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Ecoguide Namaqualand

Ecoguide Namaqualand

This Ecoguide describes 200 wildflowers and their background on birds, insects, spiders, reptiles and mammals of Namaqualand.
Manning, John
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978-1-920217-07-5
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Title: Ecoguide Namaqualand
Author: John Manning
Publisher: Briza Publications
Pretoria, South Africa 2008
ISBN 9781920217075 / ISBN 978-1-920217-07-5
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 128 pages, 300 photos, distribution maps

Description:

This easy-to-use ecoguide is an indispensable companion for visitors who wish to discover and explore the biodiversity and cultural history of the Namaqualand floral region. Introductory sections provide a background to the geology and vegetation types found in Namaqualand, the insects, reptiles, birds and mammals that make their home here, as well as historical sites in the area. In the main section, more than 200 wildflowers, shrubs and trees are illustrated and described, with information on their common and scientific names, habitat, distribution map, flowering times and local uses. Similar species are placed together to aid comparison and the concise text highlights their differences. An ingenious quick guide helps the reader to identify plants at a glance. Finally, a comprehensive travel adviser and map highlighting recommended destinations and routes are invaluable aids for planning a trip to the area.

Content: Ecoguide Namaqualand

Introduction
History
Climate and seasons
Landscape and vegetation
Hantam-Bokkeveld
Knersvlakte
Hardeveld and Klipkoppe
Sandveld
Richtersveld
Insects
Reptiles
Birds
Mammals
Botanical names and their pronunciation
Quick guide to wildflower groups
Wildflowers of Namaqualand
Travel Adviser
Health and safety
Road etiquette
Information
Recommended drives and destinations
Glossary
Index


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