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Page 76 ï~~76 THE MICHIGAN BOTANIST Vol. 39 the change from unlobed through 6-lobed is a strong widening of the angle between the two sides of the lower one-third to one-half of the blade. It should be interesting to determine whether character states similar to those described here for southeastern Michigan occur as well in other parts of the wide range of sassafras. For their aid in studying these populations, I acknowledge with thanks William Brodowich, Robert Masta, and Steven Kobylarz. LITERATURE CITED Barnes, B. V. & W. H. Wagner. 1981. Michigan Trees. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor. 383 pp. Ferguson, D. C. in R. B. Dominick et al. (editors). 1972. The Moths of America North of Mexico, fascicle 20.2B, Bombycoidea (in part), p. 236. E. W. Classey, England. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Edition 2. New York Botanical Garden. 910 pp. Harlow, W. H., E. S. Harrar, J. W. Hardin, and F. M. White. 1991. Textbook of Dendrology. Edition 7. McGraw-Hill, New York. 501 pp. Ilick, J. S. 1927. Common Trees of Michigan. American Tree Association, Washington, D.C. 108 pp. Platt, R. 1953. A Pocket Guide to the Trees. Pocket Books, New York. 256 pp. Smith, N. F. 1997. Trees of Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes. Edition 6. Thunder Bay Press, Lansing, Michigan. 178 pp. Taber, W. S. 1937. Delaware Trees. A Guide to the Identification of the Native Tree Species. Publication 6, Delaware State Forestry Department, Dover. 250 pp. Tyler, H. A. 1975. The Swallowtail Butterflies of North America, p. 85. Naturegraph Publishers, Healdsburg, California. Voss, E. G. 1985. Michigan Flora. Part II. Dicots (Saururaceae-Cornaceae). Bulletin of the Cranbrook Institute of Science Number 59, and University of Michigan Herbarium, Ann Arbor. 724 pp. REVIEW Emanuel D. Rudolph's STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN BOTANY, with an appendix on the relationship between science and religion. Ronald L. Stuckey and William R. Burk, editors. September, 2000. Sida Botanical Miscellany No. 19. (ISSN 0883-1475, paperback; ISBN 1-889878-05-7, paperback.) xxx + 376 pp. $45 (+$3.71 for Texas residents) + postage $4.50 for first copy, $1.00 for each additional copy to the same address; postage outside the USA $8.00 for first copy, $2.50 for each additional copy to the same address. Check or money order payable to BRIT Press; Visa, MasterCard, or purchase order accepted: BRIT Press, 509 Pecan Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, USA. This is a tribute and memorial to Emanuel D. Rudolph, just "Rudy" to the thousands whose lives he touched during his long tenure in Botany at the Ohio State University. It is richly illustrated with over 200 b/w and colored photographs. The color cover features hollyhocks, to honor Rudy's observation that their introduction from Europe serves "to remind us of man's attempt to preserve the familiarity of his surroundings."
Page 77 ï~~2000 THE MICHIGAN BOTANIST 77 The editors have gone through Rudy's files and archives and extracted thirty papers, presented here in eight parts: 1) Botany in Textbooks, 2) Botany in Children's Books, 3) Botanical Teaching in Classrooms and Laboratories, 4) Botanical Educators, 5) Botanical Illustration, 6) Women in the Development of American Botany, 7) Writing the Missouri Botanical Garden History, and 8) Writings on Selected Topics in American Botanical History. I know of no parallel to this book. Certainly, in literature and music there are ample precedents for publishing incomplete works posthumously, but scholarly work generally requires the hand of the author himself or herself to make it complete. Nonetheless, the editors undertook to bring these papers to light. Emanuel D. Rudolph (1927-1992) left us too soon, and his editors have filled in the lacuna. Given the nature of the material, the book cannot be read as a continuous narrative or disquisition. Necessarily, it jumps from one thing to another, even with the best efforts of the editors to fill in details and provide a context. I think readers will enjoy this: it is a sampling of the range of the man's mind and interests, and one can jump in at almost any point and benefit from Rudy's spare prose and (often) wry insights. The editors are to be congratulated for carefully labelling the original nature of each contribution-whether it was intended as a presentation at a scientific meeting, a paper someday to be submitted for publication, or whatever. The editor of Sida Miscellany, Barney Lipscomb, deserves special mention and thanks for having perceived the value of this sort of work, and he doubtless spent many an hour with the editors in seeing this unusual synthesis into print. It is typographically flawless, and the photographs are faithfully reproduced, liberally captioned, and always given proper attribution. Neil A. Harriman Biology Department University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI 54901 USA email@example.com