"Scholarly and eminently readable.... A first-class book." - Hardy Fern Foundation Quarterly Newsletter "A long-awaited and much requested manual of the Hawaiian pteridophytes.... This manual is well researched, detailed and comprehensive. It is an essential addition to the library of all those interested in pteridophytes as well as those interested in Hawaiian plants and in island floras." - American Fern Journal "The major reference work for ferns and fern allies in these islands for a long time to come." - Plant Systematics and Evolution "Attractive, useful, and readable.... Highly recommended." - Choice "A must for anyone who loves [ferns] and wants to know more about them." - Honolulu Advertiser"
About the Author
Dr. Daniel Palmer, a retired dermatologist, has published articles on Hawaiian ferns in the genera Sadleria and Cibotium and is the author or coauthor of papers on other Hawaiian ferns. Past president of the Hawaiian Botanical Society, he has explored many parts of the main Hawaiian Islands in the course of his research.