The Society for Ethnobotany

Fostering research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people.

Books Needing Reviewers

Books Needing Review   |   Instructions for Reviewer   |   Submitting a Book for Review

If you see a book you would like to review, make your request to Book Review Editor.

REVIEW POLICY: Because of problems with a few reviewers, there is a strict review policy. Those asking to review these books are thereby agreeing to this policy. Reviewers who do not return reviews to me according to schedule will be given three options:

  1. provide a review,
  2. pay the going rate for the book so we can replace it, or
  3. send the book back to the book review editor ASAP.

Reviewers needed for:

Agave Spirits. The Past, Present, and Future of Mescals. Nabhan, Gary Paul, and David Suro Piñera. 2023. W. W. Norton & Co., New York, New York. 308 pp. (hardcover). USD 30.00. ISBN 978-0-393-86710-7.

Gifted Earth. The Ethnobotany of the Quinault and Neighboring Tribes. Deur, Douglas, and the Knowledge-Holders of the Quinault Indian Nation. 2022. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, Oregon. xxii + 250 pp. (paperback). USD 29.95. ISBN 978-0-87071-965-3.

Seeking the First Farmers in Western Sjælland, Denmark. The Archaeology of the Transition to Agriculture in Northern Europe. Price, T. Douglas. 2022. Oxbow Books, Oxford, United Kingdom and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. xxxii + 272 pp. (hardcover). GBP 45.00, USD 55.00. ISBN 978-1-78925-765-6.

Sowing the Forest. A Historical Ecology of People and Their Landscapes. Balée, William. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. xii + 233 pp. (hardcover. USD 69.95. ISBN 978-0-8173-2157-4.

The Botany of Beer. An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 Plants Used in Brewing. Caruso, Giuseppe, translated by [Studio] Kosmos. 2022. Columbia University Press, New York, New York. xviii + 622 pp. (hardcover). USD 34.95, GBP 30.00. ISBN 978-0-23120158-2.

The Tropical Turn. Agricultural Innovation in the Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean. Muthukumaran, Sureshkumar. 2023. University of California Press, Oakland, California. xx + 294 pp. (paperback). USD 34.95, GBP 30.00. ISBN 978-0-52039084-3.

Yerba Mate. The Drink that Shaped a Nation. Sarreal, Julia J. S. 2022. University of California Press, Oakland, California. xii + 375 pp. (paperback). USD 29.95, GBP 25.00. ISBN 978-0-52037928-2.

Updated as of June 19, 2023