This book is intended to help gardeners avoid garden problems and to deal efficiently with any that do occur. The hundreds of pests and diseases included in this book do not all occur in the same geographic area or in the same season. Years may pass before most of them are of serious concern in a particular garden. Some insects have been included only to show that although commonly seen they do very little damage and should be accepted as part of the friendly garden fauna. The A-Z of Plant Care section outlines appropriate culture for a wide range of plants and indicates their most common pest and disease problems. The Pest and Disease section provides more information about most of these problems, together with colour photographs. 312 pages, paperback with a plastic cover. Judy McMaugh.