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Common Worship Lectionary 2020 - Spiral Bound (Paperback): Common Worship Lectionary 2020 - Spiral Bound (Paperback)
R185 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R38 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The SPCK Lectionary provides a clearly laid-out presentation of the Common Worship calendar and lectionary, with BCP readings on the same page. Sundays and major festivals are covered, as well as weekday services. An essential purchase for any church using the Common Worship or Book of Common Prayer services.

Field Notes on Science and Nature (Hardcover): Michael R. Canfield Field Notes on Science and Nature (Hardcover)
Michael R. Canfield; Foreword by Edward O. Wilson; Contributions by George B. Schaller, Bernd Heinrich, Kenn Kaufman, …
R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Once in a great while, as the "New York Times" noted recently, a naturalist writes a book that changes the way people look at the living world. John James Audubon s "Birds of America, " published in 1838, was one. Roger Tory Peterson s 1934 "Field Guide to the Birds" was another. How does such insight into nature develop?

Pioneering a new niche in the study of plants and animals in their native habitat, " Field Notes on Science and Nature" allows readers to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their observational methods, materials, and fleeting impressions.

What did George Schaller note when studying the lions of the Serengeti? What lists did Kenn Kaufman keep during his 1973 big year ? How does Piotr Naskrecki use relational databases and electronic field notes? In what way is Bernd Heinrich s approach truly Thoreauvian, in E. O. Wilson s view? Recording observations in the field is an indispensable scientific skill, but researchers are not generally willing to share their personal records with others. Here, for the first time, are reproductions of actual pages from notebooks. And in essays abounding with fascinating anecdotes, the authors reflect on the contexts in which the notes were taken.

Covering disciplines as diverse as ornithology, entomology, ecology, paleontology, anthropology, botany, and animal behavior, "Field Notes "offers specific examples that professional naturalists can emulate to fine-tune their own field methods, along with practical advice that amateur naturalists and students can use to document their adventures.

The Illustrated Herbiary (Hardcover): Maia Toll The Illustrated Herbiary (Hardcover)
Maia Toll 1
R357 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R72 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants - whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers - has fascinated us for centuries. Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll adds her distinctive spin to this tradition with profiles of the mysterious personalities of 36 herbs, fruits, and flowers. Combining a passion for plants with imagery reminiscent of tarot, enticing text offers reflections and rituals to tap into each plant's power for healing, self-reflection, and everyday guidance. Smaller versions of the illustrations are featured on 36 cards to help guide your thoughts and meditations.

Encyclopedia of Diagnostic Imaging (Hardcover, 2008 ed.): Albert L. Baert Encyclopedia of Diagnostic Imaging (Hardcover, 2008 ed.)
Albert L. Baert
R15,523 R12,383 Discovery Miles 123 830 Save R3,140 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The aim of this comprehensive encyclopedia is to provide detailed information on diagnostic radiology contributing to the broad field of imaging. The simple A to Z format provides easy access to relevant information. Extensive cross references between keywords and related articles enable efficient searches in a user-friendly manner. The wide range of entries will provide basic and clinical scientists in academia, practice and industry with valuable information about the field of diagnostic imaging. Those in related fields will also benefit from the important and relevant information on the most recent developments.

Please note that this publication is available as print only or online only or print + online set. Save 75% of the online list price when purchasing the bundle. For more information on the online version please type the publication title into the search box above, then click on the eReference version in the results list.

