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- HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available
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...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95
From diminutive hummingbirds to colossal elephants, from exotic butterflies to the common perch, this magnificent collection of full-color animal illustrations features a diverse range of wildlife that will enchant both artists and animal lovers. First published between 1833 and 1845 in British naturalist William Jardine's 40-volume The Naturalist's... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
The acclaimed National Book Award winner gives us a collection of spellbinding new essays that, read together, form a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of an extraordinary man. With the publication of his best-selling Of Wolves and Men, and with the astonishing originality of Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez established himself as that rare writer whose every... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 14.38
For as long as he can remember, Ben Fogle has been surrounded by creatures great and small. As a young boy his best friends were Liberty and Lexington, the family dogs. Then there was Milly the puma-sized cat, Jaws the goldfish and three very ?charismatic? parrots, not to mention a whole host of weird and wonderful animals that came through the doors... more...
- Global Travel Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95
Navigating Africa can be daunting, particularly when planning a safari – an experience that varies greatly according to location. This guide demystifies the process, by detailing the safari stats of 18 African countries with maps, color photographs, illustrations of wildlife, 11 useful charts, and an accommodation guide with a detailed rating system.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 1992; US$ 27.99
Peter Capstick has been hailed as the adventure-writing successor to Hemingway and Ruark. Only Capstick "can write action as cleanly and suspensefully as the best of his predecessors" ( Sports Illustrated ). This long-awaited sequel to Death in the Silent Places (1981) brings to life four turn-of-the-century adventurers and the savage frontiers... more...
- Waterford Press 2014; US$ 4.99
Eco-tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers will find African Wildlife to be the ideal guide to refer to on safari. The familiar elephant is one of thousands of species of animals inhabiting the diverse ecosystems found throughout region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles,... more...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 9.00
This is a book of amazing records, facts and did-you-knows. From lists of ?largests? and ?smallests? to accounts of exceptional features, it covers a vast range of facts about our continent. A fresh design and light-hearted illustrations make the book highly accessible to all. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 17.00
?Robert Lee Hotz, The Wall Street Journal ?It?s hard to feel the pain of the next guy. First, you have to notice that he exists?then realize that he has different thoughts than you?and different emotions?and that he needs help?and that you should help because you?d like the same done for you?and, wait, did I remember to lock the car??and? Empathy... more...
- Souvenir Press 2010; US$ 17.50
"There is a widely held assumption that humans are hard-wired for relentless and ruthless competition... Frans de Waal sees nature differently -- as a biological legacy in which empathy, not mere self interest, is shared by humans, bonobos and animals." Ben Macintyre, 'The Times' "A pioneer in primate studies, Frans de Waal sees our better side... more...