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  • Spiders of Southern Africaby Astri Leroy

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 13.00

    Spiders of southern Africa provides sharp insight into the complex, mysterious and fascinating world of spiders. Reflecting the latest taxonomic information, this book discusses the origins of arachnids, their bewildering variety, their classification, physical and behavioural characteristics, dangerous species, and finding and studying spiders. Species... more...

  • Field Guide to Insects of South Africaby Mike Picker

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 21.00

    This is the first comprehensive field guide to the insects of South Africa, with descriptions of over 1 200 of the region?s insects. The easy-to-read accounts cover identification, biology, distribution and related species, and are accompanied by superb colour photography. Many of the insects described occur widely in the rest of Africa and further... more...

  • A Sting in the Taleby Dave Goulson

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.09

    A Sunday Times bestseller Shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize Dave Goulson has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy to his groundbreaking research into the mysterious ways of the bumblebee and his mission to protect our rarest bees. Once commonly found... more...

  • The Life Cycles of Butterfliesby Judy Burris; Wayne Richards

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 15.95

    This stunning photographic guide will have butterfly enthusiasts of all ages aflutter. Judy Burris and Wayne Richards include more than 400 full-color, up-close images that present the life cycles of 23 common North American butterflies in amazing detail. Watch caterpillars hatch from eggs, eat and grow, form into chrysalides, emerge as colorful... more...

  • Scorpionsby Jerry G. Walls

    i5 Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    Scorpions is one reptile care book from the highly acclaimed Advanced Vivarium Systems series. The AVS series, founded and guided by herpetocultural pioneer Philippe de Vosjoli, is the #1 series on reptile care. From choosing a pet to selecting a veterinarian to feeding, housing, breeding, and more, these books deliver the most helpful and up-to-date... more...

  • RSPB What's that Rock or Mineral?by DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The perfect pocket guide to identifying rocks for beginners RSPB What's That Rock? is ideal if you struggle with how to tell the difference between granite and marble or limestone and sandstone. It's the perfect identification guide for beginners but also a handy field guide for the more seasoned nature lover. Featuring over 150 rocks, overviews... more...

  • The Bee-Kind Gardenby David Squire

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.99

    Bees are vital for the future of the planet, for without their dedicated pollinating skills many crops would eventually fail. This delightfully illustrated book is a homage to bees, revealing many facets of their lives, including homes, flight patterns and defence. It also describes how to attract bees to your garden. The lives of bees are interwoven... more...

  • Concise Insect Guideby Bloomsbury

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    This beautifully illustrated pocket field guide is packed with information on the marvellous variety of insects that inhabits Britain and the near Continent. It includes more than 180 species, including dragonflies, bees, wasps, beetles, bugs and flies, all of which are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks. A concise written account covering... more...

  • Concise Butterfly and Moth Guideby Bloomsbury

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99

    This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the butterflies and moths of Britain and the near Continent. It covers more than 150 species, all of which are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks that show ? where relevant ? variations in colour, for example for male and female butterflies, as well as some of the... more...

  • A Midsummers Danceby Bill Kirk

    Guardian Angel Publishing 2014; Not Available

    Imagine, if you will, the aerial dance of fireflies taking flight on a midsummer?s eve, accompanied by a summertime symphony of frogs and cicadas, harmonizing as darkness falls. The rhythmic sounds of the outdoor concerto build to a crescendo, then fade into the night air until the next midsummer?s dance. more...