A beautifully illustrated and personal chronicle of life on these spectacular islands.
Featuring hundreds of breathtaking photographs, this stunning book guides you into misty cloud forests to glimpse flycatchers and orchids, up volcanic cones to commune with giant tortoises, and into the sea to swim among hammerhead sharks, Galapagos penguins and marine iguanas.
Tui De Roy's lens provides up-close encounters with many of the islands' special inhabitants, including its extraordinary birdli
Discover this remarkable account of twenty-one years in remote Kenya with a troop of Savannah baboons from the New York Times bestselling author of Behave.
'One of the best scientist-writers of our time' Oliver Sacks
Brooklyn-born Robert Sapolsky grew up wishing he could live in the primate diorama in the Museum of Natural History. At school he wrote fan letters to primatologists and even taught himself Swahili, all with the hope of one day joining his primate brethren in Africa. But when, at
Three provinces in South Africa have been declared national disaster zones because of drought, and Cape Town still faces the real possibility of running out of water entirely in the near future. This book, a "can-do" collection of more than 101 water-wise tips, is a guide to changing your relationship with water. Long-term, immediate, big, small, from the sensible to the quirky, from kitchens to bathrooms, businesses to institutions, there's something here for everyone.
Acts like:- Turning off devices instead of leaving them on standby- Buying less cotton clothing (a T-shirt needs 2,400 litres of water to make!)- Using reusable straws when possible- Turning off the tap while you brush your teethwill take only moments, but if enough people commit to them, we can make a real difference to our planet.
For those with a limited background in genetic studies, this entry level text is presented in an easy-to-follow format with main points and terms clearly highlighted. Worked examples are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations and a glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support.
Features the 516 reptile species for the subregion (27 tortoises, 337 lizards, 151 snakes and one crocodile). This book covers the distribution patterns of southern African reptiles; the diversity of reptiles; the Biology of reptiles; behaviour; finding and observing reptiles; and snakebite.