Table Mountain. A Natural History

Table Mountain: A Natural History explores the intricate realtionships between the palnts and animals of South Africa's famous mountain's varied habitats.
Johnson, Steven; Pauw, Anton
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Title: Table Mountain
Subtitle: A Natural History
Author: Anton Pauw; Steven Johnson
Publisher: Fernwood Press
Cape Town, South Africa 1999
ISBN 1874950431 / ISBN 1-874950-43-1
ISBN 9781874950431 / ISBN: 978-1-874950-43-1
Hardcover, dustjacket, 24x31 cm, 160 pages, throughout colour photographs


Cape Town's famous landmark is a scenic wonder and major tourist attraction. Flanked on either side by Devil's Peak and Lion's Head, it forms a spectacular and unique backdrop to the city of Cape Town. Yet, despite its proximity to this bustling metropolis, it is home to an amazing diversity of plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else on earth. Blanketed by fynbos, majestic proteas, delicate ericas and various restios, it is also a showcase of the unique Cape Floral Kingdom. The lives of the plants in this kingdom are inextricably linked with a host of unusual animals, many of them reather inconspicuous, but vital for the healthy survival of the mountain's natural communities and delicate ecosystems. In this book, scientists Anton Pauw and Steven Johnson explore the intricate realtionships between the palnts and animals of the mountain's varied habitats.