Category Archives: Ecology

Sky Guide Africa South 2019

There are probably few astronomy books which are as suitable for me as the annual Sky Guide Africa South.  This little annual, now in its 73rd incarnation, covers every astronomical event which will be taking place in the coming year … Continue reading

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Succulents (Book Reveiw)

Title: Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa Authors: Gideon F Smith(Author), Neil R Crouch(Author), Estrela Figueiredo(Author) Photographers: Mostly authors Cartographers: Authors Publisher: Struik Nature, imprint of PenguinRandomHouse Year: 2017 Format: Paperback 464 pages Genre: Non-fiction:  Flora ISBN: 9781775843672 With … Continue reading

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Monkey tales, Nicko by Penny Haw

I have a fairly strong preference for books set in South Africa, about South African things.  I was raised on an almost exclusive diet of British books and am so glad that young people today have so many local stories … Continue reading

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Field Guide to Succulents – review

Title: Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa Authors: Gideon F. Smith, Neil R. Crouch, Estrela Figueiredo Publisher: Struik Nature Year: May 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 464 Recommended Selling Price: R350 ISBN 978 1775843672 Those of us who were born … Continue reading

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SodaStream for our environment

Please consider NOT using single use plastic bottles wherever you can. Press release below: SodaStream Launches new environmental campaign featuring The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik and Game of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn The Homoschlepians highlights the devastating effect of single-use … Continue reading

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Baobabs, a book review

A fascinating book filled with specialist information made palatable for non-botanists.  Lots of illustrations and bright clear photographs make this a beautiful book.  I got caught up in the book and spent a happy afternoon with it. The book starts … Continue reading

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Sounds of the African Bush

There are few people who know me reasonably well who are unaware of my love affair with the African bush.  I head off to the Kruger National Park, or some other bushveld reserve whenever I can afford it, which is … Continue reading

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