The Plant-Book

Karen Wilson Karen_Wilson at RBGSYD.GOV.AU
Fri Feb 21 12:26:06 CST 1997

As indicated by Jim Manhart, the Plant Book has been reprinted various times.
David Mabberley is visiting the RBG Sydney right now, and has asked me to point

(a) that the 1989 'reprint' contained significant changes, including an extra
page giving 3 new combinations. Unfortunately, CUP refused to give the book a
new ISBN number, hence the confusion. This 'reprint' should be cited as given in
IK under the 3 new combinations (sorry, I haven't gone to the library to check
the details of that).

(b) that a new edition (officially the 2nd edition) is in press right now and
will be out in 1997. This is 25% bigger than the first edition.

Karen Wilson

          Karen L. Wilson
          Royal Botanic Gardens               E-mail: karen at
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          * From late July 1996, the '9' has been added in front of the
          existing numbers to make them all eight digits long (all Sydney phone
          numbers beginning with '2' to  '8' changed then (those beginning
          with '9' changed last year - in fact, all Australian numbers are
          gradually being altered over the next few years so that we will only
          have 4 area codes in the country))

______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
Subject: Re: The Plant-Book
Author:  MANHART at BIO.TAMU.EDU at mailgate
Date:    20/2/1997 8:12 AM

>Priority       normal
>Date:          Wed, 19 Feb 1997 15:56:25 EST
>Reply-to:      John Nelson <NELSON at BIOL.SC.EDU>
>From:          John Nelson <NELSON at BIOL.SC.EDU>
>Organization:  Biology, Univ. of South Carolina
>Subject:       The Plant-Book
>To:            Multiple recipients of list TAXACOM <TAXACOM at CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU>
>Wed 350p 19 Feb
>    I have an editorial quibble going now in a manuscript: an author
>    Mabberley, D. J. 1989. The Plant-Book: a portable dictionary of
>        the higher plants. Cambridge University Press etc.
>    ...which seems fine, except that my copy has 1987 as the
>date of publication. Is there a 1989 revision that I don't know
>    Thanks so much-- John
>John B. Nelson
>Curator of the Herbarium (USCH)
>Department of Biological Sciences
>University of South Carolina
>Columbia SC 29208
>nelson at
>803-777-8196 phone
>803-777-4002 fax

Mine has a press date of 1987 and "reprinted with corrections 1989, 1990, 1993 (
Jim Manhart
Dept. of Biology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3258
Phone:  (409) 845-3356
email:  Manhart at

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