Front of book titled 'Xerophile' in white outlined lettering. Below reads 'Cactus Photographs from Expeditions of the Obsessed, Edited by Cactus Store'. The top half of the cover is solid black and the bottom half highlights a pale green desert cacti bunch found in a rock-filled desert scene.
Open book turned to a page of two separate desert scenes, one highlighting seven round pale green cacti and the other highlighting three blooming blush colored flowers blossoming from two cactus plants.
Back of book that reads 'A catalogue of wonders that most of us will never get to see in person - The New Yorker' in white text on contrast of its black background. The bottom half of the book is wrapped in an image of a plant photographer capturing images of wild cactus plants.
Front of book titled 'Xerophile' in white outlined lettering. Below reads 'Cactus Photographs from Expeditions of the Obsessed, Edited by Cactus Store'. The top half of the cover is solid black and the bottom half highlights a pale green desert cacti bunch found in a rock-filled desert scene.
Open book turned to a page of two separate desert scenes, one highlighting seven round pale green cacti and the other highlighting three blooming blush colored flowers blossoming from two cactus plants.
Back of book that reads 'A catalogue of wonders that most of us will never get to see in person - The New Yorker' in white text on contrast of its black background. The bottom half of the book is wrapped in an image of a plant photographer capturing images of wild cactus plants.

Xerophile - Revised Edition

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An updated edition of the cult classic, featuring stunning archival photographs of hundreds of the rarest and most spectacular plants on Earth, taken by a motley crew of cactus obsessives

“A catalogue of wonders that most of us will never get to see in person.”—The New Yorker

From the people behind Cactus Store comes Xerophile, a photographic collection of these improbable desert wonders in the wild. Drawing on the archives of twenty-five cactus obsessives—from PhD botanist to banker, art teacher to cancer researcher—this revised edition spans eighty years and features new and expanded descriptive notes for all 350+ photos.

Xerophile brings together eighty years’ worth of these explorers’ remarkable images from some of the world’s most remote habitats: a peculiar two-leaved plant that lives for millennia in the deserts of Namibia; succulents whose poisonous sap is used by hunters to fell large game in Angola; and cactus that live on snow-covered mountains in Bolivia, sink below ground level to survive droughts in Mexico, are pollinated by bats in Brazil, and grow in pure lava fields of the Galápagos Islands. 

·        Dimensions  | 7.33” x 1.05” x 10"

·        Pages  | 352

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