Eastern Trees (Peterson Field Guides)

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9780395467329: Eastern Trees (Peterson Field Guides)
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The successor to Petrides's classic Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs, this is probably the most beautifully illustrated and cleverly organized guide to trees ever published. 96-page color insert, illustrations and maps.

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An authoritative book that includes every tree that grows wild in eastern North America, north to the Arctic Ocean and south to the Gulf Coast, including the tropical trees of south Florida and the Florida keys. Using the unique system of identification employed in the author's other tree books, the 455 trees of the region are divided into six major groups according to conspicuous characteristics. Within those categories, trees that look alike are brought together and compared in text and illustration, regardless of whether they are related or not.

The color plates, beautifully painted by Janet Wehr, emphasize details that may not be present or clearly visible in a photograph. Differences between trees that resemble each other are pointed out also in distinctive comparison charts. With range maps, keys, descriptions, and illustrations, the user can identify trees at any season, even in leafless condition. Technical terminology is converted into plain English. The values of trees and their use by wildlife, Native Americans, and campers also are discussed.

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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides® are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.

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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston & New York, 1990. Soft cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. FINE: 1st edition paperback (orig. 1988) 3rd printing (c. 1994) *, as-new full-color matte-laminated card-stock cover w/ sharp new edges & corners, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, fine binding w/ a single slight creasing of spine, pristine interior handsomely printed on excellent unblemished acid-free paper w/ 48 plate insert on superb gloss-laminated paper (w/ each plate presented in double-page format: text right, illustration left)+20 "F" plates on non-gloss stock * 7.20" x 4.48" x 0.88", 0.38 kg, xvii+96+40+272 (425) pp. * 96-page color insert, illustrations, maps (including 266 new range maps) * The successor to George A. Petrides's classic "Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs", this is probably the most beautifully illustrated & cleverly organized guide to trees ever published. An authoritative guide that includes every tree that grows wild in eastern North America, including the tropical trees of south Florida & the Florida keys. Using the unique system of identification employed in the author's other tree books, the 455 trees of the region are divided into 6 major groups according to conspicuous characteristics: all the native trees in an area north to the Arctic ocean, south to the Gulf Coast & Florida, & west to the Great Plains, plus non-native trees that have escaped cultivation. Trees that look alike are brought together & compared in text & illustration, regardless of whether they are related or not. The color plates, beautifully painted by Janet Wehr, emphasize details that may not be present or clearly visible in a photograph. Differences between trees that resemble each other are also pointed out in distinctive comparison charts. This superb guide provides detailed descriptions of each species: shape & arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, & fruit. With range maps, keys, descriptions, & illustrations, the user can identify trees at any season, even in leafless condition. Technical terminology is converted into plain English. The values of trees & their use by wildlife, Native Americans, & campers also are discussed. This edition also features: 48 beautiful new color plates, 11 new b-w plates, & 28 text drawings showing leaves, twigs & other distinctive features of each tree. Seller Inventory # 007057

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