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View larger image of 'Desert Wildflowers'Arizona Highways & Desert Botanical Garden Staff -  Desert Wildflowers
Covers a wide variety of plants to be found in Arizona’s deserts, describing over 60 of them, with well reproduced colour photos. 112 pages 1999 10 ¾ x 8 ¼
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Minor wear to back of cover, New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Armitage, Allan -  Armitage's Native Plants for North American Gardens
An A-Z encyclopedia of suitable and available plants, written in an easy style but still with all the information you’d need about cultivation, appearance and size etc, well illustrated with many colour photos. 2006 10 ½ x 7 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Fold across back of dust wrapper and minor wear (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very minor wear to the dust cover. (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Baldwin et al -  The Jepson Desert Manual
Keys, concise descriptions along with botanical sketches, plus 128 colour photos. 2002 10 x 7 624 pages plus 32 of colour photos.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Barbour -  Wild Flora of the Northeast
with 90 well reproduced colour photos. After a sizeable introduction to the area, the rest is divided into the seasons, with an easily readable narrative which imparts much information. 200 pages 1991 10 x 10
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Benson -  The Cacti of Arizona first edition
The first edition of what became a long running classic. Detailed descriptions with many black and white photos and a few in colour, plus some attractive colour paintings of flowers. 1940 9 x 6 34 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Bumperd corner but generally godd for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Benson -  Cactaceae, in Lundell, C. L., Flora of Texas 2(2).
Completes Benson's trilogy of regional cactus floras, prior to launching his magnum opus on the cacti of USA. 14 graphic botanical plates with analysis, 1969 10 x 7 97 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Bad fold across bottom of book., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Copy in better condition than many with minimal fading and edge wear, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Benson -  The Cacti of Arizona
The third edition of this book is another well researched volume, with many colour as well as B&W photos, sketches and maps. 1969 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 218 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'Native Cacti of California'Benson -  Native Cacti of California
Sixteen pages of colour photos, plus numerous B&W photos, sketches and maps etc make this a very detailed look at these plants. 1969 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 243 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1993 printing, , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to Cacti and Other Succulents of Arizona'Breslin, Romero, Starr & Watkins -  Field Guide to Cacti and Other Succulents of Arizona
Based on the extensive fieldwork of the authors this is the definitive guide to the plants of the area. Each genus is described, and detailed descriptions are given for each species along with distribution map and colour photos of the plants in habitat and close-up of flowers. 2015 9 x 6 302 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Buchanan, Dr Hayle -  Wildflowers of Southwestern Utah
Good colour photos supplemented by brief descriptions, and background to the ecology of Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks and the surrounding areas. 1992 9 x 6 119 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Crumpler -  On the trail of the Desert Wildflower
An attractive larger format book which distils the knowledge gained of five area over 50 years by the author, with what he has learnt of the plants including folk law and history. Well illustrated with colour photos, many large format. 1994 10 x 11 122 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Very slight wear to the cover, New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Dodge -  Flowers of the Southwest Deserts
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'Epithelantha 2011'Donati & Zanovello -  Epithelantha 2011
An interesting booklet on a cactus genus which many growers have one or more of, but probably know little about. Written by two people who have studied them in the wild as well as cultivation, they start by looking at the characteristics of the genus and their history in cultivation, and the factors they used to determine the species. Each specie and variety are then described with their history, distribution, ecology, what else they grow with in habitat and cultivation advice. Well illustrated with colour photos, mainly in habitat, and with close ups of a single areole and distribution map. Final sections cover conservation and general points on cutivation and propagation. English translation form the Italian. 2011 9 ½ x 6 ½ 64 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)16.50
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Earle & Reveal -  Lewis & Clark's Green World
The authors take us along the route of the expedition, recounting the challenges encountered by the explorer as well as describing and illustrating with a colour photograph the plants found by him. 2003 8 ¾ x 8 ¾ 256 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Elias -  Rocky Mountains
Published by the Smithsonian Institute, this is a readable account of all aspects of the Natural History of the area, with nearly 40 pages covering the plants. 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 2002 164 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £31), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Fagan, Damian -  Canyon Country Wildflowers
Over 190 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo in this field guide style book. 1998 9 x 5 ¾ 152 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Ferris, Roxana -  Death Valley Wildflowers
A page per specie, with good sketches of each and description, and 8 pages of colour photos. 1981 9 x 6 150 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Fitzharris -  Wildflowers of Canada
A very well produced guide to 116 of their wild flowers, with a description of each complemented by a large format well reproduced colour photo. 156 pages 1986 9 ¼ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Gentry -  Agaves of Continental North America
The classic book on the subject which describes the plants in great detail. Numerous B&W photos, sketches and maps, and just the one colour photo. 1982 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 670 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Poor dust cover with fading, several small tears and an area at the bast of the spine missing., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Gentry -  Agave Family in Sonora