Research Handbook of Expatriates (Paperback): Yvonne McNulty, Jan Selmer Research Handbook of Expatriates (Paperback)
Yvonne McNulty, Jan Selmer
R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Constituting a comprehensive and carefully designed collection of contributions, the Research Handbook of Expatriates provides a nuanced and up-to-date discussion of expatriates. Theoretically broad and groundbreaking, it offers important and contemporary insights into emerging areas of research warranting future consideration. Drawing upon a range of perspectives from the field's most distinguished academics, contributions review the history of the literature in relation to expatriates, from the development of the expatriate construct through to the current state of research on business expatriates. Subsequent chapters progress into detailed examinations of the various types of business expatriates including LGBT, self-initiated expatriates, female assignees, inpatriates, international business travellers and commuters, and millennials. Other themes include expatriate performance, adjustment, expatriates to and from developing countries, global talent management, and expatriates' safety and security. The Research Handbook also covers expatriates in diverse communities such as education, military, missionary, sports and `Aidland', and provides additional commentaries relating to methodological issues, research with practitioners, case studies, biculturals and ATCKs, and global families. The Research Handbook concludes with publishing advice for PhD and early career researchers. Stimulating insightful new areas of study, this collection is a must read for academics and scholars in the field of expatriate research, international management, global human resource management and business administration. It also offers a wealth of guidance for executives and recruiters along with expatriates and professionals who may expatriate.

Naturalist's Guide to the Trees & Shrubs of India (Paperback): Pradeep Sachdeva Naturalist's Guide to the Trees & Shrubs of India (Paperback)
Pradeep Sachdeva
R235 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R53 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 tree and shrub species most commonly seen in India is perfect for resident and visitor alike.High quality photographs from India's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution and habitat.The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species.Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the trees and shrubs of India encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, its status in each state as well as its global IUCN status as at 2015.

The Music Tech Dictionary - A Glossary of Audio-Related Terms and Technologies (Paperback, New Ed): Mitch Gallagher The Music Tech Dictionary - A Glossary of Audio-Related Terms and Technologies (Paperback, New Ed)
Mitch Gallagher
R555 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R77 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

"The Music Tech Dictionary" provides the definitive glossary of music technology and pro audio topics and terms. It focuses on the terminology, techniques, and formats that are common in the audio and music technology field, and offers concise, pithy explanations of what each term represents. Users will be able to look up any music software, music technology, or audio related term they run across in their software, in articles, or in studios, for a short, complete overview.

Wiring Complete: 3rd Edition (Paperback): Wiring Complete: 3rd Edition (Paperback)
R477 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R94 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The title says it all! Wiring Complete, 3rd Edition, covers everything homeowners need to know about practically any wiring scenario imaginable, from simple switches to outdoor lighting. Updated to the latest code. Co-authored by two well-known experts in the field, this second edition of the original best seller has been updated to the latest electrical code (NEC, 2017). And there's more detailed coverage of today's hot topics, including: expanded sections on receptacles, switches, and lighting the latest information on remote thermostats details on the changing world of multimedia wiring Unique, do-it-yourself approach. What separates Wiring Complete from other guides is its straightforward approach and accessible design that allows you to: quickly look up a project gather all the information on how to tackle it easily access advice from a licensed electrician and identify what to do should something go wrong Reliable information and how-to instructions. With 875 photos and 60 illustrations, Wiring Complete 3rd Edition provides highly visual instruction on wiring projects that homeowners want to do themselves, such as: switches and receptacles, wall sconces, phone jacks, fans, kitchen appliances, and more. A must-have for every home. Much more than a how-to reference, Wiring Complete, 3rd Edition is like having your own personal electrician on call, 24/7.

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Complete Official Guide Collector's Edition (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Piggyback Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Complete Official Guide Collector's Edition (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
R775 R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Save R164 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Your essential companion to the furthest corners of the deepest and most detailed Rockstar world yet, the Red Dead Redemption 2: Complete Official Guide Collector's Edition is packed with information about every aspect of Rockstar Games’ epic tale of outlaw life in America's unforgiving heartland.

The premium hardcover Collector’s Edition is printed on superior quality art paper, and also includes an exclusive character art gallery.

Packed with essential information about every mission, character and feature of this vast and detailed world, the Collector's Edition includes an at-a-glance walkthrough, dedicated maps chapter, comprehensive reference sections, and an all-encompassing index.

