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South African Rugby Annual 2019 (Paperback, 48th Edition): Duane Heath, Eddie Grieb, Kobus Smit South African Rugby Annual 2019 (Paperback, 48th Edition)
Duane Heath, Eddie Grieb, Kobus Smit
R250 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R65 (26%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The South African Rugby Annual is the official historical record of another memorable season in South African rugby, from schoolboy rugby to the Springboks.

The 48th edition of the ‘bible’ of the game in this country contains more records and memorable moments than ever before, including everything you need to know ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

Sky Guide Africa South 2019 - Astronomical Handbook For Southern Africa (Paperback): Astronomical Society of Southern Africa Sky Guide Africa South 2019 - Astronomical Handbook For Southern Africa (Paperback)
Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
R145 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R31 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Sky Guide Africa South 2019 is a practical resource for all astronomers, be they novice, amateur or professional. It covers the upcoming year’s planetary movements, predicted eclipses, meteor showers – any events and facets of the night sky that change annually.

Star charts plot the evening sky for each season, facilitating the identification of stars and constellations. The guide contains a wealth of information about the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, meteors and bright stars, with photos, diagrams, charts and images.

It also includes an excellent overview of the most useful online resources available to the astronomy enthusiast.

Rapid Fire - Remarkable Miscellany (Paperback): John Maytham Rapid Fire - Remarkable Miscellany (Paperback)
John Maytham
R265 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R37 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

What is the origin of the word ‘bluetooth’? Which UK football ground is flanked by Bloemfontein & South Africa roads? When walking round Rondebosch Common, why is it wise not to go widdershins?

These are a few of the questions put to John Maytham by 567 CapeTalk listeners in the Rapid Fire insert on the late drive-time show. Join him on a tour of the oddest, arcane and most surprising questions – and be tickled by the weird and wonderful answers.

Guinness World Records 2019 (Hardcover): Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2019 (Hardcover)
Guinness World Records 1
R350 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R52 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The world’s most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records, covering everything from outer space to sporting greats via Instagram, fidget spinners and all manner of human marvels. Inside you’ll find hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and countless facts, figures, stats and trivia waiting for you on every action-packed page. Guinness World Records 2019 is the ultimate snapshot of our world today.

Plus, this year we celebrate the incredible “Maker” movement with a special feature devoted to the inventors, dreamers, crafters and creators who devote their lives to amazing record-breaking projects such as the largest water pistol, a jet-powered go-kart and an elephant-sized hamburger (think you could eat a whole one!?). We take a sneak peak into their workshops to explore these epically big builds, and ask them what inspires them to go really, really large!

Garden Birds in Southern Africa - Attract, Identify, Enjoy (Paperback): Duncan Butchart Garden Birds in Southern Africa - Attract, Identify, Enjoy (Paperback)
Duncan Butchart 3
R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This guide profiles 101 garden birds likely to be found in gardens across southern Africa, informing readers about what to look and listen for, and where and when. It is also an inspirational guide to creating a bird-friendly garden that is also a reservoir of biodiversity, wherever you are in the region.

With an attractive layout and multiple colour images, it offers the following:

  • Descriptions and photos of 101 garden birds
  • How to get to know your local species, their feeding, breeding, calls and general behaviour
  • How to design your garden to attract the widest range of birds and other wildlife
  • The best plants and structures to provide food and shelter for birds
  • Detailed lists of recommended trees, shrubs, climbers, aloes and grasses
Insectopedia - The Secret World of Southern African Insects (Paperback, 2nd Revised Edition): Erik Holm Insectopedia - The Secret World of Southern African Insects (Paperback, 2nd Revised Edition)
Erik Holm 3
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Insectopedia uncovers the fascinating and infinitely varied world of insects. It explores their intriguing behaviour and biology – from mating and breeding, metamorphosis and movement to sight, smell, hearing and their adaptations to heat and cold.

