Tim Noakes 1
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Ian: ‘You’re going to run how far?’
Ryan: ‘250 kilometres. But it’s over seven days, though.’
Ian: ‘And the furthest you’ve ever run is …?’
Ryan: ‘42.2 kilometres … on the road. And on trail … 35 kilometres.’
Ian: ‘Ryan, I think you need to reassess this …’

What does it take to run a six-day race through the world’s harshest deserts? Or 100 miles in a single day at altitudes that would leave you breathless just walking? More than that, though: what is it like to win these races? South Africa’s ultra-trail-running superstar Ryan Sandes has done just that.

Since bursting onto the international trail-running scene by winning the first multistage race he ever entered – the brutal Gobi March – Ryan has gone on to win various other multistage and single-day races around the globe. Written with bestselling author and journalist Steve Smith, Trail Blazer – My Life as an Ultra-distance Trail Runner recounts the life story of this intrepid sportsman, from his experiences as a rudderless party animal to becoming a world-class athlete, and includes details on his training regimes, race strategies and aspirations for future sporting endeavours. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the adrenaline-inducing trials and tribulations of one of South Africa’s most awe-inspiring athletes, while endurance-sport participants – from beginners to aspirant pros – will benefit from his insights and advice.

As Professor Tim Noakes says in the Foreword to this book: ‘However much we might think we know and understand, there are some phenomena which now, and perhaps forever, we will never fully comprehend. We call such happenings “enigmas”. Or even miracles. Ryan Sandes is one such.’

Tri The Beloved Country - Running, Mountainbiking And Kayaking The Borders Of South Africa (Paperback): Kim van Kets Tri The Beloved Country - Running, Mountainbiking And Kayaking The Borders Of South Africa (Paperback)
Kim van Kets
R252 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R24 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What makes a working mother and average athlete decide to take on a massive physical and mental challenge to run, cycle and kayak the perimeter of South Africa, covering 6 772 km in less than five months? Kim van Kets was inspired by her desire to demonstrate to her daughter the fact that mothers are heroes too. She was able to justify the 'time-out' after having built up a credit balance of 150 days owed to her by her adventurer husband. Her story is a positive and enthusiastic 'off the beaten track' South African adventure and is amusing, anecdotal and inspiring.

It tells of the physical and mental challenges of the journey but focuses on stories surrounding the people and places she encountered along the way, including those of the ancient Kalahari farmer who pronounced her to be a 'Ramkat' and the Nama goatherd who seemed doubtful about her gender and anxious to be rid of her. The book is also a wonderful South African travelogue and is studded with nuggets of history and fascinating trivia about the plants, animals, characters and places as well as brief summaries of important life lessons the journey highlighted for the author.

It will leave the reader feeling upbeat, inspired and eager to explore the splendour of the beloved country and its people.

Forest Therapy - Seasonal Ways to Embrace Nature for a Happier You (Hardcover): Sarah Ivens Forest Therapy - Seasonal Ways to Embrace Nature for a Happier You (Hardcover)
Sarah Ivens 1
R303 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R49 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Who hasn't felt better after a walk in the woods, a picnic alfresco or a swim in the sea? There is something soul-soothingly simple and refreshing about being in nature, about making the most of the great outdoors, being mindful of Mother Nature's gifts and grabbing spring and summer - and those blue sky, brisk days of autumn and winter - with both hands. But sadly it is a skill we are losing. We are becoming creatures wrapped in walls and trapped by to-do lists, hibernating while the world sprouts, grows and changes. From a simple walk in the woods and countryside couples therapy to DIY natural beauty products and how to bring the outdoors to your home, Forest Therapy will provide seasonal tips to help you reconnect with nature. This book is not just for mountain climbers or white water rafters - it is for uninspired fathers wanting to reconnect their families, bookworms looking to shake off their cobwebs, cooped-up kids needing to let off steam, stressed-out professionals wanting to stop and smell the flowers and worn-down mums needing a rejuvenating boost. We all know getting outside is good for us. Our ancestors did it. We should too. This book will help you live your most unforgettable, fabulous alfresco life.

