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- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 17.49
'Owls call now in the hazy afternoon, and curlews get up in the night and join their voices with the plovers' lost cries. Small birds, distracted by the fury of mating, fly hedge-high in flight and pursuit and brush past one's ear, indifferent to human presence. There is a common belief that when sight diminishes hearing is intensified - an observation... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 11.99
Scientists estimate that the total biodiversity on Earth is between 10 million and 100 million species. Of these, just over 1.6 million and counting have actually been catalogued and described. One percent, or 16,306, of those species are threatened with extinction, about one-fifth of them critically. Of this group, some have vanishingly small populations... more...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 9.00
Exploring Fynbos, now newly updated and with a fresh design, is a dynamic introduction to the richest floral kingdom in the world. Both interactive and informative, the book encourages discovery of the fascinating plants and animals in this unique ecosystem. Beautiful illustrations and photographs make this a lively guide that will appeal to the curious... more...
- Canongate Books 2011; US$ 13.29
To the River is the story of the Ouse, the Sussex river in which Virginia Woolf drowned in 1941. One idyllic, midsummer week over sixty years later, Olivia Laing walked Woolf's river from source to sea. The result is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love. more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 13.99
As I write Hermione's twelfth year is drawing to a close. The years of innocence are waning. But we have had the good fortune to live through a period when a child's mind is wide open and as absorbent as a sponge. Blessed years of exploration and discovery, fat and full of the natural world, which surrounds her here ... the mountains and forests and... more...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 10.00
Mushrooms or fungi are mysterious organisms that range in size from microscopic to over a metre wide. Worldwide, fungus groups are amazingly diverse and in South Africa alone there are estimated to be more than 171 500 species. Pocket Guide: Mushrooms of South Africa features a selection of the species commonly found in the region, and will enable... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
A sensational work that elucidates the harsh deserts of Arizona and Southern California in an enticing manner. Austin has defined how life is forced to survive in these areas. In the most extravagant prose, she illustrates the surroundings; not as an observer but as a part of that ecology. Impressive! more...