"The whole book is well edited and up-to-date. I found the list of acronyms, the glossary of terms and the inclusion of both a taxonomic and subject index made the volume very user-friendly. Get your library to buy this!."
Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, 2003
"This excellent volume provides a very readable and comprehensive coverage of desiccation tolerance in plants. This book should be found on the shelves of all those who are researching into or are interested in plant desiccation."
J Derek Bewley, Annals of Botany Company, 2003
"The book is impressive, very readable and is the only volume available that covers this very important area of plant physiology."
South African Journal of Botany, 2003
"In summary, this is a timely, well thought out book that summarizes a fascinating aspect of plant life. The book is well indexed, with a separate species index, and it also has a useful glossary."
Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, May 2003
"What makes this particular book stand out far above many others is the excellent introductory sections, extensive cross-referencing and the avoidance of repetition in detail."
Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 2003
"This work is a valuable addition to the reference bookshelf of any water relations scientist."
Erik Tallak Nilsen, Ecology, 84(10), 2004