Decorated boards, 370 p., $150.00
This collection of scientific works from 32 leading international scientists contains their most recent findings on the ecology and evolution of flowers. Following an introduction that features a review of David G. Lloyd’s scholarly concepts on floral biology, which serve as the basis of current research agendas, the text is organized into four parts, relating to the different aspects of floral ecology and evolution. Heavily referenced and annotated, it is filled with technical illustrations and tables. As an advanced textbook, this publication is appropriate for graduate-level students in the plant sciences and serves as an overview of current research on the subject.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden