BaobabBaobab is 128 pages featuring the most magnificent and unusual examples of this icon of the African landscape. Photographs for the book have been taken all over Southern and Central Africa, from the arid salt-pans of Botswana’s Makgadigadi to Namibia’s Kaokoveld. The book provides a multi-faceted overview that is botanical, mythical, historical, cultural, ritual, and medicinal. It is also a jouney into some wonderful wilderness areas of Central and Southern Africa where these giant trees are found and where they are thought of as the home of spirits.

baobab 2From the first reports by Victorian explorers, Europeans have been fascinated by the Baobab. Its extraordinary size and bizarre appearance can’t help making an impression on anyone who travels in Africa. There are always questions about its age and size and its role in the ecology of the African bush. This book attempts to answer the obvious questions and show the tree in all its glory and in all the phases of its growth. It shows some of the most remarkable examples of the tree in the extremes of its range from deserts to waterfalls

He will be launching the book at 6.30pm on Friday 8th November at No 14, Aintree Rd, Highlands. Signed copies will be on sale for $45.

Ralph Stutchbury : Books

  • High quality coffee table books featuring photographs shot on location while filming, are now available. The books have been printed in Singapore.
  • The Elephant book has arrived and is available in Harare bookshops, Folio, Blackstones, Avondale, Arundel, Kiki’s, Titles, Zimbrellas, Feredays, Booklist, House of Books, Habitat, Picture Frame, Safarigear, Mukuvisi Woodland… the list of stockists is growing.
  • Ralph can mail books to SA, UK, USA, Europe and Australia for $50.00 plus $10.00 for packing and postage.
  • You can order and buy from Ralph direct – just email Ralphwith your requirements
  • Cartons of 15 books can be shipped to you for your lodge or shop.
  • The next book due for release in 2014, is the Dhow book, featuring the traditional sailing boats of the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique.

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