"I am pleased to recommend this comprehensive, eminently readable, and modestly priced reference work to students, chemists, chemical educators, and anyone interested in the broad area of plant sciences."
-- Journal of College Science Teaching (March 2002)
"The look of this resource is sleek--not brassy--and soft and inviting,..And, happily, the content is a match...The preponderant riches--the broad range of topics include genetic engineering, herbaria, and tea--make the set recommendable, especially for middle school and high school students, and perhaps for college freshmen."
-- ARBA (2002)
"We called this work 'lovely to look at and delightful to read' the inaugural title in the Macmillan Science Library, it is tied to the curriculum and intended for middle school and up."
-- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (September 1, 2001)
"The writing is clear and well organized, and depending on the topic, it's concise or very detailed...most pages generally include a table, chart, photo, map, or labeled diagram that helps clarify even the most difficult topics...A solid addition to school or public libraries."
-- School Library Journal (August 2001)
"Lovely to look at and delightful to read, this work is the latest of Macmillan's four-color science sets and the inaugural title in a new series, the Macmillan Science Library. Tied to the curriculum and intended for middle-school grades and up, it provides information that will be useful at several levels of readership."
-- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (June 1 & 15, 2001)
"The beauty of the photographs will attract students to this reference, but the vocabulary will be somewhat difficult for a less than enthusiastic middle school student. However, this is an excellent resource and high schools and public libraries will want it on their shelves."
-- Blanche and David's Reference for Students (May 2001)