Research Handbook of Finance and Sustainability (Hardcover): Sabri Boubaker, Douglas Cumming, Duc K. Nguyen Research Handbook of Finance and Sustainability (Hardcover)
Sabri Boubaker, Douglas Cumming, Duc K. Nguyen
R5,296 Discovery Miles 52 960 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sustainability is now an essential objective for all organizations, enabling them to resist adverse shocks and thrive in a disruptive world. This Research Handbook provides expert coverage and practical tips on a wide array of pertinent issues related to current finance and sustainability research. Comprising 31 chapters written by over 60 eminent experts, this Research Handbook provides readers with the latest ideas and propositions regarding finance and sustainability. This includes the significance of corporate social responsibility, environmental and entrepreneurial finance, crowdsourcing, governance and fraud. Despite ethical business practices and corporate social responsibility rules being adopted in various countries, the contributors demonstrate that further efforts are needed to motivate and empower actors to integrate ethical behavior into all business and managerial decisions. Multidisciplinary in reach, this comprehensive Research Handbook features forward-thinking academic and professional literature on corporate social responsibility, sustainability and finance for post-graduate students, researchers and practitioners to explore the forthcoming paths for research.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting (Hardcover): Simon Williams The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting (Hardcover)
Simon Williams
R3,543 Discovery Miles 35 430 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Acting is widely acknowledged to be the central art of the theatre and has a long and vibrant history. With over one thousand entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world. More than one hundred renowned international contributors provide biographical, historical and technical information about actors both familiar and obscure whose work has been crucial in the development of acting methods and traditions from classical theatre to the present day. Entries on key directors, theorists and teachers, and on the elements and genres of acting provide insights into the history of acting as an art and its current practice. Including a chronological list of actors that spans the past two thousand years and many diverse countries and cultures, this Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and unique overview of acting onstage that will be of interest to anyone who attends or practises theatre.

Handbook on the International Political Economy of China (Hardcover): Ka Zeng Handbook on the International Political Economy of China (Hardcover)
Ka Zeng
R4,454 Discovery Miles 44 540 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Examining the processes, evolution and consequences of China's rapid integration into the global economy, this Handbook highlights how China's role is ever increasing in prominence. The systematic structure offers an overview of the scope of China's global economic activities, with leading international scholars evaluating key theoretical debates and providing comprehensive coverage on all areas of international political economy. Chapters explore the behaviour, interests and motivations underlying China's international economic initiatives. The influence of both domestic and international politics is also discussed in terms of the country's global economic footprint. Through analyses of international economic engagements in areas such as trade, investment, finance, sustainable development and global economic governance, chapters give their assessment on the IPE of China and reveal how China's role on the political and economic stage is evolving. A much-needed reference for students and scholars of Chinese foreign policy, IPE and Asian studies, this Handbook enriches our understanding of the domestic and international contexts of China's global economic trajectory.

Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Chris Brewster, Wolfgang... Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Chris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Elaine Farndale
R5,414 Discovery Miles 54 140 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Edited by three renowned specialists in comparative human resource management (CHRM) this expanded and updated Handbook explores the range of approaches for conceptualizing CHRM and highlights different policies and practices across the world. Leading experts challenge the assumption that there are consistent solutions for managing human resources across nations. Valuing the importance of context, particularly at a national and regional level, the chapter authors question the `best practice' solutions by discussing theoretical, issue-based and regional-based distinctions in HRM. New to this edition: * an extended focus on the most essential theoretical underpinnings of CHRM including an anthropological comparative method; * additional in-depth studies in comparative areas covering the range of current HRM practice, including sustainable HRM; * a broader set of countries and regions now including Central and South America, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, to create the most comprehensive global coverage of comparative CHRM research. This extensive Handbook is an essential resource for researchers and postgraduate students in international business, business administration, HRM, socio-economics and cross-cultural management.

Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods (Hardcover): W. Jack Rink, Jeroen W. Thompson Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods (Hardcover)
W. Jack Rink, Jeroen W. Thompson
R8,030 R7,120 Discovery Miles 71 200 Save R910 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume provides an overview of (1) the physical and chemical foundations of dating methods and (2) the applications of dating methods in the geological sciences, biology, and archaeology, in almost 200 articles from over 200 international authors. It will serve as the most comprehensive treatise on widely accepted dating methods in the earth sciences and related fields. No other volume has a similar scope, in terms of methods and applications and particularly time range. Dating methods are used to determine the timing and rate of various processes, such as sedimentation (terrestrial and marine), tectonics, volcanism, geomorphological change, cooling rates, crystallization, fluid flow, glaciation, climate change and evolution. The volume includes applications in terrestrial and extraterrestrial settings, the burgeoning field of molecular-clock dating and topics in the intersection of earth sciences with forensics. The content covers a broad range of techniques and applications. All major accepted dating techniques are included, as well as all major datable materials.

Specialized dictionaries - Gastronomic Dictionary Spa-Eng (Paperback): Specialized dictionaries - Gastronomic Dictionary Spa-Eng (Paperback)
R92 R80 Discovery Miles 800 Save R12 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Autonomic Nervous System Table: Laminated Card (Cards): Babette Rothschild Autonomic Nervous System Table: Laminated Card (Cards)
Babette Rothschild
R137 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R12 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Body Remembers, Volume 2: Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment continues the discussion begun more than fifteen years ago with the publication of the best-selling and beloved The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment. This new book is grounded in the belief that the most important goal for any trauma treatment is to improve the quality of life of the client. Therefore, the first prerequisite is that the client be reliably stable and feel safe in his or her daily life as well as the therapy situation. To accomplish this, Babette Rothschild empowers both therapists and clients by expanding trauma treatment options. For clients who prefer not to review memories, or are unable to do so safely, new and expanded strategies and principles for trauma recovery are presented. And for those who wish to avail themselves of more typical trauma memory work, tools to make trauma memory resolution even safer are included. Being able to monitor and modulate a trauma client's dysregulated nervous system is one of the practitioner's best lines of defence against traumatic hyperarousal going amok-risking such consequences as dissociation and decompensation. Rothschild clarifies and simplifies autonomic nervous system (ANS) understanding and observation with her creation of an original full colour table that distinguishes six levels of arousal. Included in this table (and the discussion that accompanies it) is a new and essential distinction between trauma-induced hypoarousal and the low arousal that is caused by lethargy or depression. Combining an authoritative yet personal voice, Rothschild gives clinicians the space to recognise where they may have made mistakes-by sharing her own!-as well as a road map towards more effective practice in the future. This book is absolutely essential reading for anyone working with those who have experienced trauma. The full colour ANS table is also available from W.W. Norton as a laminated desk reference and a wall poster suitable for framing so this valuable therapeutic tool will always be at hand.

A Dictionary of Business and Management (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Jonathan Law A Dictionary of Business and Management (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Jonathan Law
R272 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R31 (11%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

This wide-ranging and authoritative dictionary contains over 7,100 entries covering all areas of business and management, including marketing, organizational behaviour, business strategy, law, and taxation. In its sixth edition, it features the very latest developments, such as those relating to information technology (including mobile technology), and the financial crisis and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis. Entries have been updated to refer to recent events and news in the field, for example the LIBOR scandal. Over 100 new entries have been added including bitcoin, Cog's Ladder, mobile commerce, Six Sigma, social media, theory of institutional deficiencies, and zero-hours contract. Furthermore, there is expanded coverage of areas such as financial regulation and corporate social responsibility, with a number of new entries offering insight into these topics, including aw-shucks defence and Financial Conduct Authority. The new edition of this established bestselling dictionary elucidates modern financial and management jargon, defining entries in a clear, concise, and accessible manner. With recommended web links for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Business and Management companion website, this edition is more informative than ever. This A-Z reference work is essential for business students, teachers and professionals, and useful for anyone needing a guide to business terminology.

