0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (4)
  • R50 - R100 (13)
  • R100 - R250 (1,072)
  • R250 - R500 (1,217)
  • R500+ (1,426)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Plant life: general > General

Beat About The Bush - The Comprehensive Guide (Paperback): Trevor Carnaby Beat About The Bush - The Comprehensive Guide (Paperback)
Trevor Carnaby 2
R465 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Beat About The Bush is a series of remarkable books for outdoor and nature lovers. This comprehensive guide has been expanded to include not only mammals, birds and reptiles, but amphibians, invertebrates, plants, field signs and clues as well.

The information is portrayed in the same detailed yet user-friendly, question-and-answer format.

Have you ever wondered ...

• why birds often fly in formation
• why hornbills call with their wings open
• why cuckoos lay their eggs in other birds’ nests
• and how long crocodiles can stay under water with one breath?

Interesting information on the plants these animals depend on is also included, as are the most interesting aspects of climate/weather, geology, astronomy and bush management practices.

Trevor Carnaby has been working as a professional field guide for the last 20 years. Passionate about Africa, he is actively involved in guide training and spends a great deal of time photographing Southern and East Africa’s wildlife, people and landscapes, while leading tailored, privately guided safaris through his company, Beat about the Bush Safaris.

How To Identify Trees In South Africa (Paperback, Updated 2nd Edition): Braam van Wyk, Piet Van Wyk How To Identify Trees In South Africa (Paperback, Updated 2nd Edition)
Braam van Wyk, Piet Van Wyk
R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This book’s title says it all! Now in an updated second edition, it provides a clear understanding of how trees are constructed and what to look for when identifying a tree.

The book is divided into two parts: Part 1 describes and clearly illustrates the different parts of a tree and their role in tree identification. Part 2 features a key to 43 tree groups, based on easy-to-observe stem and leaf features. It carefully outlines each group and the southern African tree families represented in the different groups. Numerous colour photographs and explanatory illustrations support the text, making this an accessible and easy-to-use guide.

How To Identify Trees In Southern Africa will equip readers with a sound understanding of how trees work and what to look for in order to make a positive ID.

Mushrooms and Other Fungi of South Africa (Paperback): Marieka Gryzenhout, Gary Goldman Mushrooms and Other Fungi of South Africa (Paperback)
Marieka Gryzenhout, Gary Goldman
R370 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R74 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A refreshing new book on mushrooms and other fungi in South Africa, covering 200 species - more than any mushroom book in the region to date. Text covers each species' distribution (both regionally and worldwide), description, typical habitat, edibility and toxicity. Magnificent photographs accompany each species, making this both a practical guide and a beautiful book. It will be welcomed by all mushroom enthusiasts, and by nature-lovers in general.

Trees of New York State - Native and Naturalized (Paperback): Donald J. Leopold Trees of New York State - Native and Naturalized (Paperback)
Donald J. Leopold
R1,177 R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Save R271 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Leopold's botanical descriptions for each species include a summary of its key identification characteristics and extensive information on its leaves, flowers, fruit, winter characteristics, and bark. Additional material is provided on each tree's habit, habitat and range, and uses, including wood properties and value, landscaping, and restoration projects. Also provided are summer keys to each genus and numerous other aids to identifying these species. Line drawings depict the many fine diagnostic characteristics of each species. Of the 350 color photographs, those of bark should readily facilitate field identification of mature specimens of most tree species. Color photos show the beautiful ornamental attributes that make so many native species excellent landscape choices. This book offers much to both the tree novice and the expert, casual and accomplished outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Identifiseer die Bome van Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback, Bygewerkte Uitgawe): Braam van Wyk, Piet Van Wyk Identifiseer die Bome van Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback, Bygewerkte Uitgawe)
Braam van Wyk, Piet Van Wyk
R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

’n Regstreekse, voor die hand liggende en effektiewe gids tot boom-identifikasie.

Diť boek se titel sÍ dit alles! Hierdie bygewerkte tweede uitgawe verskaf ’n duidelike uiteensetting van hoe bome saamgestel is en waarna om op te let wanneer ’n boom geÔdentifiseer word. Die boek bestaan uit twee dele:

- Deel 1 beskryf en illustreer duidelik die verskillende dele van ’n boom en hul rol in boomidentifikasie.

