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Fynbos: South Africa's Unique Floral Kingdom

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

By: Richard M Cowling (Author), David Richardson (Author)

156 pages, 280 colour photos, 2 maps

Fernwood Press

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #42560 | ISBN: 1874950105
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About this book

This is the first popular book to cover the Fynbos region in the southwestern Cape, the smallest of the world's six floral kingdoms, and in terms of the number of plant species, the area with the richest flora on earth. This lavishly illustrated book covers all aspects of the Fynbos environment, its organisms and ecosystems, as well as pressing conservation concerns, and the animal life associated with it.


Contents

Map of fynbos region; discovering fynbos; what is fynbos?; origins; famine in paradise; thriving on fire; where are the animals?; the invaders; earning its keep.


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