A chapter on superorganisms probes the curious phenomenon of social communities among insects; another covers the critical role that these creatures play in maintaining the fragile balance of life on our planet. The book concludes with a 60-page illustrated field guide, describing most insect orders and their main families.

Previously published as Insectlopedia of Southern Africa, this fully revised and redesigned edition includes up-to-date information throughout, an expanded ID section, and several hundred new photographs.

Your First Year Of Varsity - A Survival Guide For University And College (Paperback): Shelagh Foster, Lehlohonolo Mofokeng Your First Year Of Varsity - A Survival Guide For University And College (Paperback)
Shelagh Foster, Lehlohonolo Mofokeng
R190 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R39 (21%) In stock

Essential reading for matriculants, first year university and college students – and their parents!

Your First Year Of Varsity talks directly to Grade 12 learners and first year university and college students who arrive at their place of higher education filled with hopes, expectations, fears and dreams; yet with little understanding of what this new world means and how to adapt, grow – and graduate.

The book addresses all the rules, demands, behaviours, skills and cultural shifts that will turn an undergraduate into a viable part of higher education life. Foster and Mofokeng have written the book in plain English and it is accessible to anyone who can read a magazine or newspaper. An empathetic, no-nonsense and practical guide to understanding the cultural and academic divide between high school and college or university.

The A-Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa (Paperback): Jack Hadfield The A-Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa (Paperback)
Jack Hadfield
R280 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R60 (21%) In stock

This comprehensive guide to vegetable gardening in South Africa, written especially for the home gardener, is based on vast practical experience and an intimate knowledge of local growing conditions.

Part 1 provides down-to-earth advice on location and layout of the vegetable gaarden;soils and nutrients; garden planning and crop rotation; tools and equipment; watering; cultivation and weed control; seed, sowing, transplanting, harvesting, and pests and their control; container growing, and the use of plastics in the vegetable garden. In part 2 the common as well as a number of unusual vegetables are fully discused. Invaluable information on cultivars, soil preparation, propagation, sowing, transplanting, harvesting, and pests and diseases are included. This is followed by short descriptions of the more widely used culinary herbs. Finally, the appendices give information on how to grow salad sprouts, and detailed and invaluable advice on exhibiting vegetables.

Whether your garden is a smallholding or a townhouse patio, The A - Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa is an essential handbook containing everything you need to know for the successfull production of your own top-quality vegetables throughout the year.

Invertebrates Of Southern Africa And Their Tracks & Signs (Paperback, None Ed.): Lee Gutteridge Invertebrates Of Southern Africa And Their Tracks & Signs (Paperback, None Ed.)
Lee Gutteridge
R320 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R66 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

This book intensively covers a never-before-explored aspect of Southern African nature and is an essential new addition to the library of every nature lover. It was researched and written over the last four and a half years to open a door to a little known micro-world that exists all around us. Invertebrates – which include commonly seen creatures such as butterflies, spiders, beetles, worms and scorpions – are everywhere. The signs of their day-to-day activities are all around us if we know where to look.

The life cycles and behaviours of many animals are discussed, with a special focus on interactions between mammals and invertebrates – a fascinating subject in itself.

While working on this book, Lee Gutteridge spent many hours in the field with expert entomologists and arachnologists, many of whom commented that; even though they had spent a lifetime in the field, this experience, of invertebrate tracking, had changed the way that they see the invertebrate world.

With funding received from the Oppenheimer family, 250 copies will be donated to indigenous trackers, whose knowledge Lee appreciates and respects.

Pasa's Guide to Publishing 2016 (Paperback): PASA Pasa's Guide to Publishing 2016 (Paperback)
PASA
R185 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R38 (21%) In stock

PASA's Guide to Publishing 2016 provides the latest overview of all sectors of the South African publishing industry. This, together with a comprehensive list of training providers and industry-related bodies, including government department contacts, and a list of book fairs and festivals will enable publishing staff to make informed decisions about publishing, marketing and training. Academics and authors will find the sections on intellectual property and copyright and 'how to get published' particularly useful. The comprehensive PASA membership directory and index of publishers, their imprints and agencies will be invaluable to booksellers, librarians and academics.