Barbecue 2-Book Collection (Paperback): Barbecue 2-Book Collection (Paperback)
R399 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R24 (6%) In stock

The World's Best Barbecue Recipes
Packed full of irresistible meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, as well as sumptuous sides and delectable desserts, this book will guarantee that you get the most from your grill. Explore what type of barbecue best suits your lifestyle and budget, pick up some handy cooking tips and transform your barbecue into an al-fresco event to remember. Recipes include: Barbecued whole fish, Glazed duck breast, Beer can chicken and many more. Make the most of summer with this exciting collection of barbecue recipes.

Smoke And Flames
Smoke and Flames contains all the help and guidance you need to host the perfect barbecue--all you need to add are drinks and friends! Whether you are cooking over a simple fire or using a high-powered gas grill, this book will guide you through the basics, from firing up to maintaining and controlling temperature. It then takes you through the cooking process, showing how to quick grill, slow cook, or smoke food, either by using a smoker or by converting your gas or charcoal barbecue for smoking. There is also a section on equipment, detailing all the gear you will need, from simple barbecue tongs to meat thermometers and cleaning tools. It's also important to keep safety in mind, so this book shows how to safely light and monitor the fire, as well as checking that food is prepared correctly and cooked thoroughly. This fantastic collection of tasty barbecue recipes for easy outdoor cooking contains all the traditional recipes, as well as some more contemporary choices.. This is the comprehensive guide to making sure that your barbecue goes smoothly, with delicious, flavourful food a certainty!

Mud, sweat and gears - South Africa's toughest and most scenic endurance sporting events (Hardcover): Steve Camp Mud, sweat and gears - South Africa's toughest and most scenic endurance sporting events (Hardcover)
Steve Camp
R325 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R67 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

South Africans are world-renowned for their love of extreme endurance sporting activities and their ability to organise world-class events. Some of these events are recognised as the oldest, largest and toughest in the world. Held in locations that range from rugged coastlines, lush green valleys, berg, bush and dessert, they offer some of the most scenic countryside to be found worldwide. Each year, thousands of competitors pit themselves against the elements and test their mettle to take part in many of South Africa`s hardest physical challenges. From the cold of the highest mountains to the unforgiving heat of the desert, by foot, water or bike seemingly ordinary people take on these endurance sporting events. Whether seeking to prove themselves as athletes, or attempting to escape the humdrum, one thing they all have in common is an unbreakable drive to test the very limits of their endurance. South Africa`s Toughest and Most Scenic Endurance Sporting Events, profiles 40 of the country`s toughest, unique, iconic and most scenic trail runs, marathons, swimming, off-shore and trans ocean sailing, canoeing, surf skiing, cycling, mountain biking, off-road motorcycling, off-shore ridged hull and multi-sports events. Breath-taking photographs and detailed information about each event will thrill endurance athletes, extreme sports addicts, and outdoor adventurers of all types and disciplines.

Thinking on My Feet - The small joy of putting one foot in front of another (Paperback): Kate Humble Thinking on My Feet - The small joy of putting one foot in front of another (Paperback)
Kate Humble 1
R236 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

** SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARD - TRAVEL MEMOIR OF THE YEAR ** 'A beautiful and magnificent book. A paean to a simple act. I defy you to read this book and not be inspired to walk, march or hike - and as a result live a better life more connected with nature and the world around you.' - Simon Reeve 'A lovely book, fast-flowing yet at every turn giving the reader pause for thought. Kate Humble makes a delightful companion, her words full of sunshine and the raw pleasure she radiates as she encounters life in its many unexpected forms.' - Benedict Allen 'A lovely, civilised and transporting read, that should have all of us stepping out to meet the world with fresh eyes.' - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'An enticing read that makes every walk Humble describes an adventure' - Ranulph Fiennes 'I've discovered that going for a daily walk has become as essential to me feeling good for the rest of the day as that first cup of tea. But I would argue that all I am doing is responding to a natural need we all have. Humans have always been migrants, the physiological urge to be nomadic is deep-rooted in all of us and perhaps because of that our brains are stimulated by walking. I solve all sorts of problems, formulate ideas, work things out to that gentle rhythm of self-propelled movement.' - Kate Humble Thinking on My Feet tells the story of Kate's walking year - shining a light on the benefits of this simple activity. Kate's inspiring narrative not only records her walks (and runs) throughout a single year, but also charts her feelings and impressions throughout - capturing the perspectives that only a journey on foot allows - and shares the outcomes: a problem solved, a mood lifted, an idea or opportunity borne. As she explores the reasons why we walk, whether for creative energy, challenge and pleasure, or therapeutic benefits, Kate's reflections and insights will encourage, motivate and spur readers into action. Also featured are Kate's walks with others who have discovered the magical, soothing effect of putting one foot in front of the other - the artist who walks to find inspiration for his next painting; the man who takes people battling with addiction to climb mountains; the woman who walked every footpath in Wales (3,700 miles) when she discovered she had cancer. This book will inspire you to change your perspective by applying walking to your daily endeavours. *PRAISE FOR THINKING ON MY FEET * 'A diary of sorts, charting a year of wonderful walks through the sun, wind and rain...each entry builds an image of her life in the great outdoors...it sounds idyllic to say the least.' - Sunday Express, S Magazine 'Humble's book about going for a walk can inspire absolutely anyone to make a change. Because all you have to do is step outside the front door.' - Waitrose Weekend 'These are 365 days of inspiration to get out and, sometimes literally, smell the flowers.' - Wanderlust Magazine 'Witty, enlightening and often startlingly profound' - Country Walking Magazine *PRAISE FOR THINKING ON MY FEET * 'A diary of sorts, charting a year of wonderful walks through the sun, wind and rain...each entry builds an image of her life in the great outdoors...it sounds idyllic to say the least.' - Sunday Express, S Magazine 'Humble's book about going for a walk can inspire absolutely anyone to make a change. Because all you have to do is step outside the front door.' - Waitrose Weekend 'These are 365 days of inspiration to get out and, sometimes literally, smell the flowers.' - Wanderlust Magazine 'Witty, enlightening and often startlingly profound' - Country Walking Magazine

The Rise of the Ultra Runners - A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance (Hardcover): Adharanand Finn The Rise of the Ultra Runners - A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance (Hardcover)
Adharanand Finn
R503 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R108 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Mindfulness - Live in the Moment and Enjoy Life to the Full (Hardcover): Gill Hasson Mindfulness - Live in the Moment and Enjoy Life to the Full (Hardcover)
Gill Hasson 1
R161 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Mindfulnessness is a practical, easy way to find peace in today's frantic world. You don't need a mat or a special room or to go on a retreat. You can work it into your daily routine - even at your desk. Mindfulness is about intensely living in the moment - being aware of your sensations, your thoughts and feelings and the world around you. It's like taking a holiday from your stresses and worries, helping to refresh you and give you a new perspective on what has been troubling you. This little book is a perfect introduction to mindfulness, with an explanation of how it works, inspirational quotations and practical 10-minute exercises for every day. There are attractive illustrations throughout to make it a perfect gift for yourself and others.

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales - 24 circular rides and a 6-day tour (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Harry Dowdell Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales - 24 circular rides and a 6-day tour (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Harry Dowdell
R386 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R113 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This guide describes 23 day routes, graded by a combination of distance, climb and overall gradient, all suitable for road bikes and illustrated by detailed maps and profiles. In addition a six-stage tour takes in all the highlights, including Grassington, Leyburn, Hawes, Kirkby Stephen, Ingleton and Settle. And for those who really want to test themselves, the route of the Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France, a 206km loop from Leeds to Harrogate, is also included, with an option to close the loop without adding many extra miles. Appendices include a route summary table to help you choose your route, lots of information about facilities for cyclists along the routes, taking bikes on public transport and basic bike maintenance. The Vuelta a Dales takes in the best dales, passes and viewpoints as it passes through Grassington, Leyburn, Hawes, Kirkby Stephen, Sedbergh, Ingleton and Settle. The Yorkshire Dales have always welcomed visitors who enjoy the views. For cyclists, the national park and the areas overlapping its boundaries provide a splendid mix of varied scenic landscapes, an extensive network of roads and peaceful lanes and many cycle-friendly cafes and tea shops. With almost every turn revealing yet another stunning view, the Dales are an ideal area to explore by bike.

Down and Dirty - The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs (Paperback): Matt B. Davis Down and Dirty - The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs (Paperback)
Matt B. Davis
R374 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R103 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Obstacle course races and mud runs such as Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, and Muddy Buddy are all waiting for you to get "Down and Dirty." Author Matt B. Davis offers an overview of the most popular races before tackling the most important concerns for any racer: preparation and training. Each obstacle-focused chapter will feature a leading obstacle race athlete who will offer expert advice on how to get prepared for your next race--whether it's your first or you're a recent devotee who wants to try them all. Because each race is different, this book will supply training advice for a variety of obstacles and races.

