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Cacti and Succulents: An Illustrated Guide to the Plants and their Cultivation Paperback – Apr 1 2007
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"Offers a fascinating sampling of this plant group's tremendous diversity." The American Gardener
About the Author
Graham Charles first started growing cacti and succulents at the age of twelve and joined the National Cactus and Succulent Society in 1962. He qualified as a judge in 1972 and soon afterwards began to assemble his collection of documentated plants. Graham is a popular lecturer in Britain and has also spoken in various parts of Europe and in the USA.
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The book certainly is not up there with the `Cactus Family' or the `Cactus Lexicon' and does not even try to compete with these expensive and truly comprehensive volumes but what it does it does well. It is not aimed at any specific section, i.e. those starting out in the hobby or the more experienced. It is simply a well written and well illustrated book, with many colored photographs to add emphasis to the informative text. It is worth a place in anyones bookcase.
Design and Format: 5/5
They are great companions, give wonderful flowers, need little care and have amazing forms. I bought the book to be able to understand more about them. The excellent pictures, very difficult to accomplish, (try photographing one of them) meet my goal: to be able to baptize them correctly. I strongly believe that images need to be named, and to do so, this book is marvelous. My thanks to the authors for all the work done to put it together. A last comment, classifying cactus enhances memory, attention and other brain functions that one needs to keep on going as age sets in.
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