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Mountain Odyssey in Southern Africa

By Coulson, David (photographs), and James Clarke (text)

(Johannesburg: Macmillan, 1983) 0869541374. Small folio; original blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. 240, incl. index; several maps and monochrome illustrations; full-colour photographic plates. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed, and trace of sunning to spine panel; few fox spots to top edge. Very good to near fine condition. "Mountain Odyssey covers a vast area both in terms of scale and content. Filled with information on all the major ranges, it serves admirably as a unique work of reference on the mountains of Southern Africa, as well as a pictorial treasury for all those who share a love of wild places." .

$13.30

Dive Guide South Africa
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Dive Guide South Africa

By Koornhof, Anton

(Cape Town: New Holland, 2000) 1859746144. 240 x 166 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 183, incl. index; lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs and maps of localities. Ever so slightly rubbed. Very good condition. "Dive Guide South Africa, now completely revised and updated, is an indispensable guide to divers and snorkellers of all levels of qualification and experience. Enhanced by magnificent full-colour photographs, this practical book offers detailed information on the best places to witness the wonders of the underwater realm, and gives comprehensive coverage of dive sites along the entire South African coast, as well as inland. Also described are many of the country's fascinating topside attractions for those who wish to explore." .

$8.64

Die volledige voetslaangids vir Suider-Afrika
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Die volledige voetslaangids vir Suider-Afrika

By Levy, Jaynee

(Cape Town: Struik, 1987) 0869774670. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 352, incl. index; maps; colour photographs. Rear free endpaper removed, else very good. Afrikaans text. "Die voetslaan- en wandelpaaie is duidelik en presies beskryf, met bygaande kaarte en volkleurfoto's om selfs die heel onaktiefstes uit hul leunstoele te lok. Die inskrywings volg 'n logiese roete deur Suider-Afrika en bevat 'n magdom relevante inligting wat voetslaan ook vir die nuweling maklik maak." .

$9.97

Run the Rivers of Southern Africa
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Run the Rivers of Southern Africa

By Kruger, Celliers

(Parys: Fluid Designs and Dynamics, 2001) 062028157X. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 153 + (vii); profusely illustrated with maps and photographs in full colour; adverts. Lower board ever so slightly rubbed. Near-fine condition. "This book is a guide to the whitewater rivers of Southern Africa, packed with awesome full-colour pictures. If you are a whitewater kayaker, a K1-paddler, a commercial rafter, or even just curious about rivers or paddling, this book is for you. It will open your eyes to the amazing variety of paddling destinations available, from scenic cruises to technical creeks to big water magic. More than 140 sections on over 70 rivers are described, from short one-day to severe multi-day expedition trips. K1-paddlers will find their favourite rivers described and some more unknown ones, commercial rafters will get the information they need to go rafting, and kayakers will realise how many more rivers there are to run." .

$19.95

Ultimate Handbook on Diving in Southern Africa

By Venter, Al J.

(Johannesburg: Central News Agency, 1995) 1874959269. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; pp. (viii) + 161; numerous photographs in colour and monochrome. Scuff to bottom fore-corner of upper board; boards slightly rubbed and bumped; trace of foxing to edges. Good to very good condition. "The Ultimate Handbook on Diving in Southern Africa is a must for anyone interested in the sport. Al Venter, who has written several books on the subject, provides many of the answers to questions asked by those who wish to dive, or for those contemplating a course in diving." .

$9.97

Staproetes in Suid-Afrika

By Olivier, Willie & Sandra

(Cape Town: Struik, 2003) 1868727890. 244 x 170 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 304, incl. index; full-colour plates; maps. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. "Staproetes in Suid-Afrika sal vir elke voetslaner van onskatbare waarde wees. Al die vernaamste voetslaanpaaie in die land is ingesluit en by elkeen is daar 'n duidelike beskrywing van die roete. Verder word die afstand en die tyd wat nodig is om dit af te lê, asook inligting oor akkomodasie op die roete, geriewe wat verskaf word en ander beskikbare aktiwiteite, soos abseil en duik aangedui. By elke inskrywing word ook adresse vir besprekings verskaf. Hierdie omvattende Suid-Afrikaanse voetslaangids bied die nuutste beskikbare inligting en is onontbeerlik vir enigeen wat die land te voet wil verken." .

