Mountains in the Sea begins with a breathtaking sequence of scene-setting images followed by a short introductory text that explains the globally acknowledged biological significance of the area now contained within the national park; outlines the long and often acrimonious struggle that preceded the formal establishment of the park; and describes the major challenges that continue into the future. Above all, however, the book is a visually exciting exploration of The Table Mountain National Park that lies at the heart of Cape Town, its suburban sprawl and satellite towns. It is part of the Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site which harbours the richest floral diversity anywhere on earth. It is the story of the mountain, its unique landscapes, plants, animals, ecology, and its rich geological and social history is told through thematic, big picture images supplemented and complimented by smaller photographic details and asides. The author and contributing photographer, John Yeld, is an award-winning environmental journalist who adds much authenticity to the title.
180 pages • colour throughout • dust jacket • 280x275
Readers' praise for Mountains in the Sea
“I spent a very pleasant few hours reading through Mountains in the Sea. The photographs are maginificent throughout and lavishly cover the range of what the Peninsula has to offer scenically, botanically and historically. What made it special for me was seeing many parts of the mountain and fynbos with which I am familiar. When I had finished I felt like shouting, ‘ENCORE. More please.’ I enjoy reading John Yeld's articles in the Cape Argus and must congratulate him on producing a quality book which many Capetonians will treasure.”
“What a joy to see parts of our mountain, the floral delights and our sea and coastline
featured so magnificently. Except fo the hairy rope climbing bits I have been to all these places on the mountain this year. Swartkop this week, the crack in Right Face Traverse earlier this year, as also Trappies Kop, Left Face B and Myburgh's Ravine etc. etc.Bliss awaits me when I read through it at leisure.”
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