Backpacking Virginia - The Definitive Guide to 40 Can't-Miss Trips from Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean (Paperback):... Backpacking Virginia - The Definitive Guide to 40 Can't-Miss Trips from Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean (Paperback)
Johnny Molloy
R404 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R79 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Covering 40 of the best trips the state of Virginia has to offer, Backpacking Virginia provides all the information necessary for beginner and experienced backpackers alike to enjoy hiking destinations from Cumberland Gap in southwest Virginia to the New River Valley, the heart of the Blue Ridge, Shenandoah National Park, and all the way out to the Atlantic coast. With expert guidance anyone can use, Johnny Molloy encourages a wide range of nature lovers to give backpacking a try, perhaps for the first time, in scenic natural settings. Molloy provides helpful tips for gear and enjoying life on the trail, ""best-of"" lists to help you choose an excursion, and detailed route information to guide you along the way. Backpacking Virginia has all the essentials for planning your trip, whether a quick overnight getaway or a multiday adventure: More than 650 miles of trails for beginners and expert backpackers alike; Helpful overviews to introduce each route and its features; Gear and safety advice for year-round backpacking; Major points of interest highlighted on each trip; Family-friendly trails and easy bailouts for when backpacking with children; Canine-friendly trails for your furry companions; Detailed trail maps and GPS guidance for each trip; Estimated hike times, elevation change, and level of difficulty; Camping permit requirements.

The Tour According to G - My Journey to the Yellow Jersey (Paperback): Geraint Thomas The Tour According to G - My Journey to the Yellow Jersey (Paperback)
Geraint Thomas 1
R195 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R35 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The inspirational inside story from the 2018 Tour de France and Sports Personality of the Year winner "This year G was the strongest rider, and he finally had Lady Luck on his side. An unstoppable combination" Chris Froome "I understood what Geraint's win meant: for him, for me, for the team, and for Wales, too" Dave Brailsford "Wow!" Arsene Wenger For years Geraint Thomas appeared blessed with extraordinary talent but jinxed at the greatest bike race in the world: twice an Olympic gold medallist on the track, Commonwealth champion, yet at the Tour de France a victim of crashes, bad luck and his willingness to sacrifice himself for his team-mates. In the summer of 2018, that curse was blown away in spectacular fashion - from the cobbles of the north and the iconic mountain climbs of the Alps to the brutal slopes of the Pyrenees and, finally, the Champs-Elysees in Paris. As a boy, G had run home from school on summer afternoons to watch the Tour on television. This July, across twenty-one stages and three weeks, and under constant attack from his rivals, he made the race his own. With insight from the key characters around Geraint, this is the inside story of one of the most thrilling and heart-warming tales in sport. Not only can nice guys come first - they can win the biggest prize of all.

Dadventures - Amazing Outdoor Adventures for Daring Dads and Fearless Kids (Hardcover, Epub Edition): Alex Gregory Dadventures - Amazing Outdoor Adventures for Daring Dads and Fearless Kids (Hardcover, Epub Edition)
Alex Gregory 1
R306 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R91 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ultimate family activity guide for busy daring dads in need of a little inspiration to spend quality time with their kids, by double Olympic gold medallist rower, adventurer and father of three, Alex Gregory. `Time is the one resource we can't buy but we all want. It's so important to make the most of the time we have and create lasting memories.' For a parent, leaving the house can sometimes be the hardest part. But outside is where adventures and memories are waiting to be made... From after-school adventures to an overnight trip, double Olympic gold medallist rower and father-of-three Alex Gregory shares exciting ideas for enjoying time together as a family, in all seasons. Whether you have 30 minutes to do homework up a tree, or a whole day to build an ancient bridge, you can delve in together and be inspired by this practical, easy guide for all ages. Divided into categories to fit whatever time slots work within the day, the book contains chapters such as After-School Adventures, 30-Minute Activities, Two-Hour Missions, Half-Day Experiences, Full-Day Adventures, Overnight Expeditions and Pushing Away from Land. No matter how much time you have, make it count with `Dadventures' - the ultimate guide to ditching the routine and having fun with your kids.

