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View From City Hall - Reflections On Governing Cape Town (Paperback): Patricia De Lille, Craig Kesson View From City Hall - Reflections On Governing Cape Town (Paperback)
Patricia De Lille, Craig Kesson 3
R265 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R56 (21%) In stock

The City of Cape Town is a place of contrasts, the legacy of apartheid having left a distinct make-up. Yet the challenges confronting the contemporary city are notably aggravated by modern-day factors such as increasing unemployment and poverty.

In this timely work, Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Craig Kesson, the city’s Director of Policy and Strategy, confront some of the issues of governance: how can the city help overcome social and physical segregation; how can the government live up to the promises made to South Africans; and how can the city function and heal within these limitations?

"I’ve seen firsthand the progress Cape Town has made under Mayor De Lille. Successes in one city often spreads to others, and this book provides a valuable guide for how, with a bit of motivated and dynamic leadership, cities can lead the way on the most important issues of our day.” Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P. and former mayor of New York City

Sully - My Search for What Really Matters (Paperback): Chesley B Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow Sully - My Search for What Really Matters (Paperback)
Chesley B Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow
R219 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R75 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The South African Bike Book & Events Guide (Paperback): Tim Brink The South African Bike Book & Events Guide (Paperback)
Tim Brink
R32 R28 Discovery Miles 280 Save R4 (13%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

If you love cycling and want to learn more about this sport, then The South African Bike Book & Events Guide is for you.

Cycling is a complex sport and if you want to improve your abilities, whether it is just to make it to the top of your nearest hill without stopping, or whether to win a champion race, cycling takes dedication and sacrifice. In this book we give you everything you need to equip yourself to become the best cyclist you can be. The book will introduce you to the origins of the humble bicycle, as well as key safety and cycling regulations and tips on staying alive.

As a cyclist knowing your equipment and the anatomy of your bike is important. This book gives you all the information you require on how to buy the correct bike, the variety of bikes on the market, how the various options differ, and how many different ones you need to covet, rather than need. Other chapters include the gear (kitting yourself out properly), the workshop (how to care for your bike), set-up and skills (basic set-up, road skills and MTB skills) as well as training and nutrition (the basics, recovery, injury and illness). The last chapter focuses on top events highlighting the top 5 road races and MTB races and other popular cycle races, uniquely African races, DIY and the ultras.

Of course once you have equipped yourself with this knowledge we give you a fantastic ride and training logbook, because practice makes perfect.

So get your ride on, with the ultimate South Africa Bike Book & Events Guide today!

Renault Clio petrol & diesel ('13-'18) 62 to18 (Paperback): Peter Gill Renault Clio petrol & diesel ('13-'18) 62 to18 (Paperback)
Peter Gill
R549 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Hatchback, Saloon, Estate & SUV. Petrol: 0.9 litre (898cc) & 1.2 litre (1149cc) inc. turbo. Turbo-diesel: 1.5 litre (1461cc). Also covers most mechanical features of Convertible, but NOT hood and operating mechanism. Does NOT cover 1.2 litre/1197cc turbo petrol (engine code H5F), 1.6 litre RS models or EDC automated dual clutch gearbox.

The Aa British Road Map Puzzle Book - These Highly-Addictive Brain Games Will Make You a Mapping Mastermind (Paperback): Helen... The Aa British Road Map Puzzle Book - These Highly-Addictive Brain Games Will Make You a Mapping Mastermind (Paperback)
Helen Brocklehurst 1
R358 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R66 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Really? (Hardcover): Jeremy Clarkson Really? (Hardcover)
Jeremy Clarkson 1
R487 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R151 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Hyundai i10 petrol ('08-'13) 58 to 63 (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Hyundai i10 petrol ('08-'13) 58 to 63 (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R531 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Total Tractor Sticker Encyclopedia (Paperback): Dk Total Tractor Sticker Encyclopedia (Paperback)
Dk 1
R196 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R64 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This bumper children's sticker encyclopedia with more than 600 reusable tractor stickers covers everything you need to know about tractors, from big bulldozers to Antarctic haulers. This fact-filled, colourful sticker book will give children hours of playful fun, while packing in lots of exciting facts and figures about these magnificent machines. Children can have fun matching the different tractors to their descriptions. Tractors old and new are included - from steam-powered tractors to today's major movers. Feature pages give kids extra information about some of the most fascinating tractors, including huge American prairie tractors and small and nimble city tractors. There are double-page scenes of farmland, prairie and forest to let kids create amazing scenes with their extra stickers, while topic pages teach children about key jobs that tractors do, such as harvesting, foresting, and clearing snow. Jump in your cab and learn all about these mighty machines with Tractors Sticker Encyclopedia, the perfect gift for every tractor fan!

