General Nature & Wildlife

South African Specific Resources

Single Language Books

 

"The Story of Life & the Environment: An African Perspective" Jo Van As, Johann Du Preez, Leslie Brown, Nico Smit

"Africa's Top Geological Sites" includes 25 Southern African sites, 2016

"Cradle of Life: The Story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind" Vincent Carruthers 

"Wildlife of South Africa: A Photographic Guide" Duncan Butchart, 2017

"First Field Guide to Wildlife of Southern Africa" Sean Fraser, 2017

"The Wildlife of Southern African: A field guide to the animals and plants of the region" edited by Vincent Carruthers, 2000

"Field Guide to Renosterveld of the Overberg" Curtis-Scott, Goulding, Helme, McMaster, Privett, Stirton

"The Sand Forest of Maputaland" Francois du Randt, 2018

"Two Oceans: A guide to the marine live of southern Africa" GM Branch, CL Griffiths, ML Branch, LE Beckley, 2010

"In the Mangroves of South Africa" WESSA-KZN 2011

"Living Shores: Interacting southern Africa's marine ecosystems" George Branch and Margo Branch 2018 

"The Beach Book: Vegetation from Rock Pools to Dune Bush" Jerry Gosnell with Rob Anderson


"Suburban Wildlife in KZN" Jason Londt WESSA-KZN 2009

Books on Nature in isiZulu
  • "Isilulu Solwazi Lwemvelo, Umqulu-1" (Reservoir of knowledge on wildlife and culture) by Mlindeli Gcumisa and Magqubu Ntombela, Shuter & Shooter, Pietermaritzburg, 1993

  • "Buyisela Imvelo Engadini" by Charles noJulia Botha, Imidwebo Eve Gibbs, WESSA, 2003

Bi- and Multi-lingual​ Books

"Suricata No. 3: A Bilingual Field Guide to the Frogs of Zululand" Fortunate M. Phaka,

Edward C. Netherlands, Donnavan J.D. Kruger and Louis H. du Preez. English and isiZulu.

 

Each book in "The My First book Series" has text in four Southern African languages:

English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Afrikaans 

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  • "My First Book of Southern African Wildlife" by Erroll Cuthbert

  • "My First Book of Southern African Ocean Life" by Roberta Griffiths,

        Illustrator Judy Maré

  • "My First Book of Southern African Seashore Life" by Roberta Griffiths, 

        Illustrator Judy Maré

  • "My first book of Southern African Creepy-Crawlies" by Charmaine Uys, Illustrator   

        Sally MacLarty

  • "My First Book of Southern African Insects" by Charmaine Uys,

        Illustrator Sally MacLarty

  • "My First Book of Southern African Frogs"​ by Jeanne Tarrant, Illustrator Sally MacLarty

  • "My First Book of Southern African Snakes and other Reptiles" by Bill Branch, 

        Illustrator Sally MacLarty

  • "My First Book of Southern African Mammalsby Peter Apps,

       Illustrator Jennifer Schaum

  •  "My First Book of Southern African Birds volumes 1 and 2 by Erroll Cuthbert, 

         Illustrator Jennifer Schaum

  • "My First Book of East African Birds" by Dave Richards, Illustrator Jennifer Schaum

  • "My First Book of Southern African Animal Tracksby Chris and Mathilde Stuart

Book in Ju| 'hoan Tsumkwe Dialect​
  • Children's Picture Dictionary/ Da'abi!oa Nǂomtciasi Kokxuisi ǂXanua / Prentewoordeboek vir Kinders by Tsemkgao Fanie Cwi and Kerry Jones 2014 Themes: animals, birds, insects, reptiles and creepy crawlies, hunting and gathering in three languages: Ju| 'hoan Tsumkwe Dialect​, English, Afrikaans