365 Days Wild (Paperback): Lucy McRobert 365 Days Wild (Paperback)
Lucy McRobert 1
R487 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R120 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

365 inspirational suggestions for enjoying nature. These 'Random Acts of Wildness' will encourage you to fall in love with, learn about or even help wildlife and wild places near you. A Random Act of Wildness is any little thing that you can do as part of your day, to enjoy nature. It can take a few seconds - like smelling a wildflower on the way to work; or a few hours - like creating a whole area for wildlife in your garden. Some Random Acts of Wildness don't take any time at all, but instead are little changes to your daily routine that will ultimately be better for wildlife, like buying a reusable coffee cup. The best Random Acts of Wildness immerse you (if only for a few seconds) in nature, setting your senses alight. Smelling freshly fallen rain, tasting the sweet explosion of a fresh blackberry as you pop it in your mouth, wriggling your toes in the icy waters of a stream, waking up to bird song. It's not just about seeing, but experiencing the wild in every way possible. Let this beautifully photographed adventure guide inspire you and help you to discover your 'wildest' life.

Kirstenbosch - The Most Beautiful Garden In Africa (Hardcover): Brian J. Huntley Kirstenbosch - The Most Beautiful Garden In Africa (Hardcover)
Brian J. Huntley
R330 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R70 (21%) In stock

Kirstenbosch is a name that resonates round the world as the home of a uniquely rich flora in a setting of unsurpassed beauty, and in 2013 Kirstenbosch celebrates its 100th anniversary. This centenary publication tells the story of its establishment, its setbacks and triumphs, its benefactors and heros. It outlines the Garden's scientific eminence – as the repository of knowledge on our prized flora – and details the many attractions that make it a favourite destination for Capetonians and visitors alike.

With a finely crafted text by acclaimed ecologist Brian Huntley, and lavishly illustrated with photographs and artworks that tell the history and reflect the beauty of the Garden, this will be a sought-after volume – a quality memento for visitors to Kirstenbosch and a keepsake for the many thousands of locals who flock there annually. Beautifully presented in a colourful dustjacket, this book will be a tasteful, all-occasions gift, and one to cherish.

Thinking on My Feet - The small joy of putting one foot in front of another (Hardcover): Kate Humble Thinking on My Feet - The small joy of putting one foot in front of another (Hardcover)
Kate Humble 1
R473 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R104 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

** SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARD - TRAVEL MEMOIR OF THE YEAR ** A lovely, civilised and transporting read, that should have all of us stepping out to meet the world with fresh eyes.' - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'An enticing read that makes every walk Humble describes an adventure' - Ranulph Fiennes 'A beautiful and magnificent book. A paean to a simple act. I defy you to read this book and not be inspired to walk, march or hike - and as a result live a better life more connected with nature and the world around you.' - Simon Reeve 'A lovely book, fast-flowing yet at every turn giving the reader pause for thought. Kate Humble makes a delightful companion, her words full of sunshine and the raw pleasure she radiates as she encounters life in its many unexpected forms.' - Benedict Allen 'I've discovered that going for a daily walk has become as essential to me feeling good for the rest of the day as that first cup of tea. But I would argue that all I am doing is responding to a natural need we all have. Humans have always been migrants, the physiological urge to be nomadic is deep-rooted in all of us and perhaps because of that our brains are stimulated by walking. I solve all sorts of problems, formulate ideas, work things out to that gentle rhythm of self-propelled movement.' - Kate Humble Thinking on My Feet tells the story of Kate's walking year - shining a light on the benefits of this simple activity. Kate's inspiring narrative not only records her walks (and runs) throughout a single year, but also charts her feelings and impressions throughout - capturing the perspectives that only a journey on foot allows - and shares the outcomes: a problem solved, a mood lifted, an idea or opportunity borne. As she explores the reasons why we walk, whether for creative energy, challenge and pleasure, or therapeutic benefits, Kate's reflections and insights will encourage, motivate and spur readers into action. Also featured are Kate's walks with others who have discovered the magical, soothing effect of putting one foot in front of the other - the artist who walks to find inspiration for his next painting; the man who takes people battling with addiction to climb mountains; the woman who walked every footpath in Wales (3,700 miles) when she discovered she had cancer. This book will inspire you to change your perspective by applying walking to your daily endeavours. *PRAISE FOR THINKING ON MY FEET * 'A diary of sorts, charting a year of wonderful walks through the sun, wind and rain...each entry builds an image of her life in the great outdoors...it sounds idyllic to say the least.' - Sunday Express, S Magazine 'These are 365 days of inspiration to get out and, sometimes literally, smell the flowers.' - Wanderlust Magazine 'Humble's book about going for a walk can inspire absolutely anyone to make a change. Because all you have to do is step outside the front door.' - Waitrose Weekend 'Witty, enlightening and often startlingly profound' - Country Walking Magazine

