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ISBN : 9781431700813
FGASA member Price: R 350.00
Published: January 2018
About the book: Living Shores
Originally published in 1981, Living Shores was for many years the standard reference for marine science students but was also embraced by a popular market for its fascinating insights into marine and coastal habitats and the life they support. After a long absence, this classic has been revived and thoroughly reworked to incorporate the many dramatic changes that our oceans and coasts have undergone over the past few decades.
This book is the first of a two volume set, and examines the different marine ecosystems and how humankind interacts with them. It discusses the evolution of the sea and continents and looks at the ecology of coastal systems, including intertidal zones, beaches, dunes, estuaries, islands, kelp forests and reefs. The book unpacks the relationship between humans and the marine environment, and the consequences of harvesting and mining to meet our needs. It also addresses the impact of climate change, and highlights what can be done to protect our environment.
Richly supported by full-color photography and numerous explanatory illustrations, diagrams and graphs, this book will prove invaluable to students and teachers but will also appeal to anyone with a fascination for nature and our marine world in particular.
GENRE Travel Guide/Natural History
FGASA MEMBER PRICE R230.00
This Garden Route guide will take you on a magical journey along South Africa’s Garden Route while exploring the beauties and hidden secrets of our natural heritage. Filled with detailed and up-to-date information, this book tells you where to go, how to get there and what you’ll find in the area.
With maps from Still Bay to Storms River, fauna and flora, whale watching, birding hot spots, adventure routes and historical information, this is a must-have guide to all hikers, walkers, bikers, twitches, outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, holiday makers and guides.
The publication of the revised and updated edition of A Guide to the Garden Route is a ‘must have’ guide that will enhance your experience, and certainly expand your knowledge of the area.
The decision to accept the nomination for this biosphere reserve was met with enormous relief, gratitude and hope, understanding the potential that it holds. Biosphere reserves are given international recognition due to their unique natural, historic and cultural attributes.