The Society for Economic Botany

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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:

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.

Running After Paradise. Hope, Survival, and Activism in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Lyons, Colleen M. Scanlan. 2022. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona. xvi + 288 pp. (hardcover). USD 60.00. ISBN 978-0-8165-4013-6.

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 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 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.

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.

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 August 10, 2022