From the reviews of the first edition...
"...a first-class introduction to quantitative environmental physiology...." M.H. Unsworth, New Phytologist
"...plant physiologists, agronomists, ecologists, and others interested in whole plants can all find much of value here." David A. Smith, American Scientist
"...an excellent book which all agricultural meteorologists would benefit from using." M.N. Hough, Meteorological Magazine
"This book will serve modelers and quantitative physiologists admirably. As a source of information and conceptual understanding it attains the highest standards in topical balance, rigor, logical organization, and guidance to the literature....At a time when endless, uninterpreted, and poorly connected lists of effects often pass for quantitative studies in biology, Plants and Microclimates stands as a fine model." Vincent P. Gutschick, Mathematical Biosciences
From the reviews of the second edition...
"...I would recommend the text for a course geared towards advanced undergraduates and graduate students." T. R. Baker, Ecology
"...a useful quantitative approach to environmental plant physiology....The approach boils down to the biophysics of environmental factors that affect plant growth and development (i.e., radiation, temperature, water relations, energy balance, and mass transfer) and the nature of plant or canopy response to them." Cary Au Mitchell, The Quarterly Review of Biology
This introduction to the features of the atmospheric environment is of particular relevance to plants and describes the physical and physiological principles required for understanding their interaction with the environment.