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Coach Royal
Darrell Royal
0292709838
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Many legendary men have been associated with University of Texas football, but for most fans one man will always be "Coach"-Darrell K Royal. One of the most successful coaches in college football, Royal led the Longhorns to three national championships and eleven Southwest Conference titles during his twenty years (1956-1976) as UT's head coach. He coached some of the Horns' best players, including future Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell, and was named NCAA Coach of the Year three times. In 1969, an ABC-TV poll of sportswriters called Royal the Coach of the Decade. In 1996 UT recognized his unrivalled contribution to Longhorn football when it designated Memorial Stadium the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in his honor. Now, for the first time, Darrell Royal tells his life story in his own words. He remembers...


Cacti and Succulents (101 Essential Tips Series)
Terry Hewitt
0756606136
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Prepare to prune and propagate to cacti perfection with this fantastic pocket-sized guide. One hundred and one nuggets of practical information take you stage-by-stage towards a broad understanding of the care of succulents and their spiky partners.


The Cactus Family
Edward F. Anderson
0881924989
March 16, 2001
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The strange spiny spectacle of cactus plants comes under close and expert scrutiny in this study of great breadth and fascinating detail. Amateur growers and scholars alike will be able to delve into Anderson's treatise and come away with increased understanding of the nearly two thousand species comprising an extraordinary family of New World succulents. On a practical level, Anderson is an eminently inviting writer who delivers intriguing descriptions of the characteristics that set these plants apart. He also presents brief but brilliant surveys of ethnobotany and conservation issues. While more than 1,000 photographs overall illustrate the extraordinary diversity and beautiful flowers of cacti, the main section--an alphabetically arranged reference--will arguably rank as the definitive work readers will use to examine...


Simon and Schusters Guide to Cacti and Succulents
Mariella Pizzetti
0671602314
December 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
Fascinating, informative, and user-friendly, Simon & Schuster's Guide to Cacti and Succulents is a stunning reference to an intriguing category of plants. A thorough introduction describes the history of Cactaceae (the largest of the many plant families known as succulents because they store water in their leaves, stems, and roots) and provides general guidelines for their cultivation. Then, each of the more than 300 detailed entries describes an individual species, including its place of origin and ideal conditions for its growth. Full-color photographs enable easy identification of the plants in the field.Whether for the casual gardener or the serious horticulturist, this beautiful and comprehensive guide will be an invaluable resource.

Language Notes
Text: English, Italian...


Encyclopedia of Cacti and Succulents
Philippe Faucon
0971340234
ROM - November 5, 2002
CD-ROM
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Book Description
Ever try to find that plant’s growing conditions, watering needs, temperature resistance, and propagation? With the Encyclopedia of Cacti and Succulents search capabilities and more than 2,000 species of Cactus, Succulents, Caudiciforms, and Pachycauls, this task becomes quick and easy! Now you can find and preview over 3,000 high definition photos. Key Features: ·Comprehensive Database over 2,000 species of Cacti, Succulents, Caudiciforms, and Pachycauls. ·Field collection data. ·Extensive photo collection over 3,000 high definition photos. ·Extended search capabilities for plants by using either Common or Botanical Names. ·Growing Conditions; Temperature zone, Frost protection, Heat tolerance, Sun exposure, Origin, Growth Habits, Watering Needs, Propagation, and blooming habits. ...


Cacti of the Desert Southwest
Meg Quinn
1887896287
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The deserts of the American Southwest boast a remarkable diversity of drought-tolerant plant life, including many species found nowhere else on earth. And no group says "desert" quite like cacti. Their prickly nature notwithstanding, cacti and the desert habitats in which they reside are especially fragile. Indeed, Saguaro National Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument were established primarily to protect the largest concentrations of these respective species. Others, such as the Pima pineapple cactus, are less conspicuous but also more rare and in need of special protection and conservation. In Cacti of the Desert Southwest, botanist Meg Quinn describes eighty-six of the most significant cacti found in the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, and Mojave deserts. For ease of identification, all are depicted in color...


Scooby-Doo and the Cactus Creature
James Gelsey
0439561167
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Get ready to rock and roll when the kids from Mystery, Inc. head to the desert to watch a music video being filmed! But trouble's in store when-ruh-roh-a spooky cactus creature shows up to sabotage the set, and it's up to Shaggy, Scooby, and the rest of the gang to catch the creature before it's a wrap.


