New title! Traditionally useful plants of Africa - their cultivation and use
The fourth title in our growing Indigenous Knowledge Library series has just been published! The authors are Phakamani m´Afrika Xaba; a conservation research horticulturist at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, and Peter Croeser; a retired natural scientist and museum educationist based in KwaZulu-Natal.
Traditionally useful plants of Africa – their cultivation and use provides an overview of the development of societies in Africa and how they utilised plants in the wild and then later learnt to cultivate them as they made the transition from pastoralism to farming.
It also provides guidance on how to grow and use these plants effectively. Using the book will guide you in selecting what to plant, when to plant it, and how to care for it in the very important early stages of growth.
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Title: Traditionally useful plants of Africa - their cultivation and use
Series: Indigenous Knowledge Library
Paperback ISBN: 9780521157100
Extent: 96 pages
Price: R165.00 (valid from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013)
About the Indigenous Knowledge Library series
The breadth and scale of African indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) has been frustratingly difficult for learners and teachers to research, despite the emphasis placed on IKS in the curriculum.
Cambridge’s Indigenous Knowledge Library series offers a wealth of readily available, exciting and accessible material as a resource for high school learners and teachers for researching this invaluable aspect of our heritage. The books are filled with full-colour illustrations, information boxes and activities. Helpful extras include a glossary, an index and a list of resources that will simplify the process of discovery and enhance the enjoyment of learners and teachers as they delve into their African past.
Other titles in the series include:
- Indigenous Mining and Metallurgy in Africa
- Great South African inventions
- Astronomy of Timbuktu
18 June 2012: Article submitted by Alan Vesty, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Cambridge University Press African Branch