"This book is a fascinating collection of essays about the interactions of plants and people. Twelve chapters deal with individual plants or groups of plants and one with the origins of agriculture....This is a well-written, easily readable text by a leading economic botanist."-Brittonia "Through study of these examples, we gain insight into the probable early stages of plant domestication. Written by an experienced field botanist, in a nontechnical, easy style, this book brings field botany alive."-Library JournalHeiser, Charles B., Jr. is the author of 'Of Plants and People' with ISBN 9780806124100 and ISBN 0806124105.