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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:02 am

Anybody know of a good easy to use book on this subject? At the moment we know what a maroela and a baobab looks like, whic is rather pathetic I think. :lol: Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Unread postby Freda » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:08 pm

The book I use a lot in the Kruger is 'The Wildlife of Southern Africa' edited by Vincent Carruthers.
Covers everything from trees, flowers, grasses, birds, mammals etc and is easy to use and reasonably priced.
ISBN 1868724514.

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Trees of the KNP

Unread postby Shikra » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:54 pm

Hi Guinea Pig,

If you want to learn about trees in KNP the best book by far is Piet van Wyk`s "Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park"

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Unread postby ngala » Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:00 pm

I only have one tree-book here
"Field guide to trees of southern africa" by braam van Wyk & Piet van Wyk.
It's a good book, with lots of information.

But what I would like is to find a book where you see pictures of the "whole" tree.
anybody know of such a book ?

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Unread postby madach » Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:22 pm

I use two books for tree ID'ing:

Author(s): Jacana Media
Publisher: Jacana Media
ISBN: 1919777776


Field Guide To The Trees Of The Kruger National Park
Author(s): Piet van Wyk
Publisher: Struik Publishers
ISBN: 1868724573

The book by Piet van Wyk shows pictures of the complete trees and close-ups of the bark, the flowers and the leaves.
You already use Field guide to trees of southern africa and that's by the same author, doesn't that book show the same layout and information?

This is what the Field Guide To The Trees Of The Kruger National Park looks like:

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