From Library Journal
The author of Bonsai : The Art of Growing and Keeping Miniature Trees (Chartwell, 1985) takes a slightly different approach in this book. He stresses aesthetic principles, discussing in greater detail differences between Japanese- and Chinese-style bonsai. Chan does not include encyclopedia descriptions of different bonsai stock but does cover Suiseki, the art of viewing stones. He describes the technique of air layering more clearly here, but treats other horticultural principles and general advice on where to find bonsai stock adequately in both books. Libraries owning the first book can safely pass. Others needing a good general introduction should purchase. Peter C. Leonard, Carnegie Lib. of Pittsburgh
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