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By: Eberhard von Koenen(Author)
336 pages, 128 illustrations
Originally published in German
Those who live with nature, will have an incomparable wealth of knowledge in their hands with this book – a body of knowledge that otherwise is threatened being lost. The book describes 600 plants in their characteristics and effects, and additionally shows 117 of them in wonderful artistic detail drawings. The author is a scientist and artist at the same time. 25 years of research – including the knowledge of a number of traditional healers – are documented here.
Extensive lists of plant families, local names, medical effects, write-ups about the habitats and traditional uses etc. round off this timeless work and make it incomparably valuable.
Great geology companion if you're visiting Namibia
by Deborah in UK
Last year I went on holiday to Southern Africa visiting South Africa, Namibia (the main event), Botswana and Zambia (all totally brilliant) with a tour operator from Namibia. In the overland truck they had many books and this was one of them. The landscape in Namibia is fascinating and having an Environmental Science background I was very hungry to know the where-wither and where-for. If you're satisfying a desire to go to Namibia and have a passion for Geology and / or Geography I think you'll really enjoy having this book as a companion whilst you're there.
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