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Kirstenbosch - the most beautiful garden in Africa

ISBN 
9781775840268
Format 
Epub
Recommended Price 
R255.00
Published 
December 2012
About the book: 
Kirstenbosch is a name that resonates round the world as the home of a uniquely rich flora in a setting of unsurpassed beauty, and in 2013 Kirstenbosch celebrates its 100th anniversary. This centenary publication tells the story of its establishment, its setbacks and triumphs, its benefactors and heros. It outlines the Garden's scientific eminence – as the repository of knowledge on our prized flora – and details the many attractions that make it a favourite destination for Capetonians and visitors alike.

With a finely crafted text by acclaimed ecologist Brian Huntley, and lavishly illustrated with photographs and artworks that tell the history and reflect the beauty of the Garden, this will be a sought-after volume – a quality memento for visitors to Kirstenbosch and a keepsake for the many thousands of locals who flock there annually. Beautifully presented in a colourful dustjacket, this book will be a tasteful, all-occasions gift, and one to cherish.
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About the Author
Emeritus Prof. Brian J. Huntley is a conservationist with decades of field research and management experience in Africa and beyond. He has led major inter-disciplinary co-operative research and has visited over 50 countries as an invited speaker/reviewer of conservation activities. Following retirement as CEO of SANBI, he is now an independent consultant to several UN agencies on conservation projects in Africa and around the world.

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