Current Books & Book Reviews

Current Books on Gardening & Botany is an Internet-only journal reviewing new books and other media about gardening, horticulture, and botany. Reviews cover a wide range of new literature in print and digital form and are written primarily by the staff of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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Title Volume Numbersort ascending Author Publication Date
Frederick Law Olmsted: Essential Texts 12 6 Robert Twombly (editor) 2010 Frederick Law Olmsted: Essential Texts
Field Guide to Liverwort Genera of Pacific North America 4 6 W.B. Schofield 2002 Field Guide to Liverwort Genera of Pacific North America
Flora of the Santa Ana River and Environs With References to World Botany 9 6 Oscar F. Clarke, Danielle Svehla, Greg Ballmer, and Arlee Montalvo 2007 Flora of the Santa Ana River and Environs With References to World Botany
Facetten 14. Steffenschöni. Hatake: An Expedition into Japanese Gardening Culture 15 6 Christoph Neidhart and Martin Preisser 2013
Flora: A Gardener’s Encyclopedia 5 6 Sean Hogan (chief consultant) 2003 Flora: A Gardener’s Encyclopedia
Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants 10 6 Bradford Angier and David K. Foster 2008 Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants
Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa 15 6 Braam Van Wyk and Piet van Wyk 2013
Field Guide to North American Truffles: Hunting, Identifying, and Enjoying the World's Most Prized Fungi 10 6 Matt Trappe, Frank Evans, and James M Trappe 2007 Field Guide to North American Truffles: Hunting, Identifying, and Enjoying the W
Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible 15 6 Wolfgang Stuppy and Rob Kesseler 2013
Fountains and Water Features: From Ancient Springs to Modern Marvels 11 6 Rosalind Hopwood 2009 Fountains and Water Features: From Ancient Springs to Modern Marvels
Flowers for the Home: Influences From the World Over by Prudence Designs 11 6 Grayson Handy and Tracey Zabar 2009 Flowers for the Home: Influences From the World Over by Prudence Designs
Following the Water: A Hydromancer’s Journal 11 6 David M. Carroll 2009 Following the Water: A Hydromancer’s Journal
Flora of the Gran Desierto and Rio Colorado of Northwestern Mexico 3 6 Richard Stephen Felger 2000 Flora of the Gran Desierto and Rio Colorado of Northwestern Mexico
Flora of North Lancashire 14 6 Eric Greenwood 2012 Flora of North Lancashire
Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming 6 6 Patrick Herman and Richard Kuper 2003 Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming
Flower: Paintings by 40 Great Artists 14 6 Celia Fisher 2012 Flower: Paintings by 40 Great Artists
Floral Art by Sergey Karpunin 15 5 Sergey Karpunin 2013
Fine Bonsai: Art and Nature 14 5 William N. Valavanis (text) and Jonathan Singer (photographs) 2012 Fine Bonsai: Art and Nature
Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees 7 5 Steve Cafferty (editor) 2004 Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees
Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers 9 5 Nancy J. Ondra 2007 Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers
Fiddleheads to Fir Trees: Leaves in all Seasons 15 5 Joanne Linden 2013
Food Wars: The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets 7 5 Tim Lang and Michael Heasman 2004 Food Wars: The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets
Flowers & Imagination 15 5 Gillian Wheeler and Alan Wheeler 2013
Four Tenths of an Acre: Reflections on a Gardening Life 7 5 Laurie Lisle 2005 Four Tenths of an Acre: Reflections on a Gardening Life
Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation 3 5 Ian Bowles and Glenn T. Prockett (editors) 2001 Footprints in the Jungle:  Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biod
Flower and Garden Photography 3 5 Derek Fell 2000 Flower and Garden Photography
Fair Bananas: Farmers, Workers, and Consumers Strive to Change an Industry 11 5 Henry J. Frundt 2009 Fair Bananas: Farmers, Workers, and Consumers Strive to Change an Industry
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer 11 5 Novella Carpenter 2009 Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Fungi in Ecosystem Processes 6 5 John Dighton 2003 Fungi in Ecosystem Processes
First Garden: An Illustrated Garden Primer 6 5 C. Z. Guest 2003 First Garden: An Illustrated Garden Primer
Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer’s Market 14 5 Tama Matsuoka Wong with Eddy Leroux 2012 Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer’s Market
Fern Fever: The Story of Pteridomania 14 5 Sarah Whittingham 2012 Fern Fever: The Story of Pteridomania
Forests and Chases of England and Wales c. 1500 – c. 1850: Towards a Survey & Analysis 9 4 John Langton and Graham Jones (editors) 2005 Forests and Chases of England and Wales c. 1500 – c. 1850: Towards a Survey & An
Forest in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability 8 4 Jeffrey A. Sayer and Stewart Maginnis, editors 2005 Forest in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability
Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass 7 4 Liz Primeau 2003 Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass
Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History 13 4 Bill Laws 2010 Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History
Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World’s Flora 13 4 Leon Gray (general editor) 2011 Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World’s Flora
Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women’s Environmental Writings, 1781–1924 15 4 Karen Kilcup 2013
Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses 7 3 James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller 2005 Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses
Florida Gardening on the Go 12 3 Lynette L. Walther 2010 Florida Gardening on the Go
Firefly Guide to Wetlands 8 3 Patrick Dugan (general editor) 2005 Firefly Guide to Wetlands
Flora Britannica: The Definitive New Guide to Wildflowers, Plants and Trees 1 3 Richard Mabey 1997 Flora Britannica: The Definitive New Guide to Wildflowers, Plants and Trees
Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide 14 3 Neil R. Crouch, Ronell R. Klopper, John E. Burrows, and Sandra M. Burrows 2012 Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide
Finding the River: An Environmental History of the Elwha 14 3 Jeff Crane 2011 Finding the River: An Environmental History of the Elwha
Fast Flowers 3 3 Jane Packer 2000 Fast Flowers
Flower 10 3 Christopher Beane and Anthony F. Janson 2008 Flower
Forest Guardians, Forest Destroyers: The Politics of Environmental Knowledge in Northern Thailand 10 3 Tim Forsyth and Andrew Walker 2008 Forest Guardians, Forest Destroyers: The Politics of Environmental Knowledge in
Field Guide to Wisconsin Sedges: An Introduction to the Genus Carex (Cyperaceae) 10 3 Andrew L. Hipp 2008 Field Guide to Wisconsin Sedges: An Introduction to the Genus Carex (Cyperaceae)
Fungal Biology and the Origin and Emergence of Life 15 3 David Moore 2013
Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide 15 3 Walter Kingsley Taylor 2013
Forever Green: Plants in the Dream Time 13 3 Dave Pepler, Lein Botha, and Laurian Brown 2009 Forever Green: Plants in the Dream Time
Fuchsias: A Colour Guide 7 3 George Bartlett 1996 Fuchsias: A Colour Guide
Fairy Gardening: Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden 15 3 Julie Bawden-Davis and Beverly Turner 2013
Forest Phoenix: How a Great Forest Recovers from Wildfire 13 3 David Lindenmayer, David Blair, Lachlan McBurney, and Sam Banks 2010 Forest Phoenix: How a Great Forest Recovers from Wildfire
Flowerpots: A Seasonal Guide to Planting, Designing, and Displaying Pots 7 3 Jim Keeling 2004 Flowerpots: A Seasonal Guide to Planting, Designing, and Displaying Pots
Future Nature: A Vision for Conservation 6 2 W.M. Adams 2003 Future Nature: A Vision for Conservation
From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine 1 2 Jeff Cox 1999 From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide  to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own W
Fundamentals of Weed Science 1 2 Robert C. Zimdahl 1999 Fundamentals of Weed Science
Fungi of Australia: The Smut Fungi 12 2 Kálmán Vánky and Roger G. Shivas 2008 Fungi of Australia: The Smut Fungi
Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden 12 2 Mary Horsfall 2009 Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden
Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscap 2 2 Robert Hart 1996 Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscap
Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America 14 2 Myra B. Young Armstead 2012 Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley  in Ante
Fall Foliage: The Mystery, Science, and Folklore of Autumn Leaves 8 2 Charles W.G. Smith 2005 Fall Foliage: The Mystery, Science, and Folklore of Autumn Leaves
From Bud to Seed: Great Perennials 4 2 Clare Foster 2001 From Bud to Seed: Great Perennials
Fallscaping: Extending Your Garden Season into Autumn 10 2 Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen 2007 Fallscaping: Extending Your Garden Season into Autumn
Food for All: The Need for a New Agriculture 5 1 John Madeley 2002 Food for All: The Need for a New Agriculture
From Seed to Pumpkin 7 1 Wendy Pfeffer 2004 From Seed to Pumpkin
Flowers in Acrylics: Ready to Paint 12 1 Wendy Jelbert 2009 Flowers in Acrylics: Ready to Paint
Fossil Plants 8 1 Paul Kenrick and Paul Davis 2004 Fossil Plants
Fruit in Graphic Art 16 1 Michael B. Emery and Irwin Richman 2013
Freshwater Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment 3 1 Robin A. Abell (Editor) 2000 Freshwater Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment
Fine Art Flower Photography: Creative Techniques and the Art of Observation 8 1 Tony Sweet 2005 Fine Art Flower Photography:  Creative Techniques and the Art of Observation
Flowers in the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens 15 1 Yves-Marie Allain 2012 Flowers in the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens
Futurescapes: Designers for Tomorrow’s Outdoor Spaces 14 1 Tim Richardson 2011 Futurescapes: Designers for Tomorrow’s Outdoor Spaces
Flower Moments: Ten Years of Inspiration 15 1 Per Benjamin, Tomas De Bruyne, and Max van de Sluis 2012 Flower Moments: Ten Years of Inspiration
Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City 14 1 Leslie Day 2011 Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City
Fun Gardening for Kids: 30 Creative Outdoor Projects 15 1 Jenny Hendy 2012 Fun Gardening for Kids: 30 Creative Outdoor Projects
Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington 14 1 Pamela Camp and John G. Gamon (editors) 2011 Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington
Forever Green: A Landscape Architect’s Innovative Gardens Offer Environments to Love and Delight 15 1 Mario Nievera 2012 Forever Green: A Landscape Architect’s Innovative Gardens Offer Environments to
Flora’s Plant Names 6 1 Laura Barnard, Dannielle Doggett, Fiona Doig, and Kate Etherington (editors) 2003 Flora’s Plant Names
Flora of the Cayman Islands 15 1 George R. Proctor 2012 Flora of the Cayman Islands
Four Seasons of Orchids 10 1 Greg Allikas and Ned Nash 2007 Four Seasons of Orchids
Flowers: How They Changed the World 9 1 William C. Burger 2006 Flowers: How They Changed the World
Fundamental Soil Science 9 1 Mark S. Coyne and James A. Thompson 2006 Fundamental Soil Science
Fern Ecology 13 1 Klaus Mehltreter, Lawrence R. Walker, and Joanne M. Sharpe (editors) 2010 Fern Ecology