The Larger Illustrated Guide To Birds Of Southern Africa

Author: Ian Sinclair
Publisher: Struik
ISBN: 1770072438
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The Larger Illustrated Guide To Birds Of Southern Africa from the Author: Ian Sinclair. This eagerly awaited new edition of The Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa has been brought fully up to date with the third edition of the Field Guide to Birds of Southern Africa. The new edition incorporates the most recent information about bird taxonomy, as well as the latest bird names based on recommendations of the International Ornithological Committee. All distribution maps have been revised and feature dual shading to show relative abundance of a species in the region, as well as crosses to indicate the occurrence of vagrants. Numerous illustrations have been updated and revised where necessary. The essays on identifying problem species have also been revised and updated to bring the book in line with international birding developments.

The Forsyte Saga 2 In Chancery

Author: John Galsworthy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755387740
Size: 61.52 MB
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The Forsyte Saga 2 In Chancery from the Author: John Galsworthy. Separated from his wife Irene for some years now, Soames Forsyte has resigned himself to the fact she's never coming back. But as he grows older and richer, he yearns for an heir. When he confronts Irene, the raw wounds of his past passion are exposed and he will do anything to claim back what is his. Then his cousin Jolyon Forsyte moves in to protect and champion Irene and the old rift in the family splinters into new jealousy, hatred and fear. But this time it runs too deeply for forgiveness...

Mammals Of Africa

Author: Jonathan Kingdon
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408189968
Size: 36.90 MB
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Mammals Of Africa from the Author: Jonathan Kingdon. Mammals of Africa (MoA) is a series of six volumes which describes, in detail, every currently recognized species of African land mammal. This is the first time that such extensive coverage has ever been attempted, and the volumes incorporate the very latest information and detailed discussion of the morphology, distribution, biology and evolution (including reference to fossil and molecular data) of Africa's mammals. With 1,160 species and 16 orders, Africa has the greatest diversity and abundance of mammals in the world. The reasons for this and the mechanisms behind their evolution are given special attention in the series. Each volume follows the same format, with detailed profiles of every species and higher taxa. The series includes some 660 colour illustrations by Jonathan Kingdon and his many drawings highlight details of morphology and behaviour of the species concerned. Diagrams, schematic details and line drawings of skulls and jaws are by Jonathan Kingdon and Meredith Happold. Every species also includes a detailed distribution map. Extensive references alert readers to more detailed information. Volume I: Introductory Chapters and Afrotheria (352 pages) Volume II: Primates (560 pages) Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits (784 pages) Volume IV: Hedgehogs, Shrews and Bats (800 pages) Volume V: Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses (560 pages) Volume VI: Pigs, Hippopotamuses, Chevrotain, Giraffes, Deer and Bovids (704 pages)

Cape Plants

Author: Peter Goldblatt
Publisher: Missouri Botanical Garden Press
Size: 54.48 MB
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Cape Plants from the Author: Peter Goldblatt.

Acts Of Visitation

Author: María J. López
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401206945
Size: 12.79 MB
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Acts Of Visitation from the Author: María J. López. This study traces, in J.M. Coetzee's fictional and non-fictional production, an imaginative and intellectual masterplot deriving from Coetzee's perception of European presence in (South) Africa as having its origin in an act of illegitimate penetration and fraudulent visitation. In Coetzee's novels, the historical and political problem of a hostile occupation and unfair distribution of the land finds a correspondence in the domestic space of house and farm, and the uneasy cohabitation of its occupants, along with the relation between hosts and guests. The seminal dimension of the categories of penetration and visitation is highlighted, as these are shown to operate not only on a spatial level but also on an epistemological, physical, psychological, hermeneutic, metafictional and ethical one: we encounter literary and psychological secrets that resist decipherment, bodies that cannot be penetrated, writers depicted as intruders, parents that ask to be welcomed by their children. This study also identifies, in Coetzee's narrative, an ethical proposal grounded on a logic of excess and unconditionality - a logic of 'not enough' - lying behind certain acts of hospitality, friendship, kindness, care, and guidance to the gate of death, acts that may transform prevailing unequal socio-historical conditions and hostile personal relationships, characterized by a logic of parasitism and intrusion. As the figure of the writer progressively gains explicit prominence in Coetzee's literary production, special attention will be paid to it, as it alternately appears as secretary and master, migrant and intruder, pervert and foe, citizen and neighbour. Overall, "Acts of Visitation "analyzes how Coetzee's works depict the (South) African land, the Karoo farm, the familial household or the writer's and literary character's house as simultaneously contending and redemptive sites in which urgent historical, ethical, and metafictional issues are spatially explored and dramatized.

The Mammals Of The Southern African Sub Region

Author: J. D. Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107394058
Size: 53.55 MB
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The Mammals Of The Southern African Sub Region from the Author: J. D. Skinner. This comprehensive volume covers all mammals that occur naturally on the African mainland south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers, and also in the subregion's coastal waters. Extensively revised and updated for the new edition, it now includes the latest data from from mammal research in southern Africa along with the radical taxonomic changes across all levels of mammalian classification. Containing contributions from specialists on each mammalian order, each species description has been reviewed by a range of independent and internationally recognised authorities. Along with the latest taxonomic information, the distribution maps and illustrations have been updated and redrawn, several new colour plates have been added, and the whole design has been enhanced to aid access to key information. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of southern-African mammals and forms an essential reference for zoologists, evolutionary biologists and anyone wanting an overview of the region's wildlife.

South Africa

Author: Tony Pinchuck
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858288536
Size: 52.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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South Africa from the Author: Tony Pinchuck. South Africa is a country on the move, with more and more travelers making their way to this fascinating land. This Rough Guide covers all the major sights in South Africa, from Table Mountain to the wildlife of Kruger National Park, plus a few surprises in between. 16-page color wildlife guide. 60 maps & plans.

Field Guide To Mammals Of Southern Africa

Author: Chris Stuart
Publisher: Struik
ISBN: 9781868725373
Size: 43.53 MB
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Field Guide To Mammals Of Southern Africa from the Author: Chris Stuart. Southern Africa has a wealth of mammal species, a total of 337 all of which are covered in this fully revised comprehensive field guide. While the term African mammals conjures up the more celebrated species of elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, it is in fact the smaller animals shrews, genets, suricates and bats that comprise the bulk of the region's mammal species. And, often overlooked but included here too is the diversity of marine mammals seals, whales and dolphins that are found in our oceans. This new edition of Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa has been extensively revised to include the most recent research in line with new findings and new taxonomy. Up-to-date information, revised distribution maps and new images (where available) have been combined in a modern, full-color layout. Color-coding has been introduced according family groupings and spoor and size icons are included for quick reference with each mammal entry. Another new feature is the inclusion of skulls, grouped at the back of the book for easy comparison. In addition to detailed descriptions of each species, the text offers insight into key identification characters, typical behavior, preferred habitat, food choice and reproduction."