A detailed look at the plants, well illustrated with B&W photos and sketches. 1972 9 x 5 ¾ 195 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Small nick to edge of front cover, and small loss to corner, and 1 inch tear between top of front cover and spine., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'The Genus Turbinicarpus in San Luis Potosi'Grupo San Luis -  The Genus Turbinicarpus in San Luis Potosi
This publication from the Italian Society Cactus & Co follows the high standards they have recently set After a 15 page introduction covering history, distribution etc of the group, most of the rest is a species/ssp catalogue and finishes with a brief cultivation section. 147 pages, more than 150 good colour pictures. 2004 Cactus & Co 11 ¾ x 8 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Hallworth -  Plants of Kananaskis Country
A field guide style book, with a line sketch to each of the 400+ plants described. Reviewed in the Alpine Gardener Society journal June 2001 (and March 2002 so it must be good!) 368 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos and a 48 page introduction to the area. 1997 8 ½ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Specially imported from Canada., , New
Price: £(GBP)9.50
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View larger image of 'Yucca'Hochstatter -  Yucca
With seed morphology by Dr. Günter Hentzschel. English translation by Chris Holland. 9 ¾ x 6 ¾
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Three volumes, , New
Price: £(GBP)97.50
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Vol. 1: Dehiscent-fruited species in the southwest and midwest of the USA and Canada. 2000. English, with 22-page German summary. 256 pages, 181 text-figs, of which 152 in colour, hardbound in colour photo decorated boards., , New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Vol. 2: 2002. Indehiscent-fruited species in the southwest and midwest of the USA and Canada. 2002. English, with 20-page German summary. 340 pages, 356 text-figs (of which 289 colour photos)., , New
Price: £(GBP)47.50
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Vol. 3: 2004. Mexico. An up-to-date review of the genus Yucca, with a wealth of data and illustration. Beautifully illustrated. 284text-figs including 249 colour photos. 304 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)55.00
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Vol. 3: 2004. Mexico. An up-to-date review of the genus Yucca, with a wealth of data and illustration. Beautifully illustrated. 284text-figs including 249 colour photos. 304 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)55.00
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Hubert Earle -  Cacti of the Southwest
Many B&W photos of plants both in habitat and cultivation, along with descriptions, make this a useful reference. 1963 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 112 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1972 printing signed by author, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Original printing, Original edition neatly rebound but without original cover and covered with neat plastic adhered to it, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1972 printing, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1973 printing, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Original printing, Original edition neatly rebound with original cover mounted on front, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Wild Cactus'Huey & Houk -  Wild Cactus
Covers N American Cacti natural history, ethnobotany, discovery and human impact. 127 pages with many well produced colour photos, often full page. 1996 9 ¾ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Humphrey, Robert -  The Boojum and it's Home
A fascinating look at this distinctive plant and its ecology. 90 B&W photos, tables and maps. 1974 9 x 6 214 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: In remarkaby good condition., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Jones & Foote -  Gardening with Native Wild Flowers
Covers using native plants from Eastern to Mid-Western USA, many of which are much in fashion these days such as trilliums. Well illustrated with colour photos and providing both cultivation and plant details. 9 x 6 1990 Timber Press 195 pages plus 48 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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View larger image of 'Cacti of Texas in their natural habitat'Konings, Gertrud & Ad -  Cacti of Texas in their natural habitat
A fairly large format book in which the authors cover all 136 species to be found in Texas. Designed to be attractive and understandable to non cactus specialists, it is artistically designed with many mainly larger colour photos usually including flowers and fruits, accompanied by non technical descriptions. Brief introductory sections cover the habitats where they can be found and general identification help, and concise location information and compact distribution maps complete the book. 2009 10 ¾ x 11 ½ 216 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Kozloff, Eugene -  Plants of Western Oregon, Washington & British Columbia
A comprehensive account of the plants of the area, with detailed keys and description, and 709 colour photos. A brief introductory section gives information of the Geographic and Geology and other information to use the book. 2005 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 512 pages plus 96 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Matuda -  Las Dioscoreas de Mexico
Facsimile reproduction of the article first published in Sobretiro de Los Anales Del Institudo De Biologia, Mexico. Detailed descriptions with sketches of flowers and leaves, and some poorly reproduce photos. Spanish/Latin 11 x 8 ½ 108 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Moorten & Nevins -  Desert Plants for Desert Gardens
Black and white photos are supplemented by limited descriptions and cultivation advice. 1973 second edition 9 x 6 112 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.00
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Morey, Roy -  Little Big Bend
Covers all the types of plants to be found in the area, not just cacti, each given a full page with a good sized colour photo and good description. Introductory section explains the various habitats etc. 2008 10 x 7 ½ 329 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Munz & Keck -  A California Flora and Supplement
A comprehensive book with very detailed descriptions and keys and a few sketches. 1959 - supplement 1968 9 ½ x 6 ½ 1681 pages plus 224 of the supplement bound as one
