The Society for Economic Botany

Fostering research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people.

Books Needing Reviewers


Books Needing Review   |   Instructions for Reviewer   |   Submitting a Book for Review

If you see a book you would like to review, make your request to Book Review Editor.

REVIEW POLICY: Because of problems with a few reviewers, there is a strict review policy. Those asking to review these books are thereby agreeing to this policy. Reviewers who do not return reviews to me according to schedule will be given three options:

  1. provide a review,
  2. pay the going rate for the book so we can replace it, or
  3. send the book back to the book review editor ASAP.

Reviewers needed for:

Economic Zooarchaeology. Studies in Hunting, Herding and Early Agriculture. Rowley-Conwy, Peter, Dale Serjeantson, and Paul Halstead, eds. 2017 [reprinted 2019]. Oxbow Books, Oxford, U.K., and Havertown, PA. xvi + 298 pp. (paperback). GBP 30.00. ISBN 978-1-78925-340-5.

Folk Herbal Medicine and Drug Discovery. Katewa, S.S. 2012 [reprinted 2019]. Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India. vi + 299 pp. (paperback). INR 550.00, USD 16.66. ISBN 978-93-88043-34-2.

How Nature Works: Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet. Besky, Sarah, and Alex Blanchette, eds. 2019. School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, NM, and University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM. x + 261 pp. (paperback). USD 39.95. ISBN 978-0-8263-6085-4.

Mulberry. Coles, Peter. 2019. Reaktion Books Ltd., London, UK, distributed by University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. 256 pp. (hardcover). USD 27.00. ISBN 978-1-78914-142-9.

Wild Capital. Nature’s Economic and Ecological Wealth. Jones, Barbara K. 2019. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, FL. xiv + 290 pp. (hardcover). USD 60.00. ISBN 978-1068340104-9.

Wild Plants for a Sustainable Future. 110 Multipurpose Species. Ulian, Tiziana, César Flores, Rafael Lira, Avhatakali Mamatsharaga, Kebadire K. Mogotsi, Patrick Muthoka(X), Samodimo Ngwako, Desterio O. Nyamongo, William Omondi, Abdoul K. Sanogo, Sidi Sanogo, and Efisio Mattana, eds. 2019. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, U.K., distributed by University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. xiv + 490 pp. (hardcover). GBP 39.99, USD 55.00 [eBook, open access]. ISBN 978-1-84246-673-5.

Wildflowers of the Adirondacks. Leopold, Donald J., and Lytton John Musselman. 2020. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. xviii + 346 pp. (paperback). USD 24.95. ISBN 978-1-4214-3110-9.


Updated as of January 28, 2020