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:

Field Guide to the Palms of Belize. Balick, Michael J., and Andrew Henderson, illustrations by Francesca Anderson. 2022. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York. 153 pp. (paperback). USD 14.95. ISBN 979-8-79533043-3.

Kō: An Ethnobotanical Guide to Hawaiian Sugarcane Cultivars. Lincoln, Noa Kekuewa. 2020. University of Hawai‘i Press, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. xiv + 176 pp. (paperback). USD ###. ISBN 978-0-82487336-3.

Naturalizing Inequality: Water, Race, and Biopolitics in South Africa. Marcatelli, Michela. 2021. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona. xiv + 172 pp. (hardcover). USD 60.00. ISBN 978-0-8165-3950-5.

Safer Gardens: Plant Flammability and Planning for Fire. Corbett, Lesley. 2021. Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, Australia. vii + 425 pp. (paperback). AUD 55.00, USD 55.00. ISBN 978-1-922454-60-7.

Tropical Arctic: Lost Plants, Future Climates and the Discovery of Ancient Greenland. McElwain, Jennifer C., Marlene Hill Donnelly, and Ian J. Glasspool. 2021. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. 144 pp. (hardcover). USD 30.00. ISBN 978-0-226-53443-5.

Voluntourism and Multispecies Collaboration: Life, Death, and Conservation in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Vacanti Brondo, Keri. 2021. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona. xvi + 208 pp. (hardcover). USD 60.00. ISBN 978-0-8165-4260-4.




Updated as of March 23, 2022