International Tables for Crystallography - Crystallography of Biological Macromolecules (Hardcover, Volume F, 2nd Edition):... International Tables for Crystallography - Crystallography of Biological Macromolecules (Hardcover, Volume F, 2nd Edition)
Eddy Arnold, Daniel M. Himmel, Michael G. Rossmann
R6,168 R5,713 Discovery Miles 57 130 Save R455 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

International Tables for Crystallography Volume F is an expert guide to macromolecular crystallography for the structural biologist. It was commissioned by the International Union of Crystallography in recognition of the extraordinary contributions that knowledge of macromolecular structure has made, and will make, to the analysis of biological systems, from enzyme catalysis to the workings of a whole cell. The volume covers all stages of a crystallographic analysis from the preparation of recombinant proteins, through crystallization, diffraction data collection, phase determination, structure validation and structure analysis. Although the volume is written for experienced scientists, it is recognized that the reader is more likely to be a biologist interested in structure than a classical crystallographer interested in biology. Thus, there are chapters on the fundamentals, history and current perspectives of macromolecular crystallography, as well as on useful programs and databases such as the Protein Data Bank. Each chapter is written by one or more internationally recognized experts. This second edition features 19 new articles and many articles from the first edition have been revised. The new articles cover topics such as standard definitions for quality indicators, expression of membrane proteins, protein engineering, high-throughput crystallography, radiation damage, merohedral twinning, low-resolution ab initio phasing, robotic crystal loading, whole-cell X-ray diffraction imaging and halogen interactions in biological crystal structures. There are also new articles on relevant software, including software for electron microscopy. These enhancements will ensure that Volume F continues to be a key reference for macromolecular crystallographers and structural biologists. More information on the series can be found at: http://it.iucr.org

Painless Geometry (Paperback, Third Edition): Lynette Long Painless Geometry (Paperback, Third Edition)
Lynette Long
R206 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R67 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The thought of solving theorems or postulates leaves some students quivering in their boots. . . but not anymore! This must-have guide takes the pain out of learning geometry once and for all. The author demonstrates how solving geometric problems amounts to fitting parts together to solve interesting puzzles. Students discover relationships that exist between parallel and perpendicular lines; analyze the characteristics of distinct shapes such as circles, quadrilaterals, and triangles; and learn how geometric principles can solve real-world problems. Like all titles in Barron's Painless Series, this book presents informal, student-friendly approaches to learning geometry, emphasizing interesting details, outlining potential pitfalls step by step, offering "Brain Tickler" quizzes, and more.

Graphic Design - A New History, second edition (Hardcover, 2): Stephen J Eskilson Graphic Design - A New History, second edition (Hardcover, 2)
Stephen J Eskilson
R1,277 R1,192 Discovery Miles 11 920 Save R85 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Now in its second edition, this innovative look at the history of graphic design explores its evolution from the 19th century to the present day. Author Stephen J. Eskilson demonstrates how a new era began for design arts under the influence of Victorian reformers, tracing the emergence of modernist design styles in the early 20th century, and examining the wartime politicization of regional styles. Richly contextualized chapters chronicle the history of the Bauhaus and the rise of the International Style in the 1950s and '60s, and the postmodern movement of the 1970s and '80s. The book's final chapter looks at current trends in graphic design, with in-depth discussions of grunge, comic book, and graffiti aesthetics; historicism and appropriation; and the influence of technology, web design, and motion graphics. The second edition features over 80 new images, revised text throughout, a new chapter on 19th-century design, and expanded sections on critical topics including the Swiss Style, Postmodernism, and contemporary design.

