Author: Ted Jordan Meredith. Foreword by Susanne Lucas, President of the American Bamboo Society. A thorough treatment of these ancient grasses, including advice on selecting the right plant for the right situation, from tropical and subtropical species for warm climates to hardy species that can be grown as far north as Minnesota. The bulk of the book is an encyclopedia of bamboo genera, species, and cultivars. More than 300 bamboos from 40 genera are described in detail, with information on size, lighting and temperature requirements, native range, and landscape and other uses. Excellent color photos and line drawings illustrate both the details and broader effects of these versatile plants. Hardcover.