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Grasses & Grazers of Botswana & the Surrounding Savanna

ISBN 
9781775841159
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R290.00
Published 
June 2015
About the book: 
An accessible reference to the grasses and grazers of this region, Veronica Roodt’s book details the fascinating ways in which these plants and animals have evolved together. 

The book covers:
  • some 100 grass species (includes sketches and photographs of each species) that are preferred livestock and wild game fodder and that serve as indicators of veld condition n the role of grasses in the food chain 
  • grass anatomy and growth
  • how grazers have evolved to survive on grasses, both physically and in terms of their behaviour
  • signifi cant grazers that occur in the region and that play a vital role in shaping the savanna biome, and
  • effective grassland management practices.
Nature lovers, farmers, students and tourists who seek an in-depth look at the interactions between grasses and the grazers that depend on them for life need look no further than this invaluable guide.
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About the Author

Veronica Roodt has a B.Sc in Botany and Zoology and a B.Sc (Hons.) in animal physiology. For many years she has conducted research on wildlife, plants and their uses from her base in a tented bush camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. She is the author of a number of books and maps.

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