Islands of nature in South Africa’s capital city

Show simple item record Frisby, Arnold Walter Deutschlander, Miranda Van Wyk, Abraham Erasmus (Braam) 2018-03-15T11:55:14Z 2018-03-15T11:55:14Z 2017-12
dc.description.abstract The Magaliesberg mountain range is ancient, having formed well over two billion years ago. This makes it one of the oldest mountain ranges on our planet and significantly older than relatively recently formed mountain ranges such as the Himalayas. Part of this geological history is clearly preserved in the form of ripple-marked quartzite rocks that may sometimes be encountered when walking in various parts of the mountain range. These ripples, which were laid down under former marine conditions, are perfect reminders of the extreme age of the Magaliesberg and – in part – why the range is so special. Today the Magaliesberg is well known to many nature lovers, hikers, rock climbers and outdoor enthusiasts, due largely to its proximity to – and in parts surrounded by – South Africa’s densely populated administrative capital city, Pretoria in Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. en_ZA
dc.description.department Plant Production and Soil Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Frisby, A.W., Deutschlander, M. & Van Wyk, A.E. 2017, 'Islands of nature in South Africa’s capital city', Veld & Flora, vol. 103, no. 4, pp. 163-167. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0042-3203
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Botanical Society of SA en_ZA
dc.rights Botanical Society of SA en_ZA
dc.subject Magaliesberg mountain en_ZA
dc.subject Himalayas en_ZA
dc.subject Mountain range en_ZA
dc.subject Pretoria en_ZA
dc.subject Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality en_ZA
dc.subject Ridge en_ZA
dc.subject Fauna en_ZA
dc.subject Flora en_ZA
dc.title Islands of nature in South Africa’s capital city en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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