$19.95

Verkennings onder die Indiese Oseaan

By Venter, Al J., and others

(Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1974) 0624005771. 8vo; original navy blue boards, with white lettering to spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 131; maps; plates. Dustwrapper somewhat edgeworn, with tear to top edge of lower panel (closed on reverse side with archival tape); slight bump to top fore-corners; slight stain to bottom edges of boards and pastedowns; some minor spotting. Good. Afrikaans text. "Al Venter en sy medewerkers neem die leser saam op 'n verkenningstog deur hierdie onderwaterwêreld wat hulle deeglik leer ken en bestudeer het. Hy self skryf oor wrakke by die Seychelle-eilande, eeue gelede die skuilhoek van Oos-Indiëvaarders en -kapers, en dié in die skaduwee van Mombassa se 500 jaar oue Portugese Fort Jesus, Oos-Afrika se seeparke en die gevare wat elke duiker moet vermy. Wyle prof. J. L. B. Smith, die man wat 'n lewende selakant opgespoor het ..., se dramatiese ondervinding met die gevreesde duiwelvis is opgeneem, en Margaret Smith vertel van hul soektog na die broeiplek van die selakant. George Hughes, jare lank reeds 'n gesaghebbende oor die vriendelike, dog ietwat ontwykende groenseeskilpad, skilder die merkwaardige lewensloop en gewoontes van hierdie dier. Lallie Lee Didham, internasionaal befaamde skulpkundige, beskryf die meer eksotiese seeskulpe in dié warm oseaan, terwyl Gary Haselau, eertydse kameraman van die Jacques Ives Cousteau-televisiespan, vertel van die vriendelike dolfyn wat dikwels 'n bondgenoot is in 'n domein waar die mens selde aanvaar word." .

$11.30

The Journal of the Mountain Club of South Africa - 1998 Number 101

By Mountain Club of South Africa

(Mountain Club of South Africa Cape Town Section, no date). 235 x 155 mm; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 216; numerous colour photographs. Near fine condition. .

$5.32

The Complete Survival Manual
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The Complete Survival Manual

By McManners, Hugh

(Halfway House, Southern/Dorling Kindersley, 1994). 4to; laminated pictorial boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. 192, incl. index; lavishly illustrated in full colour. Previous owner's name signed in small, neat hand on front free endpaper. Fine condition. "Whether you are an avid outdoors person or a tentative tenderfoot, whether you are setting off on an expedition or would simply like to ensure that you have the knowledge and techniques just in case you need them, The Complete Survival Manual will teach you the necessary skills for living in the wild - from setting up camp to finding food, from surviving a blizzard to signalling for help. … Do you know how to make a fire? Build a shelter? Collect rainwater? The Complete Survival Manual clearly demonstrates hundreds of specific techniques for staying warm and dry, obtaining food and water, travelling, and getting help. With more than 950 colour photographs and illustrations, including many step-by-step sequences, this book explains in detail all the field skills you need for a successful adventure through the wilderness. … Hugh McManners has spent his adult life training for survival serving in the British Army, and here he shares with you the knowledge that has meant the difference between life and death for him on a number of occasions." .

$8.64

Mountain Odyssey in Southern Africa
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Mountain Odyssey in Southern Africa

By Coulson, David (photographs), and James Clarke (text)

(Johannesburg: Macmillan, 1983). Small folio; original blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. 240, incl. index; several maps and monochrome illustrations; full-colour photographic plates. Dustwrapper has been covered with additional lamination by previous owner; gift inscription on reverse of front free endpaper; section of fore-edge of several pages (pp. 63-74) badly scuffed, somewhat defacing a few pictures. Good condition. "Mountain Odyssey covers a vast area both in terms of scale and content. Filled with information on all the major ranges, it serves admirably as a unique work of reference on the mountains of Southern Africa, as well as a pictorial treasury for all those who share a love of wild places." .

