Auteur(s): Alf Wannenburg
Uitgave: hardcover met stofomslag, Engelstalig
Aantal bladzijden: 157
Uitgever: C. Struik Publishers, Cape Town
1e Druk, Jaartal: 1987
Afmetingen: 307 x 247 x 20 mm
Gewicht: 1128 g + 130 g (verpakking) = 1258 g
The natural wonder of Southern Africa
Born of unimaginalbe forces beneath the earth’s crust, this ancient land has been sculpted over millions of years by relentless sun, wind and water into some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth. In The Natural Wonder of Southern Africa the full drama of this evolution, interwoven with history and lore, is evocatively told in words and pictures. From the deep, jagged scar of the Fish River Canyon to the mighty Zambezi crashing a metres to from Mosi oa Tunya; from the desolate ‘moonscape’of the arid Richtersveld to the soaring crags and buttresses of the Drakenberg; from the brooding granite domes of the Matopos to the flora’rich folds of the Cape mountains – The Natural Wonder of Southern Africa examines them all with respect for their grandeur, yet an eye for detail.
Some 190 full-colour photographs capture the majesty of vast landscapes, but the camera also pauses to reveal the grasses, flowers and animals that detail their fabric.
The natural wonders of Southern Africa is an indispensable asset to the serious questioner of ur natural heritage. The splendours of the subcontinent take on new meaning once seen with knowledge of how and why they evolved, while the photograph panorama testifies to the magnificence that is Southern Africa.