Book Reviews (not peer-reviewed)


Divisions in the university commons yield dividends: a partial review of Peter MacKinnon’s University Commons Divided. Academic Matters (Spring 2018).


CITES and cacti: a user’s guide by Maurizio Sajeva, H. Noel McGough, Lucy Garrett, Jonas Lüthy, Maurice Tse-Laurence, Catherine Rutherford, and Guilia Sajeva. Plant Science Bulletin 61(2): 73-75.


Melocactus the genus in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao by George Thomson. Cactus and Succulent Journal 86(4): 162.


Plant physics by Karl J. Niklas and Hanns-Christof Spatz. Plant Science Bulletin 59(1): 21-22.


The Aloe of Madagascar [Les Aloe de Madagascar] by Jean-Bernard Castillon and Jean-Philippe Castillon. Cactus and Succulent Journal 82(6): 280-281.

The art of plant evolution by W. John Kress and Shirley Sherwood. Plant Science Bulletin 56: 138-139.

Texas cacti by Brian Loflin and Shirley Loflin. Cactus and Succulent Journal 82(1): 31.


Introduction to bryophytes by Alain Vanderpoorten and Bernard Goffinet. Plant Science Bulletin 55: 167-168.

The biology of deserts by David Ward. Plant Science Bulletin 55(2): 78-79.


Curious world of carnivorous plants: a comprehensive guide to their biology and cultivation by Wilhelm Barthlott, Stefan Porembski, Rüdiger Seine, and Inge Theisen. Plant Science Bulletin 54(4): 159.

The origins of genome architecture by Michael Lynch. Plant Science Bulletin 54(4): 165.

Cacti of Texas, a field guide: with emphasis on the Trans-Pecos species by A. Michael Powell, James F. Weedin, and Shirley A. Powell. Plant Science Bulletin 54(2): 81.

Ribbon of green: change in riparian vegetation in the southwestern United States by Robert H. Webb, Stanley A. Leake, and Raymond M. Turner. Plant Science Bulletin 54(1): 31.

Great cacti: ethnobotany and biogeography by David Yetman. Cactus and Succulent Journal 80(2): 84.


Structure and function of a Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem edited by Kris M. Havstad, Laura F. Huenneke and William H. Schlesinger. Plant Science Bulletin 53(4): 168-169.

Sonoran Desert plants: an ecological atlas by Raymond M. Turner, Janice E. Bowers, and Tony L. Burgess. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(6): 278-279.

Dry borders: great natural reserves of the Sonoran Desert by Richard S. Felger and Bill Broyles. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(6): 278.

Copiapoa and their environment (2006) by Rudolf Schulz. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(4): 171.

The organ pipe cactus by David Yetman. Plant Science Bulletin 53(2): 74.

Bradleya 24 edited by Colin C. Walker. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(1): 35.


Plant-pollinator interactions: from specialization to generalization edited by Nickolas M. Waser and Jeff Ollerton. Plant Science Bulletin 52(4): 139-140.

Evolutionary flatland; review of Evolution in four dimensions: genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, and symbolic variation in the history of life by Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb. Biological Theory 1(2): 203-205.

An enthusiasm for orchids: sex and deception in plant evolution by John Alcock. Orchids 75(10): 777.

The geographic mosaic of coevolution by John N. Thompson. Plant Science Bulletin 52(3): 100-101.

Ferocactus by John Pilbeam and Derek Bowdery. Cactus World 24(2): 95-96.

Growing hardy orchids by John Tullock. Plant Science Bulletin 52(2): 67-68.


Plant diversity and evolution: genotypic and phenotypic variation in higher plants edited by R.J. Henry. Plant Science Bulletin 51(4): 150-151.

Sonoran Desert plants: an ecological atlas by Raymond M. Turner, Janice E. Bowers and Tony L. Burgess. Plant Science Bulletin 51(4): 146-147.

Cacti of the Trans-Pecos and adjacent areas by A. Michael Powell and James F. Weedin. Plant Science Bulletin 51(3): 110-112.

Food plants of the Sonoran Desert by Wendy C. Hodgson. Cactus and Succulent Journal 77(3): 129.