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The remarkable baobab

Author: Thomas Pakenham
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Citing the baobab tree as perhaps the oldest life form on the planet today, a natural and cultural study relates numerous superstitions and myths that have been attributed to the baobab while documenting its uses throughout history as food, medicine, shelter, a site of worship, prisons, and tombs.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Pakenham
ISBN: 0393059898 9780393059892
OCLC Number: 56844554
Description: 142 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: They sailed from here : baobobs of Madagascar --
The Upside down tree : baobobs of Africa --
Wizards of Oz : boabs [sic] of Australia --
In captivity : baobobs of the Caribbean.
Responsibility: Thomas Pakenham.

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Citing the baobab tree as perhaps the oldest life form on the planet today, a natural and cultural study relates numerous superstitions and myths that have been attributed to the baobab while documenting its uses throughout history as food, medicine, shelter, a site of worship, prisons, and tombs.

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