New edition of Chilean plant book

guy stephane andre l'eplattenier guylep@hotmail.com
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:09:57 PDT
 Hi Jane, 
 
I would be interested too, no problem for me with spanish, But , since I live in Spain, it is maybe an idea to order directly from Chile?
 
Kind regards
 
Guy l'Eplattenier
 
> Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:47:07 -0700
> From: rarebulbs@suddenlink.net
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [pbs] New edition of Chilean plant book
> 
> Hi Jane:
> 
> I would be interested in a copy.
> 
> Diana Chapman
> 
> 
> > I have received an announcement of the third edition of the extremely 
> > useful book "FLora nativa de valor ornamental, Zona Centro," a 
> > botanical and horticultural guide to the plants of that portion of 
> > Chile from about Coquimbo south to the northern boundary of the "Lake 
> > District," but excluding the high alpines. It thus covers many 
> > beautiful bulbous species. If you are interested in seeing the pdf of 
> > the offering, let me know and I will forward it to you. This is a 
> > prepublication offer, and with shipping the cost per book will be 
> > about US $45, I think. The book is actually two volumes, the main one 
> > and a smaller one that is a guide to the best places to see the 
> > plants. It is color throughout and paperbound and in the previous 
> > editions the larger volumes (there are four sets for different parts 
> > of the country) have a tendency to fall apart with use. It is in 
> > Spanish, but repetitive and straightforward enough to be accessible to 
> > most people who know botany and have a dictionary.
> >
> > If enough of us are interested we could put together a group order. 
> > This would save vastly on shipping cost. The vendor this time is a 
> > small botanic garden, and if previous experience holds, they will 
> > require payment by wire transfer, which is very expensive for us, 
> > though common within Chile. I'm going to write to the vendor and see 
> > if the book will be available in any way that might be more convenient 
> > outside Chile, such as amazon.com or amazon.co.uk, or if they have a 
> > PayPal account.
> >
> > Jane McGary
> > Portland, Oregon, USA
> >
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