Reviews of Dr. Schmid's Urban Vegetation:
- Bioscience (A.W. Kuechler):
"A rich treasure.
Schmid succeeds in giving the reader something new---his systematic and comprehensive treatment of the
subject. Schmid has pointed the way, and anyone inhterested in studying the vegetation of a large or small
city will find this book a sure guide. This is a very valuable addition to our knowledge of "cultural"
vegetation, with a broad appeal to biologists, ecologists, landscape architects, planners, and even
- Journal of Forestry (F.J. Deneke):
are intriguing and should be read by all who are concerned with management of urban vegetation.
The best presentation I have read regarding socioeconomic factors and species placement and diversity.
As a whole the book is excellent and unique. Studies of this nature, though sorely needed, are very rare.
I recommend it for all urban foresters."
- Ecology (J.B. Levenson):
Schmid's Urban Vegetation makes a significant contribution to urban ecology. The monograph will give the
urban ecologist, landscape architect, and urban planner many useful insights."
Assoc. of American Geographers (P.L. Wagner):
"The author's considerable imagination and
ingenuity are constantly apparent. The conception and successful execution of this study should count
as an important early step toward understanding cultural influences on vegetation."
- Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen (P. Gutte):
"The book is of the first rank for
recommendation to urban planners and landscape architects. It will also be of interest to geographers who
are concerned with urbanization."
- Annales de Geographie (Paris):
is perceptive and original. Inspired by an excellent methodology, it is at once geographic and ecologic.
In short, a book that we recommend to all inquisitive intellects."