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17/05/2017

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Berka, Lubomir -  The Genus Frailea Kaktusy Special 1 2004 (German language text)
A well illustrated booklet which shows the species and varieties with a mixture of cultivation and habitat photos. German Language 9 x 6 32 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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View larger image of 'Brazil and its columnar cacti - 70 years after Werdermann.  Kaktusy special 1 2003'Braun & Esteves Pereira -  Brazil and its columnar cacti - 70 years after Werdermann. Kaktusy special 1 2003
Another of Kaktusy’s well produced booklets - in English. Everything tall and slender in Brazilian cacti revisited by these well known specialists. A regional state by state field guide. 115 colour photos, 2 graphics. 2003 9 x 6 56 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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View larger image of 'Cacti in Brazil'Charles et al, Graham -  Cacti in Brazil
There has been increased interest in the Cacti of Brazil recently, and this book by a number of people including Graham Charles provides a good overview of these plants based on both visits to the habitat and cultivation. The history of plant hunting and those involved with it are covered, along with sections on each of the genera to be found there. All very well illustrated with many colour photos. Text is in both English and German. A good “middle of the road” guide. 2001 12 ¼ x 9 ½ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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View larger image of 'A Wildlife Guide to Chile'Chester, Sharon -  A Wildlife Guide to Chile
With many people going to Chile these days many have a wider interest in the natural history than just the Cacti and this chunky book is small enough to be conveniently taken in to the field to identify, birds, animals, the other plants and marine life. Introductory sections give background information, and there is quite a long section of the floristic zones before giving botanical descriptions for selected plants. 2008 8 ½ x 5 ½ 392 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Gertel & Latin -  Sulcorebutien - Kleinode aus Bolivien
Primarily an album of colour photos – a mixture of habitat and cultivation typically 8 to a page – arranged by species with an introduction for each which show the range of variability within each of the species. German language 2010 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 320 pages One of the series of books published by the German Society which were only available to members so not commonly available.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Fold across front cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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View larger image of 'Sulcorebutia 2008'Horacek, Ladislav -  Sulcorebutia 2008
The author has travelled to Bolivia 15 times to see these plants, and this is his view of them. The main part (about 200 pages) is in Czech, and starts with an overview and distribution maps, followed by species and variety descriptions. There is then 65 pages of English translation of the descriptions. 230 colour photos and 10 distribution maps. 2008 9 ¼ x 6 ½ 287 pages
 
Cover: Laminated
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'A Journey with Friedrich Ritter along the Coast of Chile and Peru'Hoxey, Paul -  A Journey with Friedrich Ritter along the Coast of Chile and Peru
345 of Buining’s Historic Pictures from a trip with Friedrich Ritter to Chile and Peru in 1968-9 - fortunately they have survived remarkably well - with his account of their adventures translated from the Dutch first published in Succulenta. Paul has kept faithful to original names etc but has also supplementary notes relevant since that time. 2013 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 93 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)19.00
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View larger image of 'A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina'James D. Mauseth, Roberto Kiesling & Carlos Ostolaza -  A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina
Subtitled “Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina", this is the very readable account of the Authors’ travels through the countries searching for the plants, and giving interesting insights about them on the way. A remarkable book. 2002 Timber Press 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 306 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £29.95), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Cactus d'Argentine'Lambert -  Cactus d'Argentine
A French language book (go on, you do remember learning it at school!) which has many good quality colour photos. 1993 9 ¾ x 7 314 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Second expanded edition 1997 with 340 pages, Slight wear to dust jacket from nearly 20 years of storage., New
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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View larger image of 'Chile - Kaktusy Special 2 2003 (German language)'Odehnal & Seda -  Chile - Kaktusy Special 2 2003 (German language)
Chile is a very popular country for its Cacti these days, and although this booklet is in German it will still be useful and interesting to many people as it is in a the form of a travelogue with maps and many colour photos of the plants to be found. 2003 9 x 6 32 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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View larger image of 'Cactus de Patagonia'Sarnes, Elisabeth & Norbert -  Cactus de Patagonia
It is always good to have a new book on a subject which has been little covered before, and this one fills a gap in our knowledge of the plants growing in this remote and seemingly inhospitable area. Based on their visits to the area the authors give some background information about the area before going on to describe the species to be found from the genera Maihuenia, Maihueniopsis, Pterocactus, Austrocactus and Gymnocalycium, and information on their distribution and how to grow them is cultivation. Well illustrated with many colour photos mainly in habitat along with plants being propagated and in cultivation. Dual German and English. 2012 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 80 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Austrocactus 2015'Sarnes, Elisabeth & Norbert -  Austrocactus 2015
Following on from their first book on Patagonia’s cactus plants, this successor concentrates on just Austrocacti. The species the authors recognise are described, and illustrated with a range of photos of their habitat, plants in habitat and in cultivation with several full page which will inspire many to try these plants! Distribution maps and seed photos (by Detlev Metzing) are also included, and introductory sections cover the history of their discovery, habitat etc. Produced on much heavier paper than the first book. Dual German and English 2015 8 ¼ x 8 ¼ 124 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'Copiapoa in their Environment'Schulz & Kapitany -  Copiapoa in their Environment
An attractive book which relates these plants to their habitats, based on two visits to their habitats, and tries to answer some fundamental questions about them. Illustrated with many colour photos, mostly of plants in their habitats. 1996 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Some wear to the dust jacket, New
Price: £(GBP)47.50
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Slaba, Rudolf -  Bolivien Ein Kaleidoskop fur Kakteenfreunde in Wort und Bild - German Text - Kaktusy Special 2009
Follows the usual Kaktusy Special format with many colour photos. German Language 2009 9 x 6 67 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Stuchlik, Stanislav -  Kakteen Rio Grande do Sul - German Text - Kaktusy Special 2010
A rather larger than usual Kaktusy Special which is a guide of the Cacti to be found in the area and also briefly looks at the people and other plants, well illustrated with many colour photos. German Language 2009 9 x 6 67 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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van Heek and Strecker -  The genus Uebelmannia Kaktusy Special 2 2000 (German language text)
A well illustrated booklet which shows the species and varieties in habitat. German Language 9 x 6 32 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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View larger image of 'Peruvian Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide to the Central Andes'Walker, Lloyd and Cheshire -  Peruvian Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide to the Central Andes
With the number of people visiting Peru increasing this is a useful book to look at before, take with you and/or use after your visit to try to identify what you have seen. Covers all natural history, and being a small book it aims to narrow down what you see to type of plant or animal rather individual species, illustrated with a number of colour photos. 2007 8 ½ x 5 ¼ 143 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Werdermann, Dr E -  Brazil and Its Columnar Cacti
An account of an expedition to discover the Cacti growing in the area, followed by detailed descriptions of the columnar cacti encountered. 89 black and white photos. English translation of the 1933 German original. 1942 10 ¼ x 7 122 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Zappi -  Pilosocereus - The Genus in Brazil
A thorough review of the genus, whilst somewhat technical, has plenty to interest. Well illustrated with colour and B&W photos, as well as attractive botanical sketches. 160 pages. 1994 9 ¾ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to dust jacket from storage, New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: New book but with slight wear, New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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