Beachcombing in South Africa (Paperback): Rudy Van der Elst Beachcombing in South Africa (Paperback)
Rudy Van der Elst
R180 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R38 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Anyone who spends time beside the sea knows there’s a wealth of ‘treasure’ to be found, be it natural or manufactured, living or washed up. Beachcombing in South Africa is a friendly guide to the seashore’s rich pickings.

Short chapters such as Floaters and drifters, Sea-beans, Sponges, Eggs and egg cases, and many more, detail what can be found and how to interpret or identify specimens. Items may reveal links to activities or biological events in the nearby ocean – or, perhaps, thousands of miles away. They may relate to human activities, such as fish or bird tagging, or be oceanographic instruments separated from their moorings. Or they may be part of the growing menace of otsam and jetsam from the planet’s burgeoning human population.

This book will enhance the experience of beachcombing, satisfy curiosity about finds, and contribute to a better understanding of the life in our oceans and along our shores.

Aimed at a wide audience of beach strollers, dog walkers, anglers, bird watchers and families who share a fascination with the seashore and its treasures.

Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales - 40 runs in the National Park, including the Three Peaks (Paperback): Pete... Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales - 40 runs in the National Park, including the Three Peaks (Paperback)
Pete Ellwood
R333 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R96 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Guidebook to 40 great trail and fell runs in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ranging from 5 to 24 miles, the graded runs start from bases such as Hawes, Settle, Ingleton, Dent, Sedbergh, Malham and Grassington and take in the region's diverse delights, from castles and waterfalls to iconic mountains such as Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-Y-Ghent. For those seeking a longer challenge, the Pendragon Castle to Skipton Castle Ultra is also described. In addition to clear route description, mapping and gradient profiles, the guide also provides background information on local races and running clubs, the history of running in the region, as well as practical information on safety, equipment, navigation, maps, transport and accommodation. Sandwiched between the Lake District and the Pennines, the Yorkshire Dales showcases some of the finest running terrain in the British Isles. Offering a delightful mix of medium sized peaks and broad open moorland, it is a must-visit destination for those seeking off-road runs with enchanting views.

Around the World in 80 Days - My World Record Breaking Adventure (Paperback): Mark Beaumont Around the World in 80 Days - My World Record Breaking Adventure (Paperback)
Mark Beaumont 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The inspiring story of one man's record-breaking cycle around the world. On Monday 18th September 2017, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes earlier he set off from the same point, beginning his attempt to circumnavigate the world in record time. Covering more than 18,000 miles and cycling through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure, Mark made history. He smashed two Guinness World Records and beat the previous record by an astonishing 45 days. Around the World in 80 Days is the story of Mark's amazing achievement - one which redefines the limits of human endurance. It is also an insight into the mind of an elite athlete and the physical limits of the human body, as well as a kaleidoscopic tour of the world from a very unique perspective; inspired by Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Mark begins his journey in Paris and cycles through Europe, Russia, Mongolia and China. He then crosses Australia, rides up through New Zealand and across North America before the final 'sprint finish' thorough Portugal, Spain and France, all at over 200 miles a day. This is the story of a quite remarkable adventure, by a quite remarkable man.

