Synopses & Reviews
Meet the giant saguaro cactus, native of the Sonoran Desert, which with a few exceptions is the only place in the world where Carnegiea gigantea grows. Sometimes called El Gigante (the giant), the saguaro cactus provides a home and food to many desert animals, as well as to peoples of desert tribes. Discover the stages of the saguaro's long life span and see how it is a protected part of the desert ecology and culture. Color photographs vividly show this cactus at its grandest and most beautiful and at its most vulnerable.