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The Cactus Family

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By: Edward F Anderson

776 pages, 1008 col and 6 b/w photos, 3 figs, 8 maps

Timber Press

Hardback | Mar 2001 | #118271 | ISBN: 0881924989
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Monumental study of the Cactaceae covering 125 genera and 1810 species. Descriptions are short but information-packed, and the book includes more than 1000 colour photographs in addition to other illustrations. The introduction to each genus concentrates on the discovery of the cacti, and the improvements in the understanding of them, many of which result from relatively recent investigation. Also includes a chapter by Roger Brown on the cultivation of cacti, making the book even more useful to growers and hobbyists, as well as to taxonomists, ethnobotanists, and conservationists.

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The late Edward F. Anderson was Senior Research Botanist at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona. He was past president of the International Organization for Succulent Plant Study, a fellow of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, and a member of the Linnean Society, London. In addition, Anderson was professor emeritus, Whitman College, where he taught biology for 30 years. In 1998 Dr. Anderson was awarded the prestigious Cactus d'Or, given by the principality of Monaco for outstanding research on succulents. He authored and contributed to several books, and published numerous papers during his more than 45 years of research on cacti.

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