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9781920217761

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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Hierdie wetenskaplik akkurate handleiding is daarop gemik om tuiniers en tuinboukundiges te help om vetplant- en rotspesies van oral in die wêreld te identifiseer.
Publication date: 2019-12-19
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9781920217754

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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This scientifically accurate guide is aimed at assisting gardeners and horticulturalists to identify commonly used succulent and rockery species from all over the world
Publication date: 2019-12-19
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9781920217716

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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People's Plants is a scientific review of all of the most important useful plants of southern Africa. It remains the first and only fully illustrated ethnobotanical reference source for southern Africa. In this expanded and updated second edition, traditional and contemporary uses of more than 700 plants are described and illustrated in 20 chapters, each dealing with a specific category of plant use:
FOODS & DRINKS - (1) Cereals, (2) Seeds & nuts, (3) Fruits & berries, (4) Vegetables, (5) Roots, bulbs & tubers, and (6) Beverages.
HEALTH & BEAUTY - (7) General medicines, (8) Tonic plants, (9) Mind & mood plants, (10) Women's health, (11) Wounds, burns & skin conditions, (12) Dental care, (13) Perfumes & repellents, and (14) Soap plants and cosmetics.
SKILLS & CRAFTS - (15) Hunting & fishing, (16) Dyes and tans, (17) Utility timbers, (18) Fire-making and firewood, (19) Basketry, weaving & ropes, (20) Thatching, mats & brooms.

This fascinating book is a must for anyone interested in useful plants, new crop plants, medicinal plants, new product development, ecotourism, rural development, traditional crafts, African culture, ethnobotany and botany in general.
Publication date: 2018-01-15
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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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
Publication date: 2017-07-01
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9781875093564

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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Food Plants of the World is a comprehensive overview of the plants that provide us with food, beverages, spices and flavours. It is written in easy language but gives accurate scientific information on the plants and their uses. The book includes:
Descriptions of more than 350 food and flavour plants and their close relatives. For each plant, the following information is given: plant description, origin, history, cultivation, harvesting, properties and culinary uses.
More than 1000 excellent full-colour photographs, showing the plants, flowers and actual plant parts used.
Introductory chapters on each of the various categories of plant use: cereals, pulses (legumes), nuts & seeds, fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs, sugar plants, beverages, spices & flavourings.
Interesting facts about the historical and contemporary uses of the various plant-derived products.
A quick guide and checklist of more than 800 of the most important and well-known food plants of the world, listed according to scientific name but giving the common names, family name, region of origin, plant parts used, and major nutrients.
Publication date: 2015-06-01
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9781875093939

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Food & Drink / Kookboeke

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Food & Drink / Kookboeke
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Culinary Herbs & Spices of the World is a reference guide to more than 120 different culinary herbs, spices and flavourings from all the well-known culinary traditions of the world. It is a scientifically accurate and richly illustrated review of the physical appearance, correct names, botany, geographical origin, history, cultivation, harvesting, culinary uses and flavour ingredients of more than 120 different herbs and associated species. A new perspective on the botanical and chemical principles of tastes and flavours is presented, making it an interesting and colourful contribution to the culinary exploration of the world.
A fully illustrated, scientifically accurate guide to practically all commercial herbs and spices, with more than 600 colour photographs.
Written in an easy style with notes on propagation, cultivation and culinary uses, the book will appeal to a wide readership, from gardeners and food enthusiasts to botanists and academics.
Some exotic herbs and spices, especially from Africa and China, are introduced for the first time to European and American readers.
The best-known use or signature dish for each herb or spice is given, highlighting hitherto poorly known culinary traditions.
Introductory chapters include a concise overview of the main culinary traditions of the world and a fascinating glimpse into the chemistry of taste and flavour.
Includes a quick guide and checklist to the culinary herbs and spices of the world.
Publication date: 2015-03-01
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9781875093304

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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Poisonous Plants of South Africa is a comprehensive guide to the most commonly occurring poisonous plants in South Africa. The book includes:

Detailed species descriptions of 135 poisonous plants including a description of the plant, type of toxin, potential toxicity of the plant, importance in human or livestock poisoning and poisonous ingredients and pharmacological effects.
Distribution maps for poisonous plants that occur in the wild.
More than 450 colour photographs.
Introductory chapters on human and animal poisoning, first aid treatment, methods of testing for toxicity, extraction and isolation of toxins and poisonous principles and their effects.
Plant lists according to class of toxin and type of livestock poisoning as well as a useful checklist of poisonous plants and a glossary of medical terms.
Publication date: 2015-03-01
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9781875093373

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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A photographic guide to the most commonly used and best known South African plant medicines, including their botany, main traditional uses and active ingredients.

