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12/04/2024

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: , 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: Hardback
Comments: , No dust jacket, but the book itself is in remarkably good condition, 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 good for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Bumperd corner but generally good 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: , Slight wear and uneven fading to cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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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: Softback
Comments: In good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust jacket has had some tears and has been put in a plastic cover which has started to break on the spine, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1993 printing, , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Benson, Lyman -  The Cacti of the United States and Canada
A monumental book on these plants, well detailed and with many B&W photos and sketches and 194 colour photos. 11 ¼ x 8 ¼ 1044 pages 1982
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight fading to spine of dust jacket but generally very good, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)45.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight fading to spine of dust jacket, and very slight water damage to the bottom outer sorner of the pages causing a slight curve to the pages - sounds worse than it looks!, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Champie, Clark -  Strangers in the Franklins
The author spent many years studying the succulent plants in the Franklin Mountain and this is his account of them illustrated with many black and white photos. 9 x 6 77 pages 1973
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , This is the first time I have had a copy of this book with the comb binding intact - I suspect someone replaced the original which eventually just crumbled away., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'Cacti & Succulents of El Paso'Champie, Clarke -  Cacti & Succulents of El Paso
After an introduction to the botany of cacti and the other succulents, the main plants to be found are described and illustrated with many B&W photos. 1974 10 ¼ x 7 100 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , A poor copy with wear to surface of the cover and fold across the front corner and tear up the spine, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Very slight wear to its cover, New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Coulter -  Preliminary revision of the North American species of Echinocactus, Cereus, and Opuntia
Detailed descriptions. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 3, No. 7: 1896. pages 355-462 9 ½ x 6 1/4
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: CBC FACSIMILE REPRINT, Some wear especially to corners but not bad considering its age and cheap reproduction., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.00
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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, sh
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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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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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: Slight catch to the top back of the dust jacket (RRP £17.99), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Cacti, Agaves and Yuccas of California and Nevada'Ingram, Stephen -  Cacti, Agaves and Yuccas of California and Nevada
A really attractive book which covers 60 species and is more than a field guide in that it looks at the natural history of these plants, including origins, ecology, conservation, cultivation and where to see them. 262 colour photos and 16 botanical watercolours illustrated them, and there are 52 range maps. 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 244 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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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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Loflin, Brian & Shirley -  Texas Cacti
A field guide to the area, with an introduction to the area and the plants followed by the detailed information organised by plant shape with a full page colour photo sometimes with additional thumb images on one side and descriptions and distribution map on the opposite page. 9 ¼ x 6 291 pages 2009
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Fading to the spine and adjacent area, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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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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Powell & Weedin -  Cacti of the Trans-Pecos & adjacent areas
Very detailed descriptions of the 104 recognised species and varieties occurring in the 15 counties in and near the Trans-Pecos region. 64 distribution maps. 2004 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 509 text pages, 62 pp. containing 313 colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight bump to middle of edge of back of cover which has slightly torn it. (RRP £60.5), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Dust jacket with edge wear and tears - body of the book is quite reasonable, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £60.5), New
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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View larger image of 'Cacti of Texas A Field Guide, with Emphasis on the Trans-Pecos Species'Powell, Weedin & Powell -  Cacti of Texas A Field Guide, with Emphasis on the Trans-Pecos Species
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Quinn, Meg -  Cacti of the Desert Southwest
80 cacti are each given a full page with a good size colour photo and description. 2001 9 x 6 88 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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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Schulz & Runyon -  Texas Cacti: Proceedings of the Texas Academy of Science Volume 14
A popular and scientific account of the cacti native to Texas...., 63 B&W photos 1930 9 ¼ x 6 181 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very good for its age, with remarkably little wear to the cover and corners and fading., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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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: Softback
Comments: , In very good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Bumped corner and wear to cover which they almost always have, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Stockwell & Breazeale -  Arizona Cacti
The authors own Fernwood Nursery which has a national collection of the plants. The attractive booklet gives introductory information on the plants with many colour photos, and a CD has many additional photos. 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 52 2004
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , A rather worn copy with the outer cover coming away and parts missing and bumps to corners, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Unfortunatley a previous owner stuck their address label across the front of what otherwise is a very good condition copy with just slight bumping to corners., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Wauer, RolandNaturalist's Big Bend -  Naturalist's Big Bend
Described as an introduction to the trees and shrubs, wildflowers, cacti, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. 9 x 6 149 pages plus 8 pages of colour photos 1980 edition
 
Cover: Softback
Comments: , Very good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Weniger -  Cacti of the South-West
Much admired for the very detailed data recorded of the plants of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana, but with a rather strange and narrowly defined nomenclature. 184 good sized colour photos. 1972 11 ¾ x 9 ½ 249 pages plus 64 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Dust jacket in good plastic cover and is in very good dition in contrast to how they usually are!, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Wear to edge of dust wrapper with small tears and small loss, but much better than often found it. Body of the book is bery good., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Weniger -  Cacti of Texas and neighbouring states. A field guide
Very detailed descriptions of cacti of the American southwest. 187 colour photos 1984 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 356 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Wear to cover and catch to front bottom corner by the binding which has caused a small tear and very slight fold to top right of front cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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