Xerophile: Cactus Photographs from Expeditions of the Obsessed (Revised)


*All orders from us come with 3 glossy 4x6 photo prints from the book*

“A catalogue of wonders that most of us will never get to see in person.” — The New Yorker

Finally back in print in a new revised edition is our book Xerophile, a photographic collection of these improbable desert wonders in the wild. Drawing on the archives of twenty-five cactus obsessives—from PhD botanist to banker, art teacher to cancer researcher—this revised edition spans eighty years and features new and expanded descriptive notes for all 350+ photos.

Xerophile brings together eighty years’ worth of these explorers’ remarkable images from some of the world’s most remote habitats: a peculiar two-leaved plant that lives for millennia in the deserts of Namibia; succulents whose poisonous sap is used by hunters to fell large game in Angola; and cactus that live on snow-covered mountains in Bolivia, sink below ground level to survive droughts in Mexico, are pollinated by bats in Brazil, and grow in pure lava fields of the Galápagos Islands.

Published by Ten Speed Press

352 Pages | 7-1/4" x 10" |
ISBN 9781984859341