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Excellent resource and teaching tool (if you don't need additional assistance).
on November 16, 2008
This book makes either an excellent teaching resource or a good personal reference book. I got it for teaching horticulture to my niece and ended up spending hours reading for my own personal benefit! There is one drawback. In the early pages of the book, reference is made to additional material (for teaching) which can be obtained from the Pearson's website. This material is NOT available to anyone who does not purchase the book through that website. However, when my sister attempted to purchase 1 copy of the book through the aforementioned website, there was no way to do so. Therefore, in effect, this supplemental material is NOT available to anyone who is NOT teaching in an accredited college...although the book could be taught to someone at the Junior and senior level of high school! In fact, I spent over 5 hours on the phone (being transferred from one department to another) before being told (on the website)that, although the supplemental material is available to home-schooling parents) that, in reality, it is NOT available!
If you are looking for an excellent book on horticulture, this is an excellent resource. If you are looking for an excellent textbook on the subject, it is also excellent. However, you must be prepared to go it on your own with the book as you will get NO HELP from Pearson's!