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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

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R 525
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.
Publikasiedatum: 2015-03-01
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9781770079120

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 530
Hierdie omvattend uitgebreide, hersiene uitgawe van die beste verkoper onder boom-veldgidse vir die streek bied veel meer as die hoogs suksesvolle eerste uitgawe. Volledig bygewerkte teks (insluitend bykomende spesie-inskrywings) en verspreidingskaarte, talle nuwe foto's en 'n nuwe seksie van 87 bladsye met foto's van die hele boom maak dié gewilde gids nog meer noodsaaklik in die veld.

Suider-Afrika het 'n ryk verskeidenheid bome, met sowat 2 100 inheemse en meer as 100 genaturaliseerde uitheemse spesies. Veldgids tot bome van Suider-Afrika beskryf en illustreer meer as 1 000 hiervan, met die klem op die algemeenste bome en dié wat waarskynlik die meeste teëgekom word. Spesies is op grond van maklik waarneembare blaar- en stingelkenmerke logies in 43 groepe gerangskik, elke inskrywing met volkleurfoto's van die diagnostiese dele van die plant. Praktiese gebruike van die plante word ook genoem.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-07-01
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9781770079113

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

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R 530
This comprehensively updated and expanded edition of the region's best-selling field guide to trees offers much, much more than the highly successful first edition. Fully updated text (including additional species entries) and distribution maps, numerous new photographs and a new 87-page section of full-tree photographs makes this well-loved guide even more indispensable in the field.

Southern Africa has a rich variety of tree species, with an estimated 2 100 indigenous species and more than 100 naturalised aliens. Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa describes and illustrates more than 1 000 of these, focusing on trees that are the most common and most likely to be encountered. Species are logically arranged in 43 groups based on easy-to-observe leaf and stem features, and each account is illustrated by full-colour photographs of the plant's diagnostic parts. The text also touches on the practical uses of the plants.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-07-01
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9781485306801

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 570
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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9781920217525

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 630
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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9781920146108

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

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R 685
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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9780241487556

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 715
Discover trees as you've never seen them before in this illustrated blend of science, culture, and history The secret world of trees is revealed in this beautiful and absorbing guide to the giants of the plant world Trees have been a part of human history from the very beginning. Used for shelter, tools, fuel, and food, they also help supply the atmosphere with oxygen and form astonishingly diverse ecosystems, as well as some of the world's most beautiful landscapes. Now the intricate world of leafy woodlands and abundant rainforests is revealed in this extensive visual guide to trees, exploring their key scientific traits and their ecological importance, as well as their enduring significance in human history and culture. From ancient oaks and great redwoods to lush banyans and imposing kapoks, The Tree Book reveals the anatomy, behaviours, and beauty of these incredible plants and habitats in detail. Combining natural history and a scientific overview with a wider look at the history, uses, symbolism, and mythology of trees, this book is a new kind of guide to these fascinating organisms.
Publikasiedatum: 2022-03-28

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