This Second Edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research findings. The book includes:
Detailed species descriptions of more than 150 medicinal plants and their close relatives, or other species used in a similar way. Each entry includes the following information: a description of the plant, the plant parts used, medicinal uses, preparation and dosage, active ingredients and pharmacological effects.
In addition, each entry includes a distribution map and a diagram of the chemical structure of the main active ingredient
More than 500 excellent photographs of the plants, plant parts used and products
Introductory chapters on, among others, cultural aspects of healing, methods of collection and storage, methods of preparation and administration
A plant list according to ailments
A glossary, detailed index and comprehensive references for further reading
This remarkable book is a must for anyone with an interest or involvement in health care and botany.

About the authors
Ben-Erik van Wyk is a professor of Botany at the University of Johannesburg with a research interest in systematic botany and plant utilisation. He is the author of international scientific bestsellers such as Medicinal Plants of the World and Food Plants of the World.

Bosch van Oudtshoorn is a retired professor of pharmacy, and a pioneer researcher of the medicinal properties of plants. He has many years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Nigel Gericke is a medical doctor and an expert in the field of ethnobotany in South Africa. He is currently involved in the development of new phytomedicines.
Publication date: 2015-02-01
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9781920217396

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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Gids tot die aalwyne van Suid-Afrika is die eerste volledige en moderne aalwyngids in Afrikaans. Dit is 'n volkleur-handleiding en die hoë gehalte foto's maak dit vir die algemene belangstellende sowel as die wetenskaplike maklik om aalwyne in die natuur en in tuine te identifiseer. Die inhoud weerspieël die nuutste wetenskaplike bevindings en bevat:

- Volledige beskrywings van al 155 spesies wat tans deur aalwynkenners erken word, met inligting oor kenmerke waarvolgens die plante geïdentifiseer kan word, blomtyd, habitat en geografiese verspreiding, bewaringstatus, oorsprong van die wetenskaplike name, en volksname, asook algemene riglyne vir die kweek van die plante, en inligting oor hul tradisionele gebruike.
- Meer as 400 kleurfoto's wat die habitat en groeivorm aantoon, sowel as nabyfoto's van die blomme en blare.
- Verspreidingskaarte van al die spesies, as 'n verdere hulpmiddel vir identifisering.
- 'n Gebruikersvriendelike klassifikasiestelsel wat die aalwyne in 12 groepe verdeel, hoofsaaklik aan die hand van hul groeivorms.
- Inleidende hoofstukke wat die fokus plaas op aalwynagtige plante (wat met aalwyne verwar kan word); medisinale, kosmetiese en tonikumgebruike; bewaring; kweking en vermeerdering; tuinmaak en landskapontwerp met aalwyne; hibriede en kultivars, plae en siektes; en verwantskappe en genuskonsepte.
- 'n Geïllustreerde woordelys van plantkundige terme, indeks tot die wetenskaplike en volksname, asook 'n literatuurlys vir verdere leeswerk.

Publication date: 2014-11-01
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9781920217389

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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Guide to the Aloes of South Africa is a beautifully illustrated full-colour guide that makes it easy for both the layperson and scientist to identify aloes in the field and in gardens. This updated and expanded third edition reflects the latest scientific findings and includes:

- Detailed descriptions of all 155 South African species currently recognised by aloe experts, including information on the plant's distinguishing features, flowering period, habitat and distribution, conservation status, the origin of its scientific and common names, as well as general notes on cultivation and traditional uses of the plant.
- More than 400 colour photographs, showing habitat and growth form, as well as close-up photographs of flowers and leaves.
- Distribution maps of all the species, as a further aid to identification.
- An easy-to-use identification system, dividing the aloes into 12 groups based mainly on growth habit.
- Introductory chapters focus on aloe-like plants; medicinal, cosmetic and tonic use of aloes; conservation, cultivation and propagation; gardening and landscaping with aloes; pests and diseases; and aloe hybrids and modern cultivars.
- Index to scientific and common names, an illustrated glossary and a list of further reading.
Publication date: 2014-11-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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This book can be viewed as an aide-mémoire to the medicinal plant sciences. Written by experienced scientists and authors in this field, it provides:
A comprehensive but compact, fully illustrated, multilingual scientific guide to medicinal and poisonous plants
Very wide coverage, with 360 well-known herbal medicines and poisonous plants, including those used for their mind-altering effects
Introductory chapters, briefly explaining all the important concepts and terms related to medicinal and poisonous plants, as well as the most important analytical techniques
A brief review of the different classes of chemical constituents with examples of well-known compounds and highlighting their occurrence in various herbal products and medicinal plants
A compact guide that is also scientifically accurate, with each species treatment supplied with critical data and chemical structures of the main active compound or marker compound
Superior quality text and photographs and excellent reproduction and printing.
This handy desk top reference book is likely to become popular amongst healthcare practitioners, pharmacists, doctors and students because it provides quick answers to all the basic questions about medicinal and poisonous plants.

