"...an excellent introduction and guide to the unique vegetation of these five mediterranean regions."Journal of Plant Physiology, 1999
"...richly illustrated book." "...This well written book can be recommended to plant biologists and ecologists and also addresses to geographers, horticulturists and all those interested to learn more on the plants in these five unusual climate regions." Journal of Plant Physiology, 1999
"...This book is likely to be a very useful guide for any professional or amateur botanist setting off for any one of the five regions for the first time-and it is reasonably priced!'New Phytologist
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From the Inside Flap
"Many people will enjoy this book: students and instructors in geography, ecology, climatology, and plant biology have a superb text; gardeners who emphasize native plants have a valuable field guide and reference; and those individuals who simply want to know more about the environment in which they live will be educated and entertained."Michael Barbour, author of California's Changing Landscapes
"Dallman has mastered the enormous literature on the subject and has distilled the important points into an engaging, readable, and beautifully illustrated book. His tips on exploring these areas will be invaluable to prospective ecotourists."Robert Ornduff, author of Introduction to California Plant Life