Fantastic book, even if you don't like cycads that much. Large book with huge, full page photos of every species in Africa... excellent quality and great discussion of each species. But have to say, it's the photos that make this book stand out- they are awe inspiring... bit pricey, but certainly worth it. Douglass Goode is probably the world's expert on African Cycads, and is also one of the best botanical artists... his previous edition, all drawn and painted, now out of print, is a true collector's item, and worth whatever you have to pay to get one. He does great cycad posters, too.