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Page 62 ï~~62 THE MICHIGAN BOTANIST Vol. 42 BOOK REVIEW WILD ORCHIDS OF NORTH AMERICA, North of Mexico. Paul M. Brown; drawings by Stan Folsom. Cloth, ISBN 0-8130-2571-0, $49.95; Flexibind, ISBN 0-8130-2572-9, $27.95. University Press of Florida, 15 NW 15th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32611; www.upf.com, complete with shopping cart and credit card options. There are so many orchid books, you might think the subject had been exhausted. Not so. This one is graced with both detailed line drawings and color photographs, arranged alphabetically by scientific names, with common names also given. The whole thing is very thoroughly indexed as well. The descriptive remarks are very brief. Literature references are given in abundance. There is a "field key" to permit identification in the wild. And there is an extensive appendix, pp. 187-196, comprising "Additions, Corrections, Nomenclatural Changes, and Comments for Luer (1972), The Native Orchids of Florida, and Luer (1975), The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada excluding Florida." This serves to bring those volumes up to date. While you are at the website, you will want to consider ordering the companion volume, Wild Orchids of Florida. It's just $24.95 in paperback, $50 in cloth. Both books are offered at nicely discounted prices at amazon.com. Neil A. Harriman Biology Department University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901 USA firstname.lastname@example.org