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As things stand it costs $38 for the book and an eye-popping $90 to ship it to the UK. There was talk about getting a bulk order but apparently the shipping cost per item works out exactly the same, there is only a reeduction in the cost of the book. As you say, Ron, it wil eventualy be released via Amazon so I'll wait for that unless a cheaper means of shipping can be found.
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MikeyDude wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:29 pm Abborean, the book describes approximately 148 species and their related subspecies and 14 hybrid cultivars. I don't see this book changing the natural order of the agaves grown in habitat or of agaves cultivated for the enthusiast and collector, but a reflection of where the interests are of the agave nation. Also provides input and photos from some of the giants in the field such as Brian Kemble, Jeff Chemnick, Gerhard Bock, Julia Etter, Kelly Griffin and Tony Krock oh and Randy Baldwin.
Huh! I noticed one of the giants in the field was left off the above list. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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agavegreg wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:35 pm
MikeyDude wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:29 pm Abborean, the book describes approximately 148 species and their related subspecies and 14 hybrid cultivars. I don't see this book changing the natural order of the agaves grown in habitat or of agaves cultivated for the enthusiast and collector, but a reflection of where the interests are of the agave nation. Also provides input and photos from some of the giants in the field such as Brian Kemble, Jeff Chemnick, Gerhard Bock, Julia Etter, Kelly Griffin and Tony Krock oh and Randy Baldwin.
Huh! I noticed one of the giants in the field was left off the above list. :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Yep, I did miss the mention of another behemoth and enormous influence in the field, Greg Star. And of course his great book on agaves.
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MikeyDude wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:40 pm Yep, I did miss the mention of another behemoth and enormous influence in the field, Greg Star. And of course his great book on agaves.
Oh, right, thanks. I was thinking along the lines of Tony Avent, Wendy Hodgson, and Abisai Garcia-Mendoza. :D All who have contributed greatly to the genus, each in their own way. Certainly much more so than a couple others on the list. :lol:
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^ Pretty sure this fine book is a collaboration of the CA-only club.
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Gee.S wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:01 pm ^ Pretty sure this fine book is a collaboration of the CA-only club.
I do believe you are right.
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I am enjoying the book thoroughly. It's a colorful add on to the drier more scientific works like Gentry. Serves its purpose well and especially liked their treatment of lophantha. Am a cheapskate and have only bought books I felt were necessary. Actually started with Irish and Irish almost immediately followed by Gentry (which is falling apart). After a long book buying hiatus I got Greg's excellent work. As a book suggestion I'd like to see an agave book produced at Plant Delights featuring their agavacea offerings, some original, over the years. I'd buy that one as well!
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Finally available on Amazon, so you folks across the pond can order without the big shipping cost.
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Gee.S wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 9:47 pm Finally available on Amazon, so you folks across the pond can order without the big shipping cost.
Thanks for the update 👍🏽

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Gee.S wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 9:47 pm Finally available on Amazon, so you folks across the pond can order without the big shipping cost.
That's better! £35.69 and, unbelievably, free delivery from the US. Thanks for the heads up, Ron! I'll broadcast it on the UK forum.
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I can't find it on Amazon UK or to order on .com at this moment. Have you got a link Paul?

Ignore me - just found it! Being thick on a Sunday morning!
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It is an impressive book
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Anyone have the book I'd love to get a copy as it seems like is it sold out or discontinued!
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It seems to be sold out. But there will be second printing due to come out in the fall of 2024.

It is a fantastic book to have if you love agaves.

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