People and plants
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CTA. 1990. People and plants. Spore 28. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Useful Plants of Ghana by Daniel Abbiw. 1990. 337pp, paperback ISBN 1 85339 063 l price UKL9.95, Intermediate Technology Publications 103-105 Southampton Row, London WCIB 4HH, UK
In an age of rapid change when environmental issues have assumed significant popular and political standing, it is important to document change as much as possible and to make the information available to a wide public. Useful Plants of Ghana by Daniel Abbiw, Curator of the Herbarium at Ghana University, makes a significant contribution towards that aim. It is a fascinating and very readable scientific-book about the plants of Ghana, many of which have a wide distribution far beyond Ghana's frontiers. The book, which is published jointly by IT Publications and The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, includes a section of coloured illustrations, comprehensive indices, references and bibliography. The plants are divided into subjects such as forests and conservation, food and fodder, fuel, medicines and weeds, and are listed by their scientific and Ghanaian vernacular names, and by their English ones where these exist. Useful Plants of Ghana by Daniel Abbiw. 1990. 337pp, paperback ISBN 1 85339 063 l price UKL9.95, Intermediate Technology Publications 103-105 Southampton Row, London WCIB 4HH, UK