Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]

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Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]

Post by Phil_SK » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:52 pm

Available from Elisabeth & Norbert's site, http://cactus-de-patagonia.de/literatur
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Post by Acid John » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:23 pm

Wow this is a really good read. Thank you Mr & Mrs Sarnes (tu)
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Post by Mike P » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:29 pm

And very good it is too.
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Post by fero » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:38 pm

Exceptional, as is there book on Austrocactus thank you both, and thank you for the recommendation.
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Post by MatDz » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:59 pm

And it's a day early! Thank you Phil for a reminder and Elisabeth & Norbert for the actual work done and shared for free!

PS: Assuming the authors will read those comments sooner or later, I wonder if an Amazon self-publishing would be an option worth considering?

And edit: Maybe the "Cactus de Patagonia" could be also "re-printed" the same way?
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Re: Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]

Post by Phil_SK » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:07 pm

I'm sure nobby can comment when he sees this but I remember reading (or hearing, at the TSG meeting?) that they wouldn't publish any further paper books. I love the Austrocactus book and was astonished at the quality for the price. I have a growing number of ebooks and ejournals that I'd prefer on paper... but that's a different topic.
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Re: Pterocactus - Jewels of the Cono Sur [download]

Post by Aiko » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:15 pm

Phil_SK wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:07 pm
I'm sure nobby can comment when he sees this but I remember reading (or hearing, at the TSG meeting?) that they wouldn't publish any further paper books. I love the Austrocactus book and was astonished at the quality for the price. I have a growing number of ebooks and ejournals that I'd prefer on paper... but that's a different topic.
I was thinking of printing the Pterocactus PDF at my work. I can ask the repro to print and glue-bind it in a nice A5 booklet for me. I also like to read from paper instead of a screen.
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Post by Mike P » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:38 pm

I’m sure my P skottsbergii will appreciate getting its old label back!
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Post by Herts Mike » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:33 pm

Maybe it will make my araucanus flower and prove it actually is araucanus.

Great publication btw.
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Post by Christian » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:02 pm

Brilliant book - a pity it is not available in print. It would have made a nice addition to the DKG series of publications as well, but making it available via their Website no doubt ensures a much greater reach. Thanks very much for posting the link, Phil!
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