paper, 434 p., $21.95
This outstanding book might well displace every other popular work on the subject. It is a thorough and sound text for use in the home, office or field by anyone — meaning all of us — who needs to be better informed on weeds. Starting with Emerson's definition of a weed as "a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered," the knowledgeable authors familiarize the reader with the major facts about these plants and why they are, or should be, of concern. Fine color plates add a welcome new dimension, with photographs of seeds and seedlings of each species. It is hard to imagine anyone who would not benefit from the use of this incipient classic.
— John Swenson