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Two Oceans - A Guide To The Marine Life Of Southern Africa (Paperback, 4th Edition): George Branch, Margo Branch, Lynnath... Two Oceans - A Guide To The Marine Life Of Southern Africa (Paperback, 4th Edition)
George Branch, Margo Branch, Lynnath Beckley, Charles Griffiths 3
R420 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R95 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

For over two decades Two Oceans has been the pre-eminent book to which scientists, students, divers and beachcombers turn to identify and learn about marine life, from sponges to whales and seaweeds to dune forests.

In this exuberantly colourful, fully revised fourth edition, over 2 000 species are now covered, names and other details have been updated to refl ect the latest taxonomy and many new photographs have been added.

A Cat's Life - Book & Colouring Bundle (Paperback): A Cat's Life - Book & Colouring Bundle (Paperback)
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R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 In stock

If the Cat Fits - Colour Your Favourite Scene and Finish with Decorative Stickers
Are you crazy for cats? Well, you can unleash your kitty creativity and colour away the stresses of daily life with this colouring and sticker book. Inside you'll find various indoor and outdoor settings with three-dimensional photographic scenery providing witty narratives for you to colour and personalize with decorative cat stickers. Bring the scenes to life with over 200 stickers to choose from, including cute kittens, playful cats, and a selection of cat treats, toys and accessories. Create humorous scenes by dressing up a cat with accessories for the beach or place some cat stickers playing pool! Free your mind with this new take on art therapy.

A Cat's Life - Inspiration for Cat Lovers Everywhere
Often the rulers of our household as well as our hearts, cats have become one of our most adored pets. This delightful collection of adorable feline images and touching quotes is a charming and amusing insight into the feline world. Cat lovers young and old will love this celebration of our funny whiskered friends.

The Horse Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Elwyn Hartley Edwards The Horse Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Elwyn Hartley Edwards 3
R754 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R291 (39%) 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 Dog's Way Home (Paperback): W. Bruce Cameron A Dog's Way Home (Paperback)
W. Bruce Cameron 1
R189 R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Save R48 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of A Dog's Purpose, the number one New York Times bestseller and major film comes a completely unforgettable adventure as one devoted dog makes her way home.

When Lucas Ray rescued his puppy Bella he knew his life would change forever. Smuggling her into his building isn't easy, particularly with his prying neighbours, and Lucas decides to risk taking her to work. The joy on the faces of the veterans in his hospital as Bella distributes her unique brand of comfort makes it all worth it. But then Bella is picked up by animal control and Lucas makes the heartbreaking decision to send her away.

Lucas hasn't understood Bella's feelings, though. There might be hundreds of miles separating them but Bella wants her master and she is coming to find him...

A Dog's Way Home is a heartwarming story perfect for fans of Marley & Me, A Street Cat Named Bob and The Art of Racing in the Rain.

A Dog's Life - Book & Colouring Bundle (Paperback): A Dog's Life - Book & Colouring Bundle (Paperback)
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R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 In stock

It's a Dog's Life - Colour Your Favourite Scene and Finish with Decorative Stickers
Are you barking mad for dogs? Well, you can unleash your canine creativity and colour away the stresses of daily life with this colouring and sticker book. Inside you'll find various indoor and outdoor settings with three-dimensional photographic scenery providing witty narratives for you to colour and personalize with decorative doggy stickers. Bring the scenes to life with over 200 stickers to choose from, including playful puppies, happy-go-lucky hounds and dog beds, bones and balls. Create humorous scenes by dressing up a pup with tie and hat in an office space, or place a row of pooch stickers at a bar cocktails in paws! Free your mind with this new take on art therapy.

A Dog's Life - Inspiration for Dog Lovers Everywhere
This adorable collection of cute canine pictures and heart warming quotes is dedicated to our lovable and faithful four-legged friends. The wag of their tails speaks a thousand words and their loyalty knows no bounds. Dog lovers everywhere will know how dogs delight and enrich our lives and that they truly are a man's best friend.

Where Is Biggles? - A Practical And Spiritual Guide In Animal Communication (Paperback): Wynter Worsthorne Where Is Biggles? - A Practical And Spiritual Guide In Animal Communication (Paperback)
Wynter Worsthorne; Foreword by Linda Tucker 2
R120 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R16 (13%) In stock

What if your animal friend went missing?

This is an essential guide book for all animal lovers, based on the author's own personal story of Biggles, a fluffy, ginger tom getting out of his box on the runway of Cape Town International Airport, and how and why it took six weeks to get him back. Using very practical steps in the art of animal communication, Wynter Worsthorne helps you to know what to do if your beloved animal companion decides to go walk-about.

This will not only teach you the skills of consciously connecting with your animal friend, but how to still your fears, understand why animals go missing and how to cope with all of the emotions involved. Don't wait until your beloved furry or feathered friend goes on an adventure without you before you read it. Be prepared.

Where is Biggles? includes stories from many animal lovers about how, by using Wynter's reliable techniques, they have found their missing animal friends.

The Bad Luck Lighthouse (Paperback): Nicki Thornton The Bad Luck Lighthouse (Paperback)
Nicki Thornton 1
R191 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R69 (36%) In stock

The twisty-turny sequel to the bestselling The Last Chance Hotel - Agatha Christie meets Harry Potter! In solving the mystery of the Last Chance Hotel, Seth has discovered a bewildering new world of magic. But the truth about his mother's fate and other secrets remain, stolen away with the firefly cage by his nemesis, the wicked Tiffany Bunn. Determined to chase her down - and prove himself as a magician - Seth and his cat Nightshade are quickly embroiled in the latest MagiCon case, a murder investigation at a deserted lighthouse ...

Osbert (HB) (Hardcover): Susanne Suba Osbert (HB) (Hardcover)
Susanne Suba; Noel Streatfeild 1
R231 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written by the author of BALLET SHOES, this picture book is available once again after nearly 70 years! Aunt Cathy's wedding is tomorrow, but Father insists on keeping Osbert the family dog away from the festivities. Father says he's too unsightly! Can the heartbroken children find a way to give Osbert the ultimate makeover?

Britain's Best Dog-Friendly Places to Stay (Paperback): Britain's Best Dog-Friendly Places to Stay (Paperback)
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R358 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Beyond Words - Communicating Wtih Animals and Nature (Paperback, annotated edition): Marta Williams Beyond Words - Communicating Wtih Animals and Nature (Paperback, annotated edition)
Marta Williams
R325 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Animals and nature can act as teachers and guides, send warnings of impending danger, or simply make life more joyous. More profoundly, intuitive bonds with the natural world can foster life-altering changes and spiritual redirection. "Beyond Words" describes what people experience when they connect intuitively with animals and nature. In her first book, "Learning Their Language," Marta Williams taught readers how to make this connection; here she explores how life changes once they do. Williams describes a photographer who is healed by dolphins in the waters off Hawaii, how a rottweiler helps her female companion seek the assistance she needs, and how young Neil and his horse Feste together learned about life, death, and loyalty. Easy-to-follow exercises and practices help readers experience these same types of communication.

A Cat's Guide to Humans - From A to Z (Hardcover): George the Cat, owner of Celia Haddon A Cat's Guide to Humans - From A to Z (Hardcover)
George the Cat, owner of Celia Haddon 1
R301 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R56 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Do you need a human in the first place? If you do, do not adopt a human on impulse. You may not get the right one for your lifestyle.' George the Cat is the feline world's favourite agony aunt. Now he brings us his irresistible, hilarious A-Z guide for fellow felines to help them navigate the human world, understand their sometimes weird and idiotic behaviour, and help turn human failings to feline advantages. Includes advice on how to move a sleeping human to the very edge of their bed, enjoy the use of their empty boxes before they're thrown out, and to get doors opened for you whether or not you have a private catflap. George also has a word of advice for humans: 'Don't let your cat get his paws on this book!'

Dog is Love - The Science of Why and How Your Dog Loves You (Hardcover): Clive Wynne Dog is Love - The Science of Why and How Your Dog Loves You (Hardcover)
Clive Wynne 1
R540 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R95 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What makes dogs truly special? Why does our relationship with them feel so much more deep and intense than with other animals? Any dog owner knows that the bond with their dog is unique. The unparalleled loyalty and total devotion of a dog seems the stuff of true love - but is this a whimsical construction that bears little relation to reality? Through ground-breaking scientific experiments and eye-opening historical evidence, canine behavioural psychologist Dr Clive Wynne unlocks the secret to our unique bond with dogs: their capacity to love, an unprecedented attribute in the animal kingdom. In Dog is Love, Dr Wynne debunks the myth that dogs possess a unique form of intelligence. Instead, he shows that dogs are able to show sympathy and can respond to human emotions in a way that is truly remarkable. One particularly moving study shows that dogs' and their owners' hearts beat in synchrony, just as the hearts of a loving human couple do. Looking at the evolution of dogs, Dr Wynne points out that it was the wolves' ability to form relationships with mankind, becoming indispensable hunting companions, that enabled the depth of love and affection between dogs and humans that we know today. Dr Wynne shares his experiences of hunting with the Mayangna tribe in Nicaragua and the vital role played by their hunting dogs to shed light on what the early human-dog relationship might have looked like, and explains the science behind what really goes on when a young pup grows up in a human family. This is a delightful, heart-warming and fascinating analysis of the unique bond between humans and dogs, perfect for anyone who shares their home with their dog and wonders just how much they love you. It will change the way you interact with dogs and help you get the best out of them in a way that will be truly life-changing.

Milton the Mighty (Paperback): Emma Read Milton the Mighty (Paperback)
Emma Read 1
R167 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R49 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first book in a fresh, funny new series for readers aged 7+, illustrated by Alex G. Griffiths! When little spider Milton discovers he's been branded deadly on social media - and is targeted by pest-killers BugKILL - he fears for his life and the future of his species. Alongside his BFFs, big hairy Ralph and spindly daddy-long-legs Audrey, he searches for a way to clear his name. But to succeed, Milton realises he must communicate with his house humans, a schoolgirl called Zoe - and her arachnophobic dad. Is he mighty enough to achieve the impossible?

A Guinea Pig Nutcracker (Hardcover): Alex Goodwin A Guinea Pig Nutcracker (Hardcover)
Alex Goodwin 1
R186 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R43 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Nutcracker ballet, danced by guinea pigs

As the curtain rises, Clara is opening her presents under the Christmas tree. She falls in love with a present from her godfather Drosselmeyer: a wooden Nutcracker. When Clara falls asleep that night, she is swept up in a battle between the Nutcracker (who has become a handsome prince) and the terrible Mouse King. This leads to a magical trip into the realms of fantasy, a sweet-filled wonderland where the beautiful Sugarplum Fairy dances...

This is the world famous ballet, as you've never seen it before.

Dogs of the National Trust (Hardcover): Amy Feldman Dogs of the National Trust (Hardcover)
Amy Feldman 1
R236 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Many incredible dogs have lived at National Trust places and still do.

This book tells their stories, from faithful Gelert immortalised in stone at Beddgelert and the celebrated Spaniels bred at Clumber Park, to the tiny Pekingese inhabiting Ightham Mote's enormous stone-built kennel originally built to house Dido the St Bernard.

Discover the digs at the side of some of Britain's greatest figures, such as Churchill's Poodle Rufus, Agatha Christie's 'beloved dog in a thousand' Peter, and Thomas Hardy's tyrannical Terrier Wessex, who delighted his master but terrorised guests.

