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The Plant Science Bulletin
(Print: ISSN 0032-0919, Electronic: ISSN 1537-9752) is an informal communication published four times a year, with information on upcoming meetings, courses, field trips, news of colleagues, new books, and professional opportunities. It provides a means of advertising items or materials wanted. It also serves as a forum for circulating BSA committee reports, for distributing innovative teaching approaches and methods, and for discussing issues of concern to Society members such as environmental policy and educational funding.

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Books Received for Review


If you would like to review a book or books for PSB, the easiest way to do so is to: highlight and copy the book details, click on the Reviewer Requested link to the right of the book's details and paste the information into the email form that pops up. Remember to include your name, University/Department, all of your mailing details and the date by which the book will be reviewed (15 January, 15 April, 15 July or 15 October). Book reviews should not exceed 800-1000 words. Alternatively, e-mail Mackenzie Taylor, the editor-in-chief, at, including the details noted above, as soon as you notice the book of interest in this list, because they go quickly!

  Mineral Nutrition of Rice. Fageria, Nand Kumar. 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4665-5806 (Hardback US$142.16) 586 pp. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 6000 Broken Sound Parkway, NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487-2743

Benthic diatoms from Mediterranean coasts. Álvarez-Blanco, Irene and Saúl Blanco. 2014. ISBN: 978-3-443-57051-4 (Paper EUR154.00 [US$175]) 409 pp. Schweizerbart Science Publishers Johannesstr. 3A, 70176 Stuttgart, Germany (Bibliotheca Diatomologica, Volume 60).


The Papers of Frederick Law Olmstead. Volume IX: The Last Great Projects 1890-1985. Schuyler, David, Gregory Kaliss, and Jeffrey Schlossberg (eds). 2015. ISBN: 978-1-4214-1603-8 (Hardcover US$110.00) 1104 pp. John Hopkins University Press, 2715 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-4363


Flora of North America, Volume 28.  Bryophytes: Mosses, part 2.  2015.  Flora of North America Association.  ISBN 9780190202750  (Cloth US$95.00)  702 pp.  Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513


A Natural History of English Gardening 1650-1800. Laird, Mark. 2015. ISBN: 978-0-300-19636-8 (Cloth US$75.00) 464 pp. Yale University Press, PO Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040 (available Summer 2015)


Flora of North America North of Mexico Vol 9. Magnoliophyta: Picramniaceae to Rosaceae. Flora of North American Editorial Committee (Eds). 2014. ISBN:978-0-19-534029-7 (Hardcover 62.00) 752pp. Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016.


Fathers of Botany: The Discovery of Chinese Plants by European Missionaries. Kilpatrick, Jane. 2015. ISBN: 978-0-226-20670-7 (Cloth US$60.00) 240 pp. The University of Chicago Press, 1427 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

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