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
Lotus Mandala: Sacred Garden 14 6 Tarthang Tulku 2012 Lotus Mandala: Sacred Garden
Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth 6 6 Andrew H. Knoll 2003 Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder 7 6 Richard Louv 2005 Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Leopold’s Shack and Ricketts’s Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism 12 6 Michael J. Lannoo 2010 Leopold’s Shack and Ricketts’s Lab:  The Emergence of Environmentalism
Light and Plant Development 9 6 Garry C. Whitelam and Karen J. Halliday (editors) 2007 Light and Plant Development
Literature of Place: Dwellings on the Land before Earth Day 1970 8 6 Melanie L. Simo 2005 Literature of Place: Dwellings on the Land before Earth Day 1970
Little Farm in the Foothills: A Boomer Couple's Search for the Slow Life 11 5 Susan Colleen Browne and John F. Browne 2009 Little Farm in the Foothills: A Boomer Couple's Search for the Slow Life
Locally Grown: Portraits of Artisanal Farms From America’s Heartland 14 5 Anna Blessing 2012 Locally Grown: Portraits of Artisanal Farms From America’s Heartland
Lily 15 5 Marcia Reiss 2013
Lost Land of the Dodo: The Ecological History of Mauritius, Réunion, and Rodrigues 10 5 Anthony Cheke and Julian Hume 2008 Lost Land of the Dodo: The Ecological History of Mauritius, Réunion, and Rodrigu
Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History 12 5 Diana Wells 2010 Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History
Llewellyn's 2010 Herbal Almanac 11 5 Sharon Leah (editor) 2009 Llewellyn's 2010 Herbal Almanac
Led by the Land: Landscapes by Kim Wilkie 14 4 Kim Wilkie 2012 Led by the Land: Landscapes by Kim Wilkie
Living Monet: The artist’s gardens 14 4 Doris Kutschbach 2012 Living Monet: The artist’s gardens
Landscaping: The DIY Guide to Planning, Planting, and Building a Better Yard 14 4 John Kelsey 2012 Landscaping: The DIY Guide to Planning, Planting, and Building a Better Yard
Leaf defence 16 4 Edward E. Farmer 2014
Landscape and Garden Design: Lessons from History 15 3 Gordon Haynes 2013
Landscaping with Fruit: A Homeowner’s Guide 11 3 Lee Reich 2009 Landscaping with Fruit: A Homeowner’s Guide
Landprints: The Landscape Design of Bernard Trainor 15 3 Susan Heeger 2013
Lady Mayo's Garden 16 3 Kildare Bourke-Borrowes 2014
Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest 16 3 Scott A. Zanon 2014
Landscape Plants for Texas and Environs 5 3 Michael A. Arnold 2002 Landscape Plants for Texas and Environs
Landscape Planning: Practical Techniques for the Home Gardener. Second edition 10 3 Judith Adam 2008 Landscape Planning: Practical Techniques for the Home Gardener. Second edition
Lavender: How to Grow and Use the Fragrant Herb 1 3 Ellen Spector Platt 1999 Lavender: How to Grow and Use the Fragrant Herb
Luis Barragán’s Gardens of El Pedregal 6 3 Keith L. Eggener 2001 Luis Barragán’s Gardens of El Pedregal
Landscaping: Principles and Practices 6 3 Jack E. Ingels 2004 Landscaping: Principles and Practices
Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast 15 3 Tom Cox and John M. Ruter 2013
Lessons from Mother Earth 5 2 Elaine McLeod 2002 Lessons from Mother Earth
Learn to Garden 8 2 Guy Barter (editor) 2005 Learn to Garden
Living Landscapes: Creative Visions of the Wild 12 2 Andy Rouse 2009 Living Landscapes: Creative Visions of the Wild
Landscape in India: Forms and Meanings 9 2 Amita Sinha 2006 Landscape in India: Forms and Meanings
Landscape Alchemy: The Work of Hargreaves Associates 12 2 George Hargreaves, Julia Czerniak, Anita Berrizbetia, and Liz Campbell Kelly 2009 Landscape Alchemy: The Work of Hargreaves Associates
Linnaeus: Nature and Nation 2 2 Lisbet Koerner 1999 Linnaeus: Nature and Nation
Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North America’s Richest Forest 15 2 Bill Finch, Beth Maynor Young, Rhett Johnson, and John C. Hall 2012 Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North America’s Richest Forest
Life in the Cold: An Introduction to Winter Ecology 16 1 Peter J. Marchand 2013
Louis Benech: Twelve French Gardens 16 1 Eric Jansen 2013
Lilacs for the Garden 5 1 Jennifer Bennett 2002 Lilacs for the Garden
Landscape Construction 8 1 David Sauter 2005 Landscape Construction
Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are 10 1 Paul Robbins 2007 Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are
Long-Term Dynamics of Lakes in the Landscape: Long-Term Ecological Research on North Temperate Lakes 9 1 John J. Magnuson, Timothy K Kratz, and Barbara J. Bensen (editors) 2006 Long-Term Dynamics of Lakes in the Landscape: Long-Term Ecological Research on N
Louis Benech, Douze Jardins en France 15 1 Eric Jansen 2012 Louis Benech, Douze Jardins en France
Landscape Ecology in Action 3 1 Almo Farina 2000 Landscape Ecology in Action
Life Along the Inner Coast: A Naturalist’s Guide to the Sounds, Inlets, Rivers, and Intracoastal Waterways from Norfolk to Key West 12 1 Robert L. Lippson and Alice Jane Lippson 2009 Life Along the Inner Coast: A Naturalist’s Guide to the Sounds, Inlets, Rivers,
Landscaping with Herbs 4 1 James Adams 2001 Landscaping with Herbs