Some suggested books for your reading or library.
Adrift on the Open Veld edited and
introduced by T.S.Emslie, captures
Deneys Reitz was a remarkable man in South African history.
ISBN 0 620 24380 5
Living with our Wild Neighbours - Belinda Ashton
An A6 pocket guide, in full colour, with tips on living with our wild neighbours.
ISBN 978 0 620 55959 1
The Alien clearing handbook for the Western Cape - Jeremy Croudace
A new publication with very easy to
follow instructions and clour identification photos of the plants and
trees, specifically for the Western Cape.
ISBN 0 - 620 - 23924 - 7
Rivers and Wetlands of Cape Town - Cate Brown and Rembu Magoba
Contributions by many Cape Town people
who care for our rich aquatic heritage, the geography, history, culture,
social, and the natural environment of water use in the Metropole.
Report No. TT 376/08. Feb 2009. Bar code 9781770057777.
The Firedogs of Climate Change - Sally Andrew
Climate change effects all of us. Hopefully this will inspire you to get involved now.
Also see Sally Andrew's blog: http://sallyandrew.findhornpress.com
ISBN 978 - 1 - 84409 - 162 - 1
A field guide to theTracks &Signs of Southern Africa - Chris and Tilde Stuart
If you want to learn more about those prints in the sand, this is a good reference book.
ISBN 1 - 86872 - 558 - 8
Field guide to the snakes and other reptiles of Southern Africa - Bill Branch
About more than snakes, also tortoise, turtles, terrapins, chameleons, lizards, geckos, skinks and even crocodiles.
ISBN 0 - 86977- 641- X
Spiders of Southern Africa - Astri & John Leroy
A beautifully photographed book with loads of info on spiders and their description and behaviour.
ISBN 1 - 86872 - 944 - 3
Field guide to Mammals of Southern Africa - Chris and Tilde Stuart
A comprehensive book with distribution maps, descriptions, behaviour and plenty more.
ISBN 978 - 1 - 77007 - 404 - 0
Chameleons of Southern Africa - Krystal Tolley and Marius Burger
A wonderful book by these local scientists which will have you searching for Chameleons.
ISBN 978 - 1- 770 07 - 375 - 3
Stories for Fire Dogs - Sally Andrew
Short stories and essays about firedogs (guardians and watchdogs of the earth) dealing with the global warming issue, by a Zandvlei Trust member and local resident.
ISBN 9 780 620 386 31 9
Wild Flowers of the Table Mountain National Park
Text: Terry Trinder Smith Illustrations: Mary Maytham Kidd and Fay Anderson
This is the revised updated field guide, Cape
Peninsula Wild Flowers - Maytham Kidd.
ISBN 1 - 874999 - 60 - 0
Ecological Intelligence - rediscovering ourselves in nature - Ian McCallum
This book explores our relationship with the natural world around us, by a Zandvlei Trust member and local resident.
ISBN 0 - 620 - 33650 - 1
The First People of the Cape - Alan Mountain.
Read this book to gain an understanding of the complex history of the Cape, largely untold by the text books.
ISBN 0 - 86486 - 623 - 2
Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lestho and Swaziland
edited by - L.R. Minter, M. Burger, J.A.Harrison, H.H.Braack,
This is a frog reference book with scientifically collated data and published by the Smithsonian Institute and the Avian Demography Unit, Cape Town.
ISBN 1- 893912 -15 - 9
Table Mountain - A Natural History - Anton Pauw and Steven Johnson
This is a mine of information with spectacular photography.
ISBN 1- 874950 - 43 -1
Frogs and frogging in Southern Africa - Vincent Carruthers
An excellent guide book on frogs with plenty of photographs and background information.
ISBN 1 - 86872 - 607 - X.
Restios of the Fynbos - Els Dorrat Haaksma and H.Peter Linder
This is a definitive field guide produced by Zandvlei Trust member and local resident.
ISBN 1 - 874999 - 21 - X
Field Guide to Insects of South Africa - Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths and Alan Weaving
This is a comprehensive book with a myriad of answers to questions about all the small creatures.
ISBN 1 - 86872 - 713 - 0
Natural diversity of the Cape Peninsula - Stephan Wolfart
The view on the cover is in the Zandvlei Nature Reserve. That is Muizenberg Mountain in the background.
ISBN 1- 86872- 591- X
Roberts – Bird Guide - Hugh Chittenden
There are a number of bird guides available, this is one.
ISBN 978 - 0 - 620 - 38313 - 4
Vanishing Waters - Bryan Davies and Jenny Day
This book explains how rivers, wetlands, estuaries and aquatic ecosystems work in Southern Africa.
ISBN 1 - 919 - 71311 - 5