Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated

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Macmillan, Apr 14, 2001 - Nature - 280 pages
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Smell the bark of the aromatic Sassafras. Wonder at the Lodgepole Pine, whose heat-activated cones reseed forests destroyed by fire. Search for the Sugar Maple, whose foliage blazes red and yellow in autumn. North America's trees rank among nature's most awesome creations. This premier field guide features all characteristics-tree shape, bark, leaf, flower, fruit and twig-for quick identification, making it a superior choice for trail walks, creating displays, and scientific or commercial needs.

-All of North America in one volume
-Over 730 species in 76 families and 160 range maps
-Native species and important introduced foreign varieties
-Text, range maps, and illustrations seen together at a glance
-Common and scientific names
-Convenient measuring rules
  

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User Review  - dimalmani - LibraryThing

This is a nonfiction book on trees. This book is easy to use and full of good information. This book includes mostly all kind of trees. The color illustrations are very accurate and easy to use a field guides. It also gives a description of each tree. Read full review

Trees of North America

User Review  - felixelf - Overstock.com

i got this book for my daughter for Christmas. she looks at trees for a living and she LOVES this book. says it better than some of the professional texts she and her coworkers use in their office. she was able to identify trees that no one else could and prove it with this book. Read full review

Contents

GYMNOSPERMS
20
PINE FAMILY Pinaceae
22
REDWOOD FAMILY Taxodiaceae
50
CEDAR OR CYPRESS FAMILY Cupressaceae
54
GINKGO FAMILY Ginkgoaceae
64
ANGIOSPERMS
66
LILY FAMILY Liliaceae
74
Dicotyledons
76
CYRILLA FAMILY Cyrillaceae
204
HOLLY FAMILY Aquifoliaceae
206
BITTERSWEET FAMILY Celastraceae
208
MAPLE FAMILY Aceraceae
210
HORSECHESTNUT FAMILY Hippocastanaceae
218
PAPAYA FAMILY Caricaceae
220
BUCKTHORN FAMILY Rhamnaceae
222
CANELLA WILD CINNAMON FAMILY Canellaceoe
226

WAXMYRTLE FAMILY Myricaceae
90
WALNUT FAMILY Juglandaceae
92
CORKWOOD FAMILY Leitneriaceae
100
BIRCH FAMILY Betulaceae
102
BEECH FAMILY Fagaceae
114
ELM FAMILY Ulmaceae
138
MULBERRY FAMILY Moraceae
144
OLAX TALLOWWOOD FAMILY Olacaceae
148
MAGNOLIA FAMILY Magnoliaceae
150
CUSTARDAPPLE ANNONA FAMILY Annonaceae
154
LAUREL FAMILY Lauraceae
156
WITCHHAZEL FAMILY Hamamelidaceae
158
SYCAMORE FAMILY Platanaceae
160
ROSE FAMILY Rosaceae
162
LEGUME FAMILY Leguminosae
182
RUE FAMILY Rutaceae
194
BURSERA FAMILY Burseraceae
196
AILANTHUS QUASSIA FAMILY Simaroubaceae
198
MAHOGANY FAMILY Meliaceae
200
CASHEW SUMAC FAMILY Anacardiaceae
202
LINDEN FAMILY Tiliaceae
228
TEA FAMILY Theaceae
230
MYRTLE FAMILY Myrtaceae
232
MANGROVE FAMILY Rhizepheracaae
234
DOGWOOD FAMILY Cornaceae
236
TUPELO FAMILY Nyssaceae
238
HEATH FAMILY Ericaceae
240
GINSENG FAMILY Araliaceae
244
SAPOTE SAPODILLA FAMILY Sapotaceae
246
THEOPHRASTA JOEWOOD FAMILY Theophrastaceae
248
EBONY FAMILY Ebenaceaa
250
OLIVE FAMILY Oleaceae
252
BORAGE FAMILY Boraginaceae
260
VERBENA FAMILY Verbenoceae
262
BIGNONIA TRUMPET CREEPER FAMILY Bignoniaceae
264
HONEYSUCKLE FAMILY Caprifoliaceae
266
MADDER FAMILY Rubiaceae
268
MISCELLANEOUS FAMILIES
270
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Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

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