The best intentions can lead to the greatest catastrophes; the most innocent unintended inventions can come up with surprising and unexpected wholesome influences. With this in mind, the best possible science, as emphasised in this publication, can never be defined in any final sense, nor can it ever without any doubt be achieved, although this remains our firm ideal.
This book is a very valuable addition to our knowledge of the history and biographical details of all persons who have been involved with the natural history of the Free State and Lesotho. As such, it is a unique compilation of data about many individuals that would not be possible to find elsewhere.
This book introduces the theoretical principles which underpin the required transition to sustainable cities in general and Cape Town in particular. The subsequent fourteen chapters tackle more specific areas of interventions and the key constraints towards realisation of related transition interventions in the city of Cape Town.
Water is the thread that connects us all. The capable student of water management must have the ability to clearly and concisely ask the right questions, formulate an actionable research plan, expeditiously carry out the research, and disseminate findings so that they may be applied directly, adapted to suit particular needs and cases, and/or debated vigorously in the public domain. To this end, Playing the Water Dance serves as a timely and useful tool for the postgraduate student…
This book tells the story of Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, South Africa's southernmost territories; their fiery origins, their discovery and exploitation, the amazing plants and animals that live and grow there, and their current importance for research and conservation. The book features various photographs which capture the beauty of these remote and unique environments.
Southern Africa is well-blessed with a diverse and vibrant human population and a wealth of natural capital. The key challenge for sustainable development is to grow society’s capacity to use this natural capital to meet the needs of the region’s human population, especially the poor, in ways that sustain environmental life-support systems. Collaborating across disciplines, the authors explore the underpinning principles and the potential of sustainability science in a number of case…
The idea for this book has been born in a dialogue between the authors of In Search of an Integrative Vision for Technology (2006) and a group of scholars and practitioners from South Africa whose research and development activities focuses on problems of traditional African society and culture.
Die boek behels ’n ondersoek van interdissiplinêre en filosofiese aard na die geldigheid en probleme met ewekniebeoordeling, beleidsake wat wetenskapkwaliteit mag bedreig of bevorder, ’n soeke na die beste maniere om wetenskap wel te bevorder en die voorwaardes waaraan so ’n aktiwiteit behoort te voldoen, en ’n alternatief vir die beoordelingstelsel met sterk beklemtoning van kommunikasie deur die hele proses heen.