edited by Kowalchik and Hylton Astonishingly comprehensive book in an A to Z format devotes at least one page to each of 150 herbs, including information on its history, uses (medicinal, ornamental, dyes, cosmetic, culinary, aromatic, etc.) and cultivation (from seed to harvest and storage). Detailed coverage of companion planting, cooking with herbs, crafts and dyes, dangerous and healing herbs, and much more. Illustrations and photographs are exceptionally well-done. 545 pages, softcover.