This is a resource book that is also fun to read. -- Marianne Binetti Seattle Post-Intelligencer 20050120 Peter Loewer has proven himself one of the most interesting writers to address the topic. -- Jean Starr Munster (IN) Times 20050227 I haven't tried Loewer's techniques, but they look well thought out and his directions are comprehensive. -- Caroline McCullagh Let's Talk Plants 20050522 Gardeners with any interest at all in botanical matters will be fascinated by Loewer's tales and pictures detailing the how and why of the workings of seeds. HortIdeas 20050329 It is science made simple but not simplistic--detailed, delightful and never dull. -- Lili Singer Los Angeles Times 20050324 We're very pleased to see this classic back in print -- and the thoroughly updated chapter listing seed sources and reference works is a great bonus! HortIdeas 20050312 Will interest anyone interested in the life of plants and the planet... Eminently readable... provides refreshing reading to a devoted gardener during the quiet winter months when there is little work to be done outdoors. -- Dorothea Bedigian Plant Science Bulletin 20050527 Reader-friendly methods for germination, stratification, collection and storage are just the tip of the iceberg... This is a how-to interspersed with lots of interesting trivia that gives seeds the drama of a romantic spy thriller. -- Jean Starr Munster (IN) Times 20050224 An informative, easy to read, and entertaining book covering many topics relating to plant seeds. -- Lee Luckeydoo Sida, Contributions to Botany 20050923 This great work takes you through the history, anatomy, growing methods, and just about everything else you need to know on seeds. -- Dale Langford Rocky Mountain News 20061216Reseña del editor:
Much of life on earth begins and ends with seeds. From the practical concerns of seed savers and collectors to the ancient lore, history, and biology of seeds, this is a must read for anyone interested in preserving seed biodiversity. Detailed advice on buying, storing and germinating, sterilizing soil, indoor to outdoor transplanting - even building cold frames, is included. Blending science and hands-on experience, "Seeds" is fascinating, practical, and useful.
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