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Cycads of Africa by Douglas Goode
« on: October 16, 2008, 11:27:33 AM »
I have a copy of the book Cycads of Africa by Douglas Goode. As I am not that interested in Cycads I'll be quite happy to accept R 200,00 for it. Gone Thanks Warren
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 16:01:28 PM »
Hi Keith

I will take it!
I will PM you as well.
PLEASE keep it.

Rg
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 16:52:50 PM »

Warren, this is a good buy - the book shows great illustrations and also tells where species are found and how they were originally named.

Keith, I hope to interest you in Cycads one day...  ;D  if only for the attractive foliage....   ;)

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 17:07:26 PM »
Indeed I have been looking for this for a while now.
Told the better half last night for Xmas I want Proff Nat's book. :)
Since I see you are also interested in cycads Midge there is a book of limited supply available.
I'm not sure why but no one knew it was a semi cycad book.
Its really cheap.
Tree Atlas of Southern Africa
Will cost you R280 with shipping and features 21 cycad species .
The author has died in the mean time and there is only like 5 left since I spoke to Erwin last week.
This book has been out quite a while with no reprints so I would jump if I were you and you want one.
So I don't know if you will ever get your hands on this find again.
It also boasts a magnificent array of other southern African trees.
Link is here.
http://www.dendro.co.za/afr/winkel.shtml
2nd from the bottom.
I received my copy on Monday and I must say this is book is really worth it.
Even for non cycad enthusiasts.

Rg
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 17:21:56 PM »

Thank you Warren - I have just ordered my copy. 

Please start a topic where you can show us some of the species you have.

Many thanks for the intro to that publication - will let you know once I receive mine..

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 17:29:03 PM »
Photos are good, and some date back many years. The book also covers the
Podocarpus (yellowwood) family, the Cupressaceae (cypress) family, the Cape
cedars and the Welwitschia. The book has 222 pages and some colour plates.
It is fully bilingual (English and Afrikaans), and I believe well worth the
buy at R280 including postage (in SA).

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008, 18:20:53 PM »

Warren, this is a good buy - the book shows great illustrations and also tells where species are found and how they were originally named.

Keith, I hope to interest you in Cycads one day...  ;D  if only for the attractive foliage....   ;)


At 65 I am too old to grow hairlooms

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Re: Cycads of Africa by Douglas Goode
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2008, 19:00:53 PM »

Keith, the sooner one starts, the better start for your children and grandchildren?  But I hear your thinking...pity they take so long.

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Re: Cycads of Africa by Douglas Goode
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2008, 19:26:35 PM »
I like the story of the 102 year old man who emigrated to New Zealand from England last year, Eric King-Turner. He said: "What's important is that when I'm 105 I don't want to be thinking, 'I wish I had moved to the other side of the world when I was 102'."

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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2008, 23:26:42 PM »
Keith

THe mealy bugs are doctored and will be history by the weekend.
THe 2 smaller ones are in brand new places under a huge Wilger tree in the ground.
Will take pictures over the weekend somewhere.
THe one in hte big pot fell over in the car but his head rot has been taken care off as well :(
But Im happy I got these :)

Thx again Keith. :good:

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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2008, 13:40:39 PM »
Midge have you received your copy yet?
What are your thoughts about the book?

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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2008, 17:23:17 PM »

Warren,

It must be delayed telepathy!!

I received my book from Erwin yesterday and this morning thought I must still tell you that I did.

First, let me say that I had a most interesting discussion with Erwin -another true lover of trees - and a man with lots of knowledge.  For the purposes of anyone ever needing any information on trees and all related subjects, I will now post his telephone number - 083 292 3165.

About the book:
I always enjoy a book which is fairly large in size and print - simply because it sometimes just reads a bit quicker and that you do not have to switch on all the main lights (feeling as if you are sitting in your office).  I enjoy reading when I can relax doing so and not have to decipher every word because of its very small print.  (BTW, I am not old - just need to RELAX when I take a book  :))

How many books do you know which come bilingual, simple and easy to follow?

Another impression when looking at the one black and white photograph with the two late botanists, was that the book gave me some history about, for instance, where some of the old-timers we see in Botanical Gardens, actually came from and who chose at the time to (re)move it to a safer haven.  I thought how these old timers would have been lost to you and me had someone not taken what might at the time have been a species not well appreciated by all!

At the time of my order from Erwin, there were 11 or 12 books left and as you said the author has passed on since.  This is not a very recent book, but what a pleasure to get this in my collection.  I actually use my books and take time to read when possible.  This book has now found a well worthy spot.

I can advise anyone who respect large and old trees and cycads because of the time they take to grow to their majestic stature, to get hold of Erwin before this book is not available any longer.

Warren, to you I say THANK YOU for sharing your knowledge of this on the forum, as I, for one, did not know of its existence - money well spent again!!

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