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9781770072657

Field Guide to Fynbos

R 350
R 280Jy spaar R 70
The southwestern Cape is home to one of the world's richest floras. From an estimated 7 000 species of true fynbos, Field Guide to Fynbos covers over 1 000 species of this flora, focusing on the most common and conspicuous wild flowers, with an emphasis on those that are most likely to be encountered.

Each species, with common name/s where known, is accompanied by:
* a vivid photograph
* distribution map
* comparisons with similar species where applicable, and
* notes on traditional uses.
For the first time, non-botanists have a real chance of accurately identifying a significant proportion of the Cape's fynbos species, making this an indispensable guide.
"This is your best field guide yet. Sets an incredibly high international standard." - Professor Stephen D. Hopper FLS, the Director of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London

Softcover
508 Pages
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-01
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9781920217525

Medicinal Plants of the World

R 595
R 476Jy spaar R 119
Medicinal plants and plant-derived medicine are widely used in traditional cultures all over the world and they are becoming increasingly popular in modern society as natural alternatives to synthetic chemicals. As more and more natural remedies are being commercialised, there is a need for a user-friendly reference guide to the plants and their products.

The book gives the reader a bird's eye view of more than 350 of the best-known medicinal plants of the world and their uses, in a compact, colourful and scientifically accurate reference text. It provides quick answers to the most obvious questions: Where does this plant originate? What does it look like? In which culture is it traditionally used? What is it used for? Which chemical compounds does it contain? How safe is it? What is known about its pharmacological activity? What evidence is there that it is effective?

The authors also provide short overviews of the various health conditions for which medicinal plants are used and the active compounds (secondary metabolites) found in the plants and their modes of actions.

Format: Hard cover - 240 x 168 mm
Extent: 520 pages
Text: approx. 180 000 words
Images: over 800 full-colour images
Publikasiedatum: 2017-07-01
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9781775843672

Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa

R 350
R 280Jy spaar R 70
Southern Africa is the natural home of the richest and most diverse succulent flora in the world. These plants come in all shapes and sizes, from trees such as the baobab at more than 20 m tall, to miniature soil huggers, just a few millimetres high, which mimic their pebble-desert surroundings.

This user-friendly, richly illustrated field guide features more than 700 southern African succulents, focusing on the most interesting and commonly encountered species. An introduction to families and their key features will help readers identify the relevant plant group, while concise accounts describing the plants' diagnostic features, along with distribution maps, will enable quick ID of species.

More than just an ID guide for plant lovers, this book will inspire gardeners who are turning to indigenous, low-maintenance and waterwise plants for cultivation.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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9781485306801

Common names of Angolan plants

R 550
R 440Jy spaar R 110
Common names of Angolan plants presents an updated and expanded catalogue of several thousand common names recorded for the indigenous and exotic floristic riches of Angola. Separate alphabetical lists of common names and accepted scientific names are provided and reference is made to the synonyms under which they were recorded. Where known, the languages are given throughout. The book provides biodiversity specialists and researchers in a broad spectrum of scientific and other endeavours, linguists, students and other stakeholders with the basic information on the common names of Angolan plants that has been unavailable for a long time. It represents a further critically important step towards assembling the knowledge of the flora of the country into a single, modern, easily accessible and scientifically sound framework.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Estrela Figueiredo an Gideon F. Smith are both Honorary Professors in the Department of Botany at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth and research associates at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. Estrela has a keen interest in the African flora, the succulant flora of the world and sustainable gardering and Gideon is one of the most productive authors on Old and New World succulents.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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9781775844969

Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa

R 70
R 56Jy spaar R 14
These natural history guides have been developed to encourage young people and anyone with a budding interest in natural history to learn about the wonders of southern Africa's fascinating fauna and flora. They are an invaluable resource for the beginner, providing information at a glance: each of the species presented is described in easy-to-read text, with a photograph and distribution map. A short introduction gives context to the topic. These compact guides come in a handy pocket size and are easy to use in the field - and make ideal gifts for children or beginners in the field. Also available in Afrikaans as Bome van suider-Afrika.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-04-01
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9781920217693

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park

R 245
R 196Jy spaar R 49
I wonder what tree that is' - if this thought has ever occurred to you in the Kruger National Park, this book is intended for you. Virtually no visitor to the Kruger National Park has not, at some point, become a nature enthusiast once the Big Five hunger has been stilled.

This book is about trees, but has been compiled around places in the Kruger National Park. It describes 51 species of trees in rest camps, picnic sites and bird hides as static objects. When you arrive in a rest camp, at a picnic site or bird hide, the book will draw your attention to a remarkable or interesting tree. The small map at the top left of each title page indicates in which part of the Kruger Park the tree is - the southern, central or northern region.

