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Subtitle: Medicinal uses and Nutritional value
The Shell Field Guide Series, Part 1
Publisher: Shell Oil Botswana
Softcover, 15x21 cm, 213 pages, throughout illustrated
Ein zeitloser, schön illustrierter Naturführer über die Bäume und Sträucher des Okavango Deltas und deren medizinischer Nutzen und Ernährungswert.
This book is the first in a series of guidebooks on the Okavango Delta and the National Parks and Reserves of northern Botswana.
The objective of this book is not only to provide a ready means of identification but, more importantly, to create an understanding of the tree in its surroundings or its 'ecological setting'.
This suggests that the tree is described in relation to its soil preference, associate plant species, its root system, the birds, animals and insects it attracts and its use to man - in other words, a holistic approach.
The trees were chosen on account of their abundance, unique appearance or their economical, nutritional, spiritual, or medicinal importance.
This guide was thus specifically designed for those who take pleasure in the beauty and intricate world of trees and are eager to learn not only to identify the tree, but about all aspects associated with it.
All trees described in this book are indigenous. The family name is provided in the top right-hand corner and the scientific name occurs in the top left-hand corner.
The English and Tswana vernacular names are provided below the scientific names. The Southern African national tree number has been added to simplify identification and cross-reference.