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CYCADS OF THE WORLD- Ancient Plants of the World-Second Edition

Published: Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 2002

Edition: First Impression

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Cycads of the World. Ancient Plants in Today's Landscape(Second Edition). With a Foreword by Dennis Wm.Stevenson, The New York Botanical Garden.

When the the first edition of this book was published in 1993, the popularity of Cycads inn the United States was just beginning to expand beyond public gardens and arboretums in the South. Today, with many species of these tropical plants readily available at local greenhouses and nurseries, cycads have become a favorite of many home gardeners; their palm-like appearance lends a taste of the tropics to any garden.

For the second edition David Jones has added information covering over one hundred new species and subspecies from the first edition. Each entry includes a full description, distributions and habitat information and a detailed cultivation and propagation guide.

The text is easily accessible for the home gardener yet maintains the highest standards of scientific accuracy. Over 360 colour photographs plus many other illustrations and maps facilitate easy identification of all living species. Additionally, since cycads truly are living fossils--having existed for at least 250 million years--much information is provided on their prehistory and history.

Hardback with unclipped dustcover, over dark green boards-456 pages text with supporting photographs-AS NEW.

  • Jacket Condition: As New
  • Binding Condition: As New
  • Overall Condition: As New
  • Size: 27 X 20cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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