Ultimate Navigation Manual (Paperback): Lyle Brotherton Ultimate Navigation Manual (Paperback)
Lyle Brotherton
R414 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R119 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

All the techniques you need to become an expert navigator. The Ultimate Navigation Manual is a unique guide to finding your way on land - from the basic principles right up to the advanced technology of GPS. Designed to allow even the absolute beginner to find their way anywhere in the world, it also develops a unique confidence in navigation - with or without technical aids. With a preface by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, contents will also include: Environmental clues - Using the natural environment to navigate Maps - An introduction to the different types of maps The Compass and North - How compasses work, how to use them and how to choose the right one Map and Compass Navigation - twenty-five easy-to-learn skills are described Relocation Procedures - What to do when lost, dealing with well-known relocation procedures and some ground-breaking new ones Stellar Navigation - Simple methods that are easy to learn GNSS (GPS) Navigation - Why Global Satellite Navigation Systems are the most significant advance in navigation since the invention of the magnetic compass; details all of the systems now available, including the American GPS Specialist environments and equipment - Which techniques are best, where and how to use them in environments such as the Arctic, coastal areas, desert regions, jungles or forests, mountains and urban areas Written by one of the world's leading search and rescue consultants and highly illustrated with specially commissioned photographs designed to emphasise navigation problems - this is the ultimate guide to not losing your way.

The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs (Paperback, Digital original): Tristan Gooley The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs (Paperback, Digital original)
Tristan Gooley 1
R259 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R47 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

**From the bestselling author of THE NATURAL EXPLORER and HOW TO READ WATER, the Sunday Times Book Of The Year** 2015 BBC Countryfile Magazine Country Book of the Year and winner of the Outdoor Book of the Year at The Great Outdoors Awards 2015 'Even the intrepid Bear Grylls could learn a trick or two from this book' The Times The ultimate guide to what the land, sun, moon, stars, trees, plants, animals, sky and clouds can reveal - when you know what to look for. Includes over 850 outdoor clues and signs. This top ten bestseller is the result of Tristan Gooley's two decades of pioneering outdoors experience and six years of instructing, researching and writing. It includes lots of outdoor clues and signs that will not be found in any other book in the world. As well as the most comprehensive guide to natural navigation for walkers ever compiled, it also contains clues for weather forecasting, tracking, city walks, coast walks, night walks and dozens of other areas.

Best Minnesota Camper Cabins - Roughing It in Comfort (Paperback): Tom Watson Best Minnesota Camper Cabins - Roughing It in Comfort (Paperback)
Tom Watson
R274 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R50 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Minnesota is known for its beautiful wilderness: pristine lakes, deep forests, flowing rivers. There's no better way to experience the Land of 10,000 Lakes than by camping. For those who might not enjoy the hassles and discomfort of tent camping--and for those who do--outdoors writer Tom Watson presents a wonderful alternative: cabin camping! This is your guide to 98 overnight stays that allow you to get out and enjoy nature without leaving your comfort zone. Book Features: Spotlight on 98 camper cabins, most of which have electricity and running water Cabins in popular locales, as well as more secluded areas "Tom's Tips": advice about each site and recommendations when visiting the area Cabin ratings, features, amenities, fees, park highlights and more Neat-to-know natural history aspects about each park Opportunities for staying in yurts and teepees at state parks

Running Beyond - Epic Ultra, Trail and Skyrunning Races (Paperback, New Edition with new cover & price): Ian Corless Running Beyond - Epic Ultra, Trail and Skyrunning Races (Paperback, New Edition with new cover & price)
Ian Corless 1
R465 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R97 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ultimate celebration of ultra-running, this is an inspiration for anyone who has ever dreamed of running beyond on the world's most beautiful and testing races. Exclusive interviews with elite runners and stunning, and unique photography captures the world's most iconic ultra races. With maps and profiles for each race, and filled with striking and evocative images capturing the action and drama of the races - and the men and women who run them - Running Beyond is a beautiful homage to the sport of ultra. Whether the adventure occurs on the twisting trails of the world's mountain peaks, in the intense heat of desert sands or the gritty demands of rocky paths, running far and running hard is all about the journey. The sport of ultra pushes the legs, heart and lungs through some of the world's most incredible locations, testing both body and mind to the limit. Ian Corless has travelled across the globe to document the stunning beauty and incredible routes of some of the world's most iconic ultra trails. From a hard, technical route through the Grand Canyon to the snow-capped peaks of Italy's Dolomites, the physicality and intensity of the sport are brought to life through this stunning collection of photographs. Exclusive interviews with the legends of the sport - including Kilian Jornet, Emelie Forsberg and Anton Krupicka - describe the technical challenges and emotional experiences of running to these extreme heights and endurance distances.

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