Book and Website Reviews

  • Victorian Science and Literature (vols. 1-4) ed. Gowan Dawson and Bernard Lightman. Choice, March 2012 (review #49-3839).
  • The British Arboretum: Trees, Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century by Paul A. Elliott. Choice, December 2011 (review #49-2058).
  • Science Secrets: The Truth About Darwin’s Finches, Einstein’s Wife, and Other Myths by Alberto A. Martínez. Choice, November 2011 (review #49-1425).
  • America’s Conservation Impulse: A Century of Saving Trees in the Old Line State by Geoffrey L. Buckley. Choice, September 2011 (review #49-0261).
  • Trees of Panama and Costa Rica by Richard Condit, Rolando Pérez, and Nefertaris Daguerre. Choice, May 2011 (review #48-5080).
  • Darwin ed. by William Brown and Andrew C. Fabian. Choice, April 2011 (review #48-4461).
  • What About Darwin? by Thomas F. Glick. Johns Hopkins, 2010. Choice, December 2010 (review #48-2059).
  • Paleontology: A Brief History of Life, by Ian Tattersall. Templeton, 2010. Choice, August 2010 (review #47-6884).
  • The Origin Then and Now: An Interpretive Guide to The Origin of Species, by David N. Reznick. Princeton, 2010. Choice, April 2010 (review #47-4403).
  • The Quest for the Invisible: Microscopy in the Enlightenment, by Marc J. Ratcliff. Ashgate, 2009. Choice, December 2009 (review #47-1987).
  • The Young Charles Darwin, by Kieth Thomson. Yale University Press, 2009. Choice, July 2009 (review #46-6191).
  • The Beagle Letters, edited by Frederick Burkhardt. Cambridge University Press, 2008. Choice, April 2009 (review #46-4418).
  • H. G. Bronn, Ernst Haeckel, and the Origins of German Darwinism: A Study in Translation and Transformation., by Sander Gliboff. MIT Press, 2008. Choice, February 2009 (review #46-3212).
  • Mabberley’s Plant Book: A Portable Dictionary of Plants, their Classification and Uses (3rd ed.), by David J. Mabberley. Cambridge University Press, 2008. Choice, January 2009 (review #46-2425).
  • Trees: A Visual Guide, by Tony Rodd and Jennifer Stackhouse. University of California Press, 2008. Choice, September 2008 (review #46-0282).
  • Botanicus [Database from the Missouri Botanical Garden]. Choice, July 2008 (review # 45-6155).
  • The Natural World of Lewis & Clark, by David A. Dalton. University of Missouri Press, 2008. Choice, May 2008 (review #45-4970).
  • The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of his Theory of Evolution, by David Quammen. Atlas Books/W.W. Norton, 2006. Choice, June 2007 (review #44-5638).
  • Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics, by Simon Mawer. Abrams/Field Museum, 2006. Choice, January 2007 (review #44-2693).
  • Aliens in the Backyard: Plant and Animal Imports into America, by John Leland. University of South Carolina Press, 2005. Choice, February 2006 (review #43-3377).
  • America’s Curious Botanist: A Tercentennial Reappraisal of John Bartram, 1699-1777, edited by Nancy E. Hoffmann and John C. Van Horne. American Philosophical Society, 2004. Choice, March 2005 (review #42-4018).
  • The Collapse of Darwinism, or, The Rise of a Realist Theory of Life, by Graeme Donald Snooks. Lexington Books, 2003. Choice, April 2004 (review #41-4655).
  • The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, by Jonathan Hodge and Gregory Radick. Cambridge University Press, 2003. Choice, January 2004 (review #41-2775).
  • Alpine Plants of North America: An Encyclopedia of Mountain Flowers from the Rockies to Alaska, by Graham Nicholls. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2002. E-streams 6(4), April 2003.
  • Field Guide to Liverwort Genera of Pacific North America, by W. B. Schofield. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002. E-streams 6(3), March 2003.
  • Darwin’s Religious Odyssey, by William E. Phipps. Trinity Press International, 2002. Choice, March 2003 (review #40-3981).
  • Trees and Shrubs for Flowers, Trees and Shrubs for Foliage, and Trees and Shrubs for Fragrance, by Glyn Church. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2002. E-streams 6(2), February 2003.
  • Plants from the Past, by Leonard W. Blake and Hugh C. Cutler. University of Albabama Press, 2001. Choice, July 2002 (review #39-6422).
  • Bamboo for Gardens, by Ted Jordan Meredith. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2001. E-streams 5(4), April 2002.
  • Color for Adventurous Gardeners, by Christopher Lloyd. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2001. E-streams 5(2), February 2002.
  • Ginseng: The Genus Panax, by William E. Court. Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000. E-streams 4(12), December 2001.
  • Toxic Plants of North America, by George E. Burrows, Ronald J. Tyrl. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 2001. E-streams 4(11), November 2001.
  • Flora Europaea on CD-ROM. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2001. 1 CD-ROM. E-streams 4(9), September 2001.
  • Wildflowers of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont in Color, by Alan E. Bessette, Arleen Rainis Bessette, William K. Chapman, and Valerie Conley Chapman. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2000. E-streams 4(8), August 2001.
  • Gene Knockout Protocols, edited by Martin J. Tymms, Ismail Kola. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2001. E-streams 4(8), August 2001.
  • Science and Selection: Essays on Biological Evolution and the Philosophy of Science, by David L. Hull. Cambridge University Press, 2001. Choice, September 2001 (review #39-0297).
  • The Berry Grower’s Companion, by Barbara L. Bowling. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2000. E-streams 4(7), July 2001.
  • Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants: a Gardener’s Guide, by Mary & Gary Irish. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2000. E-streams 4(6), June 2001.
  • Integration of Modern Taxonomic Methods for Penicillium and Aspergillus Classification, edited by R. A. Samson and J. I. Pitt. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000. E-streams 4(6), June 2001.
  • Wildflowers of the Fairest Cape, by Peter Goldblatt and John Manning. Cape Town, South Africa: Red Roof Design and National Botanical Institute, 2000. Choice, April 2001 (review #38-4457).
  • Embryonic Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Reference Reviews 15/2 (2001): p. 36, review number 96. Also in Online Information Review 25(3), 2001: 219.
  • The Eucalyptus: A Natural and Commercial History of the Gum Tree, by Robin W. Doughty. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. E-streams 4(2), Feb. 2001.
  • Perspectives on Genetics: Anecdotal, Historical, and Critical Commentaries, 1987-1998, edited by James F. Crow and William F. Dove. Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin Press, 2000. E-streams 4(1), Jan. 2001.
  • Biology Essentials CD-ROM. (Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1998). Electronic Resources Review 4(12), 2000.
  • "Moths of North America" and "Butterflies of North America." Electronic Resources Review 4(9), 2000.
  • "The International Plant Names Index." Electronic Resources Review 4(6), 2000.
  • "The Tree of Life: A Multi-Authored, Distributed Internet Project Containing Information about Phylogeny and Biodiversity." Electronic Resources Review 4(5), 2000.
  • Perennial Weeds: Characteristics and Identification of Selected Herbaceous Species, by Wood Powell Anderson. Ames, IA, Iowa State University Press, 1999. E-streams 3(7), Sept. 2000.
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