A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina

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9780881925265: A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina

This book presents the stories of three avid field biologists who over the course of 15 years frequently traveled together in search of cacti in Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina. The conversational style of this travelogue allows us to share in the authors' excitement as they encounter plants that have rarely, if ever, been written about. Nearly 195 remarkable color photographs accompany the vivid descriptions of unusual cacti growing alongside non-succulent plants, at altitudes of 8000 feet or more-and even in rainforests! A Cactus Odyssey will interest gardeners, travelers, and conservationists from around the world who wish to learn more about these irresistible plants, and it is the hope of the authors that this book will inspire others to undertake their own cactus odyssey.

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Book Description:

Presents the plant finds and adventures of three avid field biologists who have traveled together in search of cacti in Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina over the course of 15 years.

About the Author:

Roberto Kiesling was born in 1941 in Buenos Aires, received his Ph.D. in natural sciences in 1976 from the University of La Plata, and was a professor of biogeography at La Plata until 1994. He is currently the director and editor of The Flora of San Juan. He also contributes to The Flora of Jujuy, has edited Hickenia, and publishes in various international journals. Dr. Kiesling spent a year on a fellowship at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, before returning home to Buenos Aires. He was recently awarded the title of CSSA Fellow (Cactus and Succulent Society of America) in recognition of his comprehensive research on Argentine cacti, his authorship of books and articles, and his activity in the Argentine cactus society.

Jim Mauseth was born in 1948. He studied the growth and development of cacti in tissue culture at the University of Washington, Seattle. He became a professor at the University of Texas in Austin in 1975, where he now focuses his research on the anatomy and development of cacti. Much of his career has concentrated on the evolution of cactus anatomy and how that has affected cactus diversification. Dr. Mauseth has published scientific articles in professional journals as well as articles for the general hobbyist, and he has written two textbooks, Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology and Plant Anatomy. His other interests include bicycling, because its slow pace is a good way to look at the plants of a region. He resides in Austin, Texas.

Carlos Ostolaza, M.D., was born in 1936 in Lima, Peru. He obtained his medical degree in 1963 and retired in 1990. A lover of cacti all his life, Dr. Ostolaza discovered a new cactus species in Peru, founded the Peruvian Cactus and Succulent Society in 1987, and edited the society's yearbook, Quepo. He lives in Lima, and is currently studying how cacti were used by ancient Peruvians.

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