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Namaqualand: A Succulent Desert

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By: Richard Cowling and Shirley Pierce

156 pages, Col photos throughout

Fernwood Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #100745 | ISBN: 1874950415
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About this book

Illustrated with stunning colour photographs by Colin Paterson-Jones, the text reveals intriguing details of how plants survive a range of adverse conditions, highlighting extraordinary facets of the plants' reproduction, including intricate relationships with insect pollinators. Some 3000 diverse plant species exist in this unusual landscape, representing a botanical marvel to rival the fynbos of the famed Cape Floral Kingdom.


Contents

What is Namaqualand?; an ancient desert; the explorers; plants and patterns; coping; reproduction; survival.


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