This important volume marks the tenth year of work by the International Board of Plant Genetic Resources and focuses attention on those aspects of genetic resources activities which are likely to be of particular importance in the next ten years. The emphasis of the 24 papers is on conservation, multiplication and evaluation. Many of the authors are well known for their work on plant genetic resources and this book will be a standard reference for many years to come.
E.D. Longman Illustrated Dictionary of Biology. By Neil Curtis. Longman, Harlow. 1985. 256pp. ISBN 0 582 89255 4. Price: £3.95. A small but useful dictionary of living organisms which contains 1800 words used in the biological sciences. A large proportion of the words are illustrated in colour, making it particularly valuable to older schoolchildren, students, and should be easily understandable to the lay public.