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Lithops : Treasures of the Veld (Observations on the genus Lithops N. E. Br.) / Steven A. Hammer

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This book is in very good condition. The cover shows little sign of wear except for a light crease across the bottom front corner. Near the end of the book there is a small wrinkle affecting the top of the pages, but it above the area of the text and the pictures. Otherwise the pages are in very good condition - clean and unmarked, and with a very large number of clear colour photographs. This is a 2001 reprint of the 1999 first edition.

This book is a publication by the British Cactus and Succulent Society. "Steven Hammer with his usual mind stretching vocabulary and graphic writing style, unfolds the history of these little treasures; shows us the plants in habitat, a necessary step if we are to be able to understand their requirements in cultivation; illustrates their distribution; introduces us to their powers of self-hiding and enlightens us about the precipitation they receive in the wild. He takes us in the green house and advises how to best cultivate lithops, from pollinating the plants to seed-raising, from light requirements to resting the plants. With the excellent photography of Chris Barnhill the reader is then treated to a profusion of lithops mugshots. The photographs are mostly taken without flowers - to have included them would have hidden the plant in many cases - but a separate section shows many of the "stones" richly in flower. Accompanying the photographs are descriptions, distributions and other notes for each species, including observations on any cultivars for that species."

Item details

Author(s):
Steven A. Hammer
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
18 x 25 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780902099647
Number of pages:
148
Publisher:
British Cactus and Succulent Society (2001)
Title:
Lithops : Treasures of the Veld

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This book is in very good condition. The cover shows little sign of wear except for a light crease across the bottom front corner. Near the end of the book there is a small wrinkle affecting the top of the pages, but it above the area of the text and the pictures. Otherwise the pages are in very good condition - clean and unmarked, and with a very large number of clear colour photographs. This is a 2001 reprint of the 1999 first edition.

This book is a publication by the British Cactus and Succulent Society. "Steven Hammer with his usual mind stretching vocabulary and graphic writing style, unfolds the history of these little treasures; shows us the plants in habitat, a necessary step if we are to be able to understand their requirements in cultivation; illustrates their distribution; introduces us to their powers of self-hiding and enlightens us about the precipitation they receive in the wild. He takes us in the green house and advises how to best cultivate lithops, from pollinating the plants to seed-raising, from light requirements to resting the plants. With the excellent photography of Chris Barnhill the reader is then treated to a profusion of lithops mugshots. The photographs are mostly taken without flowers - to have included them would have hidden the plant in many cases - but a separate section shows many of the "stones" richly in flower. Accompanying the photographs are descriptions, distributions and other notes for each species, including observations on any cultivars for that species."

Author(s):
Steven A. Hammer
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
18 x 25 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780902099647
Number of pages:
148
Publisher:
British Cactus and Succulent Society (2001)
Title:
Lithops : Treasures of the Veld

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