Join Vincent Carruthers for a magical journey of discovery as he launches his new book Cradle of Life in Magaliesberg (24 Aug)
 More about the book!

The Struik Nature Club invites you to the launch of Cradle of Life: The Story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind, by celebrated environmentalist Vincent Carruthers.

What better place to launch this exciting new book than at the Cradle of Humankind?

Carruthers, Professor Amanda Esterhuysen and Marion West will talk about the wonders of the Cradle at the Magalies Rocks the Cradle Festival that weekend.

Books will be on sale at the event, and you will be able to have your copy signed by the author!

If you wish to have lunch at the Tumulus Restaurant after the talk please phone 014 577 9000.

About the book

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site situated in the heart of the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve is the jewel in South Africa’s evolutionary crown: an area ‘of outstanding universal value’, it has attracted worldwide interest and furnished key evidence about where, when and how we came to be. The greater Magaliesberg area is peppered with some 200 caves and has a unique geology, history and biodiversity. For decades now, specialists have been combing the area to uncover evidence of our heritage.

In his spectacular new title, Carruthers guides readers along a timeline, from the birth of our planet through to developments of the twenty-first century. Along the way he documents the formation of our landscapes and the emergence of life, the rise of hominins, the stone and iron ages, early settlement, migrations, wars and modern developments in the Magaliesberg – the entire evolution of life up to the present, as we know it.

Vividly illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams, Cradle of Life portrays the intrigue and importance of the site, taking readers on a magical journey of discovery.

About the author

Vincent Carruthers is a well-known environmentalist, who has written and contributed to a range of highly regarded publications, including Frogs & Frogging in Southern Africa and the Complete Guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa, published by Penguin Random House.

He serves on the board of a number of environmental organisations and runs a management consultancy. In 1989 he was awarded the prestigious Stevenson-Hamilton Medal by the Zoological Society of Southern Africa for his contribution as an amateur zoologist.

Event details

Date: Saturday 24 August 2019
Time: 10:00
Venue: Cradle of Humankind Visitors Centre, Maropeng, 1911 Mogale City
Price: Attendance is free but booking is essential
RSVP: tiisetsom@maropeng.co.za no later than 20 August
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