Namib: Secrets of a desert uncovered

Namib: Secrets of a desert uncovered features 20 chapters on the secret life of plants, rivers, animals and the shifting of dunes in the Namib Desert.
Seely, Mary; Pallet, John
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Title: Namib
Subtitle: Secrets of a desert uncovered
Authors: Mary Seely; John Pallet
Publisher: Venture Publications
Windhoek, Namibia 2008
ISBN 9780869767818 / ISBN
Softcover, 20 x 30 cm, 201 pages, numerous colour photos


‘Namib: Secrets of a desert uncovered’, a book on the Namib Desert, was launched on 11 October to coincide with the 101st anniversary of the Namib-Naukluft Park. The book, which was written by Mary Seely and John Pallet, has 20 chapters that focus on the plants, rivers, animals and the shifting of dunes in the desert. It also looks at the contributions of the Gobabeb Training and Research Centre, as well as conservation approaches of farmers and tourism enterprises in and around the desert and its parks. The book provides background information to enhance one’s understanding of the desert landscape and its values. It will definitely improve one’s knowledge on the Namib in all its splendour. ‘Namib: Secrets of a desert uncovered’ makes an interesting read and opens one’s eyes to the beauty and wonder of one of Namibia’s best assets. Using simple language and amazing pictures, the book is a must read for those who are interested in learning more about the Namib and especially the Namib-Naukluft Park.