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Re: Peter Derichs's Guides

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:55 pm

Wow :D - just what I was looking for as I received them this morning. I took a few pics of trees during last visit in Sep'10 and struggled to identify them for my own photobook I do after every trip. :cam: The pics of the trees and location is an excellent idea and as I will be spending 10 days central-north of Kruger in Dec'11, I will enjoy it so much more as the illustrations and decriptions will make a seemingly 'ordinary' place comes alive. Kruger is not about a kill or a sighting - it is much more than that and this is what this book will help me facilitate. A great one to have in your collection on Kruger. :thumbs_up:
I have never been to Kgalagadi, but a number of my friends have and this book is giving me a good feel for what to expect when planning my first trip hopefully in the near future.

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Re: Peter Derichs's Guides

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:55 pm

Visiting the Getaway show in Cape Town (Lourensford) this past weekend, I was pleasantly surprised by the presence of Peter. :o I managed to get my hands on the new edition to Peter's Guides - Augrabies Falls National Park.
Although I have not been to Augrabies, reading this book is as if you are already experiencingthe park with lots of graphic displays, detailed maps, photo's virtually of every single thing of interest. The Dassie trail is also mapped out in great detail. It also contains beautiful photos of animals and birds as well as list of index of names in English, Latin, Afrikaans and German. A guide worth having when visting Augrabies complimenting the Kgalagadi guide when planning a visit to this part of the country. :thumbs_up:
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Now active - KRUGER Dec'14: 14 days appreciation of nature & wild company
Now active - Wildernis Ebb & Flo: 24-27 Apr'15
Future trip - Kruger: 10-25 Dec'15

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Re: Peter Derichs's Guides

Unread postby peter1 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:20 am

Hi Kaapsedraai,
Thanks for the nice review. It's rewarding to get this kind of feedback. It means I'm still on the right track! :D I'm about 70% finished with a book on "The Trees and Shrubs of the Augrabies Falls National Park". Besides the normal photos of the trees and shrubs I will be including a detailed map with GPS positions of the trees and shrubs. This means that you will be able to find a number of examples of the specific trees. (In various stages of growth and form.)
I've always had a problem in actually finding and identifying trees and using this system will eliminate the frustration aspect.
I have also updated my "Kruger National Park" book and will probably print it in Singapore as the costs here are very high.
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Peter

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Re: Peter Derichs's Guides

Unread postby peter1 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:03 am

Hi,
Since my last post I've been quite busy. The new book "Flowering Plants of the Augrabies Falls Park" is now out and is looking really good. Nardus, Senior Ranger at the Park, has made a major contribution in terms of photos and plant ID.
I have also updated my guide to the "Kruger National Park". Lots more info and updated photos. It's now on sale in the Park.
I have also started research on the Addo Park which should take me about 12 months. Any contributions concerning tree and shrub identification will be appreciated.
Christmas is around the corner and for anyone who is interested in knowing a lot more about our fabulous Parks, these books make a great personalised gift.

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Re: Peter Derichs's Guides

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:10 am

Does anyone know if/when Peter's guides will be available on Android?
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