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1973 combined edition, Tear to the back of the dust jacket and fading especially the spine, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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View larger image of 'A tour to Mexican Habitats of Echinocereus pectinatus'Ohr, Martina & Andreas -  A tour to Mexican Habitats of Echinocereus pectinatus
An attractive account of the authors’ many visits to the habitats of these plants, illustrated with many good sized colour photos showing their fabulous flowers. Over 75% of the book is photos of plants in habitat, and really shows them in their floral glory. An additional CD provides many photos of flower dissections and a few more habitat photos. Text German and English. 2006 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 80 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'Introduction to California Plant Life'Ornduff, Faber, Keeler-Wolf -  Introduction to California Plant Life
A compact pocket style book which explains the climate and physical environment of the plants before looking in more detail at various vegetation types and the evolution and exploration of the flora. 188 colour photos. 2003 7 ½ x 4 ¾ 341 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £34.95), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Parent & Bush -  Wildflowers across Texas
Whilst primarily an attractively produced book of mainly large format well reproduced colour photos of many of their native plants, there is also a 13 page introduction by Laura Bush. 12 ¼ x 9 ¼ 2002 112 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Phillips, H Wayne -  Plants of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Follows the route of these intrepid explorers, using over 300 plants that they found with not only description and illustration, but also extracts from their journals. 2003 9 x 6 278 pages
 
Cover: Card
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Baja California Plant Field Guide - 3rd edition'Rebman & Roberts -  Baja California Plant Field Guide - 3rd edition
A very chunky book with a notable pedigree – being the third edition – which starts by giving the climate, geology and ecological regions and impact of invasive non native plants. The plants are listed by family and the plants are each given quite readable descriptions and colour photo adjacent to it. 2012 9 ¼ x 6 451 pages
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Royer & Dickinson -  Wild Flowers of Edmonton
Sister book to the above, produced to the same format. 118 pages 1996 8 x 4 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Specially imported from Canada. Limp cover, , New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Schultz -  The Northwest Coast - a Natural History
Covers the region from Cape Mendocino in California to Cape Flattery in Washington, and looks at the overall plant and animal communities from a synthesis of geology, climate and oceanography. A unique book. 1990 9 x 6 389 pages plus 12 pages of colour photos. Timber Press
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Society for Louisiana Irises -  The Louisiana Iris - The taming of a Native American Wildflower
The second expanded edition of the history, cultivation and breeding of these attractive and flamboyant plants, both species and hybrids. 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ Timber Press 2000 214 pages plus 40 pages of colour illustrations
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Steenbergh & Lowe -  Ecology of the Saguaro: II
A study of the reproduction, germination, establishment, growth, & survival of young saguaros. 99 illus, 1977 9 x 5 ¾ 242 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Cover a bit worn and book not in pristine condition - but overall not too bad for the bargain price!, New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Sternberg & Wilson -  Native Trees for North American Landscapes
A very attractive book which provides a great deal of information about 650 species and varieties and 500 cultivars giving not just descriptions but also what conditions suit them best and how to get the best of out them. Many good colour photos show what can be achieved with them. 2004 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 552 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)27.00
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Strickler, Dee -  Northwest Penstemons
An attractive book that describes and illustrates 80 species native to NW America. 1997 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 191 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Taylor Marshall -  Introduction to desert plants
General descriptions of the types of plants and the areas that the plants grow in, along with cultivation suggestions. Black and white photos and sketches. 1960? 9 x 5 ¾ 49 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.00
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View larger image of 'Flowers of the Canyon Country'Welsh -  Flowers of the Canyon Country
Covers a wide range of plants to be found in the area, well illustrated with good sized colour photos. 85 pages 1986 10 ¾ x 8 ¼
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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View larger image of 'Sierra Nevada Wildflowers'Wiese -  Sierra Nevada Wildflowers
Over 230 plants are described and illustrated with a colour photo, along with a brief introductory section to the area. 9 x 6 2000 188 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Baja California und seine Inseln'Wolf, F & R -  Baja California und seine Inseln
For those addicted to Cactus books (and I can understand it!), it gets increasingly difficult to find new acquisitions. Well this book could solve the problem! It is a lavishly illustrated book on the area, with the main focus on the Cactus plants, but does include other aspects of the area making it something of a travelogue. Entirely in German, but we’re all good Europeans now so that shouldn’t be a problem! 1999 12 x 8 ¼ 424 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Whilst new the dust jacket has some wear., New
Price: £(GBP)120.00
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View larger image of 'California's Sierra Nevada'Wuerthner -  California's Sierra Nevada
Describes the geological history, plants and animals, along with history of human habitation, all very well illustrated. 11 x 8 ½ 1993 104 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight wear to cover, New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Yetman, David -  Organ Pipe Cactus
Tells the full story of the plants – where and how they grow, their relatives, history, uses and future. 2006 10 x 8 70 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £8.5), New
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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