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82BOOKREVIEWBOOKREVIEWVol.11,No.1BotanyforGardeners:AnIntroductionandGuide.BrianCapon.Portland,Oregon:TimberPress.1990.Pp.220.$29.95.ISBN0-88192-163-7.Inthissmallbook,writtentofurtherthebotanicalknowledgeandunder-standingofgardeners,theessentialsofallaspectsofgeneralbotanyarelucidlyandaccuratelypresented,usingaminimumoftechnicalterminology.Theclarityofpresentationisfurtherenhancedbyaccurate,aestheticallypleasinglinedraw-ings,executedbytheauthorhimself.Inaddition,thereisagenerousselectionofcolorplatesthat,althoughveryinstructive,allbutjumpoffthepageintheirbeauty.OnemaywonderwhyabookwithgardenersasatargetedreadershipshouldbereviewedintheJournalofEthnobiology.Thereason,tomeatleast,isobvious.Manyethnobiologists,indeedmanyethnobotanists,havehadlimitedtraininginbasicbotany,withtheresultthattheirbotanicalknowledgeisflawed,sometimesinaccurate,andoftensadlydeficient.(Inallfairness,manyethnobiologistswhoarewelltrainedinbiologyhavehadlimitedtraininginanthropologyandarchae-ology.)Irecommendthisboo...