- Deel 2 bevat ’n sleutel tot 43 boomgroepe, gebaseer op maklik waarneembare stingel- en blaarkenmerke. Dit gee ’n duidelike oorsig van elke groep, sowel as die Suider-Afrikaanse boomfamilies wat in die onderskeie groepe verteenwoordig word. Talle kleurfoto’s en verduidelikende illustrasies ondersteun die teks wat diť handleiding toeganklik en gebruikersvriendelik maak.

Identifiseer die Bome van Suider-Afrika sal lesers toerus met ’n goeie begrip van die bou van bome en waarna hulle moet oplet om dit korrek te kan identifiseer.

Also available in English as How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa .

Wild Flowers Of The Cape Peninsula (Paperback, New Edition): Hugh Clarke, Corinne Merry Wild Flowers Of The Cape Peninsula (Paperback, New Edition)
Hugh Clarke, Corinne Merry
R130 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R26 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Written with the non-specialist in mind, this guide is a must-have for flower lovers, hikers, tour guides and tourists – anyone interested in identifying the wild flowers that grace the Cape Peninsula.

Wild Flowers of the Cape Peninsula covers the most remarkable and commonly seen wild flowers of Table Mountain, Silvermine and Cape Point. The book was originally published as Common Wild Flowers of Table Mountain in 2007, then revised in 2013 to include the flowers of Silvermine.

This new edition offers:

  • 360 (previously 208) of the region’s most remarkable and commonly seen wild flowers
  • Clear photographs of all featured flowers and concise, informative text
  • Flowers grouped according to colour, to help with quick ID
  • Walking routes in the Peninsula’s famed reserves, plotted on 3 clear maps
  • Illustrated glossary of terms
100 Bushveld Trees (Paperback): Megan Emmett Parker 100 Bushveld Trees (Paperback)
Megan Emmett Parker
R300 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R60 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This highly visual new guide introduces readers to 100 of the most memorable trees in the bushveld – the northern and eastern regions of South Africa, encompassing both the lowveld and the highveld.

An introduction covers the basics of tree anatomy, supported by a pictorial glossary, and details the author’s streamlined ID method that enables even novices to make quick and sure identifi cations.

• Most trees are generously featured across double-page spreads;

• Full tree images along with diagnostic photos (bark, leaves, thorns, fl owers, pods, fruit, etc.) enable readers to distinguish even those trees that are most confusing, such as the ‘acacias’ or the bushwillows;

• Concise text highlights each tree’s key features;

• Interesting facts, multiple uses and particular value the trees have among local populations are given.

With its abundant, detailed photographs and straightforward text, this guide will help readers unlock the complicated world of trees.

London Tree Walks - Guided Walks Around the Green Metropolis (Paperback): Paul Wood London Tree Walks - Guided Walks Around the Green Metropolis (Paperback)
Paul Wood
R411 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R122 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Paul Wood's brilliant and acclaimed London's Street Trees sold out three printings in its first edition, is a fixture in London's bookshops and museum and gallery gift shops, and was republished in Spring 2020 in a new, revised and expanded edition. One of its most popular features is the handful of 'tree walks' at the back, while the author is still leading his own guided 'street tree walks' every weekend somewhere in the capital. So now here is a whole book of tree walks around the capital - some for an hour or two, others for an afternoon, and several to while away a whole day. They take you to Ealing and Highgate, to see nineteenth-century London Planes lining the Embankment, newly-planted Persian Silk Trees in Brockley, and a whole Dawn Redwood forest at Canary Wharf - while pointing out the architecture and social and natural history along the way. You'll find trees taking you to the haunts of Seventies rock stars, in search of a long-buried circus elephant, and to some London's highest ground with the most stunning views over the capital.

Botanicum (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Kathy Willis Botanicum (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Kathy Willis; Illustrated by Katie Scott; Translated by Ria Crafford
R450 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R24 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Botanicum is ín pragtige volkleur boek wat ín hele klomp raaisels om plante onthul. Hoe het die eerste plante gelyk? Wanneer het die eerste woude gevorm? Wanneer het plante begin blomme dra? Watter plante is die grootste, kleinste, vreemdste, seldsaamste, lelikste en stinkste op aarde? In Botanicum kan jy die mees eksotiese en veemdste plante bymekaar sien. Leer hoe plante al miljoene jare langer as ons bestaan en fassinerede dinge soos hoekom party plante groen is en ander nie en hoe party plante in water leef en ander in die lug hang sonder enige kontak met die grond. Kom ontdek binne Botanicum die wonderlike planteryk in sy kleurryke, verrassende glorie.

