Cycads superficially resemble palms and are often misidentified as such. However, cycads are actually a unique assemblage of primitive plants that have been around for at least 250 million years. They have become highly sought after for gardens, both private and public, and their present status as endangered plants has engendered an upsurge of interest in their conservation. With Cycads of the World, David Jones has achieved that difficult task of writing a scientifically accurate text, which is both easy to read and to understand.
For this second edition David Jones has added information covering over 100 new species and subspecies of cycads, and updated his material on the 200 species from the first edition. Each entry includes a full description, distribution and habitat information, and a detailed cultivation and propagation guide. Over 360 color photographs plus many other illustrations and maps facilitate easy identification for all living species. This second edition of Cycads of the World makes a fine addition to the library of anyone interested in exotic plants, including gardeners, landscape architects, horticulturalists, botanists, and the curious reader alike.
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David L. Jones is a professional horticulturalist and the author of many fine books, including Palms Throughout the World (Smithsonian, 1995).Review:
“This is the best single reference for cycads that is available today.”—Audubon Naturalist News
“A handsome book, as valuable to the botanist as it is to the horticulturalist.”—Choice
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Book Description Reed Publishing, Chatswood, Australia, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition, hardcover, small reminder spot to bottom edge, otherwise a Near Fine copy in like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 28634
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Book Description Reed Books, Sydney, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First edition. Small 4to (265 x 195 mm), 312 pp, with 16 fine old colour engravings, more than 250 colour photographs, line drawings, identification keys, distribution maps, bibliography, glossary, index, pictorial endpapers. The author records the prehistory and history of cycads and their economic importance. He provides detailed information on their cultivation, biology and propagation. The book is likely to appeal to gardeners, landscape architects, horticulturists, botanists, conservationists as well as general readers. Bookseller Inventory # E11057
Book Description Reed, London. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0730103382 Hardcover with pictorial dustjacket, 312 pages, illustrated; slight foxing to page top outer edge; remainder mark on page bottom edge outer, ow vg throughout. Bookseller Inventory # SKUG158
Book Description Reed Books, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. Reprint. Previous owners name to top of first blank page. 312 pages covering all 185 living species in their 11 genera. It has over 250 colour photographs, many descriptive line drawings, identification keys, distribution maps and 16 fine old colour engavings. Records the prehistory and history of cycads and their economic importance as well as providing detailed information on their cultivation, biology and propagation. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 018989
Book Description Reed, Chatswood, NSW, 1993, 1993. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. Hardback. Dust jacket. Very good in very good dust wrapper. Please be aware that this volume is very heavy and therefore extra postage will be requested. Bookseller Inventory # A154522