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The Palms of Eldorado

International Palm Society

Author: Francis Kahn

In the immense forests of Amazonia, the palms, vast in their number and diversity, play a vital role in the ecosystems and also in the lives of the inhabitants. Some of the species of these "Princes of the forest" are barely known to science, and if the present rate of destruction continues, they never will be.

This book takes its title from Eldorado, the mythical land of gold which attracted adventures and explorers for generations. The forest still fascinates us today as it did the conquistadors. Some of its secrets are told in these pages.

In this most unusual book a leading French botanist, who has spent many years studying the Amazonian palms in the field, gives a fascinating account of the palms in relation to the forest and in relation to the Amazonians themselves, their culture and their daily life. The accompanying photographs are of great interest.

The principal genera are described clearly and useful keys to identification are provided which will assist palm enthusiasts everywhere to a better knowledge of Amazonian palms.

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Specific Details

Softcover: 252 pages
Title: The Palms of Eldorado
Author: Francis Kahn
Publisher: International Palm Society
Date: 1997
ISBN 10: 2876550342
ISBN 13: 9782876550346
Language: English
Weight: 1 lbs 2.1 ounces

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