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Bornman,Chris.H

Welwitschia-Paradox of a Parched Paradise(English-Germantext)

Published: C. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 1978

Edition: First Edition

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Even today. more than a century after its discovery, Welwitschia mirabilis remains the crown jewel of the Plant Kingdom and the paradox of the Namib Desert.

When it was brought to Britain before the turn of the last century, it was described as the most interesting albeit the ugliest plant ever seen there, the most wonderful discovery from a botanical point of view but also the world's most bizarre, grotesque and monstrous plant.

To Darwin, it was 'the platypus of the Plant Kingdom'. In this book the world's leading authority on the subject discusses the marvels of Africa---and probably the world's-most incredible plant.

Hardcover with dustcover. 72 pages text, English/German with supporting photographs and data.Very clean copy.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 17 X 25cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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