"The Handy Pocket Guide series offers a dazzling array of information in a useful, convenient package. The volume on Asian gemstones features descriptions and notes on over 20 different gemstones such as rubies and zircons. The guide to tropical flowers lists the scientific and family name of each flower, as well as common names in Indonesian, Malay and Thai. The book on tropical fruits enhances your knowledge of bananas and breadfruit as well as the more exotic dragon's eye fruit (or longan), durian, guava, soursop and water apple. Priced for the general reader, the books in the "Handy Pocket Guide series will equip you with an uncommon knowledge of the subject matter.