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Baobabs : pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar, and Australia

Author: G E Wickens; Pat Lowe
Publisher: [Berlin] ; [New York] : Springer, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Historical background --
Famous trees --
Folklore and tradition --
Food and fodder --
Human and veterinary medicine --
Other uses of the baobab --
art and iconography --
Baobab biology --
Natural history --
Conservation --
Cultivation --
Taxonomy --
Distribution and ecology --
Phytogeography --
Unfinished business.
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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