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The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia

G. E. Wickens

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ISBN 10: 9048176395 / ISBN 13: 9789048176397
Published by Springer Okt 2010, 2010
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Neuware - This is the only comprehensive account of all eight species in the genus Adansonia. It describes the historical background from the late Roman period to the present. It covers the extraordinary variety of economic uses of baobabs, famous trees, folk traditions and mythology, art associations, life cycle, natural history, cultivation, conservation, distribution and ecology, and phytogeography. There are also appendices on vernacular names, gazetteer, economics, nutrition and forest mensuration. This book fills a gap in the botanical literature. It deals with a genus that has fascinated and intrigued scientists and lay persons for centuries. It will appeal to scientists and academics as well as tropical horticulturalists, conservationists and general interest readers. It includes all the available scientific information about each of the eight species, and contains a good deal of original research on the history, ethnobotany and biology of the genus. There is even a chapter devoted to areas where further research is required. 540 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9789048176397

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Title: The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, ...

Publisher: Springer Okt 2010

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Taschenbuch

Book Condition:Neu

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"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 understanding ? and the associated fauna and their use of the trees. ? It ends with 55 pages of references and both taxonomic and subjects indexes. ? Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and faculty audiences." (D. Dreyer, Choice, Vol. 46 (4), December, 2008)

"Baobabs are iconic trees of Africa, Madagascar and N.W. Australia ? . The book is divided into 15 chapters. In ?Historical background? all records are reviewed ? . This book is an invaluable resource of baobab knowledge." (Colin C. Walker, Bradleya, Vol. 27, 2009)

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