Portland, Oregon; (2001): Timber Press. First Edition. Thick Quarto. Item #027358
Inscribed by the author on the title page. 776 pages, index of common names, index of scientific names, literature cited, and map. After 45 years researching cacti and in residence at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, his talents as an ethno-botanical researcher whose exceptional photography makes this an essential encyclopedic reference to the genera of the Cactacae family. He covers 125 genera and 1810 species and provides for each taxon, its Latin and common names with a description of the plant and often color photography. there over 1000 color photos in this resources which had become the standard reference work. He has not neglected his conservationist ethic. Whether it is the San Pedro cactus or the search for peyote as well as cacti for food and medicine, he covers this and its ceremonial and religious use as well as a source of dyes. Bound in blue cloth spine gilt, in pictorial dust jacket with price creased. Near fine. (extra shipping cost outside the US.).