- Hardcover: 1000 pages
- Publisher: New Holland Publishers, Ltd.; 3 edition (September 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1868723895
- ISBN-13: 978-1868723898
- Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.7 x 2.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,714,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Trees of Southern Africa Hardcover – September, 2002
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This is an identification key and reference work to Southern African trees, giving per species a short description, a distribution map and one (or more) line drawings of a detail, usually a leaf (sometimes a fruit, sometimes both. Upon occasion a tree habit). Names listed include full scientific name, in some cases synonyms, always an english name and usually an afrikaans name. There are close to a thousand pages of this, supplemented with over a hundred pages of color illustrations (both photographs and colored drawings).
Compared to some of the magnificently illustrated books on trees that are now available this work looks somewhat modest. However the absence of an abundance of photographs does mean that all these trees can be captured in a single binding of a handy size and weight, at a quite affordable price. [Might be due for an update, but I sure won't volunteer to undertake it. That would be a whole lot of work! ]