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Gloria: A Novel
Gloria: A Novel
by Keith Maillard
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars I feel that I know this woman, February 11, 2012
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I can't believe that it took me so long to look up Keith Maillard's writing. I loved this book and see glimpses of a world gone by in small town Wheeling, WV, a once-upon-a-time thriving steel mill town, with a bunch of kids growing up and yearning to get out. Good job Keith! I'll be getting all of your books!


Florida Landscape Plants: Native and Exotic
Florida Landscape Plants: Native and Exotic
by John V. Watkins
Edition: Paperback
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84 of 86 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Florida Landscape Plants, April 18, 2000
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This is a worthwhile book for a number of reasons, however, it has one major omission. The positive factors: 1) Excellent plant descriptions including details like salt tolerance level; 2) wonderful (and most appreciated) treatment of botanic names by giving the pronunciation and derivation of the Latin words (Thanks!). The omission concerns color photographs of the plants discussed. The publisher included a few color pages of plant drawings which are mostly useless and confusing. A good garden book needs to have extensive color photographs. I am sure that the author would agree!!


Palms of South Florida
Palms of South Florida
by George B. Stevenson
Edition: Paperback
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Palms of South Florida, April 18, 2000
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While an excellent and detailed explanation of the confusing world of palm botany, I have two problems with this book. 1) It contains comprehensive, detailed drawings of the trees reviewed, but not a single photo! Of course it costs a publisher more to use the type of paper that color can print on, not to mention the ink itself, but a garden book with no photographs at all?? 2) It would be most helpful for us beginners if the pronunciation and the derivation of the botanic names was listed. It's hard to remember a plants proper name when you cannot even pronounce it!
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