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The Baobabs : Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia / Gerald E. Wickens in collaboration with Pat Lowe
Bib ID 4360142
Format BookBook
Author
Wickens, Gerald E
 
Description Kew, UK : Springer, c2008 
xl, 498 p. : ill.(some col.) ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9781402064302
1402064306
Summary

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.

Full contents
  • achapter 1. Historical Background
  • ch. 2. Famous trees
  • ch. 3. Folklore and Tradition
  • ch. 4. Food and Fodder
  • ch. 5. Human and Veterinary Medicine
  • ch. 6. Other Uses of the Baobab
  • ch. 7. Art and Iconography
  • ch. 8. Baobab Biology
  • ch. 9. Natural History
  • ch. 10. Conservation
 
Notes

Includes indexes.

Includes bibliographies.

Subjects Baobab.  |  Arid regions plants.  |  Botany -- Africa.
Other authors/contributors Lowe, Pat, 1941-
Also Titled

Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia.

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