Carnivorous plants have fascinated professional and amateur botanists alike for many years and are the subject of earlier scholarly works by Charles Darwin (1875) and F. E. Lloyd (1942). These authors would be impressed by the progress in our understanding of the biology of carnivorous plants today and presented in this very attractively produced volume. In six parts and 19 chapters the carnivorous syndrome in plants is broken down into its separate elements and the overall biology and evolution of carnivorous plants is approached from all conceivable angles.