The Resource The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia, by Gerald E. Wickens, (electronic resource)

The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia, by Gerald E. Wickens, (electronic resource)

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The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia
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The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia
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by Gerald E. Wickens
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eng
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. 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
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Wickens, Gerald E
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QK474.8-493.5
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non fiction
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  • Life sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Forests and forestry
  • Trees
  • Nature Conservation
  • Farm economics
  • Life Sciences
  • Tree Biology
  • Forestry
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Nature Conservation
  • Agriculture
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The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia, by Gerald E. Wickens, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Historical Background -- Famous Trees -- Folklore and Tradition -- Food and Fodder -- Human and Veterinary Medicine -- Other Uses of the Baobab -- Art and Iconography -- Baobab Biology -- Natural History -- Conservation -- Cultivation -- Taxonomy -- Distribution and Ecology -- Phytogeography -- Unfinished Business
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unknown
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XL, 498 p.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9781402064319
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-1-4020-6431-9
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4020-6431-9
Label
The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia, by Gerald E. Wickens, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical Background -- Famous Trees -- Folklore and Tradition -- Food and Fodder -- Human and Veterinary Medicine -- Other Uses of the Baobab -- Art and Iconography -- Baobab Biology -- Natural History -- Conservation -- Cultivation -- Taxonomy -- Distribution and Ecology -- Phytogeography -- Unfinished Business
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XL, 498 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781402064319
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-6431-9
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-4020-6431-9

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