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23/11/2021

N American Plants

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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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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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: , Slightly grubby page edges, 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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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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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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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: , Fading to spine and adjacent front of the dust jacket, and clear tape along the top of the front and top and bottom of the spine of it. Otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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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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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: Second edition with 23 pages of colour photos, additional species and 208 pages. 1980 printing, Some wear to the cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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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 with original cover mounted on front, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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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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View larger image of 'Agaves, Yuccas, and related plants. A gardener's guide'Irish -  Agaves, Yuccas, and related plants. A gardener's guide
A non-technical guide through the agave family, arranged alphabetically. 39 pages on cultivation. Key to Agave. A practical promenade through the wonderful world of agaves and related genera. 100 colour photos of good quality. Certain to get you hooked, or rather spiked, if not already a convert. 2000 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 312 pages plus 72 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Fading to the spine of the dust jacket otherwise very good (RRP £25), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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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: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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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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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)35.00
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Morhardt, Sia & Emil -  California Desert Flowers - An Introduction to Families, Genera, and Species
After a very brief introduction to the area studied for the book, and a key to the plants and help how to use it, the book then describes by family the main plants likely to be noticed along with nearly 300 illustrated with colour photos. 2004 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 284 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Ex sales event stock (RRP £44.95), New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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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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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:  (RRP £15), 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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Roberts, Norman -  Baja California Plant Field Guide
Quite long introduction to the area geology, climate and phytogeographic areas and keys to the plants, before the plants are illustrated with typically 4 colour photos per page with descriptions on the opposite page. 1989 9 x 6 309 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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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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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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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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