The Magaliesberg

The Magaliesberg

by Vincent Carruthers
     
 

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The Magaliesberg mountains are more than two billion years old - one of the oldest mountain ranges on the planet – and the book traces their creation and the changes in the landscape over this vast passage of time. The ancient geomorphology has given rise to a wide spectrum of different habitats and a consequent diversity of plant and animal life. The book&rsquo

Overview

The Magaliesberg mountains are more than two billion years old - one of the oldest mountain ranges on the planet – and the book traces their creation and the changes in the landscape over this vast passage of time. The ancient geomorphology has given rise to a wide spectrum of different habitats and a consequent diversity of plant and animal life. The book’s extensive descriptions of the fauna and flora of the area inspire the reader to consider the impact that man has on his environment.

Each of the main plant and animal groups – trees, flowers, birds, mammals, reptiles and insects – has a chapter devoted to it with checklists of every species found in the area indicating both the scientific as well as common names.

The Magaliesberg by Vincent Carruthers was first published in 1990. A second edition was published in 2000 and reprinted in 2007. It has now been revised again for publication to coincide with the international proclamation of the Magaliesberg Biosphere. The book has been highly successful and is a valuable source of information about the Magaliesberg, its geology, biodiversity and human history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781485300427
Publisher:
Protea Boekhuis
Publication date:
12/15/2014
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

VINCENT CARRUTHERS is a well-known environmentalist and author. He co-authored South African Frogs: A Complete Guide. He served for seven years as a director of the North West Parks and Tourism Board and was Vice Chairman of the Magaliesberg Advisory Committee. He is a past executive director of the Wildlife Society of SA and chairman of Birdlife SA. He currently consults on environmental and tourism matters and is the author of several books on wildlife, history and conservation. He is on the board of the Delta Environmental Centre and the Sustainable Tourism Research Institute of SA.

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