The manuscript of this work, largely in Dutch, was submitted as doctor’s thesis in Oct., 1961; after having been translated it has now been published as an attractive book containing the results of detailed field studies. These were carried out in a small area in the central part of the savanna belt for about 15 months, from April, 1956 to June, 1957. In the first two chapters the scope of the investigation and the methods used in it are expounded and a review of the relevant literature is given. From this we learn that the work is not only a description of savanna vegetation in the strict sense and of the white sand on which it grows, but a sample-treatment of a landscape including morphological, hydrological, and developmental aspects. Therefore it should receive attention of physical geographers and geologists as well as of ecologists. After reconnaissance in the field and on aerial photographs two sample areas were selected, one of 2 by 4 km adjacent to an Amerindian village, the other of 3 by 5 km at a distance of 4 km. Here transects were cut, measured, and leveled to permit correlations of the various aspects studied in space and time. Of these areas maps and stereograms are given side by side.