Natural History

The Abundant Herds: A celebration of the Nguni cattle of the Zulu people

Do not miss out on this enchantingly interesting book. First published in 2003, it is now in its fifth reprint.

This unique publication contributes to the recording and understanding of a significant aspect of South Africa's cultural heritage. It is an appreciation of the creative imagination and linguistic versatility of the Zulu people. It is about human creativity. Not the creativity of the plastic arts, or of music, but rather that of the poet, the wordsmith. It gives an overview of the history of the Nguni cattle and their economic, social, political and spiritual importance to the Zulu people, both past and present.

Text by Dr Marguerite Poland and Professor David Hammond-Tooke
Illustrations by Leigh Voigt

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Bushveld Trees: Lifeblood of the Transvaal Lowveld

A beautiful photographic record of the Bushveld's trees - from the huge and stately to the straggly shrub. Malcolm Funston's eye misses nothing, and the supporting text provides a fascinating insight into the various living forms in the chain of life – enhancing the book as a work of lasting value.

Text by Peter Borchert and Braam van Wyk
Photography by Malcolm Funston

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Gladiolus in Southern Africa

This is a work of outstanding botanical scholarship and exceptional art. An important botanical monograph, it presents the latest knowledge about all 163 southern African species, together with exquisite watercolours that capture the plants' fragile elegance.

Text by Peter Goldblatt and John Manning
Watercolours by Fay Anderson and Auriol Batten

Price (excl. shipping):   R: 350.00   £: 25.93   $: 43.75   €: 31.82

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Southern African Plectranthus: The Art of Turning Shade to Glade

A book that will be welcomed by botanists, indigenous plant enthusiasts and gardeners alike This comprehensive book on these interesting and beautiful plants, commonly known as spurflowers, is the result of information gathered over the past 30 years by botanical author Ernst van Jaarsveld. Complementing his text, one of the country's foremost botanical artists, Vicki Thomas, has brilliantly and painstakingly captured the essence and magnificence of each of the 57 southern African Plectranthus species in their different forms. There is currently no other book of this nature available about the genus.

Text by Ernst van Jaarsveld
Illustrations by Vicki Thomas

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Table Mountain: A Natural History

The secret life of one of the world's most famous landmarks. Endorsed by the Botanical Society of South Africa, this book unveils the intricate relationships between plants and animals of Table Mountain. Familiar in many ways yet unknown in others, the Mountain seems invincible in its bulk but its myriad life forms, so close to a major city, are under serious threat. Stunning photographs and well-written text portray Table Mountain as never seen before.

Text and Photography by Anton Pauw and Steven Johnson

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