This book is the first photographically illustrated guide to East Africa’s most important medicinal plants. In all, the medicinal uses of 136 plant species are described.
The brief was to design and layout a beautiful book that would clearly show each plant as well as its salient features for ease of identification in the field.
The Laikipia region of Kenya stands out as one of only a few places without any formal Protected Area status where is has been possible, across vast expanses of private and communal land, to consolidate wildlife habitats and to preserve their bio diversity, while managing critical natural resources sustainably for the benefit of all.
Against this background, the publication of this guidebook – the first comprehensive account of the natural history of Laikipia – is a particularly welcome development.
The design and layout of this book was both an interesting (because of the freedom to be artsy) and rewarding experience.
The Friends of Nairobi National Park embarked on the production of a comprehensive natural history guide, covering all the Park’s major habitats and their flora, as well as the fauna while chronicling the history of the Park and shedding light on the pressures and the conservation challenges facing the Park.
They came to us to put this guide together in a manner that would capture the attention of both old and young.