Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Natuurlewe / Nature
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - Natuurlewe / Nature
Grasses of East Africa describes 100 species of common, ecologically important, or remarkable grass found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. Grasses comprise one of the largest plant families on Earth but are possibly the most overlooked. Yet it is these ubiquitous and important plants that have the greatest impact on our daily lives - providing a wide range of staple foods for humans, a fundamental source of grazing for livestock, as well as food and shelter for an infinite variety of wildlife. This book includes:
- Clearly laid out and easy-to-use species descriptions
- Striking line and watercolor illustrations, labeled to highlight diagnostic features
- Full-color photographs
- A concise introduction covering the economic significance of grasses, their ecology, habitats, and conservation
This is a book that will be invaluable to students, scientists, travelers, and nature lovers, aiding identification while also highlighting the functions of these important plants.