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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.

Title Volume Number
How the Earth turned green: A brief 3.8-billion-year history of plants 16 4
Technology and the garden 16 4
The flower hunter and the people: William Bartram's writings on the Native American Southeast 16 4
The Loudons and the gardening press: A Victorian cultural industry 16 4
Leaf defence 16 4
The wildflowers of Ireland: A field guide 16 4
Sowing the seeds of victory: American gardening programs of World War I 16 4
Florida's edible wild plants: A guide to collecting and cooking 16 4
Views of nature 16 4
Grass, soil, hope: A journey through carbon country 16 4
Pollen: The hidden sexuality of flowers 16 4
Around the world in 80 plants 16 4
Sustainable homebrewing: An all-organic approach to crafting great beer 16 4
Field guide to Wisconsin grasses 16 4
Catching nature in the act: Réaumur and the practice of natural history in the eighteenth century 16 4
The Tao of vegetable gardening 16 4
The wilderness writings of Howard Zahniser 16 4
Green walls green roofs: Designing sustainable architecture 16 4
Whispering flowers 16 4
Saving vegetable seeds: Harvest, clean, store, and plant seeds from your garden 16 4
Saving container plants: Overwintering techniques for keeping tender plants alive year after year 16 4
The working man’s green space: Allotment gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919 16 4
The glory of the tree 16 4
The bee: A natural history 16 4
Native plants of the Southeast 16 3
Gardening with perennials: Lessons from Chicago's Lurie Garden 16 3
Pleasures of the garden: A literary anthology 16 3
The gift of a garden 16 3
Ecology of plant derived smoke: Its use in seed germination 16 3
Edward Bawden's Kew Gardens 16 3