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South African Flowering Trees - a botanical adventure through history by Rob Wood


Many books are written about trees, but few give a complete picture:

what do they look like? Where do they come from? How do they grow?

What are their uses for man, animals, birds and insects?

How have their names changed over time?



A passionate love affair, a devastating war,
a tragedy with a twist...

... a remarkable debut - not least because it is true!

about us

Print Matters 2014/15 Catalogue is currently in production - to reserve your FREE copy contact

Publishing Print Matters publishes books on South African a
rt, craft and heritage with a particular focus on those artists, craftspeople and individuals who have been overlooked yet made an impact on South African culture: they have stories to tell and vision to share that can empower our youth and restore pride in our collective heritage.


  • print matters art & craft
  • print matters heritage
  • print matters planet – non-academic, important, accessible and useful subject matter about the environment.
  • scamp fiction – innovative, challenging, relevant and rewarding new South African writing.
  • scamp nonfiction – accessible, informative, useful, value-added South African nonfiction including biography and autobiography.
  • bumble books – illustrated childrens books that add value to pre- and primary schoolers and parents alike.

Publishing Print Matters also packages, markets and distributes books for other publishers as well as corporations, institutions, associations and individuals.

Distributed in South Africa by Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd

Tel: + 27 011 628 3200
Fax: + 27 011 482 7280
Sales Fax: + 27 011 482 7282                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK and Europe: Global Books Marketing
US and Canada: IPG

General trade enquiries

Publishing Print Matters (Pty) Ltd
      tel: 0(27) 21 789 0155

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Table Mountain's Holiday
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Tired of being covered by a cold, cloudy blanket, Table Mountain, an almost fossilised dinosaur, stretches his reptilian legs, waves goodbye to Lion’s Head ......More info

Vumile and the Dragon
by Claerwen Howie

Will Morris, Granny Ada’s black cat, show Katie something magical? When Joe and Katie arrive to stay on their granny’s farm during the September holidays something...More info

Goggy Bakes Banana Bread
by John Macfarlane

It looks like things are about to get messy; but with your help, Goggy’s banana bread will be delicious …

Associate Imprint: African Sun Press

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