112 p. • sketches and colour photos • 2004 • ISBN 99916-40-46-0 • 148 x 210 mm • Namibia Scientific Society/Kuiseb Publishers
As the second in a series of field guides to the flora of Namibia, this book provides 50 sketches and over 130 colour photographs to illustrate the most commonly seen plants in the area around Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, the central Namib plains and inselbergs up to Spitzkoppe. 66 plant species are described on 112 pages, accompanied by interesting information on their distribution and uses. The introduction to the central Namib leads the reader through the fascinating topic of plants and their adaptations to this harsh desert environment. The latest research in desert ecology is accessible to a broad readership.