It is only when you have come to see and appreciate the magnificence of the veld, that you wish you knew more about the trees encountered along the way... This book is a glorious travelling companion that introduces you to the characteristics of specific trees. It accompanies you on your journey from stopping place to picnic place to rest camp.

More than 220 beautiful photographs in full colour, user-friendly descriptions of 51 tree species and special anecdotes provide the reader with interesting general knowledge as well as an insight into the history of the Park.

EXTENT: 192 pages
FORMAT: 210 x 210 mm
Soft cover, full colour throughout, more than 220 colour photographs
Publikasiedatum: 2017-03-01
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9781920217709

Bome van plek tot plek in die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin

R 245
'Ek wonder watter boom dit is' - as hierdie gedagte ooit in die Krugerwildtuin by jou opgekom het, is hierdie boek vir jou bedoel.

Hierdie boek handel oor bome en is saamgestel rondom plekke in die Krugerwildtuin. Dit beskryf 51 spesies bome in ruskampe en piekniekplekke.
Wanneer jy in 'n ruskamp, by 'n piekniek of uiykykplek kom, sal die boek jou aandag vestig op merkwaardige of interessante bome wat jy daar kan vind. Die kaart aan die linkerkant van elke titelblad dui aan in watter deel van die Krugerpark die boom is - die suidelike, sentrale of noordelike streek.

Dit is eers wanneer jy die wonderlikheid van die veld sien en waardeer, wat jy wens jy het meer geweet van die bome wat gesien kan word. Hierdie boek is 'n pragtige en handige reisgenoot wat jou bekend sal stel aan die eienskappe van spesifieke bome. Dit vergesel jou op jou reis van stopplek na piekniekplek na ruskamp.

Meer as 220 pragtige foto's in volkleur, gebruikersvriendelike beskrywings van 51 spesies en spesiale anekdotes bied die leser interessante algemene kennis asook insig in die geskiedenis van die Park.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-03-01
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9781920217648

Vratjievrugbliksembos en ander Magaliesbergbome

R 375
Die eerste volledige streekgids oor die inheemse bome wat in die Magaliesberg voorkom.
Beskrywing van meer as 170 spesies inheemse bome wat in die Magaliesberg voorkom georden volgens FSA-nommer
Familie- en genusbekrywings van die boomspesies
Oorsprong en verklaring van wetenskaplike name en die beskermingstatus van bome
Afrikaanse streekname wat 'n ryk taal- en kultuurerfenis verteenwoordig
Boomname in Afrikaans, Engels en / of in Setswana of isiZulu
Meer as 350 kleurfoto's
Interessante boomstories, ekologiese inligting en allerlei nuttige praktiese wenke oor die gebruik en aanwending van inheemse bome
Opgedateerde wetenskaplike en gewone name.

OMVANG: 416 bladsye
FORMAAT: 210 x 148 mm
Hardeband, volkleur
Publikasiedatum: 2017-01-01
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9781920217662

Remarkable Trees of South Africa

R 345
R 276Jy spaar R 69
Where will you look for the biggest, tallest or most corpulent trees in South Africa, or trees that have witnessed major events in the country's history? These interesting specimens, and many others, are found in parks, nature reserves, on farms, on town and city streets and in private gardens - some perhaps even right on the reader's doorstep.

Remarkable Trees of South Africa journeys into the fascinating world of trees. Written in an easy, anecdotal style, the authors relate, in text and photographs, the historical, cultural and economical significance of South Africa's trees. Also included are accounts of the major tree families, as well as an overview of trees as monuments and in botanical gardens, parks and arboreta.

Now in its second edition, the text has been completely updated with additional information on Champion Trees and the authors' selection of the Big Five Trees of South Africa. Presented as a coffee-table book with full-colour photographs throughout, anyone with an interest in history and nature, South African flora in particular, will find this book an essential.

Format: Hardcover; 285 x 215 mm
Extent: 264 pages
Text: approximately 85 000 words Images: over 200 photographs; line drawings
Publikasiedatum: 2017-01-01
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9781875093137

Mesembs of the World

R 350
R 280Jy spaar R 70
Magic is not a too strong term for the appeal of this unique group of plants, the Mesembs. Radiant in flower and highly diverse in form and stature, this fascinating group includes plants as small as wheat grains or as big as a rhinoceros.

Their fruits are as complex as any in the floral kingdom or as simple as saltshakers. Mesembs have captured the imagination of botanists, horticulturalists and travelers for many centuries.

This beautifully produced book is a must for anyone who want to experience the magic of mesembs. It includes the distribution and ecology, conservation, uses, cultivation, identification, genera and guide to the groups of mesembs. To facilitate easy identification, the genera are divided into groups exhibiting more or less similar external characters.

