Forest PlantsIn The Forest And In The Garden

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ISBN9780620370127 Barcode9780620370127
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A beautifully illustrated guide to 107 plants and some of the butterflies, birds and mammals found in forests of South Africa, the author is Elsa Pooley and principal photographer is Geoff Nichols.

FOREST PLANTS provides notes on the plants, utilization and gardening, as well as scientific and common names in local languages. This lightweight 72 page book with 170 full colour photographs will be a delight to gardeners, tourists, environmentalist and educationalists alike. This book is designed to cover plants in the forests of South Africa and highlight the beauty, value and importance of our forests with a view to promoting long term conservation and sustainable management.

It provides an easy introduction to the plants and main animals of this forest biome. Additional information on each plant will also be found in Elsa Pooley’ s best-selling field guides to Trees of Eastern South Africa, also Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal, and Mountain Flowers of the Drakensberg and Lesotho.

Elsa Pooley

Elsa Pooley was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2008. She won the prestigious Marloth Medal of the Botanical Society of South Africa (2004), and was awarded the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Contribution to Botany by the SA Association of Botanists in 1999. She was the KZN Wildlife and Environment Society’s Conservationist of the Year in 1996.

Elsa grew up in Johannesburg, Harare and Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. In 1965 she married conservationist and crocodile ecologist Tony Pooley. They had three sons, Simon, Justin and Thomas. She lived in game reserves of Zululand for 20 years making an extensive collection of the plants of the region, and publishing research papers on vegetation mapping and traditional plant use by local people. The family moved to Clansthal on the KZN South Coast and Elsa began work on her field guides.

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Weight 0.300 kg
Dimensions 24.5 x 17.0 x 3 cm
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Pages

Size

PublisherFlora Publications Publication Date01/09/2006

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