Rock Atlas UK & Ireland - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): David Roberts Rock Atlas UK & Ireland - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
David Roberts
R640 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R151 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
A Bigger Picture - A Manual Of Photo-Journalism In Southern Africa (Paperback): B. Waller A Bigger Picture - A Manual Of Photo-Journalism In Southern Africa (Paperback)
B. Waller
R507 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R93 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This manual has been developed for the majority of practsing photographers and photojournalists in Southern Africa.

Handbook of Research on Business Angels (Paperback): Hans Landstrom, Colin Mason Handbook of Research on Business Angels (Paperback)
Hans Landstrom, Colin Mason
R892 Discovery Miles 8 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Business angels are recognized as playing a key role in financing the start-up and early stages of new ventures. However, our knowledge of how business angels operate remains limited and highly fragmented. This Handbook provides a synthesis of research on business angels. It adopts an international perspective to reflect the spread of angel investing around the world. The increasing number of government initiatives to promote angel investing is also reflected in the book with an assessment of the most common support schemes. Adopting an international focus, the expert group of contributors examine business angels themselves, the evolution of the market, the various stages of the investment process and the role of public policy in influencing angel investment. They each conclude their chapters with an agenda for future research on business angels. Students and scholars of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance and related subjects will find this book to be an invaluable resource for their work. In particular, they will benefit from the research agendas that conclude each chapter. This Handbook will also be of interest to policy-makers and other practitioners looking to enhance their understanding of the design and need for such interventions.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics (Paperback): Frederic S. Lee, Bruce Cronin Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics (Paperback)
Frederic S. Lee, Bruce Cronin
R1,014 Discovery Miles 10 140 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Despite the important methodological critiques of the mainstream offered by heterodox economics, the dominant research method taught in heterodox programmes remains econometrics. This compelling Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to a range of alternative research methods, invaluable for analysing the data prominent in heterodox studies. Providing a solid basis for a mixed methods approach to economic investigations, the expertly crafted contributions are split into three distinct sections: philosophical foundation and research strategy, research methods and data collection, and applications. Introductions to a host of invaluable methods such as survey, historical, ethnographic, experimental and mixed approaches, together with factor, cluster, complex and social network analytics, are complemented by descriptions of applications in practice. Practical and expansive, this Handbook is highly pertinent for students and scholars of economics, particularly those dedicated to heterodox approaches, as it provides a solid reference for mixed methods not available in mainstream economics research methods courses.

The illustrated dictionary of Southern African plant names (Paperback): Hugh Clarke, Michael Charters The illustrated dictionary of Southern African plant names (Paperback)
Hugh Clarke, Michael Charters; Edited by Eugene Moll
R450 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R101 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

For anyone with an interest in botany or wondering what a plant name means, this well-written book will be an indispensable guide. The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names is aimed at keen gardeners, plant collectors, amateur and professional botanists, academics, and many other people who wish to have an answer to the question: “What do generic plant names mean?” Without a reference book to guide you, the generic names are simply unexplained ‘names’ because they are written in botanical Latin which few people understand. This easy-to-use dictionary enables readers to find out how plants have got their names. It provides a wealth of information that opens up a new world of understanding for all plant lovers. The book has nearly 5 000 entries and will include approximately 400 beautiful full-colour photographs of plants taken by top botanical photographers. This not only gives life to the book but in many cases illustrates how these names relate to the plant. Pictures have been selected from the various regions of southern African and 24 of South Africa’s leading botanists contributed to this choice with an opening page (from A–Z). Readers who wish to know more about the lives of those individuals after whom plants were named such as Watsonia, Welwitschia and hundreds more, will be surprised but delighted to find this dictionary contains more than 900 short biographies together with some 600 images, thus conserving southern African botanical history. There are fascinating descriptions of these individuals’ contributions to science, their explorations, their achievements and tragedies. The book also provides information for those readers who want to know more about the genus, such as whether the genus is an invasive species or whether the genus name has been superseded and what the replacement name is.

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