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My husband brought me a copy of Botany in a Day and I wish I'd had it when I started my love affair with wild plants! (Of course, you weren't born yet...) This is THE best-laid-out teaching guide to plants I have ever seen, and my library of botanical texts is in the100's! I plan to use it as a textbook for serious students of botany.
I wish we had something equivalent for Missouri, although your estimate of 75% species occurrence of western species in Missouri is quite valid. We are quite the ecosystem-crossroads here! Steyermark's Flora of Missouri is wonderful but enormous and unwieldy, and our Dept. of Conservation and Dept. of Natural Resources folks have good general field guides for beginners. But your book is outstanding! Keep up the excellent work!
Thomas J. Elpel
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