Desert Cacti of California Paperback – January 1, 2019 - by James W. Cornett (Author)


Newest and only up-to-date book on the cactus species found in the deserts of California. Beautiful photographs of each variety. Range maps show where to find every species. Detailed accounts written for novice cactus enthusiasts as well as experts. Only regional cactus treatment with an easy-to-use identification key based on traits other than flowers. Bibliography and index included.


Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Nature Trails Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 96 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0937794538
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0937794531
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13 ounces

Jim will be speaking on desert wildflower super blooms on March 22, 2023, the date of the Garden Club of the Desert's annual benefit luncheon held in Rancho Mirage, California. Contact the Garden Club of the Desert for reservations.

On March 23, 2023, Jim will be presenting a program on Anza-Borrego wildflowers for the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association in Borrego Springs, California. Check with the Association for more information.

On Friday evening, April 28, 2023, Jim will be in St. George, Utah, presenting "The Greater Roadrunner: Almost Human" at the annual Red Cliffs Bird Festival. Contact the Red Cliffs Audubon Society, REDCLIFFSAUDUBON@GMAIL.COM, for registration information.

Cornett is an ecologist living in Palm Springs, California. He recently appeared on ABC's Good Morning America discussing the impact of climate change on Joshua trees. He is one of the West's most prolific writers with forty-five of his books published, as of 2022, and dozens of scientific papers. His research projects have made the front pages of the Los Angeles Times, Riverside Press-Enterprise, and the Desert Sun newspapers, among many others. Cornett enjoys sharing his love of natural history through writing, teaching, and lecturing. He is the first professional naturalist to have visited all nine of the world's great deserts and is currently writing a book on his travels and research in each.