Book Common Wild Flowers of the Okavango Delta

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This book is 160 pages thick and the 50 species that occur most commonly in the area are discussed. Each one of these species is illustrated by a color photograph, as well as a water-color illustration. Apart from the 50 main species, there are at least 30 additional photographs of plants that occur in the area but they are not discussed in the same detail. There are numerous line drawings and extra information boxes, containing information on related subjects such as diseases, plant poisons, natural insect repellents, natural dyes etc. There are very interesting information about superstitions and traditions of the people of the Okavango. Like in the tree book, the author has used a holistic approach, describing each species within its habitat and the purpose it serves within that habitat. Flowering herbs of the Okavango are very rich in chemicals and many of them are used medicinally. The author collected information on their medicinal and food values from the local tribes. There is also information on the habitat preference of these plants, plants associated with them, animals and birds that feed on them, insects associated, poisonous values, medicinal values, food values etc. At the back of the book is a campfire quiz, providing questions and answers on information provided in the book. The quiz is in three sections, each on a different level of advancement.