By Ernst Gram and Anna Weber. Edited and adapted by R. W. G. Dennis, Ph.D. Translated from Danish by Evelyn Ramsden. Cloth. $18.50. Pp. 618, with 360 illustrations. Philosophical Library, Inc., 15 E. 40th St., New York 16, 1953.
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This translation of the second edition of a book by Danish plant pathologists of international reputation is the first edition in English. The English editor has made the book more useful by including references to English work in plant pathology. In addition, brief reference is made to plant diseases known in Britain that are not met with in Denmark and hence were not described in the Danish text. The first section of the book is devoted to general principles dealing with the nature of plant diseases. The next three sections are concerned with the diseases of individual plants and crops. These are arranged under the headings: "Tree and Bush Fruit," "Vegetables and Herbaceous Fruit," and "Ornamental Plants and Trees." The last section deals with control measures. The value of the book is greatly enhanced by the illustrations, which have been chosen to facilitate recognition of the diseases rather than to
Plant Diseases in Orchard, Nursery and Garden Crops. JAMA. 1953;153(16):1495. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940330079041
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