Africa

An Introduction to the Trees from the North of the Republic of Congo

David Harris, Jean-Marie Moutsambote, Emile Kami , Jacques Florence , Samuel Bridgewater,  Alexandra Wortley

English Edition: ISBN: 978-1906129-80-4/French Language Edition: 978-1-906129-81-1, hardback, 185 x 142mm, illustrated with colour photos throughout, £20/Euro 20 + packing and postage rates. P&P rates: £4.20 UK, rest of Europe £6.70, rest of World £6.80 surface or £13.00 airmail.

An introduction to the trees of northern Congo. Each of the  species is fully illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs. Text on identification, ecology and distribution is provided for each species.
The target audience for this book is anybody interested in the trees of the area.Technical terms are kept to a minimum and introduced gently. There is a glossary of all the technical terms used in the book. A bibliography is provided for further reading.
All these species occur beyond the borders of the Republic of Congo, especially in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon.

Sangha Trees - An Illustrated Identification Manual

David J Harris and Alexandra H Wortley

ISBN 978-1-906129-13-2, softback, 296 x 210mm, 306pp, illustrated throughout black & white line drawings, £25 plus postage/packing. P&P rates: £4.20 UK, rest of Europe £6.70, rest of World £6.80 surface or £13.00 airmail.

In Central Africa, there exists very little taxonomic information on plants, particularly in a format suitable for local users.  Sangha Trees attempts to address this scarcity of information, by functioning as both an identification guide and a training manual with which the characters most useful for identification at different taxonomic levels may be learned.  It is targeted at biologists in need of accurate identifications and scientific names for trees.

This guide was written as part of a project funded by the UK Darwin Initiative, the aim of which was to increase capacity for identifying the trees of the northern Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).  A large part of the project involved supplying resources and documentation supporting both training and identification, of which Sangha Trees is a major component.  The book is based on research carried out between 1987 and 2007 in Cameroon, Congo (Brazzaville) and the Central African Republic.

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