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Exquisite color photos of enchanting bonsai specimens abound in this attractive, glossy paperback, truly showcasing the art of bonsai. Unfortunately, there's a lack of the kind of informational substance that would have made it a grand-slam winner. Chan is an accomplished British authority on bonsai with several books, 21 Chelsea Flower Show gold medals, and an exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society garden to his credit. Here, he covers how to care for these curiously tiny trees, including their propagation and common problems and descriptions of over 80 species, grouped into "Indoor" or "Outdoor" and accompanied by photos and care instructions. His emphasis on the outdoor bonsai of temperate hardiness zones makes this a poor choice for much of the U.S. North and South, where hardiness zones are not suitable for most of these selections. Thus despite the fabulous photos and inclusion of a nice variety of species, it is not recommended for general public library collections, which may be better served by Colin Lewis's Bonsai Survival Manual: Tree-by-Tree Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Problem Solving.