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:


Anglo-Saxon Crops and Weeds: A Case Study in Quantitative Archaeobotany. McKerracher, Mark. 2019. Archaeopress, Summertown, U.K. viii + 204 pp. (paperback). GBP 35.00, USD 56.00 [eBook, open access]. ISBN 978-1-78969-192-4.

Early Farming in Dalmatia. Pokrovnik and Danilo Bitinj: Two Neolithic Villages in Southeast Europe. Moore, Andrew, Marko Menđušić, Lawrence Brown, Sue Colledge, Robert Giegengack, Thomas Higham, Vladimir Hršak, Anthony Legge, Drago Marguš, Sarah McClure, Carol Palmer, Emil Podrug, Kelly Reed, Jennifer Smith, and Joško Zaninović. 2019. Archaeopress Publishing Ltd., Summertown, U.K. x + 104 pp. (paperback). GBP 26.00, USD 42.00 [eBook, open access]. ISBN 978-1-78969-158-0.

Food Plants of the World. Identification, Culinary Uses and Nutritional Value, revised ed. van Wyk, Ben-Erik. 2019. Briza Publications, Queenswood, South Africa, and CABI, Wallingford, U.K. 520 pp. (hardcover). ZAR 699.00, GBP 49.99, EUR 59.99, USD 69.99. ISBN 978-1-798241-30-3.

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest, 3rd ed. Kruckeberg, Arthur R., and Linda Chalker-Scott. 2019. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA. xiv + 374 pp. (paperback). USD 39.95. ISBN 978-0-295-74415-5.

Living Off the Land. Agriculture in Wales c. 400–1600 AD. Comeau, Rhiannon, and Andy Seaman, eds. 2019. Windgather Press, Oxford, U.K., and Havertown, PA. xii + 252 pp. (paperback). GBP 34.99, USD 49.99. ISBN 978-1-91118-839-1.

Plant Kin. A Multispecies Ethnography in Indigenous Brazil. Miller, Theresa L. 2019. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX. xii + 297 pp. (paperback). USD 29.95. ISBN 978-1-4773-1740-2.

The African Roots of Marijuana. Duvall, Chris S. 2019. Duke University Press, Durham, NC. 360 pp. (paperback). USD 27.95. ISBN 978-1-4780-0394-6.

Unraveling the Voynich Codex. Janick, Jules, and Arthur O. Tucker. 2019. Springer, Cham, Switzerland. xvi + 412 pp. (eBook). EUR 32.12. ISBN 978-3-319-77294-3.
[Note: This book requires a reviewer with expertise in some relevant field, preferably Aztec or Mesoamerican botany, ethnobotany or language.]

Wild Edible Underutilized Plants. Nutritional, Antinutritional, and Nutraceutical Aspects. Mohan, V. R., P. S. Tresina, and A. Doss. 2020 [2019]. Apple Academic Press, Oakville, Canada, and Palm Bay, FL. xvi + 203 pp. (hardcover). USD 159.95. ISBN 978-1-77188-771-7.

Updated as of September 26, 2019