Meet also the canine colleagues who live and work at National Trust properties today. Whether herding sheep, guarding historical homes or greeting guests, these faithful dogs have become an integral, beloved chapter in the stories of their adopted National Trust workplaces and homes.

Behind Every Great Woman is a Great Cat (Hardcover): Lulu Mayo, Justine Solomons-Moat Behind Every Great Woman is a Great Cat (Hardcover)
Lulu Mayo, Justine Solomons-Moat 1
R309 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R87 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Showcasing over 30 inspirational women, including Florence Nightingale (the founder of modern nursing), Georgia O'Keeffe (the artist and mother of American modernism) and Rosa Luxemburg (the theorist and revolutionist), who all have one thing in common - their affection towards cats. The uplifting stories of cat-loving women - ranging from artists, pioneers, writers and humanitarians - who dared to change and inspire the world are paired with Lulu Mayo's quirky illustrations. Also featuring tips for how to act like your cat, quotes from famous women who loved their moggies, and more. The book celebrates the cat as muse, companion, colleague and emotional support as it explodes the myth of a 'cat lady'.

Our Dogs, Ourselves (Paperback): Alexandra Horowitz Our Dogs, Ourselves (Paperback)
Alexandra Horowitz 1
R308 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R112 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this book Alexandra Horowitz examines what's called the 'dog-human bond': examining all aspects of the complexity of this unique interspecies pairing. From her position as a dog scientist, she uses the science of dogs and dog-human interaction to ground a consideration of the various ways that dogs, as a species, reflect us, and how they reflect (sometimes badly, sometimes well) on us. And she goes beyond the cognitive science to consider the culture, laws, and human dynamics that reveal and restrict this bond between two disparate species. Horowitz shows that when each person makes the decision to breed, own, or adopt a dog, we enter into a relationship that will change us. It changes the course of our days: dogs need to be walked, fed, attended to. It can change the course of our lives: dogs weave their way into our lives with their constant silent presence by our sides. There are still many (often non-'scientific') questions that remain unanswered about dogs: about their minds, yes, but especially about living with dogs in our society, and how we can best treat them now and in the future. This books addresses those questions. It is intended for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike, who wants to read good, intelligent thinking on dogs, not overly sentimental but not without heart.

Test Your Cat - The Cat Iq Test (Paperback, New edition): E. M. Bard Test Your Cat - The Cat Iq Test (Paperback, New edition)
E. M. Bard
R137 R94 Discovery Miles 940 Save R43 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The perfect gift book for cat lovers everywhere, showing how to measure your cat's intelligence in a series of easy and fun tests. How clever is your cat? Can your cat: * Make sounds upon request? * Predict a change in the weather? Or is your cat the type who * Falls of ledges while sleeping? * Continually runs into walls or doors? You can find out how smart your cat really is by giving him or her the Cat IQ Test -- a simple, four-part intelligence test. By observation and by using everyday household items, you will be able to measure your cat's co-ordination, communication, social and reasoning powers. Also includes: * Suggestions on how to improve your cat's IQ. * Comparative scores of other cats by age, sex and type. * A Certificate of Merit to be filled in and proudly displayed on completion of the Cat IQ Test.

Baby Animals! - Amazing Adorable Facts (Hardcover): Maja Safstrom Baby Animals! - Amazing Adorable Facts (Hardcover)
Maja Safstrom
R195 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R55 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Alfie and George (Paperback, Digital original): Rachel Wells Alfie and George (Paperback, Digital original)
Rachel Wells
R211 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Sunday Times bestseller is back, with his biggest adventure yet. The perfect read for fans of A Street Cat Named Bob. As the residents of Edgar Road know, Alfie is no ordinary cat. Since his arrival in the street, he's made every house his home, helping this group of neighbours to become friends for life. But now there's a new cat on Alfie's turf - a tiny ball of fur called George. With no home to call his own, this little kitten is in desperate need. And little does Alfie know that they've got quite an adventure ahead of them to get him through this most difficult of times... A heart-warming story that's impossible not to love - Alfie is back and more adventurous than ever!

