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South African Rugby Annual 2019 (Paperback, 48th Edition): Duane Heath, Eddie Grieb, Kobus Smit South African Rugby Annual 2019 (Paperback, 48th Edition)
Duane Heath, Eddie Grieb, Kobus Smit
R250 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R65 (26%) In stock

The South African Rugby Annual is the official historical record of another memorable season in South African rugby, from schoolboy rugby to the Springboks.

The 48th edition of the ‘bible’ of the game in this country contains more records and memorable moments than ever before, including everything you need to know ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

Sky Guide Africa South 2019 - Astronomical Handbook For Southern Africa (Paperback): Astronomical Society of Southern Africa Sky Guide Africa South 2019 - Astronomical Handbook For Southern Africa (Paperback)
Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
R145 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R31 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Sky Guide Africa South 2019 is a practical resource for all astronomers, be they novice, amateur or professional. It covers the upcoming year’s planetary movements, predicted eclipses, meteor showers – any events and facets of the night sky that change annually.

Star charts plot the evening sky for each season, facilitating the identification of stars and constellations. The guide contains a wealth of information about the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, meteors and bright stars, with photos, diagrams, charts and images.

It also includes an excellent overview of the most useful online resources available to the astronomy enthusiast.

Rapid Fire - Remarkable Miscellany (Paperback): John Maytham Rapid Fire - Remarkable Miscellany (Paperback)
John Maytham
R265 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R37 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 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.

Guinness World Records 2019 (Hardcover): Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2019 (Hardcover)
Guinness World Records 1
R350 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R52 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The world’s most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records, covering everything from outer space to sporting greats via Instagram, fidget spinners and all manner of human marvels. Inside you’ll find hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and countless facts, figures, stats and trivia waiting for you on every action-packed page. Guinness World Records 2019 is the ultimate snapshot of our world today.

Plus, this year we celebrate the incredible “Maker” movement with a special feature devoted to the inventors, dreamers, crafters and creators who devote their lives to amazing record-breaking projects such as the largest water pistol, a jet-powered go-kart and an elephant-sized hamburger (think you could eat a whole one!?). We take a sneak peak into their workshops to explore these epically big builds, and ask them what inspires them to go really, really large!

Garden Birds in Southern Africa - Attract, Identify, Enjoy (Paperback): Duncan Butchart Garden Birds in Southern Africa - Attract, Identify, Enjoy (Paperback)
Duncan Butchart 3
R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 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%) Shipped within 4 - 8 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
R280 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R70 (25%) In stock

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%) 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.

Pasa's Guide to Publishing 2016 (Paperback): PASA Pasa's Guide to Publishing 2016 (Paperback)
PASA
R185 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R38 (21%) In stock

PASA's Guide to Publishing 2016 provides the latest overview of all sectors of the South African publishing industry. This, together with a comprehensive list of training providers and industry-related bodies, including government department contacts, and a list of book fairs and festivals will enable publishing staff to make informed decisions about publishing, marketing and training. Academics and authors will find the sections on intellectual property and copyright and 'how to get published' particularly useful. The comprehensive PASA membership directory and index of publishers, their imprints and agencies will be invaluable to booksellers, librarians and academics.

The Horse Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Elwyn Hartley Edwards The Horse Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Elwyn Hartley Edwards 3
R774 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R313 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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
R286 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R32 (11%) In stock

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.

South African Rugby Annual 2015 (Paperback, 44th edition): Duane Heath, Eddie Grieb South African Rugby Annual 2015 (Paperback, 44th edition)
Duane Heath, Eddie Grieb
R195 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R40 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The new-look South African Rugby Annual 2015 is the official record of the South African season and is widely considered to be the finest yearbook in world rugby. The unrivalled 'bible' of the game has definitively chronicled the game in this country for over four decades and this 44th edition represents a refreshing departure from previous editions in terms of editorial and design.

For starters, the 2015 edition, at 640 pages, will be by far the biggest Annual to date, while a more compact, user-friendly size and cleaner design will ensure that rugby fans will have more facts and figures at the disposal than ever before – and all presented in a refreshing manner.

