Feedback on "Wild Lithops"

H.E. (Sweden; Sep 26, 2017):

Haven´t time yet to look in all details but going to be a really nice winter lecture. Love it! We must give you both the biggest compliments to you and your book!


K.W. (Japan; Sep 26, 2017):

Full of interesting photos with detailed explanations. Must have spent massive amount of time and effort.  Lithops in their home are so much different from what I grow. Appreciate the book to be an excellent guide to all lithops lovers.


M.W. (Germany; Sep 25, 2017):

Sie haben ein faszinierendes Werk über die Gattung Lithops geschaffen! Besonders beeindruckt bin ich von der Qualität der exzellenten und so zahlreichen Aufnahmen zu den Standorten und der dort zu findenden Pflanzen. Die zusätzlichen Bildtafeln geben einen sehr guten Eindruck über die Variabilität der einzelnen Arten und Unterarten.


S.H. (Vista, California; Sep 22, 2017):

It's a marvellous production - beautiful, original, well-made, full of fine detail, with wonderful habit landscape compositions which reveal the romance of lithops more than anything or anyone else ever has, and also their actual feeling (cf. page 172). The text reads very well - in fact I read the whole thing last night. It's amazing how pitiably inadequate your book makes potted/captured/imprisoned/lonely/too-easy-and-juicy lithops seem! Romance is the word - these plants are impossibly beautiful (cf. page 121) and clever. 


Graham Charles (The Cactus Explorer, No. 19, September 2017, p15)

Book of the Year:

Following the invaluable reference books written by Desmond Cole and Steve Hammer, we now have a magnificent new volume which will appeal to not only the ardent collector but also the average succulentophile.  I consider this to be the best book on succulents reviewed in the Cactus Explorer this year and deserves to be very popular. This is not a book about cultivation, nor about lithops cultivars but it comprehensively covers every aspect of the genus in habitat. (


P.S. (Italy; Sep 22, 2017):

Dein Buch ist großartig. Ich denke, es wird für lange Zeit die Basisliteratur über Lithops werden. Ich bin sehr beeindruckt.


T.J. (USA; Sep 22, 2017):

My copy of Wild Lithops arrived today. It looks great, many more photos than I was expecting. Thank you for producing this.


D.S. (Namibia; Sep 20, 2017):

Congratulations on your long awaited book on lithops! You can feel good/proud on a 'job well done', after kilos and kilos in RSA and NAM. Tok would have enjoyed to page through it.


Y.K. (Japan; Sep 20, 2017):

It is a book that photographs the most beautiful and high image quality wild lithops that I have read.


B.D. (Germany; Sep 20, 2017):

Sie haben den Lithopsnarren dieser Welt ein wunderbares Werk geschenkt. Dieses Buch lässt keine, aber auch wirklich keine Wünsche offen. Herzlichen Dank dafür!


R.S. (USA, Texas; Sep 18, 2017):

I have turned every page of the book and find this to be fascinating and very well done.


D.L. (United Kingdom; Sep 17, 2017):

The book brings what it says in the title: excellent photos of Lithops in their habitat. I also enjoyed the historical perspectives and photos. A very fine contribution to the subject, enjoyable and informative. Great book, I'm delighted with it!


R.U. (South Africa; Sep 15, 2017):

It is really a remarkable effort and I congratulate both of you. The pictures are clear and the colour very natural.


H.M. (Germany; Sep 14, 2017):
Dieses Buch ist so umfangreich, ich glaube dass es auf Jahrzehnte das Standardwerk über dieses Thema sein wird. Die Bebilderung ist einmalig. Sie versetzt den Leser sofort in die Umgebung.


T.D. (Germany; Sep 11, 2017):

Danke für dieses wirklich fantastische Buch. Einfach tolle Bilder.


G.P. (Italy; Sep 9, 2017):
Cole and Hammer have published their books on Lithops with photos of cultivated plants. Seeing so many plants in habitat was surely not easy and I enjoyed watching your photos. 


A.H. (Germany; Sep 8, 2017):

What an enormous amount of work! Thank you in the name of all the Lithoparians around the world!


S.M. (United Kingdom; Sep 5, 2017):

The book is marvelous, brilliantly photographed, a homage to Wild Lithops.


K.G. (United Kingdom; Sep 3, 2017):
I have spent some time today reading and looking at your book and I am spellbound. It is a sumptuous masterpiece, a mammoth task and it reminds me of the things I am missing whilst I earn a living in London. This book is for anyone like myself who truly values this special genus.


J. E. (Germany; Sep 2, 2017):
Das Buch ist jenes geworden, was man den neuen Standard für diese Gattung nennen wird. Es vereint so ziemlich alle Ansprüche an eine Übersicht. Mein Kompliment für dieses umfassende wie exzellente Buch, die drucktechnische Umsetzung ist ebenbürtig.


P.R. (France; Sep 1, 2017):
It’s a wonderful book with so many photos. You’ve make a monumental work. Thank you for this book.


A.Y. (United Kingdom; Aug 31, 2017):
it is very impressive and clearly the result of a huge amount of work by you and your wife. I am particularly impressed by the layout, maps and photographs.


C.A. (Spain; Aug 31, 2017):
It looks great! Congratulations, a massive achievement


M.L. (France; Aug 30, 2017):
What a beautiful one! Impressive. Thank you very much...


A.N. (Germany; Aug 30, 2017):
Glückwunsch und tiefe Verneigung, einfach der Hammer! Nach dem ersten Durchblättern bin ich begeistert, sehr, sehr viel Arbeit steckt da drin. Dieses Buch ist jeden Cent wert. Phantastische Fotos. Ihr habt den Lithopsnarren dieser Welt ein Standardwerk in die Hand gegeben.


G.S. (Germany; Aug 30, 2017):
Erster Eindruck : Sehr gut.


K.B (Germany; Aug 29, 2017):
Unglaublich, wie kann man denn so was machen? Glückwunsch.