|Books on Nature in the Cape|
|Congresses - 2007 Cape Town|
|Written by Administrator|
The following books are available through http://www.amazon.co.uk/ and other sources.
Explore the Cape Flora: Plants and Animals (Paperback)
It is a delightful very accessible book suitable for both adults and children.
A very easy birding book with descriptions of birding spots, directions on how to get there, birds likely to be seen there, etc. It does not describe the actual birds or help with identification.
A beautiful coffee table type book with exquisite photos of many of the most common birds in SA with brief interesting descriptions.
Birds of Southern Africa
For the more serious birders. It is helpful in identifying birds with a brief description of each.
Published by the Botanical Society of South Africa. Drawings and text by Mary Matham Kidd. For the more serious botanist intent on identifying the various flowers.
It has photos of the animals, illustrations of the spoor, quite a bit of easily accessible information including area/distribution maps, mention of all the Game parks and a table showing what occurs in what game parks.
For people driving around the country, T.V. Bulpin's book is valuable. He takes a particular route, say the N1 Cape Town to Johannesburg and then has a little blurb on each of the towns that you pass through. It gives a lovely historical sense of the country as you travel through it.