Baobabs of the World

A photographic masterpiece, this beautiful book is a fitting tribute to the baobab – an extraordinary and majestic tree found principally in Madagascar, and peripherally in Africa and Australia.

Baobabs of the World

A photographic masterpiece, this beautiful book is a fitting tribute to the baobab – an extraordinary and majestic tree found principally in Madagascar, and peripherally in Africa and Australia. The first section offers a short introduction to the classification and general description of baobabs, details of their life history, biogeography, dispersal and their role in people’s lives. The second section comprises a guide to each of the eight baobab species, including botanical description, details of their habitat, distribution and principal uses, accompanied by clear images and line drawings of the leaves, flowers, fruits and growth habit of each species. Interesting text and lavish photographs throughout make this book irresistible for specialist botanists and lay enthusiasts alike, and it will have particular appeal for tourists too.

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Baobabs of the World
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Andry Petignat
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-21 - Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

A photographic masterpiece, this beautiful book is a fitting tribute to the baobab – an extraordinary and majestic tree found principally in Madagascar, and peripherally in Africa and Australia. The first section offers a short introduction to the classification and general description of baobabs, details of their life history, biogeography,
Tree of Life
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Barbara Bash
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-06-05 - Publisher: Gibbs Smith

About the African Baobab--the tree of life.
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Language: en
Pages: 811
Authors: Georg Hartwig
Categories: Antarctica
Type: BOOK - Published: 1876 - Publisher:

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The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia
Language: en
Pages: 498
Authors: G.E. Wickens
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-02 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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. There are also appendices on vernacular names, gazetteer, economics, nutrition and forest mensuration.
The Remarkable Baobab
Language: en
Pages: 143
Authors: Thomas Pakenham
Categories: Baobab
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

The author homes in on the most extraordinary tree of them all.