The Horse Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Elwyn Hartley Edwards The Horse Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Elwyn Hartley Edwards 3
R744 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R281 (38%) 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 Citizen's Guide To Crime Trends In South Africa (Paperback): Anine Kriegler, Mark Shaw A Citizen's Guide To Crime Trends In South Africa (Paperback)
Anine Kriegler, Mark Shaw 3
R286 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R32 (11%) In stock

Crime statistics do not belong to the government, academics, specialists, or the press. They are ours: we experience and report crimes and have a right to access and understand their official record. It should not take any particular expertise to get a grasp on what we should make of the figures and graphs that the South African Police Service produces every year. Yet crime, its measurement and control, are as much political matters as they are technocratic.

While there is much that remains open to interpretation and discussion, there are some things that we should all be able to agree on, based on a sober reading of the evidence. As crime is a serious issue in South Africa, knowing what the official sources say is critical for productive debates on what we can do to make our country safer. A Citizen's Guide To Crime Trends In South Africa provides a basis on which to understand the statistics in a manner that is accessible to the general public.

Each chapter challenges a set of oft-repeated assumptions about how bad crime is, where it occurs, and who its victims are. It also demonstrates how and why crime statistics need to be matched with other forms of research, including criminal justice data, in order to produce a fuller account of what we are faced with.

South African Rugby Annual 2015 (Paperback, 44th edition): Duane Heath, Eddie Grieb South African Rugby Annual 2015 (Paperback, 44th edition)
Duane Heath, Eddie Grieb
R195 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R40 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The new-look South African Rugby Annual 2015 is the official record of the South African season and is widely considered to be the finest yearbook in world rugby. The unrivalled 'bible' of the game has definitively chronicled the game in this country for over four decades and this 44th edition represents a refreshing departure from previous editions in terms of editorial and design.

For starters, the 2015 edition, at 640 pages, will be by far the biggest Annual to date, while a more compact, user-friendly size and cleaner design will ensure that rugby fans will have more facts and figures at the disposal than ever before – and all presented in a refreshing manner.

For lovers of sporting trivia, the South African Rugby Annual 2015 doubles for the first time as a Springbok handbook, with hundreds of bite-sized facts and figures appearing throughout the book. For example, did you know that 2007 World Cup winner Schalk Burger made his Test debut just 17 years after his dad, Schalk senior played his last match? Or that Pieter ‘Slaptjips’ Rossouw scored the fastest-ever Springbok hat-trick, in just seven minutes? Or that the Webb Ellis Cup was already 81 years old when it was first presented at the 1987 World Cup?

Trivia apart, the Annual is also the official and definitive resource for the upcoming 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup, with a dedicated section providing every stat imaginable for Springbok fans, including the result of every World Cup match ever played!

The 2015 edition will also establish the Annual as a leading sporting journal, with a host of best-selling authors contributing articles that add fascinating and previously unpublished new chapters to the unique and colourful saga of South African rugby.

Dan Retief, who has written about Springbok rugby for more than four decades, uncovers the fascinating and little-known story of a New Zealand rugby team who swept all before them in South Africa years before the Springboks and All Blacks first met, while Craig Ray, who wrote 2007 Rugby World Cup winning coach Jake White’s autobiography, provides a personal insight into what it takes to win the ultimate prize in world rugby.

With its unrivalled mix of Springbok trivia, cutting-edge research and every record imaginable, the South African Rugby Annual 2015 will continue to settle arguments at braais across the land, while continuing to be the perfect gift for rugby fans of all ages.