Vanishing flora - A photographic tribute to South Africa's endangered wild flowers (Hardcover): Anneke Kearney Vanishing flora - A photographic tribute to South Africa's endangered wild flowers (Hardcover)
Anneke Kearney
R150 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R26 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

South Africa has lost 116 indigenous flower species to three extinction categories: 'Extinct', 'Extinct in the Wild' and 'Critically Endangered, Possibly Extinct'. Mindful of the fact that extinctions are mainly due to people, Cape-based photographer Anneke Kearney compiled this photographic record of endangered plants to make people aware of the dire future of our beautiful plants, so that nobody can say, 'I didn't know'. Cape Town has more threatened species than any other area in the country. The most important other hotspots are Coega, Albany, Pondoland, KwaZulu-Natal midlands and Drakensberg, Magaliesberg, Sekhukhuneland-Drakensberg and Barberton. Renowned botanist and conservation campaigner, Dr Tony Rebelo, says in the Foreword that a call to action is not just for us. "It is for our children. It is not just for esoteric and idealist reasons. Thousands of visitors come ... every year just for the biodiversity. Hundreds of thousands more have it as one of the reasons for their visit. Our health, our relaxation, our existence is enhanced by living in a biodiversity showcase. The Littlest Kingdom on earth must retain its splendour ... there is space for everyone, including the biodiversity that occurs nowhere else on earth. This book with its spectacular photographs of rare and little seen plants, is sure to make a huge contribution to raising awareness of and spreading critical information on our indigenous flora.

The Hidden Life of Trees - What They Feel, How They Communicate (Paperback): Peter Wohlleben The Hidden Life of Trees - What They Feel, How They Communicate (Paperback)
Peter Wohlleben 1
R329 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R120 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sunday Times Bestseller 'A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement' Charles Foster Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month (September) Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. A walk in the woods will never be the same again.

Skogluft (Forest Air) - The Norwegian Secret to Bringing the Right Plants Indoors to Improve Your Health and Happiness... Skogluft (Forest Air) - The Norwegian Secret to Bringing the Right Plants Indoors to Improve Your Health and Happiness (Hardcover)
Jorn Viumdal; Translated by Robert Ferguson 1
R458 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R115 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why do we spend so much time indoors, which is not our natural habitat? Why have trends such as forest-bathing become so popular? The answer to the last question lies in the proven benefits we obtain from our connection with nature - from increased productivity to feelings of happiness and an enhanced sense of wellbeing. For millions of years, humans developed in natural environments, in close contact with sunlight, vegetation and fresh air. But most of us spend 80-90% of our time indoors far from the environments for which we are naturally suited and in which we evolved. Skogluft's mission is to bring a natural living environment back into your home and workplace. Based on years of research data on the impact between nature and people, gathered together by a Norwegian mechanical engineer, Jorn Viumdal, Skogluft reveals how installing a wall of easily available plants in your home environment can dramatically improve health, strengthen the immune system and increase productivity. The plants are easily available, cheap to buy and simple to look after. Here is a low-tech solution to a problem created by our increasing dependence on a world dominated by high technology. Learn the simple techniques to beautify your world and create air you can live with all year around and experience the health and wellness effects for yourself.

Kew - Rare Plants - Forty of the world's rarest and most endangered plants (Paperback): Ed Ikin Kew - Rare Plants - Forty of the world's rarest and most endangered plants (Paperback)
Ed Ikin
R978 R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Save R313 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rare Plants explores what makes the world's rarest plants so exceptional, and by what means they have become so scarce, telling the story of 40 rare and endangered species through exquisite botanical artworks sourced from the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Accompanied by illuminating and authoritative text, the book is presented alongside 40 frameable art prints and encased in a collector's box. Some of the most beautiful, useful and fascinating plants in the world are also the most uncommon, and have drawn the fascination of plant hunters, botanists, scientists and gardeners for centuries. This rarity, combined with pressures from humankind's impact on the planet, has brought many of these species to the point of crisis. In a race against time to conserve the world's plant biodiversity, organizations such as Kew are deploying incredible science to save our rare and threatened plants. Cutting-edge genomics reveals new species, distribution modelling directs us to outlying plant populations, while drone and satellite data highlight the speed at which species are declining. This vital information informs which habitats should be protected and prioritizes plant conservation programmes. Rare Plants finds hope among the challenges, and exhibits the role of botanic gardens in conservation across the globe.

