Briza Publications author John Manning is a research botanist at the South African National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town and is a world authority on the Iris and Hyacinth families. His diverse research interests include the evolution and pollination biology of South African plants.
John has written or co-authored over 100 popular and scientific papers and is a regular contributor to diverse natural history magazines. He is also the author of nine South African wild flower guides, many of them illustrated with his photographs, and co-author of Gladiolus in southern Africa (1998), Cape Plants: a conspectus of the Cape flora of South Africa (2000) and the Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs (2002). John has a particular interest in popularizing South Africa’s wild flowers and has become widely recognized as an illustrator and flower photographer.
John as also been awarded the Botanical Society of South Africa Marloth Medal in 2005 and the University of KwaZulu-Natal Convocation Award for Science and Education in 2006 in recognition of his contribution to botany in South Africa.
Books by John Manning
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- Photo Guide to the Wildflowers of South Africa (revised edition)
- Fotogids tot die Veldblomme van Suid-Afrika
- The Colour Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs
- Ecoguide – Namaqualand
- Ecoguide: Fynbos