"Every now and then an undergraduate textbook appears that is both useful to its target audience and a pleasure for more experienced readers. This current revision of Epstein's 1971 classic with the same title is such a book. This new version maintains the first edition's clear and engaging prose and adds Bloom's expertise in plant physiology and biochemistry, as well as extremely elegant and helpful graphics. … When my colleagues tell me they are planning to write a textbook, I lend them Epstein and Bloom's volume to show them how it should be done." --Manuel Lerdau, The Quarterly Review of Biology
About the Author
EMANUEL EPSTEIN is Research Professor in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources - Soils and Biogeochemistry at the University of California at Davis, USA. ARNOLD J. BLOOM is Professor in the Department of Vegetable Crops at the University of California at Davis, USA.