Dr. William C. Burger published as a result of his work in Ethiopia a fine book entitled “Families of Flowering Plants in Ethiopia”. The book appeared as Experiment Station Bulletin No. 45, edited by Oklahoma State University Press, Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 1967. The work was carried out in the College of Agriculture of the Haile Sellassie I University at Dire Dawa (Alemaya), Ethiopia, where Dr. Burger was Assistant Professor of Botany from 1961 to 1965. This large-size clear-print book is intended to help the student identify the family to which a particular seed plant belongs. The keys are based on Hutchinson’s systematic publications. The descriptions of the taxa are adapted to their occurrence in eastern Africa. The book is further intended to supplement taxonomic hooks as “Plants Classification” by Lyman Benson or “An Introduction to Plant Taxonomy” by G. H. M. Lawrence. As such I think it very suitable indeed.