Papers in the Biological Sciences


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Published in The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 71, No. 1 (March 1996), pp. 127-128. Copyright 1996 The University of Chicago Press. Used by permission.


The purpose of this useful 145-page book is to provide both a source of comparative information on seeds of 280 weedy plant species in the Great Plains and a means of identifying them. ... The 286 color photographs are the most valuable part of the book. ... Overall, I am delighted to have this book and recommend it to anyone who needs to identify weed seeds and, in fact, to anyone fascinated by the beauty and variation among plants displayed in nature.