For lovers of sporting trivia, the South African Rugby Annual 2015 doubles for the first time as a Springbok handbook, with hundreds of bite-sized facts and figures appearing throughout the book. For example, did you know that 2007 World Cup winner Schalk Burger made his Test debut just 17 years after his dad, Schalk senior played his last match? Or that Pieter ‘Slaptjips’ Rossouw scored the fastest-ever Springbok hat-trick, in just seven minutes? Or that the Webb Ellis Cup was already 81 years old when it was first presented at the 1987 World Cup?

Trivia apart, the Annual is also the official and definitive resource for the upcoming 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup, with a dedicated section providing every stat imaginable for Springbok fans, including the result of every World Cup match ever played!

The 2015 edition will also establish the Annual as a leading sporting journal, with a host of best-selling authors contributing articles that add fascinating and previously unpublished new chapters to the unique and colourful saga of South African rugby.

Dan Retief, who has written about Springbok rugby for more than four decades, uncovers the fascinating and little-known story of a New Zealand rugby team who swept all before them in South Africa years before the Springboks and All Blacks first met, while Craig Ray, who wrote 2007 Rugby World Cup winning coach Jake White’s autobiography, provides a personal insight into what it takes to win the ultimate prize in world rugby.

With its unrivalled mix of Springbok trivia, cutting-edge research and every record imaginable, the South African Rugby Annual 2015 will continue to settle arguments at braais across the land, while continuing to be the perfect gift for rugby fans of all ages.

Legal Research - Purpose, Planning and Publication (Paperback): Francois Venter Legal Research - Purpose, Planning and Publication (Paperback)
Francois Venter
R250 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R30 (12%) Shipped within 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.

Guinness World Records 2018 (Hardcover): Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2018 (Hardcover)
Guinness World Records 4
R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science and amazing sporting achievements than ever before. With more than 3,000 new and updated records and 1,000 eye-popping photos, it has thousands of new stats and facts and dazzling new features. There is so much to explore inside.

Go on a whirlwind tour of the planet's most amazing places, from the largest swamps to the deepest points on Earth. Find out what happens when you give an octopus a Rubik's Cube, and why all you need to defend yourself from a crocodile is a rubber band! You'll also find all your favourite records and categories such as Big Stuff, Collections, Mass Participation and Fun with Food, plus the year's most significant sporting achievements. Our editors have also taken inspiration this year from the world of superheroes - both fictional and real-world - so look out for our feature chapter charting your favourite caped crusaders in comic books, TV shows and movies. We also meet the real-life record-breakers with genuine superpowers, such as the Canadian strongman vicar who can pull a jumbo jet and an actual cyborg who uses technology to augment his senses. You'll also learn all about the science of superheroes, such as who the fastest and strongest superheroes would be if they came to life, and who would win in a royal rumble between Superman, Batman, Hulk and Dr Strange!

Also new this year is a celebration of the superlative with infographic poster pages that explore the most exciting absolutes, such as the longest, tallest, fastest and heaviest. Does the longest sofa outstretch the longest train? Is the tallest Easter egg bigger than the tallest snowman? Find out in this amazing new edition. You'll also find these special pages available as free poster downloads at guinnessworldrecords.com!

From science to showbiz via stunts and sports, there are real-life heroes all around us in all shapes and sizes, achieving the extraordinary every day. There's only one book where you'll find so many amazing facts all in one place, and that's Guinness World Records 2018!

Wine Folly: Magnum Edition - The Master Guide (Hardcover): Madeline Puckette, Justin Hammack Wine Folly: Magnum Edition - The Master Guide (Hardcover)
Madeline Puckette, Justin Hammack
R751 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R279 (37%) In stock
Pok mon Sinnoh Region Field Guide (Hardcover): Prima Games Pok mon Sinnoh Region Field Guide (Hardcover)
Prima Games
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
BBC Proms 2019 - Festival Guide (Paperback): BBC Proms 2019 - Festival Guide (Paperback)
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R179 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R36 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The BBC Proms is the world's biggest and longest-running classical music festival and one of the jewels in the crown for the BBC. It is one of the strongest brand names in the music world and attracts a glittering array of artists and orchestras from the UK and around the world in over 150 concerts, talks, workshops and family events around London every summer. Whether you're a first-time visitor or an experienced Prommer, watching at home or listening on radio or online, the BBC Proms Guide will help you to plan your summer of music and discover in depth what lies behind the Proms - from the composers to the performers to how the events are broadcast. The Proms Guide contains brand-new articles on featured composers and insights on performers, new music and accompanying events.