The aim of this book is to provide a well-illustrated, easy-to-read overview of all the 123 mesembs genera that are currently recognised. Illustrations are provided for a representative selection of species.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-09-01
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9781431424436

The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names

R 450
R 360Jy spaar R 90
For anyone with an interest in botany or wondering what a plant name means, this well-written book will be an indispensable guide. The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names is aimed at keen gardeners, plant collectors, amateur and professional botanists, academics, and many other people who wish to have an answer to the question: 'What do generic plant names mean?' Without a reference book to guide you, the generic names are simply unexplained 'names' because they are written in botanical Latin which few people understand. This easy-to-use dictionary enables readers to find out how plants have got their names. It provides a wealth of information that opens up a new world of understanding for all plant lovers. The book has nearly 5 000 entries and will include approximately 400 beautiful full-colour photographs of plants taken by top botanical photographers. This not only gives life to the book but in many cases illustrates how these names relate to the plant. Pictures have been selected from the various regions of southern African and 24 of South Africa's leading botanists contributed to this choice with an opening page (from A-Z). Readers who wish to know more about the lives of those individuals after whom plants were named such as Watsonia, Welwitschia and hundreds more, will be surprised but delighted to find this dictionary contains more than 900 short biographies together with some 600 images, thus conserving southern African botanical history. There are fascinating descriptions of these individuals' contributions to science, their explorations, their achievements and tragedies. The book also provides information for those readers who want to know more about the genus, such as whether the genus is an invasive species or whether the genus name has been superseded and what the replacement name is.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-08-01
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9781775841258

Guide to Trees Introduced into South Africa

R 400
R 320Jy spaar R 80
Southern Africa is home to more than 2,000 introduced (not indigenous) trees. These non-native species are encountered daily and form a familiar part of our urban landscapes, growing successfully in parks, gardens, along road sides, and in other open spaces. This guide features nearly 600 of the most common and familiar of these and, using the same model of identification as FG Trees of Southern Africa, facilitates ID based on leaf and stem features. The book provides the country of origin for each species and offers key information on cultivation and uses. Each entry is supported by colour images that depict key features, and a shaded map that shows the plant's cold tolerance (where the species can grow). An essential guide for landscapers and gardeners as well as tree enthusiasts who will struggle to find these trees in their guide to indigenous trees.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-07-01
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9781775843702

Baobabs of the World

R 240
R 192Jy spaar R 48
A photographic masterpiece, this beautiful book is a fi tting tribute to the baobab - an extraordinary and majestic tree found principally in Madagascar, and peripherally in Africa and Australia.

The first section offers a short introduction to the classifi cation and general description of baobabs, details of their life history, biogeography, dispersal and their role in people's lives. The second section comprises a guide to each of the eight baobab species, including a botanical description, details of their habitat, distribution and principal uses, accompanied by clear images and line drawings of the leaves, flowers, fruits and growth habit of each species.

Interesting text and lavish photographs throughout make this book irresistible for specialist botanists and lay enthusiasts alike, and it will have particular appeal for tourists too.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-06-01
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9781920217204

Trees of the Garden Route - Mossel Bay to Storms River

R 245
R 196Jy spaar R 49
This easy tree guide is meant for people who would like to get to know the trees of the Garden Route, whether they are experienced botanists, or amateurs.
Information about 110 trees
Listed in alphabetical order to their scientific names
Afrikaans and English common names as well as the South African tree number is listed below the scientific names
More than 1 800 photographs in full colour
A very visual, unique tree key makes identification easy
Identification aspects are all photo-illustrated
Distribution maps
Notes on usage of tree parts and interesting facts.

EXTENT: 256 pages
Publikasiedatum: 2016-05-01
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9781920146108

The lycopods and ferns of the Drakensberg and Lesotho

R 650
R 520Jy spaar R 130
The lycopods and ferns of the Drakensberg and Lesotho is the most comprehensive account of the native and naturalised lycopod and fern species occurring in the Drakensberg and Lesotho region.
Introductory chapters provide insights into the ecology, structure and classification of living ferns and lycopods and their extinct relatives.
The chapter on species description provide detailed descriptions, distribution maps and full colour illustrations for all 117 species recorded in the region.
Close-up photographs of spores and frond details aid the critical identification of each species.
With a history reaching back into the ancient past, ferns and lycopods are the surviving representatives of a formerly rich and exotic world of plants that remains largely unknown to naturalists and botanists alike.

Written by a world authority on the group, this book is essential reading for all those interested in learning more about these remarkable plants with their fascinating past.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-04-01

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