paper, 294 p., $50
This is a fine addition to the series Crop Production Science in Horticulture, which brings together state-of-the-art knowledge about this important family of economic plants. This book's value will become apparent to anyone who grows, studies or eats carrots and related plants. Many eyes will be opened by the book's discussion of plants such as Arracacha, an exotic South American plant used in instant soups, baby food formulas and elsewhere. This book is truly a compendium, ranging from genetics to consumption, and it will retain its great value for many years to come.
— John F. Swenson, Volunteer, Plant Information Office, Chicago Botanic Garden