Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family

Adam Fikso adam14113 at AMERITECH.NET
Sun Apr 11 19:46:06 CEST 2010


Well...Hmmm!  Corrected by the master.  I should be more humble, I suppose,
but I've not been noted for it.   I could have qualified my answer further,
by noting that for me it was not terribly useful... gardening outdoors in
the Chicago area .  Deni's book does, indeed bring together a vast array of
information and gives a broad and good overview, under pne cover, and there
is nothing else quite like it that could take its place.
Glad to see your response.  Will you be joining us more often?    Your
knowledge base could enrich the group.

Cordially, Adam Fikso  USDA  Z5a


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Boyce" <phymatarum at GOOGLEMAIL.COM>
To: <ARISAEMA-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL>
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 5:15 AM
Subject: Re: Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family


> I'm a very rare poster to AEG but I feel moved to email on this in order
> to
> put the record straight regarding Deni's book.
>
> It is a masterful tour de force -an extraordinary synthesis from a vast
> array of often obscure literature and sources compiled over many years.
> And
> it was done twice. The second edition stands as THE premier source of
> information on the aroids aimed at a non-technical audience. That is to
> say
> the vast majority of AEG readers. To dismiss this book  as 'not terribly
> useful' is about as intelligent as declaring any books on, e.g., plant
> physiology not published in English (that is to say most of them) as 'not
> worth shelf space'.
>
> I have ccd this email to Deni.
>
> Peter Boyce
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arisaema Enthusiast Group (AEG) Discussion List (and other hardy
> Aroids) [mailto:ARISAEMA-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL] On Behalf Of Adam Fikso
> Sent: Saturday, 10 April, 2010 2:44 AM
> To: ARISAEMA-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL
> Subject: Re: Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family
>
> I don't know how to answer you, Jim.  It seemed introductory to me:  a
> survey of aroids.  Not terribly useful, but it might fill in a few gaps
> with
>
> the broad array of facts that she presents. If it's cheap (as in under $
> 3)
> then it isn't going to hurt much. Good pictures.   It's a good book to
> have
> already read.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields104 at COMCAST.NET>
> To: <ARISAEMA-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL>
> Sent: Friday, April 09, 2010 12:21 PM
> Subject: Book: Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family
>
>
>> "Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family" by Deni Brown.
>>
>> What can anyone tell me about this book?  There is a paperback edition
>> available from Amazon.com, and I'm wondering if I should get a copy.  My
>> Aroid interests include Amorphopahllus and Zantedeschia as well as
>> Arisaema.
>>
>> Jim Shields
>>
>>
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