Religion continues to be a significant social force in South Africa. Virtually the entire population professes some kind of faith, and the country has an exceptionally rich diversity of religions. But despite these facts, much of this important phenomenon remains little known and poorly understood. Living Faiths in South Africa meets this need for a better grasp of the full range of the country's faiths and their histories. Written by scholars with specialist knowledge of their fields, this volume is intended for students of religion, both general and academic, and for anyone else wanting a fuller grasp of the complex realities of South Africa.
Written by scholars with a specialist knowledge of their fields, this volume explores the diversity of South Africa's faiths. It covers such subjects as African traditional religions, Christianity, Islam, the Jewish community and Hinduism, amongst others.
A Folding Pocket Guide to the Tracks and Signs of Familiar Species
Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
African Animal Tracks is a convenient reference while on safari. This folding guide is printed on durable laminate material with detailed illustrations of more than 80 species . An uncomplicated guide to animal identification, it is a great resource for all levels of nature enthusiasts.
A photographic guide to tracks and tracking with clear and detailed illustrations of more than 110 animal tracks. 160 full colour photographs of animals and signs, and distribution maps. Authoritative text, by an internationally noted expert, describing the spoor and signs left by each animal. Compact, easy-to-use format; the ideal pocket-size bush companion.
Originally published in 1994, A Field Guide to Tracks and Signs of Southern and East African Wildlife quickly became the standard reference to the subject in the region, reprinting many times. This new edition provides the most detailed coverage of tracks, droppings, bird pellets, nests and shelters and feeding signs, not only for mammals, but also for birds, reptiles, insects and other invertebrates. Greatly expanded, this extensive update now features: full colour throughout; many
The wildlife of southern Africa is the major attraction for visitors to this popular region. This guide encompasses all countries south of the Zambezi and Kuene rivers: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, southern Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. In the same format as the acclaimed Madagascar Wildlife it provides a colorful introduction to the mammals, birds, reptiles, and other wildlife, along with advice on how to make the most of a safari and even observing wildlife in everyday settings. The sheer range of habitats spanned by this region--grasslands, wetlands, desert, and bushveld--ensures that visitors have an almost unequalled opportunity for observing species in the wild, especially when the sealife and coral reefs of the coastline that fringes on two oceans are included. Accessible, comprehensive, and beautifully illustrated with around 300 photographs, this is a travelers' companion that will appeal both to the first-time visitor and the serious naturalist.
Spotting an animal’s fresh footprints in the wild can conjure a world for the hiker: Why did the deer tracks disappear? Where did the cougar turn off the trail? What does it mean when two sets of footprints seem to coincide? This beautifully illustrated field guide, the first devoted to the tracks and signs of California animals—including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates like spiders and beetles—blends meticulous science with field experience to provide an engaging companion for both armchair exploration and easy field identification. Filled with useful tools for the wildlife expert, and essential background and visual aids for the novice, including in-depth information about the ecology of each species, this book goes beyond basic recognition of types to interpret what animals leave behind as a way of "seeing" how they move through the world.