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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.