How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog - A Quirky Introduction to the Big Questions in Philosophy (Hardcover): Anthony McGowan How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog - A Quirky Introduction to the Big Questions in Philosophy (Hardcover)
Anthony McGowan 1
R308 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R87 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

`We're doing philosophy now, and that means following the argument wherever it leads, like that time you chased a rabbit and ended up with your head stuck in a hole.' Monty was just like any other dog. A scruffy and irascible Maltese terrier, he enjoyed barking at pugs and sniffing at trees. But after yet another dramatic confrontation with the local Rottweiler, Anthony McGowan realises it's high time he and Monty had a chat about what makes him a good or a bad dog. Taking his lead from Monty's canine antics, McGowan takes us on a hilarious and enlightening jaunt through the major debates of philosophy. Will Kant convince Monty to stop stealing cheesecake? How long will they put up with Socrates poking holes in every argument? In this uniquely entertaining take on morality and ethics, the dutiful duo set out to uncover who - if anyone - has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one's life.

My Little Pony Pinkie Pie's Play Box (Paperback): Egmont Publishing UK My Little Pony Pinkie Pie's Play Box (Paperback)
Egmont Publishing UK 1
R260 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R55 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Pinkie Pie's Play Box combines story, activities and colouring with a special Pinkie Pie figurine and press out Sugarcube Corner bakery model. Join Pinkie and friends as they plan parties, make cupcakes and fire confetti canons - the perfect gift for My Little Pony fans. In the land of Equestria, the Mane Six embark upon adventures together with ponies, hippogriffs, dragons and many other creatures. Whether battling villains, helping friends in need or throwing a really good party, Twilight Sparkle and friends are always on hand to share love, magic, kindness and friendship. My Little Pony Annual 2020 9781405294416 My Little Pony 1001 Stickers 9781405293488 My Little Pony The Complete Guide 9781405295185 My Little Pony: Rainbow Dash and the Double Dare 9781405294997 My Little Pony: Twilight and the Spell 9781405294980

Paperscapes - The Dog (Hardcover): Annette Conn Paperscapes - The Dog (Hardcover)
Annette Conn
R540 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R209 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dogs are the most popular pets in the world. Their friendliness, loyalty and adorability is legendary. This sumptuous book celebrates the sheer variety of dogs, with beautiful photography accompanied by a lyrical and expertly-written text that describes the key characteristics and personality traits of each of over 50 species. It also features paper press-outs, enabling you to view the dogs in relief and create the most spectacular book art. Press out the dogs, fan out the pages, and display your copy as a treasure on a shelf or mantelpiece.

Paperscapes - The Cat (Hardcover): Jennifer Pulling Paperscapes - The Cat (Hardcover)
Jennifer Pulling
R539 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R208 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This sumptuous book celebrates the sheer variety of cats around the world, with beautiful photography accompanied by a lyrical and expertly-written text that describes the key characteristics of over 50 species. It also features paper press-outs, enabling you to view the cats in relief and create the most spectacular book art. Press out the cats, fan out the pages, and display your copy as a work of art on a shelf or mantelpiece.

Barrie - How a rescue dog and her owner saved each other (Hardcover): Sean Laidlaw Barrie - How a rescue dog and her owner saved each other (Hardcover)
Sean Laidlaw 1
R400 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R42 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Barrie was rescued from the rubble by Bomb disposal expert and former soldier Sean Laidlaw. He gradually gained her trust and they soon became inseparable. When Sean's contract to Syria was not renewed and he could not return to her, he raised the funds to bring her home with him. The two created an incredible bond in their three months together, and they were reunited in emotional scenes in early November. Sean credits Barrie with helping him with PTSD, and Barrie has been rescued from a life on the streets in war-torn Syria.

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