Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Review: 'Weeds' by Alexander C Martin

Weeds by Alexander C Martin, Illustrated by Jean Zallinger, 1987, St Martin's Press, $6.95, softbound, 160 pages. Category/Genre: reference. Cover: cool. Where we got it: bought it. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million.

This fully illustrated, compact book explains what weeds are and what harm they cause, the benefits of weeds, and major weed habitats.

There are 145 pages of illustrations, descriptions, and maps to help you identify the weeds you see. Often, the illustrations are of the entire weed as well as a close-up of some identifying feature or other, such as a flower or seed. 

We would prefer the weeds be colour-coded, and information given on their flowering and fruiting seasons. Other to that, this is a very handy book to have.

If you like this one, try: Suggestions?  

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