Uncultivated - Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living (Paperback): Andy Brennan Uncultivated - Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living (Paperback)
Andy Brennan
R437 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R76 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The Book for Cider Lovers"--New York Times Today, food is being reconsidered. It's a front-and-center topic in everything from politics to art, from science to economics. We know now that leaving food to government and industry specialists was one of the twentieth century's greatest mistakes. The question is where do we go from here. Author Andy Brennan describes uncultivation as a process: It involves exploring the wild; recognizing that much of nature is omitted from our conventional ways of seeing and doing things (our cultivations); and realizing the advantages to embracing what we've somehow forgotten or ignored. For most of us this process can be difficult, like swimming against the strong current of our modern culture. The hero of this book is the wild apple. Uncultivated follows Brennan's twenty-four-year history with naturalized trees and shows how they have guided him toward successes in agriculture, in the art of cider making, and in creating a small-farm business. The book contains useful information relevant to those particular fields, but is designed to connect the wild to a far greater audience, skillfully blending cultural criticism with a food activist's agenda. Apples rank among the most manipulated crops in the world, because not only do farmers want perfect fruit, they also assume the health of the tree depends on human intervention. Yet wild trees live all around us, and left to their own devices, they achieve different forms of success that modernity fails to apprehend. Andy Brennan learned of the health and taste advantages of such trees, and by emulating nature in his orchard (and in his cider) he has also enjoyed environmental and financial benefits. None of this would be possible by following today's prevailing winds of apple cultivation. In all fields, our cultural perspective is limited by a parallel proclivity. It's not just agriculture: we all must fight tendencies toward specialization, efficiency, linear thought, and predetermined growth. We have cultivated those tendencies at the exclusion of nature's full range. If Uncultivated is about faith in nature, and the power it has to deliver us from our own mistakes, then wild apple trees have already shown us the way.

Pocket Guide: Fynbos (Paperback): John Manning Pocket Guide: Fynbos (Paperback)
John Manning
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Pocket Guide Fynbos features over 300 of the most spectacular and commonly seen species
from South Africa’s renowned floral kingdom – all in one handy, easy-to-use guide.

The species are presented in detail, with each entry featuring:


  • succinct descriptions of the plant and its habitat, comparisons with similar species
  • and fl owering times
  • full-colour photographs and distribution maps
  • floral key, using symbols to denote main identifying features
  • interesting facts about species.

For ease of use, the species are divided into 10 distinct groups, and an illustrated fl oral key
on the inside front cover offers fl ower lovers a smart tool with which to identify species
more accurately.

The introduction describes the world of fynbos, detailing the origins, diversity, adaptations
and conservation of this unique flora.

This compact guide is an invaluable aid for anyone interested in South Africa’s astonishing
floral treasures.
Blomme - eenvoudig pragtig - 'n Praktiese gids vir eietydse blommerangskikkings (Afrikaans, Paperback): Ansia Kohrs Blomme - eenvoudig pragtig - 'n Praktiese gids vir eietydse blommerangskikkings (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Ansia Kohrs
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Hierdie titel met sy foto's en idees wys jou hoe om blomme op hul beste te vertoon en die plesier wat hulle jou bring, te verleng. Leer oor die beste blomme en loof vir rangskikkings wat hou, kleur, kombinasies en houers, hantering en versorging van blomme en veel meer. Die meer as 65 idees vir pragtig elegante dog eenvoudige rangskikkings word soos volg aangebied: Kitsrangskikkings wat binne enkele minute afgehandel word; maklike rangskikkings en rangskikkings met 'n bietjie meer om die lyf.

Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Paperback): Elsa Pooley Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Paperback)
Elsa Pooley
R80 R64 Discovery Miles 640 Save R16 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

These natural history guides have been developed to encourage young people and anyone with a budding interest in natural history to learn about the wonders of southern Africa's fascinating fauna and flora. They are an invaluable resource for the beginner, providing information at a glance: each of the species presented is described in easy-to-read text, with a photograph and distribution map. A short introduction gives context to the topic.

