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Books and Dvds on the Flora and Fauna of South Africa

Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild 2 dvds, runtime: 175 min, region 2 , BBC Video

At last! The two spectacularly beautiful volumes are now available
The Cape Orchids: a regional monograph of the orchids of the Cape Floristic Region by W.R. Liltved and S.D. Johnson

Only a few of the many excellent books can be shown here:
Painting by Jeanette Loedolff
Click to see enlargement
This painting by Jeanette Loedolff adorned the cover of Veld&Flora, June 1997.
It is available as a poster from the
Botanical Society of South Africa


John Manning, Sasol eerste veldgids tot fynbos in Suider-Africa


Petra Vandecasteele:
In Celebration of Fynbos

Fynbos calling by the cellist and composer, Hans Huyssen (www.huyssen.de). African and European Early and Contemporary Music performed on traditional and period instruments; CD / CD-R with booklet, mucavi records © 2002, 2nd edition
It can be ordered via this link: order@mucavi.com

Braam Van Wyk, A Photographic Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa

John Manning, Fynbos: Eco guide

Field guide to wild flowers of South Africa

John Manning, Peter Goldblatt, Dee Snijman
The Colour Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs
Timber Press, 2002

Colin Paterson-Jones
The Cape Floral Kingdom, New Holland Publishers, 1997
Wild flowers of Southern Africa, Struik Publishers

Michael Fraser and Liz Mc Mahon
A Fynbos Year, David Philip, 1988
Between Two Shores
Smallest Kingdom Plants and Plant Collectors at the Cape of Good Hope Mike Fraser and Liz Fraser (Liz Mc Mahon) Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2011
Flora and Fauna of the Cape of Good Hope, David Philip, 1994

Cowling/Richardson, Fynbos S.A. unique Floral Kingdom

Niel Du Plessis and Graham Duncan, Bulbous plants of Southern Africa

Barbara Jeppe, Spring and Winter Flowering Bulbs of the Cape
additional text by Graham Duncan
Oxford University Press, Cape Town, 1989

Una van der Spuy, Wild Flowers of South Africa for the Garden, Hugh Keartland Publishers, First edition 1971

Graham Duncan, Growing S.A. Bulbous plants

WILD FLOWER GUIDE SERIES:
M. Maytham Kidd, No. 3 Cape Peninsula/Nr.3 Kaapse Skiereiland
Burman & Bean, Nr.5 Hottenttots Holland tot Hermanus

Margaret Roberts, Indigenous Healing Plants
Southern Book Publishers

Anton Pauw, Steven Johnson, Table Mountain - A Natural History

Van Wyk & Van Wyk, Field guide to trees of Southern Africa

Pitta Joffe, Creative gardening with indigenous plants: A South African guide

Anneke Kearney, Indigenous beginnings: A practical guide to introducing and growing indigenous South African plants in your garden

Ben-Erik Van Wyk; Bosch van Oudtshoorn; Fanie van Heerden
Poisonous plants of South Africa

Sasol proteas: A field guide to the Proteas of South Africa: Field Guide to the Proteas of South Africa
Tony Rebelo:
Sasol proteas: A field guide to the Proteas of South Africa

The Protea family in Southern Africa, Struik Publishers, 2001

Marie Vogts, South Africa's Proteaceae
Know them and grow them
Photography: Colin Paterson-Jones
Struik, 1982

Ericas in Southern Africa

H.A. Baker & E.G.H. Oliver
Ericas in Southern Africa, 1967

Dolf Schumann,Gerhard Kirsten
with collaboration of E.G.H. Oliver
Ericas of South Africa
Fernwood Press, 1992

Peter Goldblatt, John Manning, Gladiolus of Southern Africa

Ernst van Jaarsveld, Plectranthus Handbook

Els Dorrat
Restios of the Fynbos


Ian Sinclair; Phil Hockey; Warwick Tarboton; Peter Ryan, Ian Sinclair; Phil Hockey; Warwick Tarboton; Peter Ryan, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, Struik, 2014
The new much enlarged edition

Hannes Lochner, Colours of the Kalahari
The Dark Side of the Kalahari
Magnificent photography!

Vincent Carruthers, The wildlife of Southern Africa: The larger illustrated guide to the animals and plants of the region

A guide to the reptiles of Southern Africa
Graham Alexander; Johan Marais:
A guide to the reptiles of Southern Africa

Bill Branch
Southern African Snakes and other Reptiles, Struik Publishers, 2001

Vincent Carruthers
Frogs and frogging in Souththern Africa, Struik, 2001
Southern Africa has almost 130 frog species that occur throughout the region. The accompanying audio CD features 50 frog calls.

Dan Lieberman; Rael Loon, Hidden wonders
The small 5005 of southern Africa - insects, spiders, frogs and reptiles

Margo & George Branch, The Living Shores of Southern Africa
Photographs by Anthony Bannister
Struik

A. Claassens, Butterflies of the Western Cape: A Guide to Common Garden, Park and Wayside Butterflies

More books on trees

Books on: Birds  Cats , Dogs , the Region , Reptiles , Stellenbosch , Trees in Stellenbosch

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