An Introduction to Nature Guiding (5th Edition) was developed as a resource for people wanting to obtain the Introductory and Intermediate (equivalent of FGASA Level 1 and Level 2) Field Guide qualifications. The book is based on the Intermediate syllabus, and therefore more than adequately covers the requirements for the Introductory Level. It is also a very useful resource in preparing for the Intermediate level.
It also offers an excellent overview of SA geology, developed by Dr Izak Rust. For the first time it makes geology as a subject accessible to the novice – subject material is offered in interesting style and the language is easy to read.
The authors Johan Fourie was a founder member of FGASA with its inception in 1991. He worked for the South African National Parks for 20 years, and resigned as Manager of Wildlife Management. He currently is the Managing Director of The Nature College. He is a National Nature Guide (Dangerous Game) NQF Level 4 and has extensive experience in guiding and Field Guide training. The Nature College is an accredited CATHSSETA training provider.
Izak Rust retired as professor of geology from the University of Port Elizabeth . He has been a teacher of geology for 35 years at Stellenbosch and Port Elizabeth. His special interest is in sedimentology, coastal processes and landscape evolution. Izak travelled the world – from Antarctica to the Namib Desert, Bay of Fundy to the Amazon Basin; Mississippi Delta to Japan; Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii.