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If you wish to purchase books as a non FGASA member you may do so by emailing your order to firstname.lastname@example.org (this DOES NOT include any FGASA study material)
FGASA Price: R360
ABOUT THE BOOK
Game Ranger in your Backpack: is a compact companion that not only offers interesting information on wildlife topics including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, invertebrates, trees, grasses, flowers and tracks but it is also visually interpretative, offering hundreds of images to assist with the deciphering of animal behavior or the recognition of common species.
This unique guide is packed with practical, interpretative information on the most commonly encountered animals and plants of the Lowveld, information that is usually only available if you have a game ranger or field guide by your side in the bush!
It teaches people how to observe, identify and interpret what they see in the bush in a meaningful way, without having to wade through the reams of technical information found in most other field guides.
The reader-friendly mind-map layout of the book, with pictures linked to brief but informative text boxes, makes pertinent information accessible at a glance.
Other features include color-coded chapters for ease of reference, while blocked information and icons in the mammals and trees sections provide technical details in a concise form.
Hundreds of stunning interpretative images, highlighted keywords and a flowchart structure to each spread direct the eye to the different topics on each featured species, allowing the reader to pick out whatever is of interest to him or her.
Game Ranger in your Backpack is an essential companion for amateur naturalists of all descriptions including first-time international visitors to South Africa bushveld, annual local holidaymakers or aspiring 'game rangers'.
FGASA Price: R125.00
About the book
Sky Guide Africa South 2018 is a practical resource for all astronomers, whether they be novice, amateur or professional. It covers the upcoming year’s planetary movements, predicted eclipses, meteor showers – any events and facets of the night sky that change annually. Star charts plot the evening sky for each season, facilitating the identification of stars and constellations. The guide contains a wealth of information about the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, meteors and bright stars, with photos, diagrams, charts and images. There’s also an excellent list of useful websites and a comprehensive glossary.
'This annual publication is an invaluable guide for anyone who has even a passing interest in the night skies of southern Africa and... 'is an absolute must for first-time star-gazers and professional astronomers alike’
ISBN : 9781868729449
FGASA Price: R175.00
About the book:
Formerly Spider watch in Southern Africa, this new edition, revised and updated, is now being relaunched as Spiders of Southern Africa.
It is part of an informal series of books that presents natural history topics in a readable, interesting and accessible fashion.
This book provides sharp insight into the complex, often mysterious and always fascinating world of spiders. The reader is introduced to the subject by informative features on the origins of arachnids, on their bewildering variety, their classification into families and genera and on their invertebrate relatives. The five chapters that follow cover the physical and behavioral characteristics of spiders, the main groups (hunters, trappers, ambushers, weavers and so on) and dangerous species.
A chapter on finding and studying spiders is followed by species accounts, entitled ‘What Spider is That?’ Spiders of Southern Africa is lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs; the body text is supplemented by special-interest panels; and the design is bright and busy, with plenty to draw the eye on each spread.