Legal Research - Purpose, Planning and Publication (Paperback): Francois Venter Legal Research - Purpose, Planning and Publication (Paperback)
Francois Venter
R270 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R42 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Lawyers must be able to do research and should be able to do it well in order to honour their obligations, be those obligations commercial, in the field of criminal justice, constitutional, judicial or academic. Yet much confusion surrounds the nature of research, the need for lawyers and law students to undertake research projects, the requirements for the dissemination of the results, and their impact on policy and practice. Why is legal research needed? What does it entail? Where should one begin? What methods are used for legal research? What are the ethical issues involved? How does one go about publishing the results of one’s research in law, and which are the appropriate publication platforms? How should the quality of legal research be judged?

Legal Research: Purpose, Planning and Publication seeks to begin answering these questions, to introduce law students to legal research, and perhaps even to open up some new perspectives for those in the legal community who wish to sharpen their research skills.

The guidelines and views in Legal Research are not offered as hard doctrine, but rather as a route map for a journey of discovery, in the course of which readers may develop their own approach to the production of valuable legal research results.

Legal Research provides an introduction to ease the way of legal researchers, especially those with little expertise and experience, and perhaps to open a debate among the more experienced lawyers, who have not yet given much thought to the matter, about developing and improving our understanding of legal research in South Africa.

Knowledge Is Beautiful (Hardcover): David McCandless Knowledge Is Beautiful (Hardcover)
David McCandless 1
R607 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R271 (45%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this mind-blowing follow-up to the bestselling Information is Beautiful, the king of infographics David McCandless uses spectacular visuals to reveal unexpected insights into how the world really works.

We are living in the Information Age, in which we are constantly bombarded with data - on television, in print and online. How can we relate to this mind-numbing overload? Enter David McCandless and his amazing infographics: simple, elegant ways to understand information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually. In his unique signature style, he creates dazzling displays that blend facts with their connections, contexts and relationships, making information meaningful, entertaining - and beautiful.

Taking infographics to the next level, his new book Knowledge is Beautiful is an endlessly fascinating spin through the world of visualized data, which offers a deeper, more wide-ranging look at the world and its history. Covering everything from dog breeds and movie plots to the origins of life and a timeline of the far future, this stunning book is guaranteed to enrich your understanding of the world.

Guinness World Records 2018 (Hardcover): Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2018 (Hardcover)
Guinness World Records 4
R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science and amazing sporting achievements than ever before. With more than 3,000 new and updated records and 1,000 eye-popping photos, it has thousands of new stats and facts and dazzling new features. There is so much to explore inside.

Go on a whirlwind tour of the planet's most amazing places, from the largest swamps to the deepest points on Earth. Find out what happens when you give an octopus a Rubik's Cube, and why all you need to defend yourself from a crocodile is a rubber band! You'll also find all your favourite records and categories such as Big Stuff, Collections, Mass Participation and Fun with Food, plus the year's most significant sporting achievements. Our editors have also taken inspiration this year from the world of superheroes - both fictional and real-world - so look out for our feature chapter charting your favourite caped crusaders in comic books, TV shows and movies. We also meet the real-life record-breakers with genuine superpowers, such as the Canadian strongman vicar who can pull a jumbo jet and an actual cyborg who uses technology to augment his senses. You'll also learn all about the science of superheroes, such as who the fastest and strongest superheroes would be if they came to life, and who would win in a royal rumble between Superman, Batman, Hulk and Dr Strange!

Also new this year is a celebration of the superlative with infographic poster pages that explore the most exciting absolutes, such as the longest, tallest, fastest and heaviest. Does the longest sofa outstretch the longest train? Is the tallest Easter egg bigger than the tallest snowman? Find out in this amazing new edition. You'll also find these special pages available as free poster downloads at guinnessworldrecords.com!

From science to showbiz via stunts and sports, there are real-life heroes all around us in all shapes and sizes, achieving the extraordinary every day. There's only one book where you'll find so many amazing facts all in one place, and that's Guinness World Records 2018!

Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology (Paperback): P. Hartmann-Petersen, G.C. Gerrans, R. Hartmann-Petersen Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology (Paperback)
P. Hartmann-Petersen, G.C. Gerrans, R. Hartmann-Petersen
R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) In stock

The SASOL Encyclopaedia of science and technology is the ideal comprehensive reference source for Secondary school learners and Higher education and training (HET) students. It also provides a reference resource for professional and general use. The SASOL encyclopaedia of science and technology comprises a title and an interactive CD-ROM.

How Philosophy Works - The concepts visually explained (Hardcover): Dk How Philosophy Works - The concepts visually explained (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R495 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R206 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this book is the perfect introduction to the history of philosophy. A clear and accessible guide to philosophy, How Philosophy Works combines bold infographics and jargon-free text to demystify fundamental concepts. Covering everything from ethics to epistemology and phenomenology, the book presents the ideas and theories of key philosophical traditions and philosophers - from Plato and Socrates to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein via Kant - in a novel, easy-to-understand way. Its infographics will help you to understand the elements of philosophy on a conceptual level and, by tackling life's "big questions", it will help you to look at the world in an entirely new way. With its unique graphic approach and clear, authoritative text, How Philosophy Works is the perfect introduction to philosophy, and the ideal companion to DK's The Philosophy Book in the "Big Ideas" series.

2020 Collins Big Road Atlas Britain and Northern Ireland (Paperback, New edition): Collins Maps 2020 Collins Big Road Atlas Britain and Northern Ireland (Paperback, New edition)
Collins Maps 1
R251 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R69 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ultimate 3.2 miles to 1 inch scale large format paperback road atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland for 2020, featuring Collins' popular and well established road mapping, and designed for exceptional clarity and ease of use. The atlas includes a wide range of urban area maps at even larger scale and 64 detailed town centre street plans. The mapping shows speed limits at speed camera locations. This fully updated road atlas covers the whole of Britain and Northern Ireland with each scale of mapping colour-coded for ease of use. The smallest scale maps are great for long distance route planning and the street plans help you locate your final destination. * Easy to use, clear road maps at a scale of 3.2 miles to 1 inch of England, Wales, Southern Scotland and Northern Ireland. Northern Scotland is shown at 5 miles to 1 inch * Route planning section including maps at a scale of 15.8 miles to 1 inch (1:1,000,000) for long distance route planning, motorway services information and a handy distance calculator * 22 urban area approach maps at 1 mile to 1 inch which clearly show the best routes through and into the busiest built-up areas * 64 street maps focused on town centres showing places of interest, car park locations and one-way streets * Fully updated fixed speed camera sites with average speed camera locations clearly highlighted. All speed cameras show the speed limit * Information about restricted motorway junctions * Park & Ride locations shown, ideal when visiting towns and cities * Over 30 categories of places of interest including castles, theme parks, sports venues, universities, mountain bike trails and surfing beaches * Full postcodes for the top 1000 places of interest - ideal for use alongside satnav systems

GMAT Prep Plus 2020 - 6 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Mobile (Paperback): Kaplan Test Prep GMAT Prep Plus 2020 - 6 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Mobile (Paperback)
Kaplan Test Prep 1
R983 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R418 (43%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Writer's Market 2019 - The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published (Paperback, 98th Annual Edition): Robert Lee Brewer Writer's Market 2019 - The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published (Paperback, 98th Annual Edition)
Robert Lee Brewer
R561 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R171 (30%) In stock

The Writer's Market 2019 incorporates all the great information writers have come to expect for 98 years with new instruction articles and thousands of publishing opportunities. Writers will be able to use the book to find success getting published and paid for their writing.

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GRE Prep Plus 2020 - 3-Book Set: 6 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Paperback): Kaplan Test Prep GRE Prep Plus 2020 - 3-Book Set: 6 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Paperback)
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