Hermann Staude, Mike Picker and Charles Griffiths describe the craftsmanship involved in creating their guide Southern African Moths and their Caterpillars.
It’s probably an understatement to say that scorpions are not everyone’s favourite animals. After all, they sting, and some species are dangerous enough to kill humans. But for Dr Ian Engelbrecht, leading expert on southern African scorpions, these creatures are simply fascinating.
By popular demand, the impressive guide Roberts Nests and Eggs of Southern African Birds is available again from Jacana Media.
Give yourself or your nature-loving friends the perfect gift this festive season. Here are five of the most epic local books about nature published in 2022!
Uncovering the events and finds of the missing years of famous naturalist William Burchell’s return journey across the southern African veld 200 years ago was the mission authors Roger Stewart and Marion Whitehead set themselves in Burchell’s African Odyssey: Revealing the Return Journey 1812–1815.
New book alert! Veld Birds of Southern Africa: The Complete Photographic Guide (PLUS: Win a pair of binos!)
Veld Birds of Southern Africa: The Complete Photographic Guide is out now from Sunbird Publishers.
Chris and Mathilde Stuart are renowned for their work in wildlife research. Having spent the past 40 years travelling the globe, they’ve captured their findings in a host of beautiful and bestselling nature guides. In their own words, the couple shares with us some of the highlights from their journey.
Gamebirds of Africa by Rob Little – a must-have book for bird enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in nature and conservation
Gamebirds of Africa: Guineafowls, Francolins, Spurfowls, Quails, Sandgrouse and Snipes by Rob Little is out in March from Jacana Media.
See the world. Then make it better. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and Vision for the Future by David Attenborough
A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and Vision for the Future – a legacy-defining book from Sir David Attenborough, reflecting on his life’s work, the dramatic changes to the planet he has witnessed, and what we can do to make a better future.
Birds of KwaZulu-Natal and their Zulu Names – the first project to use local language to save SA’s bird species
The John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, publishers of the Roberts bird books, is proud to announce the publication of Birds of KwaZulu-Natal and their Zulu Names.
Don’t miss the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa (PLUS a visual presentation!) in Kloof (6 Mar)
Kloof Conservancy and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa.
The incredibly detailed Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – essential for all bird lovers’ bookshelves
Birds of Southern Africa and their Track and Signs – a user friendly field guide that provides a fresh approach to bird watching in southern Africa.
Join Vincent Carruthers for a magical journey of discovery as he launches his new book Cradle of Life in Magaliesberg (24 Aug)
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.
Yet More Sweet Days, the new book by Tom Sutcliffe, is now available in bookstores and fly shops throughout South Africa.
WIN a hamper including Field Guide to Mushrooms, Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, PLUS an entomology toolkit worth R1170!
WIN 1 of 2 hampers that include a copy of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa, Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, PLUS an entomology toolkit worth R1,170!
Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa – an essential guide for all nature lovers, foragers and foodies!
The chronicle of a unique, and inimitable, adventure – David Attenborough’s Journeys to the Other Side of the World
Journeys to the Other Side of the World – the further adventures of a young David Attenborough, from Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia.
The First Safari: Searching for François Levaillant by Ian Glenn, out now from Jacana Media!
Wildlife of Southern Africa is an all-in-one guide to the animal and plant life in southern Africa.