Authors: John Dransfield, et al. Current research on the relationships between palms has culminated in a new phylogenetic classification of the family, which forms the basis for this book. Written by a team of six leading palm specialists, including Dr. Carl E. Lewis, Fairchild's Executive Director, the book describes all 183 genera of palms in detail. Includes introductory chapters on the biology, evolution, and classification of palms. Illustrated with diagnostic plates, maps, and over 500 color photographs. Hardcover.