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Peter's Guide. Kruger National Park.... Peter Derichs

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:55 pm

I have just returned from the Getaway show where I found this book.

It is highly recommended

If, like myself, you are curious about the names of places, the trees, the history of different areas, this is a must.

Each page, all 251 of them, cover a different zone, or deal with a specific topic. It is an invaluable "Kruger for dummies guide. I can say without hesitation, that this will be as important as a toothbrush on my future trips. You might manage without it, but you will feel the discomfort.

In addition to being an invaluable book, many of our forumites have added value by giving permission for the use of their photographs. Another forumite has assisted in identifying trees and other plants.

The right hand side of the book is gives a detailed map, while the left hand side an explanation of all the vegetation or trees, plus wonderful illustrations.
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Re: Peter's Guide. Kruger National Park.... Peter Derichs

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:04 pm

You can order it by going to www.petersguide.co.za, or by contacting tamsyn@petersguide.co.za.

I will be honest in saying that I had decided not to spend any money at the show and left my credit card at home. (I have to pay for a triple challenge trip) After browsing through the book, I was off like a bullet to draw money and add it to my collection.

I was also fortunate enough to meet the author and enjoy his and his SO's enthusiasm for a short while. In actual fact, he signed it for Meandering Mouse. 8)
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Re: Peter's Guide. Kruger National Park.... Peter Derichs

Unread postby Hippotragus » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:01 pm

Bought the KTP book at the show. Very interesting and will obviously take it when we go there next May. The snippets of history and explanation of place names is wonderful.

Peter signed it for us, which makes it a bit more special.
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Re: Peter's Guide. Kruger National Park.... Peter Derichs

Unread postby peter1 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:49 pm

Hi Meandering Mouse,
Thanks for the great comments. You have been true to your word. The book is available in KNP but is sold out in some outlets. The concessionaire is rather slow in re-ordering!
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Re: Peter's Guide. Kruger National Park.... Peter Derichs

Unread postby Lionspoon » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:24 pm

I received a copy of Derich's KTP from a private Swiss library today. (Thanks Micetta!!!)

And I thought some pics might be a good idea to post some pics so you get an idea of what to expect when you buy the book. Plus, I looked for it in every bookstore last time I was in SA and my search would have been a lot easier, if I had know what the book looks like. :roll:

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The KNP version is pretty similar. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Peter's Guide. Kruger National Park.... Peter Derichs

Unread postby peter1 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:17 am

Hi,
Thanks for posting the pictures. I don't want to violate the no advertising rule on the forum. If you need more info please Google Peter's Guide.
I'm going to write a third guide, for the Augrabies Falls National Park. I will be starting my research in April.
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Re: Peter's Guide. Kruger National Park.... Peter Derichs

Unread postby Lionspoon » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:24 am

Hi Peter! Good to see the man himself around. :thumbs_up: And thanks for your guides! If you could just see to it that we people out of Africa could get hold of them too... 8)
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Re: Peter's Guide. Kruger National Park.... Peter Derichs

Unread postby peter1 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:26 am

Hi,
Any ideas how? Postage is more expensive than the book!
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Re: Peter's Guide. Kruger National Park.... Peter Derichs

Unread postby Lionspoon » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:50 am

Yeah, tell me about the postage... I actually found one company on the net which is willing to ship the book out of Africa at all. If I remember correctly, the book and the postage would be around 300 Rand. :shock:
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Re: Peter's Guide. Kruger National Park.... Peter Derichs

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon May 30, 2011 8:43 am

I first saw Peter's book years ago, probably at the Sasol bird fair in 2009. After years of hemming and hawing, SO and I decided to buy it at the fair yesterday. We're looking forward to using it as soon as we can.

Peter, I'm the one who came back with my girlfriend after an hour or so, and scrounged around to find the cash for the book.
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Peter Derichs's Guides

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:55 pm

A couple of years back I bought my first Peter Derich guide. It was one to the Kruger Park.

It is not longer on my bookshelf :big_eyes:
why :hmz:

simply put, I saw a car full of very enthusiastic visitors, but very poor visitors to the Park. They had no binoculars, no maps.. a barely working car.. and certainly no books.

I was touched by their enthusiasm, but disturbed by their poverty.

The only thing I could help them with was something from my own library. Peter Derichs was the best in my boot.

Today I found myself, once again, looking at these top class guides.

Why did I give my book away?

Simply put, if you want detail, comprehensivenes. and diversity.. go the Peter Derich route.

I am off to bed now, to dream about my next trips.

I am going to look at the next addition to my library:
Kgalagadi Transfronteir Park.
and Augradies Park.
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Re: Peter Derichs's Guides

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:43 pm

there is a Peter Derich book about Kgalagadi :dance:
with a surprise... inside :wink:
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Re: Peter Derichs's Guides

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:16 am

My bedside browsing was Peter Derich's guide. I have not yet been to KTP, but this is perfect for planning.

I like guide books to be easy to access when I need to identify a species. I also like them to be enjoyable enough to browse through when I am not in the Park. These guides fill these criteria. The illustrations are wonderful and cover flora and fauna.

I can see that my bedside browsing for tonight is ready and waiting.
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Re: Peter Derichs's Guides

Unread postby peter1 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:29 pm

Hi Meandering Mouse,
Nice to have seen you again at the Getaway Show. Why didn't you tell me you had given your Kruger book away? I would have gladly replaced yours. Contact me and I'll make a plan.
Enjoy the others.
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Re: Peter Derichs's Guides

Unread postby kite » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:53 am

You can get more info about these books from the site :- petersguide.co.za
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