Located on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, Kirstenbosch is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world -- and one of the most important. With over 5,500 species of indigenous plants (many of them threatened or endangered), Kirstenbosch represents one of the most biodiverse regions on earth. Filled with breathtaking color images of unique flora and fauna, this book will delight nature lovers and gardeners everywhere.
50% of profits from this book go to the South Africa-based NGO, Educo Africa, which works with at-risk youths in wilderness settings to develop leadership skills, personal responsibility, and a commitment to sustainable development and conservation. More on Educo Africa at http://www.educo.org.za.
Osha Gray Davidson is an independent writer/photographer. His work has appeared in OnEarth magazine, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Grist, Mother Jones, Forbes.com and many other publications. He is the author of five non-fiction books, including Fire in the Turtle House (PublicAffairs) and The Best of Enemies (Scribner) and co-wrote the screenplay for the IMAX® film, Coral Reef Adventure. He edits and publishes The Phoenix Sun, a blog about solar power and the American Southwest.