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Historical plant incidence in southern Africa : a collection of early travel records in southern Africa

Author: C J Skead; John Manning; Nicola C Anthony
Publisher: Pretoria : South African National Biodiversity Institute, 2009.
Series: Strelitzia, 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Skead's Historical plant incidence in southern Africa is as extraordinary book, meticulously documenting the observations - region by region - of the numerous European travellers and explorers who traversed southern Africa in the early colonial period"--Foreword.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C J Skead; John Manning; Nicola C Anthony
ISBN: 9781919976532 1919976531
OCLC Number: 534475519
Notes: Map on endpapers.
Description: xii, 378 pages : illustrations (some color), map, portrait ; 31 cm.
Contents: Early travels in southern Africa. 1. Cape Peninsula --
2. West Coast and Boland --
3. Namaqualand and Bushmanland --
4. Bokkeveld and Roggeveld --
5. Great Karoo and Upper Karoo --
6. Little Karoo --
7. Overberg --
8. Knysna's Forests --
9. Langkloof --
10. Albany --
11. Eastern Cape --
12. Wild Coast --
13. Highveld --
14. Gordonia --
15. Lesotho --
16. Northern Provinces --
17. KwaZulu-Natal --
18. Botswana and Zimbabwe --
19. Namibia --
20. Cape offshore islands. Appendices. A. Firing of the veld --
B. Locusts --
C. Elephants --
D. Early incidence of prickly-pear (Opuntia spp.).
Series Title: Strelitzia, 24.
Responsibility: compiled by C.J. Skead and edited by J.C. Manning & N.C. Anthony.

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"Skead's Historical plant incidence in southern Africa is as extraordinary book, meticulously documenting the observations - region by region - of the numerous European travellers and explorers who traversed southern Africa in the early colonial period"--Foreword.

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