EXTENT: 304 pages
FORMAT: 240 x 168 mm - hard cover
Full colour throughout
More than 750 photographs
Chemical structures of active compounds


About the author: Ben-Erik van Wyk is a professor of Botany and currently holds a National Research Chair in Indigenous Plant Use at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is an authority on plant systematics, ethnobotany and useful plants.

Michael Wink is a professor of Pharmaceutical Biology and director at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology at Heidelberg University, Germany. He is an authority on secondary metabolites of plants and their pharmacological effects.
Publication date: 2014-04-01
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9780958495493

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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In this book are fifty-two compelling tales that will lead the reader on a journey of discovery of the African continent. It tracks the ancient grail of traditional African medicine or muthi. The journey takes one year, with one story for each of the fifty-two weeks. Many of the stories inherited through Africa's compelling oral tradition are between these covers: committed to paper for the first time ever.

The ancient African people were the first aromatherapists who well understood the effect of plants on the human body, mind and soul. Innately spiritual, the thousands of lineages of African people across thousands of years have all used plant medicines for healing, always with the blessing of their ancestors.

Knowledge of African plant mythology and its associated healing practices is most certainly a grail because on this great continent we call Africa, knowledge has always been an oral tradition. Because it was never written down, thousands of years of healing wisdom and intelligence have been lost in the transference from one generation to the next.

This book endeavoures to bring to light the deep history of fifty-two of the thousands of indigenous medicinal plants of Africa, before it is too late. The focus is towards Southern Africa because this region is a hotspot of cultural and botanical diversity. Unlike the healing knowledge of other ancient cultures, such as India or China, little of Africa's healing history is recorded.

As you read the stories about fifty-two of the continent's prominent indigenous plant cures, the authors hope you, too, will experience some of the magnetism, mystery and wisdom of Africa. They hope it will help you understand a bit more about yourself and about our species: the human being.
Publication date: 2013-04-01
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9781920217044

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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Photo guide to trees of Southern Africa is a identification and reference guide to 300 of the more common tree species in the region, both native and naturalised. Features of the edition include: Descriptive accounts highlighting the most important field identification characters. Full-colour photographs illustrating growth form, flowers, fruit and bark of the various species. Up-to-date distribution maps showing the range of each species in southern Africa. Information on habitat preference of each species and uses by man. Reference to similar and closely related species and how they can be distinguished. Introductory chapters on biomes and trees; fruit trees; furniture and craftwork; firewood; medicinal and poisonous trees; trees and animals; architecture of trees; identifying trees.
Publication date: 2012-03-01
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Health, Beauty & Fitness / Gesondheid & Voorkoms

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Health, Beauty & Fitness / Gesondheid & Voorkoms
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Die boek bevat twee-en-vyftig aangrypende verhale wat die leser op 'n verkenningstog van die kontinent van Afrika neem. Dit loop op die spoor van tradisionele Afrika-medisyne of muthi. Die reis neem een jaar, met 'n storie vir elk van die twee-en-vyftig weke. Die verhale is deur die jare heen mondelings oorvertel, soos die tradisie in Afrika was, en verskyn nou vir die eerste keer in druk.
Publication date: 2009-04-01
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9781920217051

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plants / Plante
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Suider-Afrika het 'n merkwaardig ryke verskeidenheid bome; hierdie indrukwekkende plante is dominant in verskeie plantegroeitipes, bied skuiling en voedsel aan 'n menigte organismes en is ook van baie groot praktiese waarde vir mense. Hoewel geen twee bome identies in vorm is nie, kan die meeste spesies maklik op grond van subtiele verskille in vertakkingspatroon en loofkenmerke uitgeken word.
Publication date: 2008-11-01

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