Jared Margulies, Assistant Professor of Political Ecology at the University of Alabama (USA), presented his book The Cactus Hunters: Desire and Extinction in the Illicit Succulent Trade (University of Minnesota Press, 2023) in the Greenhouse environmental humanities book talk series on Monday, 20 November 2023, at 16:00 Central European time / 10:00 US Eastern / 09:00 US Central.

Delving into the strange world of succulent collecting, Jared D. Margulies explores the mystery of why ardent lovers of these plants engage in their illicit trade—even at the risk of driving some species to extinction. A heady blend of international intrigue, social theory, botanical lore, and ecological study, The Cactus Hunters offers complex insight into species extinction, conservation, and more-than-human care.

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