A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region - North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (Paperback, New edition):... A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region - North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (Paperback, New edition)
Bruce A. Sorrie
R647 R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Save R125 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Featuring over 600 wildflowers, flowering shrubs, and vines, this user-friendly field guide is the first to focus on the rare, fragile lands and species of the Sandhills region of the Carolinas and Georgia. Characterized by longleaf pine forests, rolling hills, abundant blackwater streams, several major rivers, and porous sandy soils, the Sandhills region stretches from Fayetteville, North Carolina, southwest to Columbus, Georgia, and represents the farthest advance of the Atlantic Ocean some 2 million years ago. Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region is arranged by habitat, with color tabs to facilitate easy browsing of the nine different natural communities whose plants are described here. Bruce A. Sorrie, a botanist with over 30 years of experience, includes common plants, region-specific endemics, and local rarities, each with its own species description, and over 540 color photos for easy identification. The field guide's opening section includes an introduction to the Sandhills region's geology, soil types, and special relationship to fire ecology; an overview of rare species and present conservation efforts; a glossary and key to flower and leaf structures; and a listing of gardens, preserves, and parklands in the Sandhills region and nearby where wildflowers can be seen and appreciated. Wildflower enthusiasts and professional naturalists alike will find this comprehensive guide extremely useful. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press |Featuring over 600 wildflowers, flowering shrubs, and vines, this user-friendly field guide includes an introduction to the Sandhills region's geology, soil types, and special relationship to fire ecology; an overview of rare species and present conservation efforts; a glossary and key to flower and leaf structures; and a listing of gardens, preserves, and parklands in the Sandhills region and nearby where wildflowers can be seen and appreciated.

Collins Botanical Bible - A Practical Guide to Wild and Garden Plants (Hardcover): Sonya Patel Ellis Collins Botanical Bible - A Practical Guide to Wild and Garden Plants (Hardcover)
Sonya Patel Ellis
R921 R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Save R267 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Botanical Bible tells the story of plants and flowers, beginning with an overview of the plant kingdom and the basics of botany, then offering strategies for gardening with purpose. Later chapters introduce seasonal eating, the healing properties of plants and the world of botanical art. This stunning gift book is part history, part science, part beauty book, part cookbook and part art book. It will appeal to anyone wanting to use plants and flowers in modern life, whether they are an accomplished gardener or are simply yearning for a more natural life. This comprehensive guide to plants, flowers and botanicals covers a host of practical uses, features vintage illustrations alongside the work of current artists, and is sure to be an inspiration to anyone interested in the natural world.

Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa (Paperback): Gideon F. Smith, Neil R. Crouch Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa (Paperback)
Gideon F. Smith, Neil R. Crouch
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) In stock

Featuring 250 of the region's most interesting and commonly encountered succulents, Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa is a guide to the identification of these increasingly popular plants.

Colour photographs vividly portray all the species covered. Authoritative text describes key identification features. Distribution maps show the occurrence of each species in Southern Africa.

This guide will have wide appeal both to naturalists and to the gardening public who, increasingly, are on the lookout for indigenous, low-maintenance and waterwise plants.

The Tree - The Book that Transforms into a Work of Art (Hardcover): Steve Marsh, Paperscapes The Tree - The Book that Transforms into a Work of Art (Hardcover)
Steve Marsh, Paperscapes 1
R445 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R89 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Step into a forest in your home with this beautifully designed book. The Tree invites the steadfast, calming and meditative atmosphere of the woodland into your hands and home. From the sturdy oak to the fragrant magnolia, the sweet orange and enticing cocoa, these green companions are brought to life with an innovative paper design allowing you to press each illustration out of the page, transforming your book into a lovely object. Humankind has long had a deep connection with trees, and woodland conservation expert Steve Marsh shares the ancient folklore, unique characteristics and identifying features of over 50 beloved and revered species. This delightful woodland exploration is the perfect gift for any lover of trees. To see how your Paperscapes book transforms, check out the video below (just above the reviews) or have a look at the Paperscapes author page.

The Flower Garden - The Book that Transforms into a Work of Art (Hardcover): Michael Scott, Paperscapes The Flower Garden - The Book that Transforms into a Work of Art (Hardcover)
Michael Scott, Paperscapes 1
R445 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R89 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Fill your home with gorgeous flowers every day with this beautifully designed book. The Flower Garden brings to life over 50 varieties of flower with exquisite botanical illustrations. The innovative paper design allows you to press each illustration out of the page, transforming your book into a lovely object for you to display. Sunflowers, lilies, frangipani and birds of paradise are brought into your home and described in lyrical detail by botanist Michael Scott. This stunning bunch of blooms is the perfect gift for any lover of flowers to treasure for years to come. To see how your Paperscapes book transforms, check out the video below (just above the reviews) or have a look at the Paperscapes author page.