Your Money Is Your Business! (Paperback): Stephen Freeman Your Money Is Your Business! (Paperback)
Stephen Freeman
R399 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R70 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Eat, Sleep, Slay - Kick-Ass Quotes for Girls with Goals (Hardcover): Summersdale Eat, Sleep, Slay - Kick-Ass Quotes for Girls with Goals (Hardcover)
Summersdale
R166 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R50 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Be the girl with goals. With determination, confidence and a little bit of lipstick, there's nothing you can't do! Filled with kick-ass quotes and empowering statements, this handy book will fire you up to get out there and slay.

The South African Encyclopedia of Sport (Paperback, illustrated edition): Joel Alswang The South African Encyclopedia of Sport (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Joel Alswang
R160 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R22 (14%) In stock

This title is a collection of information on probably every sport that has been played in South Africa. It brings us the rules, the method of play, the specifications and layout of playing area of a multitude of sport. Not only will the reader find entries on well-known sport like rugby, cricket and tennis, but also on other lesser-known types, like the different kinds of martial arts, or metallic silhouette shooting and even pigeon racing. There is also a section on traditional South African games, like kennetjie and even Zulu war dance.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2019 (Hardcover): Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2019 (Hardcover)
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R360 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R78 (22%) In stock

Ripley's is back with another compendium of mind-boggling facts that will delight anyone drawn to the weirder side of life on Earth. Read about the scariest, grossest and funniest stories from around the world, including: EEK! The huge spider that spins webs that are stronger than steel. WOW! The woman who can smash 920 roof tiles every minute - with her bare hands. YUCK! The Japanese crab that grows as much as six metres long. . . . and much, much more. Crammed with incredible photos and fascinating stories, and complete with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2019 is the perfect Christmas gift for kids who are fascinated by the disgusting, the scary and the peculiar.

Explanatory dictionary of politics / Verklarende politieke woordeboek - Bilingual core terms and definitions in political... Explanatory dictionary of politics / Verklarende politieke woordeboek - Bilingual core terms and definitions in political science / Tweetalige kernterme en -definisies in politieke wetenskap (English, Afrikaans, Paperback)
Albert Venter, Susan Botha, Louis du Plessis, Marietta Alberts
R540 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R83 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The Explanatory Dictionary of Politics (EDP) contains 2 620 key political terms and definitions. The main goal of the EDP is to facilitate a proper understanding of the political realm. The EDP provides assistance to subject specialists and language practitioners. The disciplines involved, which are loosely referred to as the political sciences, include politics, international politics, international relations, African politics, strategic studies, as well as aspects of political development, political administration and political economy. Die Verklarende Politieke Woordeboek (VPW) is gebaseer op die bekroonde tweetalige Nuwerwetse Politieke Woordeboek (NPW) van 2011, en bevat 2 620 politieke kernterme en -definisies. Die hoofdoel van die VPW is om behoorlike begrip van die politieke bestel moontlik te maak. Die VPW verleen hulp aan vakspesialiste en taalpraktisyns. Die dissiplines betrokke en waarna breedweg as die politieke wetenskappe verwys word, sluit in politiek, internasionale politiek, internasionale verhoudinge, Afrikapolitiek, strategiese studies, sowel as aspekte van politieke ontwikkeling, politieke administrasie en politieke ekonomie.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana - An Identification and Reference Guide (Paperback): Jeff Boundy, John L. Carr Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana - An Identification and Reference Guide (Paperback)
Jeff Boundy, John L. Carr
R854 Discovery Miles 8 540 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Collectors' Coins: Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom 1968 - 2019 (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Christopher Henry... Collectors' Coins: Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom 1968 - 2019 (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Christopher Henry Perkins
R212 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R44 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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