How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver (Hardcover): Jason Plato How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver (Hardcover)
Jason Plato 1
R466 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R152 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Top Gear Ultimate Supercars (Hardcover): Jason Barlow Top Gear Ultimate Supercars (Hardcover)
Jason Barlow 1
R547 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R126 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The First Railways - Historical Atlas of Early Railways (Hardcover): Derek Hayes The First Railways - Historical Atlas of Early Railways (Hardcover)
Derek Hayes 1
R732 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R231 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Highly illustrated volume covering the emergence of the modern railway in a unique, essentially geographical way. Contemporary maps, many never before published, showing the locations and routes of the early railways. Highly illustrated, for in addition to the maps it has photos of most of the surviving first locomotives from collections around the world, and of replicas too, where they exist. Much of the early railway system originated in Britain, but the earliest railways in France, Germany, and the rest of continental Europe are also considered, as are railways in North America and elsewhere. Several sections cover the emergence of the first steam locomotives, in particular those of Trevithick, Blenkinsop, Chapman, and Stephenson, and the historically important Stockton & Darlington and Liverpool & Manchester railways in detail.

Volvo S40 & V50 Diesel (Juli 07 - 13) (Hardcover): Chris Randall Volvo S40 & V50 Diesel (Juli 07 - 13) (Hardcover)
Chris Randall
R545 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Chevelle SS Restoration Guide 1965-1972 (Paperback, First): Paul A. Hurd Chevelle SS Restoration Guide 1965-1972 (Paperback, First)
Paul A. Hurd
R667 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R150 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Get all the details exactly right on engines, frames, suspension, exterior, interior, and more. Includes all the vital numbers to assure authenticity, including original parts numbers. Don't settle for less Your Super Sport deserves the best. "Important features in this book include 350 photos and diagrams." Collector Car News.

Seats of London - A Field Guide to London Transport Moquette Patterns (Paperback): Andrew Martin Seats of London - A Field Guide to London Transport Moquette Patterns (Paperback)
Andrew Martin 1
R304 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R86 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
High Performance: When Britain Ruled the Roads (Hardcover): Peter Grimsdale High Performance: When Britain Ruled the Roads (Hardcover)
Peter Grimsdale 1
R469 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R175 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`A band of stubborn pioneers rose from the embers of Britain's cities after World War Two and created the finest automobiles the world had ever seen ... High Performance tells the exhilarating tale of their journey down the fast lane.' Ben Collins, bestselling author of The Man In The White Suit and How To Drive `A wonderful glimpse "backstage" at the flamboyant mavericks and crazies who populated the British motor industry in the 60s.' Alexei Sayle In January 1964 a team of tiny red and white Mini Coopers stunned the world by winning the legendary Monte Carlo Rally. It was a stellar year for British cars that culminated in Goldfinger breaking box office records and making James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 the world's most famous sports car. By the sixties, on road, track and silver screen the Brits were the ones to beat, winning championships and capturing hearts. Stirling Moss, Jim Clark and Paddy Hopkirk were household names who drove the sexiest and most innovative cars. Designers like John Cooper, and Colin Chapman of Lotus, dismissed as mere `garagisti' by Enzo Ferrari, blew the doors off Formula One and grabbed all the prizes, while Alex Issigonis won a knighthood for his revolutionary Mini. The E Type Jaguar was feted as the world's sexiest car and Land Rover the most durable. But before the Second World War only one British car had triumphed in a Grand Prix; Britain's car builders were fiercely risk-averse. So what changed? To find out, Peter Grimsdale has gone in search of a generation of rebel creative spirits who emerged from railway arches and Nissen huts to tear up the rulebook with their revolutionary machines. Like the serial fugitives from the POW camps, they thrived on adversity, improvisation and sheer obstinate determination. Blazing the trail for them was William Lyons, whose heart-stoppingly glamorous and uncompromising Jaguars propelled a bruised and bankrupt nation out of the shadows of war, winning the fans in Hollywood and beating `those bloody red cars' at Le Mans. High Performance celebrates Britain's automotive golden age and the mavericks who sketched them on the back of envelopes and garage floors, who fettled, bolted and welded them together and hammered the competition in the showroom, on the road and on the track - fuelled by contempt for convention.

BMW 3-Serier (05 - 08) (Hardcover): Martynn Randall BMW 3-Serier (05 - 08) (Hardcover)
Martynn Randall
R555 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R69 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Modeller som behandlas: Sedan (E90) och kombi (E91) med fyr- och sexcylindriga motorer. 318i, 320i, 325i & 330i; 318d, 320d, 325d & 330d. 2,0 liter (1995cc), 2,5 liter (1497cc) och 3,0 liter (2996cc) bensinmotorer. 2,0 liter (1995cc) och 3,0 liter (2993cc) dieselmotorer.

Vauxhall / Opel Zafira (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Vauxhall / Opel Zafira (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R536 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Volvo Xc60 & Xc90 ('03 - Juni '13) (Hardcover): Mark Storey Volvo Xc60 & Xc90 ('03 - Juni '13) (Hardcover)
Mark Storey
R528 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Car Miscellany (Hardcover): Simon Heptinstall The Car Miscellany (Hardcover)
Simon Heptinstall 1
R230 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R87 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A collection of entertaining trivia about our favourite mode of transport. Did you know that the Hennessey Venom F5 is the world's fastest road car, with an official top speed of 301mph? That the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car of all time? Or that you can instantly cool down a car that has been sitting in the sun by rolling down the window on one side and opening and closing the door on the other side five or six times? Car books often take themselves too seriously or are about hugely expensive models that most people can only aspire to. This new title includes all types of cars (modern, classic, road, race, real and imaginary), as well as engines and all things automotive. The lists, infographics and nuggets of information will appeal to those who love cars or who just enjoy brilliant pieces of trivia. And because the book's arranged in fun, bite-sized pieces, you can devour it in one sitting or dip in and out of it, as the mood takes you.