$9.97

The journal of the Mountain Club of South Africa

By Mountain Club of South Africa

(Cape Town, published by the Cape Town Section, 1933 - 1991). Fifty-five annual numbers, the majority in wraps, condition varying, but generally very good. Volumes 35 - 94; lacking Volumes 54, 76 and 92. .

$239.35

L'Ascension du Nanda Devi (8.548 mètres)

By Tilman, H.W.

(Paris, Paris, 1938). Préface de T.G. Longstaff; traduction Française de P. Granjux; avec 2 croquis et 34 gravures. Marbled quarter calf, pp. 248 + (6: publisher's advertisements), plates, maps. Text lightly browned. Small tape-marks on the pastedown endpapers, bookplate of Jack Vincent on the verso of the front free endpaper. French translation from the English original, published 1937. .

$19.95

Underwater Africa

By Venter, Al J. (editor)

(Cape Town, Purnell, 1971). Quarto, pictorial dustwrapper, a little rubbed, pp. 164, illustrations, including some in colour, maps. Front endpapers pasted together and creased, the slightest offsetting of the text, little foxing, corners slightly bumped. .

$15.96

The guide to backpacking and wilderness trails

By Olivier, Willie and Sandra

(Johannesburg, Southern, 1989). Large octavo, pictorial boards, lightly rubbed, endpaper map, pp. (x) + 298, line illustrations, maps. Ownership inscription on the half-title-page, text edges a little foxed. 'Outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore the remaining unspoilt reaches of Southern Africa will find The Guide to Backpacking and Wilderness Trails an indispensable companion. It covers backpacking areas where visitors must be totally self-sufficient, as well as game areas where guided, wilderness trails are offered.' ~ ~ .

$9.31

The Journal of the Mountain Club of South Africa - 2000 Number 103

By Mountain Club of South Africa

(Mountain Club of South Africa Magaliesberg and Johannesburg Sections, 2001). 235 x 155 mm; laminated pictorial boards; pp. (x) + 288 + adverts; numerous colour photographs; maps. Fine condition. .

$5.32

The Journal of the Mountain Club of South Africa - 1994 Number 97

By Mountain Club of South Africa

(Mountain Club of South Africa Cape Town Section, 1995). 235 x 155 mm; laminated pictorial boards; pp. (xii) + 200 + adverts; numerous colour photographs. Near fine condition. .

$5.32

The dive sites of South Africa; a concise illustrated guide to 170 coastal and inland dive destinations

By Koornhof, Anton

(Cape Town, Struik Timmins, 1991). Laminated pictorial card wraps, pp. (vi) + 188, colour photographic illustrations, maps. Light finger-marks in a few margins. .

$9.31

The Journal of the Mountain Club of South Africa - 1991 Number 94

By Mountain Club of South Africa

(Mountain Club of South Africa Cape Town Section, 1992). 235 x 155 mm; laminated pictorial boards, a little bumped; pp. (xiv) + 230 + adverts; numerous colour photographs. Very good condition. .

$5.32

Best Hikes in South Africa

By Bristow, David

(Cape Town, Struik, 1992). 4to; original dark blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper rubbed, with some tear; pp. 144, incl. index; lavishly illustrated with maps and full-colour photographs. Very good condition. "David Bristow's Best Hikes in South Africa presents 20 of the country's premier hiking opportunities. Spread widely through the various natural regions - from fynbos to bushveld, desert to coast - each hike has been chosen for its unique attractions and environment. Varying degrees of fitness are catered for as the hikes range from an accessible, guided wilderness trail through to a challenging tented hike in the Drakensberg." .

$13.30

The Journal of the Mountain Club of South Africa - 1995 Number 98

By Mountain Club of South Africa

(Mountain Club of South Africa Magaliesberg and Johannesburg Sections, 1996). 235 x 155 mm; laminated pictorial boards; pp. xii + 208 + adverts; numerous colour photographs. Fine condition. .

$5.32

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