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Baobabs : pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar, and Australia

Author: G E Wickens; Pat Lowe
Publisher: [Berlin] ; [New York] : Springer, ©2008.
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Presents a comprehensive account of eight species in the genus Adansonia. This book covers the extraordinary variety of economic uses of baobabs, famous trees, folk traditions and mythology, art  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G E Wickens; Pat Lowe
ISBN: 9781402064302 1402064306 9781402064319 1402064314
OCLC Number: 166358049
Description: xl, 498 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Colour Plates; 1. Historical Background; 2. Famous Baobabs; 3. Folklore and Tradition; 4. Food and Fodder; 5. Human and Veterinary Medicine; 6. Other Uses of the Baobab; 7. Art and Iconography; 8. Baobab Biology; 9. Natural History; 10. Conservation; 11. Cultivation; 12. Taxonomy; 13. Distribution and Ecology; 14. Phytogeography; 15. Unfinished Business; Appendix 1. Vernacular Names; Appendix 2. Economics; Appendix 3. Nutrition; Appendix 4. Forest Mensuration; References; Taxonomic Indexes; Subject Index; Gazetteer
Responsibility: Gerald E. Wickens, in collaboration with Pat Lowe.
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From the reviews: "In this volume, Wickens and Lowe (both, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK) provide a very comprehensive, technical summary of the genus, including the current state of botanical Read more...

 
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