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Climate Summary of South Africa
Climate Summary of South Africa by
This publication is published on a monthly basis by the South African Weather Service. It contains the highlights and impacts of the weather as well as a summary of weather-related events for the month. The following are also included: rainfall maps depicting the monthly rainfall in millimeters and as percentage of the normal, the seasonal rainfall as percentage of the normal, and a decile rainfall map; temperature maps depicting the monthly mean maximum and minimum temperature deviations.
Worldwide Sea Surface Temperature Simulation
Sea surface temperature (SST) simulation from Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory's high resolution coupled atmosphere-ocean model produced in March 2008. As the animation focuses on various locations of the world ocean we see the major current systems eg. the Agulhas current, Brazil current, Gulf Stream, Pacific Equatorial current, Kuroshio current. The small scale eddy structure is resolved and evident.
Fundamentals of Biogeography by
Call Number: 574.9 HUG
Publication Date: 2005-01-07
Fundamentals of Biogeography presents an accessible, engaging and comprehensive introduction to biogeography, explaining the ecology, geography, history and conservation of animals and plants. Starting with an outline of how species arise, disperse, diversify and become extinct, the book examines: how environmental factors (climate, substrate, topography, and disturbance) influence animals and plants; investigates how populations grow, interact and survive; how communities form and change; and explores the connections between biogeography and conservation.
Land Rights, Biodiversity Conservation and Justice by
Call Number: 333.783 LAN
Publication Date: 2018-04-11
Land Rights, Biodiversity Conservation and Justice seeks to illuminate struggles for land and territory in the context of biodiversity conservation. This edited volume explores the particular ideologies, narratives and practices that are mobilized when the agendas of biodiversity conservation practice meet, clash, and blend with the demands for land and access and control of resources from people living in, and in close proximity to, parks.
Open Ecosystems by
Call Number: 574.5222 BON
Publication Date: 2019-10-21
This book explores the geography, ecology, and antiquity of 'open ecosystems', which include grasslands, savannas, and shrublands. They occur in climates that can support closed forest ecosystems and often form mosaics with forest patches. With the aid of remote sensing, it is now clear that open ecosystems are a global phenomenon and occur over vast areas in climates that could also support forests. This book goes beyond regional narratives and seeks general
explanations for their existence.
New Directions in South African Tourism Geographies by
Call Number: 338.479168 NEW
Publication Date: 2019-10-11
This book provides an overview of innovative and new directions being chartered in South African tourism geographies. Within the context of global change the volume explores different facets and different geographies of tourism. Key themes under scrutiny include the sharing economy, the changing accommodation service sector, touring poverty, tourism and innovation, tourism and climate change, threats to sustainability, inclusive tourism and a number of studies which challenge the present-mindedness of much tourism geographical scholarship. The 18 chapters range across urban and rural landscapes in South Africa with sectoral studies which include adventure tourism, coastal tourism, cruise tourism, nature-based tourism, sports tourism and wine tourism.
Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists by
Call Number: 621.3678 REM
Publication Date: 2016-03-21
This is a book about how ecologists can integrate remote sensing and GIS in their daily work. It will allow ecologists to get started with the application of remote sensing and to understand its potential and limitations. Using practical examples, the book covers all necessary steps from planning field campaigns to deriving ecologically relevant information through remote sensing and modelling of species distributions. All practical examples in this book rely on OpenSource software and freely available data sets. Quantum GIS (QGIS) is introduced for basic GIS data handling, and in-depth spatial analytics and statistics are conducted with the software package R.
Sustainable Development Teaching by
Call Number: 304.2071 SUS
Publication Date: 2019-05-14
The aim of this book is to support and inspire teachers to contribute to much-needed processes of sustainable development and to develop teaching practices and professional identities that allow them to cope with the specificity of sustainability issues and, in particular, with the teaching challenges related to the ethical and political dimension of environmental and sustainability education.
Practical research: planning and design by
Call Number: 001.43 LEE
Publication Date: 2015
Practical Research: Planning and Design is a do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself manual for planning and conducting research. Suitable for a wide variety of courses in basic research methodology, the text guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions throughout. The authors emphasize the idea that quality research demands planning and design, and they provide what is needed for readers to be able to execute their own research projects effectively and professionally.
Research Design by
Call Number: 300.72 CRE
Publication Date: 2018-01-02
This bestselling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. For all three approaches, John W. Creswell and new co author J. David Creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions; key elements of the research process; a review of the literature; an assessment of the use of theory in research applications, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry.
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Geography Dept handbook: 2014
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