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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.

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.

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
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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.

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.

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 (Spiral bound, New edition): Collins Maps 2020 Collins Big Road Atlas Britain and Northern Ireland (Spiral bound, New edition)
Collins Maps
R324 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R80 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ultimate 3.2 miles to 1 inch scale A3 spiral bound road atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland for 2020, featuring Collins' popular and well-established road mapping. 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

Your Money Is Your Business! (Paperback): Stephen Freeman Your Money Is Your Business! (Paperback)
Stephen Freeman
R399 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R70 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Times First World War - The Great War From 1914 to 1918 (Hardcover): The Imperial War Museum The Times First World War - The Great War From 1914 to 1918 (Hardcover)
The Imperial War Museum
R605 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R188 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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

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)
Kaplan Test Prep
R581 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R228 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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
Explanatory dictionary of politics / Verklarende politieke woordeboek - Bilingual core terms and definitions in political... Explanatory dictionary of politics / Verklarende politieke woordeboek - Bilingual core terms and definitions in political science / Tweetalige kernterme en -definisies in politieke wetenskap (English, Afrikaans, Paperback)
Albert Venter, Susan Botha, Louis du Plessis, Marietta Alberts
R583 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R111 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The Explanatory Dictionary of Politics (EDP) contains 2 620 key political terms and definitions. The main goal of the EDP is to facilitate a proper understanding of the political realm. The EDP provides assistance to subject specialists and language practitioners. The disciplines involved, which are loosely referred to as the political sciences, include politics, international politics, international relations, African politics, strategic studies, as well as aspects of political development, political administration and political economy. Die Verklarende Politieke Woordeboek (VPW) is gebaseer op die bekroonde tweetalige Nuwerwetse Politieke Woordeboek (NPW) van 2011, en bevat 2 620 politieke kernterme en -definisies. Die hoofdoel van die VPW is om behoorlike begrip van die politieke bestel moontlik te maak. Die VPW verleen hulp aan vakspesialiste en taalpraktisyns. Die dissiplines betrokke en waarna breedweg as die politieke wetenskappe verwys word, sluit in politiek, internasionale politiek, internasionale verhoudinge, Afrikapolitiek, strategiese studies, sowel as aspekte van politieke ontwikkeling, politieke administrasie en politieke ekonomie.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana - An Identification and Reference Guide (Paperback): Jeff Boundy, John L. Carr Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana - An Identification and Reference Guide (Paperback)
Jeff Boundy, John L. Carr
R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Die Suid-Afrikaanse Gids - Feite & Wenke (Afrikaans, Paperback): Isabel Uys Die Suid-Afrikaanse Gids - Feite & Wenke (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Isabel Uys
R48 Discovery Miles 480 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Gids is ’n omvattende naslaanbron vir enige belangstellende – oud of jonk, Suid-Afrikaans of ’n toeris – wat enige inligting omtrent Suid-Afrika maklik wil bekom.

Die gids bevat ’n ietsie van alles: van die geskiedenis van ons land, ons fauna en flora, wildparke, sportstatistieke tot wenke oor geldbesparing, die aankoop van ’n motor, goeie maniere en trou-etiket.

Hierdie gids is ’n moet vir enige huis, boekwinkel, hotel, toeristekantoor, biblioteek en skool.

Handbook of Social Policy and Development (Hardcover): James Midgley, Rebecca Surender, Laura Alfers Handbook of Social Policy and Development (Hardcover)
James Midgley, Rebecca Surender, Laura Alfers
R3,739 Discovery Miles 37 390 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Handbook of Social Policy and Development makes a groundbreaking, coherent case for enhancing collaboration between social policy and development. With wide ranging chapters, it discusses a myriad of ways in which this can be done, exploring both academic and practical activities. As the conventional distinction between `developed' and `developing' countries becomes increasingly blurred, this Handbook explores how collaboration between social policy and development is needed to meet global social needs. With contributions from leading experts in both social policy and development studies, this Handbook analyses the complexities of integrating social policy and development studies. Examining a diverse and comprehensive range of countries and case studies that highlight ways to improve this integration, contributors deal with critical debates, covering a wide range of services, programmes, providers and policy sectors. The Handbook of Social Policy and Development is an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of social policy and development studies. Its comprehensive approach also makes it a valuable reference for researchers and specialists in the field.

Handbook of Behavioural Change and Public Policy (Hardcover): Holger Strassheim, Silke Beck Handbook of Behavioural Change and Public Policy (Hardcover)
Holger Strassheim, Silke Beck
R3,976 Discovery Miles 39 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Behavioural change has become a core issue of public policy in recent years. This comprehensive Handbook takes a multidisciplinary approach to examine the relationship between the two, exploring the ever-increasing analysis of behavioural change and the importance of `nudge' in terms of public policy. Uniting interdisciplinary scholarship, Holger Strassheim and Silke Beck have drawn together a wide variety of perspectives, allowing for the legal, political, economic and social aspects of behavioural change and public policy to be explored. Contributions by renowned experts critically assess the theories and conceptual developments from early experiments to recent strategies of behavioural public policy. Chapters also cover the proliferation and professionalization of these strategies in Europe and beyond, the application of behavioural insights and instruments across areas including health, sustainability, employment, pensions, development and taxation, and the normative ideas and political consequences of knowing and governing behaviour. Political science and public policy scholars will find the inclusion of both critical and theory-driven research a vital tool, while policy-makers will appreciate the practical suggestions included in this Handbook.

The Art of Noticing - 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday (Hardcover): Rob Walker The Art of Noticing - 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday (Hardcover)
Rob Walker
R418 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R84 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners - More than 1,500 Essential Plant Names and the Secrets They Contain (Paperback): The Royal... RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners - More than 1,500 Essential Plant Names and the Secrets They Contain (Paperback)
The Royal Horticultural Society; Selected by James Armitage 1
R239 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R37 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners is a unique guide to plant binomials based on the bestselling RHS Latin for Gardeners. It contains 1,500 of the most useful and most widespread Latin names, organized into thematic chapters including Colour, Size, Form and Habitat. Each chapter is further subdivided into smaller groups, such as large plants and small plants. This allows gardeners to make new connections and discoveries in a way standard alphabetical lists don't permit. 'Behind the Name' feature boxes further increase the book's practical value, and a wide range of botanical watercolours ensure that it is beautiful as well as functional. This book includes a definition and pronunciation guide for each word, as well as a 16-page alphabetical index, so that it can still be used as a conventional dictionary of Latin names. And its handy, pocket-sized format makes it the perfect gift.

The Times Second World War - The History of the Global Conflict From 1939 to 1945 (Hardcover): The Imperial War Museum The Times Second World War - The History of the Global Conflict From 1939 to 1945 (Hardcover)
The Imperial War Museum
R605 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R188 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The South African Aid - Facts & Tips (Paperback): Isabel Uys The South African Aid - Facts & Tips (Paperback)
Isabel Uys
R48 Discovery Miles 480 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

The South African Aid is a comprehensive reference guide for any individual – old and young, local or foreign – seeking information on South Africa.

The guide offers a bit of everything: the history of our land, our fauna and flora, game reserves, sport statistics, tip son saving money, buying a car, good manners, wedding etiquette, etc.

This guide is a must-have for every house, book sop, hotel, tourism office, library and school.

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