Desert Plants of Egypt's Wadi El Gemal National Park
A detailed and colourful guide to the plant life of one of Egypt's most spectacular national parks.
The vegetation in Wadi El Gemal National Park, in Egypt’s Eastern Desert bordering the Red Sea, is more diverse than might first be expected, but even more surprising is the relationship that the desert dwellers continue to have with the plant life in their habitat, despite the increasing modernization of their world. As a ranger in the park, Tamer Mahmoud quickly realized the importance of surveying, identifying, and documenting the indigenous plants, and recording the information he compiled from interviews with the local community about how they use the plants for food, healing, animal fodder, and fuel.
The book resulting from this survey, includes photographs of each plant, the scientific name, local name in Arabic and English, and information on location, distribution, uses and ecology. Includes glossary, bibliography and distribution maps.
Paperback. 180 pages Colour photos throughout.
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