A Desert Illuminated: Cactus Flowers of the Sonoran Desert

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This unique book combines natural history and art in ways that evoke both an intellectual and an aesthetic reaction in the reader 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. Includes four essays by well-known biologists and 80 four-color photographs. Design by Terry Moody at Studio Orange Street.


Author: John P. Schaefer
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press; First edition (November 1, 2008)