Japan Beekeeping Association, Tokyo
2005 331 pages Hard cover Text in Japanese (J100)
A large, beautiful and heavy book with over 800 colour pictures of the Japanese melliferous flora. While the text is in Japanese, non-Japanese-reading botanists will be able to follow the text as the 514 plant species names are given in Latin, and the place names for each photograph and common plant names are given in English where they exist. Appendices give an index of Latin names, and photos of pollen grains.
The book is presented with perfect Japanese style, and would make a wonderful gift for the plant-loving beekeeper.