Books  Botany & Plant Science  Floras & Botanical Field Guides  Africa 

Historical Plant Incidence in Southern Africa

Series: Strelitzia Volume: 24

Edited By: CJ Skead

378 pages, Col illus

South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI Publishing)

Hardback | Dec 2009 | #190852 | ISBN-13: 9781919976532
Availability: Usually dispatched within 2-4 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £34.99 $45/€41 approx

About this book

This collection of observations by early southern African travellers presents a picture of the vegetation as they saw it painted by the pens of the earliest European visitors to the Cape and by those who, coming after, penetrated the subcontinent. The review covers South Africa, with additional notes on the neighbouring Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. The extracts are taken from many diverse works and the partial picture given here should go some way towards helping ecologists and botanists to visualize early conditions and, at the same time, save themselves the chore of searching through many volumes for what might be no more than a minor item.

The book will be of significant use to plant taxonomists, geographers, ecologists, environment historians and students of climate change. Seven early landscapes by various artists have been reproduced in colour.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Orchids of South Africa

NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€24 approx

Flora of the Seychelles

NHBS Price: £109.00 $139/€129 approx

Wild Flowers of Namaqualand

NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€24 approx

Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa

NHBS Price: £17.99 $23/€21 approx