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Die Volledige Versamelde Gedigte (Afrikaans, Paperback): Eugene N. Marais Die Volledige Versamelde Gedigte (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Eugene N. Marais
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reeds op 7 Desember 1936, enkele maande na Eugene N. Marais se tragiese dood en as bekendstelling van die vierde druk van sy Versamelde gedigte, bepleit N.P. van Wyk Louw in n radiopraatjie n mooi, definitiewe uitgaaf van sy verse... Alles wat hy geskrywe het, ook die vroeere Engelse verse, behoort daar te wees Hierdie dinge is vir n begrip van die ontwikkeling van Marais se verskuns noodsaaklik. Bykans sewentig jaar na Van Wyk Louw se pleidooi het n werkgroep van die Universiteit van Stellenbosch al Marais se ongebundelde verse in tydskrifte en koerante opgespoor, manuskripgegewens bygehaal en die verskillende bundeluitgawes wat tydens die digter se lewe verskyn het, met mekaar vergelyk. Hierdie nuwe uitgawe is nie alleen die eerste volledige versameling van al die gedigte van Marais waarop die werkgroep hul hand kon le nie. Dit is ook die eerste waarin van die beginsels van die edisiewetenskap uitgegaan word.

Die Siel Van Die Mier (Afrikaans, Paperback): Eugene N. Marais Die Siel Van Die Mier (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Eugene N. Marais; Edited by J C Kannemeyer
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sedert die tweede druk van die tweede uitgawe in 1975 was Die siel van die mier egter slegs as n skaars tweedehandse eksemplaar beskikbaar. Hierdie uitgawe is verryk deur n inleidende besinning oor die vraag of Maeterlinck, die Belgiese Nobelpryswenner, Marais se teorie oor die termietnes as organiese eenheid oorgeneem het. Origens blyk dit uit die verskillende drukke en uitgawes hoe Afrikaans in die jare twintig van die twintigste eeu nog op weg was om n wetenskaplike woordeskat te vind en die addendum bevat artikels wat vandag slegs met moeite uit ou tydskrifte en koerante opgediep kan word.

The Soul of the White Ant (Paperback): Eugene N. Marais The Soul of the White Ant (Paperback)
Eugene N. Marais 2
R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book by Eugene Marais is a passionate, insightful account into the world of termites. It is a meticulously researched expose of their complex, highly structured community life. Originally translated into English in 1937, the quality of research remains as relevant today as it was when it was first published. This illuminating account will not only appeal to those with a scientific interest in termites, but will similarly enthrall readers who are new to their captivating world. An exceptional feature of his detailed research is the extraordinary psychological life of the termite. While the studies are based in South Africa, the extensive research also includes the termites of Magnetic Island, Australia. You will be taken on an exciting journey into the amazing life of termites, as their astonishing world of hierarchy and roles within their community is revealed in captivating detail. His years of unceasing work on the veld led Eugene Marais to formulate his theory that the termite nest is similar in every respect to the organism of an animal. He observed that the workers and soldiers resemble red and white blood cells, while the fungus gardens are the digestive organ. The queen functions as the brain, controlling the collective mind, and the sexual flight of the kings and queens is similar in every aspect to the escape of spermatozoa and ova. Reviews "I have never read a book written in such a unique style. It is as though Eugene Marais breathes life into the words, animating the lives and struggles of the white ants in such a way that they almost seem human." "As a safari Guide in the Okavango Botswana for many years, I used this book as a basis for presenting a fascination for the smaller creatures of the African bush, my home for my entire life and which I was privileged to share with many clients from different countries. Termite mounds are really interesting and Eugene Marais compared the infrastructure of a termitary to that of the human body. Writing from the heart, this scientific author instills a wonder in the reader, of the incredible intracacies of nature, in a light-hearted, easily readable manner." "This book doesn't quit when it comes to fascinating insights about termites. I read it with almost no knowledge of what these tiny creatures are capable of, and I was transfixed by these rich and complex insect societies. For the layman, this is an entertaining and informative introduction to a very amazing creature." "Brilliant and thought provoking material." Contents 1) The Beginning of a Termitary 2) Unsolved Secrets 3) Language in the Insect World 4) What is the Psyche? 5) Luminosity in the Animal Kingdom 6) The Composite Animal 7) Somatic Death 8) The Development of the Composite Animal 9) The Birth of the Termite Community 10) Pain and Travail in Nature 11) Uninherited Instincts 12) The Mysterious Power which Governs 13) The Water Supply 14) The First Architects 15) The Queen in her Cell

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