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:

Chasing Plants. Journeys with a Botanist Through Rainforests, Swamps, and Mountains. Thorogood, Chris. 2022. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. 288 pp. (hardcover). USD 27.50. ISBN 978-0-226-82353-9.

English Orchards. A Landscape History. Barnes, Gerry, and Tom Williamson. 2022. Windgather Press, Oxford, United Kingdom and Havertown, Pennsylvania. viii + 208 pp. (paperback). GBP 34.99, USD 49.99. ISBN 978-1-91442-719-0.

Flora’s Fieldworkers. Women and Botany in Nineteenth-Century Canada. Shteir, Ann, editor. 2022. McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal, Canada. viii + 445 pp. (hardcover). CAD 70.00. ISBN 978-0-2280-1112-5.

House Plants. Maunder, Mike. 2022. Reaktion Books, London, United Kingdom. 200 pp. (hardcover). GBP 18.00, USD 27.00. ISBN 978-1-78914-543-4.

Making Better Coffee. How Maya Farmers and Third Wave Tastemakers Create Value. Fischer, Edward F. 2022. University of California Press, Oakland, California. 296 pp. (paperback). USD 29.95, GBP 24.00. ISBN 978-0-520-38696-9.

Millet and What Else? The Wider Context of the Adoption of Millet Cultivation in Europe. Kirleis, Wiebke, Marta Dal Corson, and Dragana Filipović (editors.) 2022. Sidestone Press, Leiden, Netherlands. 327 pp. (paperback). EUR 45.00, USD 65.00. ISBN 978-94-6427-015-0.

Seeking the First Farmers in Western Sjælland, Denmark. The Archaeology of the Transition to Agriculture in Northern Europe. Price, T. Douglas. 2022. Oxbow Books, Oxford, United Kingdom and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. xxxii + 272 pp. (hardcover). GBP 45.00, USD 55.00. ISBN 978-1-78925-765-6.

The Carbon Almanac. It’s Not Too Late. The Carbon Almanac Network; Seth Godin, editor. 2022. Portfolio / Penguin, [New York, New York]. xii + 332 pp. (paperback). USD 20.00. ISBN 978-0-59354251-4.

The Desert Smells Like Rain. A Naturalist in O’odham Country, 40th anniversary edition with a new preface. Nabhan, Gary Paul. 2022. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona. xxiv + 148 pp. (paperback). USD 19.95. ISBN 978-0-8165-4689-3.

The Hidden Universe. Adventures in Biodiversity. Antonelli, Alexandre. 2022. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. xii + 276 pp. (hardcover). USD 22.00. ISBN 078-0-226-82187-0.

The Kingdom of Rye. A Brief History of Russian Food. Goldstein, Darra. 2022. University of California Press, Oakland, California. xviii + 171 pp. (hardcover). USD 24.95, GBP 20.00. ISBN 978-0-52038389-0.

Wisdom Engaged. Traditional Knowledge for Northern Community Well-Being. Johnson, Leslie Main, editor. 2019. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Canada. xiv + 402 pp. (paperback). CAD 43.99, GBP 33.99, USD 43.99. ISBN 978-1-77212-410-1.

Updated as of September 23, 2022