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Reviews by Clear Englebert
Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation, by Ronald Knapp
Human Spaces: Life-Enhancing Designs for Healing, Working, and Living, by Barbara Crisp
Chinese Astrology: Plain and Simple, by Suzanne White
Simple Chinese Astrology, by Damian Sharp
Taoist Astrology: A Handbook of the Authentic Chinese Tradition, by Susan Levitt & Jean Tang
Good as New, by Jeff Campbell
Speed Cleaning, by Jeff Campbell
Spring Cleaning, by Jeff Campbell
Talking Dirt, by Jeff Campbell
Several times a year I review tropical horticulture books for the West Hawaii Today newspaper.
Those reviews can be found at westhawaiitoday.com (search back under my name.)
Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family, by Deni Bown
Bamboo for Gardens, by Ted Jordan Meredith
Bamboo Rediscovered, by Victor Cusack
Bamboos, by Christine Recht & Max Wetterwald
Behind the Doors of San Miguel de Allende, by Robert de Gast
Buddha in the Landscape: A Sacred Expression of Thailand, by Mark Standan & John Hoskin
Coleus: Rainbow Foliage for Containers and Gardens, by Ray Rogers
Container Gardening in Hawaii, by Janice Crowl
Dam Nation: Dispatches from the Water Underground, by Laura Allen & July Cole & Cleo Woelfle-Erskine
Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms, by Robert Lee Riffle & Paul Craft
Exotic Garden: Designing with Tropical Plants in Almost Any Climate, by Richard Iverson
Exotic Herbs A Compendium of Exceptional Culinary Herbs, by Carole Saville
Feng Shui Garden: Design Your Garden for Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by Gill Hale
Ferns of the Tropics, by Wee Yeow Chin
Field Guide to Tropical Plants of Asia, by David H. Engel & Suchart Phummai
Fragrant Orchids, by Steven Frowine
Garden of Fragrance, by Suzy Bales
Garden Plants of China, by Peter Valder
Garden Plants of Japan, by Ran Levy-Yamamori & Gerard Taaffe
Garden Retreats: Creating an Outdoor Sanctuary, by Barbara Blossom Ashmun
Gardening in the Tropics, by R. E. Holttum & Ivan Enoch
Growing Fragrant Plants, by Rayford Reddell & Robert Galyean
Growing Palm Trees in Hawaii and Other Tropical Climates, by David Leaser
Hawaiian Heritage Plants, by Angela Kay Kepler
House Plant Expert, by D. G. Hessayon
Huntleyas and Related Orchids, by Patricia Harding
Koi: A handbook on keeping Nishikigoi, by Servaas de Kock & Ronnie Watt
Meetings With Remarkable Trees, by Thomas Pakenham
Miniature Orchids, by Steven Frowine
Modern Tropical Garden Design, by Made Wijaya
Moth Orchids: The Complete Guide to Phalaenopsis, by Steven Frowine
New Houseplant: Bringing the Garden Indoors, by Elvin McDonald
Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way, by Jake Hobson
Pathways to Abundant Gardens: A Pictorial Guide to Successful Organic Gardening, by Craig Elevitch
Pick of the Bunch: New Zealand Wildflowers, by Peter Johnson
Seeds: Time Capsules of Life, by Rob Kessler & Wolfgang Stuppy
Simply Zen, by David Scott
Subtropical Garden, by Jacqueline Walker
Succulents: The Illustrated Dictionary, by Maurizio Sajeva & Mariangela Costanzo
Tree Ferns, by Mark F. Large & John E. Braggins
Tropica: Color Cyclopedia of Exotic Plants and Trees, by Alfred Byrd Graf
Tropical & Subtropical Trees : An Encyclopedia, by Margaret Barwick
Tropical Flowering Plants: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation, by Kirsten Albrecht Llamas
Tropical Look: An Encyclopedia of Dramatic Landscape Plants, by Robert Lee Riffle
Tropical Ornamentals: A Guide, by W. Arthur Whistler
Tropical Slipper Orchids, by Harold Koopowitz
Tropicals, by Gordon Courtwright
Altars and Icons, by Jean McMann
Color Style: How to Identify the Colors That Are Right for Your Home, by Carolyn Warrender
East West Style, by Ann McArdle
Feng Shui at Home, by Carol Soucek King
Filipino Style, by Luca Invernizzi Tettono & Zialcita Fernando Nakpil & et al,
Fusion Style Decorating, by Elizabeth Wilhide & Joanna Copestick
Harmonious Interiors, by Ann McArdle
Healing Home, by Suzy Chiazzari
Home Design from the Inside Out: Feng Shui, Color Therapy, and Self-Awareness, by Robin Lennon
House of Belief: Creating Your Personal Style, by Kelee Katillac
Japanese Bamboo Baskets: Meiji, Modern, Contemporary, by Masanori Moroyama
Meditations on Design: Reinventing Your Home with Style and Simplicity, by John Wheatman
Native American Style, by Elmo Baca & M. J. Van Deventer
Natural House Catalog, by Pearson David
Philosophy of Interior Design, by Stanley Abercrombie
Sacred Space: Clearing and Enhancing the Energy of Your Home, by Denise Lynn