Bikers' Britain (Spiral bound, 2nd New edition): Simon Weir Bikers' Britain (Spiral bound, 2nd New edition)
Simon Weir 1
R355 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R129 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

2nd edition of Bikers' Britain with updated content and 82 routes, 36 of them are brand new for this edition. For motorcyclists in the UK, from open-throttle straights to expert curves, from soaring mountains to windswept coastlines. An absolute must-have for the five million native riders and the tens of thousands of bikers who visit Britain each year, the book is packed with a selection of week-long, day long, half-day and shorter routes on the country's most exciting and picturesque roads. Each ride has been ridden and reviewed by expert bikers and includes an easy-read large-scale AA route map. The content stays fresh and exciting whether you use it as a top-box essential or for planning your next dream trip from the comfort of your armchair.

Op 'n stormsee - Ware verhale van Suid-Afrikaanse seereddings (Afrikaans, Paperback): Tony Weaver, Andrew Ingram Op 'n stormsee - Ware verhale van Suid-Afrikaanse seereddings (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Tony Weaver, Andrew Ingram
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Hier is 'n versameling gewaagde reddings vol drama en gevaar, ter viering van die NSRI se 50ste herdenking. Die stories, wat alles dek van brandende skepe tot haai-aanvalle, van sinkende vistreilers tot hallusinerende vissermanne, gaan oor die mens se konstante stryd teen sommige van die gevaarlikste vaarwaters op aarde. Dit sluit die storie in wat tot die stigting van die NSRI gelei het.

Ford Focus Diesel (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Ford Focus Diesel (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R531 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Cops and Robbers - The Story of the British Police Car (Paperback): Ant Anstead Cops and Robbers - The Story of the British Police Car (Paperback)
Ant Anstead 1
R240 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R69 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

TV presenter and all-round car nut Ant Anstead takes the reader on a journey that mirrors the development of the motor car itself from a stuttering 20mph annoyance that scared everyone's horses to 150mph pursuits with aerial support and sophisticated electronic tracking. The British Police Force's relationship with the car started by chasing after pioneer speeding motorists on bicycles. As speed restrictions eased in the early twentieth century and car ownership increased, the police embraced the car. Criminals were stealing cars to sell on or to use as getaway vehicles and the police needed to stay ahead, or at least only one step behind. The arms race for speed, which culminated in the police acquiring high-speed pursuit vehicles such as Subaru Impreza Turbos, had begun. Since then the car has become essential to everyday life. Deep down everyone loves a police car. Countless enthusiasts collect models in different liveries and legendary police cars become part of the nation's shared consciousness. Ant Anstead spent the first six years of his working life as a cop. He was part of the armed response team, one of the force's most elite units. In this fascinating new history of the British police car, Ant looks at the classic cars, from the Met's Wolseleys to the Senator, the motorway patrol car officers loved most, via unusual and unexpected police vehicles such as the Arial Atom. It's a must-read for car enthusiasts, social historians and anyone who loves a good car chase, Cops and Robbers is a rip-roaring celebration of the police car and the men and women who drive them.

BMW 5-Series 6-Cyl Petrol - 96-03 (Paperback): Haynes Publishing BMW 5-Series 6-Cyl Petrol - 96-03 (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R528 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book (Hardcover): Luke Edwardes-Evans The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book (Hardcover)
Luke Edwardes-Evans
R550 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R209 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Official Tour de France Maintenance Book goes exclusively behind the scenes with the finest professional cycling mechanics during the most gruelling and high-pressure bike race in the world. Working at the cutting edge of bicycle technology, Tour mechanics expertly maintain high performance race bikes every day throughout the Tour. The highlight, for many fans, is watching the bikes being prepared before a stage and serviced after it. The reader is put in the fans' shoes, with exclusive insights and images from the life of a Tour mechanic, with in-race stories and technical advice. Practical sections in each chapter show the home mechanic how to perform essential maintenance tasks and personalise their own bicycles to Tour de France standards. Even if bikes are serviced by shop mechanics, vital checks and regular adjustments are covered in these pages and, to make a bike stand out, there are professional tricks of the trade as well as the small but telling detailing jobs to enhance the bike's looks. Another feature of The Official Tour de France Maintenance Book focuses on the growing interest in classic racing machines, which are collected, ridden and displayed in "Eroica" festivals, events celebrating the heroic age of cycling. These, of course, include Tour de France bikes from the past 75 years and there are features on these classic bikes, with maintenance tips using traditional tools and techniques.

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