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(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)


Public Garden Management: A Global Perspective. Dehagan, Bijan. 2014. Volume 1. ISBN 978-1-4931-6178-2 (paper US$148.99) pp. 1-385. Volume 2. ISBN 978-1-4931-6182-9 (cloth US$172.99) pp. 386-820. Xlibris LLC,


Diatoms of the United States 1: Taxonomy, Ultrastructure and Descriptions of New Species and Other Rarely Reported Taxa from Lake Sediments in the Western U.S.A. ohn Patrick Kociolek, Berengere Laslandes; Danuta Bennett; Evan Thomas; Mariska Brady; Carrie Graeff (eds). 2014. ISBN 978-3-443-57052-1. (Paper, 79.00 EUR) 188 pp. Schweizerbart Science Publishers Johannesstr. 3A, 70176 Stuttgart, Germany (Bibliotheca Diatomologica, Volume 61).


Ecological Statistics: Contemporary Theory and Application. Fox, Gordon A., Simoneta Negrete-Yankelevich, and Vinicio J. Sosa (eds). 2015. ISBN: 978-0-19-967255-4 (Paperback 39.99) 416 pp. Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513.


On the Forests of Tropical Asia: Lest the Memory Fade. Ashton, Peter. 2015. ISBN: 978-1-84246-475-5. (Cloth US$180). 596 pp. University of Chicago Press, 1427 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


The Genus Meconopsis: Blue poppies and their relatives. Grey-Wilson, Christopher. 2015. ISBN: 978-1-84246-369-7. (Hardback 68) 432 pp. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, UK


Forest Plans of North America Siry, Jacek, Pete Bettinger, Krista Merry, Donald Grebner, Kevin Boston and Chris Cieszewski. 2015. ISBN: 978-0-127-99936-4. (Hardcover or eBook US$92.65). 482 pp. Elsevier, 225 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA 02451.


Plant Sensing & Communication. Karban, Richard. 2015. ISBN: 978-0-226-26470-7. (Paper US$35.00). 240 pp. University of Chicago Press, 1427 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


Hidden Histories and Ancient Mysteries of Witches, Plants and Fungi. Dugan, F.M. 2015. ISBN: 978-0-89054-465-5 (softcover US$69.95). 180 pp. APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121


Jewels of the Plains, revised edition. Barr, Claude A.. (edited by James H. Locklear). 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8166-9801-1 (cloth US$27.95). 288 pp. University of Minnesota Press, Suite 290 111 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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