"Readers of this fascinating history will be glad to survival, not its destruction, to humans. That would be the ginkgo tree, which has remained unchanged since the age of the dinosaurs and which might have died off were it not for human care and cultivation … Botanist Crane reminds us that plants, like people, can hide surprising life stories."
— Scientific American
"It is one of those rare works written by a scholar whose passion for his subject makes you want to go out and hug a ginkgo – or at least seek one out to examine it more closely."
— New Scientist