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    Default Nature eBooks and Apps to replace paper books

    I find that carting a paper library around gets to bulky and too heavy.
    But not all books are available electronically. I'd like to start some master list here of nature-related ebooks and smartphone/tablet apps. Please add any names missing from the list. Current focus would be ZA related.


    EBOOKS

    • takealot.com with
      • Beat About the Bush: Mammals
      • Beat About the Bush: Birds
      • Sasol Birds of Southern Africa
      • Sasol First Field Guides to XXXXX of Southern Africa, XXXXX being one of
        animal tracks, mammals, aloes, common birds, frogs, fynbos, gemstones, grasses, rocks & minerals, skywatching, spiders & scorpions, succulents, wild flowers
        aalwyne, algemene voels, edelstene, fynbos, grassoorte, paddas, spore, sterrehemel, veldblomme, vetplante
      • Sasol Voels van Suider Afrika/Sasol Birds of Southern Afrika (not the app)
      • Sasol 300 maklik sigbare voels in Suider Afrika
      • A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa
      • Geology off the Beaten Track
      • How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa
      • Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa
      • Geological Journeys
      • Scorpions of Southern Africa
      • Spiders of Southern Africa
      • Aloes of Southern Africa
      • Gamebirds of Southern Africa
      • Chameleons of Southern Africa
      • Ferns of Southern Africa
      • The Wildlife of Southern Africa
      • Pocket Guide Birds of Southern Africa
      • Smithers mammals of Southen Africa
      • Snakes & Snakebite in Southern Africa
      • Basic Bird ID in Southern Africa
      • Pocket Guide mammals of Southen Africa
      • Palgrave's Trees of Southern Africa
      • Guide to Succulents of Southen Africa
      • Newman's Birds of Southern Africa
      • Watching Whales & Dolphins in Southern Africa
      • Field Guide to Trees of Southen Africa
      • Field Guide to Rocks & Minerals of Southern Africa
      • A complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa
      • Pocket Guide Snakes and other reptiles of Southen Africa
      • Fields Guide- Snakes, Reptiles of Southern Africa
      • Guide to Night Skies of Southern Africa
      • A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa
      • Pocket Guide to Rocks & Minerals of Southern Africa
      • Complete Guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa
      • Pocket Guide to Trees of Southern Africa
      • Stuarts' Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa
      • Guide to Treesd Introduced into Southern Africa
      • Southern African Wild Flowers - Jewels of the Veld
      • Sky Guide Africa South - 2016
      • Southern African Sea Life
      • The Mammals of the Southern African Sub-region
      • Field Guide to Tracks & Signs of Southern, Central & East African Wildlife
      • Photographic Guide to Mammals of Southern, Central and East Africa
      • Southern African Mammals Made Simple
      • Photographic Guide to Tracks & Tracking in Southern Africa
      • Field Guide to Tracks & Signs of Southern, Central & East African Wildlife

    • BirdLife South Africa official Checklist of Birds
    • Wide World Book Store, with
      • Fading Voices
      • African Nature
      • Storm over the Karoo
      • Cranes of South Africa
      • Urban Eco Life (free mag)
      • Wild World (free mag)

    • South African National Biodiversity Institute - several



    APPS

    • Roberts Birds
    • Hannes Lochner - The Dark Side of the Kalahari interactive iPad photo book
    • My Digital Earth with e.g.
      • Sasol e.Birds
      • e.Mammals
      • e.Wildlife
      • e.Snakes
      • e.Trees
      • e.Frogs
      • e.Trax
      • Tracks and Signs
      • eGuide to Birds of East Africa
      • eGuide to mammals of Southern Africa
      • Animals of The Pilansberg
      • Whales, Dolphins and Seals
      • Sharks and Rays
      • ... more relevant stuff for other continents

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    Nice idee Roelof, maar ek dink jy kan maar die links insit, dit sal almal help tensy jy vir die ouens werk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfuwefarmer View Post
    Nice idee Roelof, maar ek dink jy kan maar die links insit, dit sal almal help tensy jy vir die ouens werk!
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    ok, kwaai!

    Thanks Cory for the suggestion about MyDigitalEarth.

    Keep 'em coming.
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    There are also some nice free e-Mags available from Wild World Books that is a good read + some nature books.

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    Added "Scorpions of Southern Africa" and expanded "Sasol First Field Guide" English/Afrikaans.
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    Nice thread ,

    Two for the list
    E-book, A field guide to tracks and signs of southern , central and East African wildlife
    App, Dark side of the kalahari by Hannes Lochner
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    Thanks Keith - added.
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    Added quite a number more under Takealot.
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    Sanbi has quite a lot of free literature on their website - http://biodiversityadvisor.sanbi.org/literature/

    You will have to scratch around a bit under the various categories, but they are free downloads in pdf format
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