Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $3.48
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Genus Arisaema Hardcover – Illustrated, July 1, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0881928396 ISBN-10: 0881928399 Edition: Second Edition,Revised,2nd Edition

5 New from $79.95 9 Used from $67.96
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, Illustrated
"Please retry"
$79.95 $67.96
Best%20Books%20of%202014
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
12 Days of Kindle Book Deals
Load your library with Amazon's editors' picks, $2.99 or less each today only. Learn more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 474 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated; Second Edition,Revised,2nd Edition edition (July 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881928399
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881928396
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,598,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Guy Gusman received his Ph.D. in Sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, where he is presently co-director of the Biomedical Physics Laboratory and teaches Physics at the Faculty of Medicine. In addition to publishing many articles in solid state physics, he has always been interested in botany and has contributed many papers on the taxonomy of the genus Arisaema.


Liliane Gusman received her bachelor of science degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, and she has taught several physics courses in Brussels. She has a particular interest in science teaching and is co-author of many publications in this field.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adam Fikso on January 4, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The 2nd edition is a markedly improved and extended update of the ground-breaking original. New information,new pictures. The accurate line-drawings for recognizing species by leaf-type have been preserved.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jamie V. on May 21, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Arisaema is a genus of Aroids currently gaining in popularity and, with the imports from China arriving in the West with shakey IDs to say the least, this is the book you want to sort out the whole mess.

Fotos are extremely good, many being from collection expeditions,other from cultured plants. General morphology is beautifully explained, comparisons of leaf arrangements and important floral attributes are clearly illustrated, general habitat is discussed, although only general cultural instructions are mentioned, one does get a good understanding of how to approach these plants in the garden. Also, there is a classification of the tuber under each taxon, blooming and emergence seasons are discussed, essentially, everything that could be included has been included. Coupled with the excellent printing quality, this is a book not to be missing from the botanical library. Nice to read, as well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Seeing Himalayan species growing in the wild sparked my interest in this genus - until that recent trip, I was familiar only with North American species. This book is clearly written, well-illustrated, and very helpful for old gardeners like me who are not botanists but love to pursue a species in depth. It's never too late to learn. As usual, Timber Press has raised what might be an excellent textbook to the level of art.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By K. Slater on June 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The pictures are wonderful, but I could understand only a basic description of each plant, which is really written for botanists, I believe. I will look some more, then donate it to the Boston Horticultural Society.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?