Succulents II : The New Illustrated Dictionary (The Succulents Series)
Maurizio Sajeva, Mariangela Costanzo
0881924490
March 15, 2000
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Sajeva, an Italian biologist, and Costanzo, an expert in the field of alpine succulents, have greatly extended their coverage of succulents in the second volume of their study, which includes many new illustrations, either of species not included in the first volume or of different aspects of plants previously illustrated. More than 1,200 color photographs cover approximately 900 additional species, and a description of each is given with details on its shape, color, growth form, size, and country of origin. An introduction contains basic information on the habitat of succulents and on cultivation requirements. There is also a brief explanation of succulent families and genera. Here's a first-rate book that devoted succulent growers won't want to do without. George Cohen

Sharon...


Cactus Tracks & Cowboy Philosophy
Baxter Black
0140276831
Sept 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Baxter Black, a veterinarian turned writer/troubadour/raconteur and periodic commentator on National Public Radio, has produced a collection of his best anecdotes, songs, poems, and wisdom from the range. "My world is one in which people have lots of wrecks," he reports in Cactus Tracks. "Cow wrecks; horse wrecks; financial wrecks; flood, fire, and drought wrecks. Laughing at our 'wrecks' seems to make the tribulations of our lifestyle easier to handle." Here is the complete collection of his commentaries from NPR's Morning Edition. With subjects ranging from naked wrangling to life lessons ("When our opinions get as immovable as a granite outhouse, God has a way of shaking the foundation"), Baxter drops his reader-listener right into the prickly heart of things. --This text refers to the...


The Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents: The Definitive Practical Guide to Cultivation, Propagation, and Display
Terry Hewitt
0789416573
July 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents features the history, cultivation, and imaginative use of more than 300 plants -- in step-by-step color stages. This is a feast of in-depth information and eye-catching photography. DK's new line of paperback titles combines all the qualities of its hardcovers with the advantages of the soft cover format. Each of these already popular books will now be available to a large new readership who will delight in the essential elements of every DK title: clarity, educational value, and visual appeal.


Around One Cactus
Anthony D. Fredericks
1584690526
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Elizabeth Hall, Media Specialist, Brennen Elem., Columbia, S. Carolina - February 2003
This is another of Tony Fredericks’ wonderful science books that are a "must purchase" for an elementary school library. . .

Book Description
Have you seen a saguaro cactus? It looks lonely, standing in the dry, dry desert. But actually the saguaro is a haven for a whole community of creatures - some cute, some creepy, all of them fascinating! The renowned educator-author uses an entertaining, repetitive rhyme that culminates in successful learning. Includes "field notes" and resources.


Cacti and Succulents: Step-by-Step to Growing Success
Bill C. Keen
1852232641
July 1991
Paperback
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Crazy About Cacti and Succulents
Ray Rogers (Editor)
1889538728
May 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Cacti and succulents are among the most bizarre and beautiful plants a gardener can grow—and included here are some of the most remarkable of them all: stapeliads and ceropegias. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has brought together master gardeners from across the country, who show how easy it is to cultivate a collection of cacti and succulents on a windowsill or under artificial lights. They also introduce varieties that are hardy enough to grow outside in most climates. There are chapters on medicinal plants and succulent bonsai, plus advice on how experts groom their plants for competition. Finally, readers can learn how to help save the cacti and succulents that are threatened with extinction in the wild.


Cactus
Elisabeth Manke
0764112260
Mar 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Prickly and frequently taking strange shapes, cacti often thrive when given minimal care—and sometimes languish when owners "nurse them to death." This handsomely illustrated book introduces plant growers to the basics of cactus care and cultivation, then presents an alphabetized directory of roughly 50 varieties—from Acanthocalycium to Uebelmannia pectinifera. Only avid plant lovers need remember the scientific names. More practical for plant growers, and shown in stunning photographs, is the magnificent variety of cactus flowers that blossom from the unusual and fascinating shapes of these plants.


Garden Succulents
Terry Hewitt
1844030776
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Drought resistant, hardy and available in a range of rich colors and textures, succulents are a staple of gardens everywhere. Here is a complete guide to growing cacti, aloes, jade plants and many exotics. The information is perfect for beginners, yet comprehensive enough for experts, and supplemented by dozens of full-color photographs and illustrations. Topics include choosing the right succulent for your soil and climate, planting, propagation, disease, pest control, and more.


Gardening in the Desert: A Guide to Plant Selection and Care
Mary F. Irish
0816520577
October 2000
Paperback
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Marty Eberhardt, Tucson Botanical Gardens
"Entertains as it instructs. Reading this book is like talking with an expert friend rather than following a gardening recipe."