Orchids (Hardcover): Henrik AErenlund Pedersen, Bo Mossberg Orchids (Hardcover)
Henrik AErenlund Pedersen, Bo Mossberg 1
R881 R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Save R267 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A beautiful, richly illustrated book on Europe's wild orchids - perhaps the most enigmatic and popular group in the botanical world. The orchid family (Orchidaceae), numbering some 25,000 species, is one of the world's two largest families of flowering plants. Whilst the vast majority of orchids are found in the wet tropics, Europe accommodates c.130 native orchid species which are equally arranged in dense inflorescences of great beauty. Furthermore, the adaptations encountered in some of the European species are just as fascinating as those of their tropical relatives. This book provides an introduction to the native orchids of Europe. It features four sections: `Structure and systematics', `Orchids and the environment', `Orchid portraits' and `How to learn more'. This part constitutes the bulk of the book, presenting individual genera in a sequence which reflects their most likely evolutionary relationships. Each genus is introduced by one page of text and illustrated by one or more colour plates on the following pages. The text gives information on how to recognise the genus, where it is distributed, and the estimated number of species it contains - alongside information on the range of environmental requirements and flowering times in the European species. Depending on the genus, additional information may be found on topics such as pollination biology, associated fungi, evolutionary relationships or systematic problems. Beautiful watercolour artwork accompanies the text, making this an indispensable gift for anyone interested in the natural world. Not only is it a useful field guide, it is also a beautiful art book.

Sasol First Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa (Paperback): John Manning Sasol First Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa (Paperback)
John Manning
R80 R64 Discovery Miles 640 Save R16 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Sasol First Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the wild flowers of the region.

With the help of full-colour photo graphs and easy-to-read text, the beginner and budding naturalist will be able to identify the more common wild flowers that grow in southern Africa, discover where they are found, and learn about their unique features.

City of Trees - The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C. (Paperback, Third Edition): Melanie Choukas-Bradley City of Trees - The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C. (Paperback, Third Edition)
Melanie Choukas-Bradley; Illustrated by Polly Alexander
R714 R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Washington, D.C., boasts more than three hundred species of trees from America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and City of Trees has been the authoritative guide for locating, identifying, and learning about them for more than twenty-five years. The third edition is fully revised, updated, and expanded and includes an eloquent new foreword by the "Washington Post"'s garden editor, Adrian Higgins.

In the introduction, Choukas-Bradley describes the efforts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other prominent Washingtonians who helped the nation's capital evolve into the "City of Trees," a moniker regaining popularity thanks to present-day efforts encouraging citizen participation in tree planting and maintenance.

Part 1 gives the reader a guided tour of the nation's capital, highlighting historic and rare trees of the urban canopy. Part 2 is a comprehensive, simply worded, and fully illustrated botanical guide to the magnificent trees of the nation's capital and surroundings. The guide also includes botanical keys, an illustrated glossary, exquisite pen-and-ink drawings by Polly Alexander, and color close-up photographs of flowering trees, many by the nationally acclaimed photographer Susan A. Roth.

What to look for in the new edition:

* Added locations: the FDR Memorial; the Smithsonian Institution gardens; the Tudor Place grounds; the Bishop's Garden of the Washington National Cathedral; Audubon Naturalist Society sanctuaries; and much more.

* "City of Trees" history from 1987 to 2007, including the establishment of Casey Trees and the importance of the urban canopy in the twenty-first century.

* Twice as many pages of color photographs, new species descriptions and illustrations, and added habitat information.

"Published in association with the Center for American Places"

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Cacti of Texas - A Field Guide, with…
A. Michael Powell, James F Weedin, … Paperback R623 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060
Native Flora of Louisiana
Margaret Stones Hardcover R9,342 Discovery Miles 93 420
Veldgids tot Bome van Suider-Afrika
Braam van Wyk, Piet Van Wyk Paperback R490 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910
The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees…
Robert Penn Paperback R368 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980
Naturalist's Guide to Seashore Plants…
Donald Cox Paperback R459 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710
Britain`s Orchids
David Lang Hardcover R486 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040
The Botanical Treasury - The tale of 40…
Christopher Mills, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Paperback  (1)
R1,066 R665 Discovery Miles 6 650
Wildflowers of New York in Color
William K Chapman Paperback R585 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680
Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Bome van…
Elsa Pooley Paperback R80 R64 Discovery Miles 640
Sasol First Field Guide to Aloes of…
Gideon F. Smith Paperback R80 R64 Discovery Miles 640

 

Partners