To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Economic Botany & Ethnobotany

The Potatoes of South America: Bolivia

Edited By: CM Ochoa
450 pages, 25 col plates, b/w photos, illus
The Potatoes of South America: Bolivia
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • The Potatoes of South America: Bolivia ISBN: 9780521189903 Paperback Feb 2011 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
  • The Potatoes of South America: Bolivia ISBN: 9780521380249 Hardback Jun 1991 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
Selected version: £58.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

This authoritative and scholarly 1990 treatise on the potatoes of Bolivia provides a definitive guide to the rich diversity and taxonomy of this important group of plants. The volume represents the culmination of a lifetime's study of these potatoes by Carlos Ochoa, and is published in collaboration with the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru. The text is abundantly illustrated throughout with clear line drawings, photographs and many specially commissioned watercolours, which identify the characteristic features of these plants and their natural habitats.

The great variety of these wild potatoes within Bolivia provides botanists and plant breeders with a unique resource for the study of the cultivated varieties and the development of improved cultivars. This volume presents a thorough taxonomic treatment of all these varieties and incorporates valuable information about their distribution and habitat preferences which is illustrated through the use of maps and photographs.


Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Historical review; 2. Geography and climate; 3. Systematic treatment; Appendices; Literature cited; Index of scientific terms.

Customer Reviews

Edited By: CM Ochoa
450 pages, 25 col plates, b/w photos, illus
Media reviews
...this scholarly survey of Bolivian potatoes is indispensable to botanists and plant breeders who recognize that South America is a virtual genetic paradise for potato diversity. Diane C. Donovan, The Midwest Book Review "...will be the benchmark for potato taxonomy and other information, and is a must for graduate-level plant science, agricultural, or horticultural libraries serving breeders, geneticists, taxonomists, genetic engineers, and botanists. Very highly recommended." Choice "This truly beautiful work, skillfully translated into English by D. Ugent, is a taxonomic treatise of the 31 native and 7 cultivated species of Bolivian of special interest to crop scientists specializing in Solanum, particularly the tuberous species, although taxonomists, ethnobotanists, and students of South American botany will also find much of interest...Cambridge must be congratulated for publishing this important work, which certainly sets a standard for taxonomic treatments." R. John Little, Plant Science Bulletin "...a very readable text that is organized in such a way as to be clear and comprehensible to those who are not specifically familiar with the genus...will serve as an excellent reference and guide to potato taxonomists and systematists. But it is also of value to plant breeders interested in working with a broader spectrum of Solanum germplasm because of the additional information it includes. It is written in an easy, readable style, and therefore may appeal to a more general audience, who might like to learn more about potatoes in South America." Wanda W. Collins, American Scientist "...essential for the botanical taxonomist. For agronomists, ethnobotanists, and anthropologists concerned with Andean subsistence issues the volume will be a useful reference work...handsomely produced, expertly translated, and carefully edited. It includes twenty-five water color plates of Solanum species and tuber varieties. Nearly two hundred maps, line drawings, and photographs of plant specimens and habitat locales enliven the detailed taxonomic descriptions." Kent Mathewson, The Latin American Anthropology Review
Current promotions
Backlist BargainsBuyers GuidesNHBS Moth TrapBritish Wildlife Magazine