I ordered this book on EBAY for a couple of dollars...and it arrived yesterday. What a surprise when I opened it up and found such beautiful full page color illustrations (with each succulents blossom as well). On the opposite side of each illustration is detailed information on that plant! The front of the book gives general information on succulents, their places of origin, how to grow info, their history, the importance and uses of cacti.
I highly recommend this book just for the color plates, and the rest is a delightful bonus! Click on pictures below for more detail: