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- Profile Books 2016; US$ 17.31
Charles Foster wanted to know what it was like to be a beast: a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift. What it was really like. And through knowing what it was like he wanted to get down and grapple with the beast in us all. So he tried it out; he lived life as a badger for six weeks, sleeping in a dirt hole and eating earthworms, he came face... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 13.99
We've all got one. A secret, special place. Hidden. Enclosed. A little greener and more fertile than the world outside. Here the birds are slightly more exotic, slightly more confiding, the grass greener and the fruit sweeter. To know such a place, to love such a place, is part of being human. Sometimes it's a place of myth, like the Garden of Eden.... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 25.99
The Malagasy region contains one of the most extraordinary concentrations of biodiversity in the world. Its recognition as a zoogeographic region in its own right has recently been confirmed and, all taxa combined, the region was found to hold the second most distinct assemblage of vertebrates in the world after the Australian region, despite being... more...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 8.00
Pocket Guide: Wild Flowers of South Africa covers some 260 flowers representing all of the region?s major vegetation types: Accounts are conveniently organised by flower colour. Key ID features are supplied for each flower, as well as interesting facts. A photograph and distribution map accompany each species. Includes common and conspicuous plants... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 11.65
When Scottish Ladies Show-Jumping Champion Maggie Nimmo married British Commonwealth Wrestling Champion Andy Robin, she knew that her family would be unusual, for with Andy came a nine-month old grizzly bear . . .Hercules the Bear is a moving story in which love and faith overcome the impossible. Maggie Robin, Hercules?s adopted mother, started writing... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95
For nearly 200 million years, Earth has been occupied by reptiles?a lineage of terrestrial vertebrates that includes some, like birds, that have invaded the aerial environment, and others, like turtles, that have invaded aquatic environments. With thirty-nine known species, Alabama harbors more turtle species than any other state in the nation, and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00
Susan Nance investigates modernity for animals through the case of Jumbo the elephant in the 1880s. Jumbo exposed the 'human dilemma' of modern living, wherein people celebrated individual animals to cope or distract themselves from the wholesale slaughter of animals required by modern consumerism. more...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 17.00
Freshwater life ? the first illustrated field guide of its kind for the wider southern African region ? describes a vast range of plant and animal groups in a single volume. A ground-breaking concept that encompasses diverse groups from the large and conspicuous vertebrates to the diverse microscopic taxa, the book facilitates identification and describes... more...