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A Desert Illuminated

Cactus Flowers of the Sonoran Desert

Author: John P. Schaefer

With an unprecedented look at the extraordinary flowers of Sonoran Desert cacti, this unique book combines natural history and art in ways that evoke both an intellectual and an aesthetic reaction in the reader. The book radiates through its art and illuminates through its words, inspiring a deep response to an often-unnoticed beauty in the desert. Each page is filled with the elegant, renowned, and detailed photographs of Dr. John Schaefer's beloved cactus flowers. The stunning close-up photographs are wrapped in the visual and contextual embrace of a Renaissance era illuminated manuscript that anchors the volume to humankind's longstanding passion for science and art. Four well-known biologists further illuminate the photographs in this book with very personal essays (John Alcock, Mark A. Dimmitt, John Janovy, Jr. and David Yetman)

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Hardcover: 112 pages
Title: A Desert Illuminated
Author: John P. Schaefer
Publisher: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press
Date: 2008
ISBN 10: 1886679010
ISBN 13: 9781886679016
Language: English
Weight: 1 lbs 8.7 ounces

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