Jane Evans, Plants for the Southwest nursery
"Irish turns landscape gardening into an adventure."

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Succulents : The Illustrated Dictionary (The Succulents Series)
Maurizio Sajeva, Mariangela Costanzo
0881923982
January 15, 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This illustrated dictionary of succulents, excluding cacti, covers species from 35 plant families and 195 genera worldwide in distribution. Alphabetically arranged species entries include a brief description and place of origin. This work by Sajeva (Univ. of Palermo, Italy) and Constanzo, both active members in the Italian Cactus and Succulent Society, is unique in its use of 1200 high-quality color 31/8" x 21/8" photographs arranged six to a page to accompany each entry. Although up-to-date and better illustrated than other botanical dictionaries that include succulents, this specialized work is for libraries with comprehensive botanical and horticultural collections.Teresa Elberson, Lafayette P.L., La.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of...


Succulents for the Contemporary Garden
Yvonne Cave
088192573X
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Global warming, drought conditions, water rationing. With the environment in such a precarious state, what's a gardener to do? No need to throw in the trowel. Succulents can provide the perfect solution to some of garden design's most daunting challenges. From that veritable no-plant's land of dry, barren ground between sidewalk and foundation to lofty rooftop patios miles away from a convenient water source, there's sure to be a succulent suitable for nearly any garden environment. In this introductory guide to more than 60 genera and hundreds of species and cultivars, Cave showcases succulents' diverse forms, dramatic colors, and desirable characteristics. Starting with an overview of cultural requirements, propagation basics, and pest and disease controls, Cave goes on to profile the most popular succulents from adenia...


Cacti: The Illustrated Dictionary
Rod Preston-Mafham
0881924008
January 1997
Paperback
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Review
Amateurs' Digest : This book is already well known in our hobby and many have reported how useful it has been helping hobbyists with the identification of globular cacti.
Coni Tarquini Hardy Plant : As identification tools or pre-buyer shopping lists, the [dictionary is] superb. . . .As inspiration for buying plants for your planter, rock garden, greenhouse or coffee table, [this] illustrated [dictionary offers] years of information and enjoyment.
Wisley Bookshop : A unique source of reference.
Amateurs' Digest : The book is already well known in our hobby and many have reported how useful it has been helping hobbyists with the identification of globular cacti.

Book Description
This dictionary concentrates on the globular cacti, particularly...


Cactuses
Allan Fowler
0516259830
Mar 2002
Paperback
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Cacti & Succulents
Hans Hecht
0806905492


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From Booklist
Written for the beginner (though there is plenty here for more experienced cactus and succulent growers), this wonderful guidebook offers a wealth of information on propagation, grafting, fertilizing, and repotting, along with advice on lighting, soil, and pest and disease control. There's an alphabetical listing of more than 300 cacti and other succulents, with their botanical names, common names, and important characteristics and requirements. Each entry includes the plant's description, information about its natural habitat, tips for year-round care, and information on its species. Also included for each one is a color photograph of the plant. One of the most helpful guides to these fascinating plants. George Cohen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Beginner's Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents
John Ellis
1402706227
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A beginner eager to grow cacti needs a basic guide with easy-to-follow advice, minimal use of specialist terminology, and above all, plenty of photographs to help with plant selection. Look no further: this is for any new gardener of succulents. It’s filled to the brim with the fundamentals of cultivation and offers an enti-cingly simple introduction to many beautiful varieties. Find out how to nurture your own succulent plants in greenhouses, cold frames, and conservatories, on the windowsill, and in the garden so they’ll stay healthy and flower regularly, as well as facts on watering, temperature, light, compost, repotting, propagation, and controlling diseases. The most unique feature is the detailed and beautifully illustrated directory of plants, offering rich guidance on cultivating each species.


Cacti of the Trans-Pecos and Adjacent Areas
A. Michael Powell
0896725316
January 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A landmark guide, complete and definitive Of the 132 species and varieties of cacti in Texas, about 104 of them occur in the fifteen counties of the Trans-Pecos region. This volume includes full descriptions of those many genera, species, and varieties of cacti, with sixty-four maps showing the distribution of each species in the region. The descriptions follow the latest findings of cactus researchers worldwide and include scientific names; common names; identifying characters based on vegetative habit, flowers, fruit, and seeds; identification of flowerless specimens; and phenology and biosystematics. The introduction—full of details about the biology and morphology of the family Cactaceae, the uses of cacti, and the horticulture and conservation of cacti—is an important reference for general readers....


Say Hello to Cactus Flats
Bill Amend
0836217209
Aug 1993
Paperback
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