National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Trees of North America

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2008 - Nature - 528 pages
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From the National Wildlife Federation« comes the most up-to-date, all-photographic field guide to North American trees.

áThe Jeffrey Pine, Coconut Palm, Staghorn Sumac, and Western Hemlock: this single, portable volume features these, plus more than 700 other tree species and varieties, with special emphasis on their leaves, bark, fruits, and flowers. More than 2,000 stunning images show these trees in their natural habitats. Other features include: a unique identification tip for each tree; range maps showing distribution in North America; How to Identify a Tree section; a detailed glossary of tree parts and leaf, fruit, flower, and bark types; essays on ecology, conservation, and North America’s important forest types; plus a complex species and quick-flip indexes. The guide’s unique waterproof cover makes it especially valuable for use in the field.

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Bruce Kershner is an award-winning naturalist and an authority on America's old-growth forests. He is the author of ten previous books, including four on ancient forests. Cofounder of the New York Old Growth Association, he has discovered more than 150 ancient forest sites, including many of the tallest and oldest trees in the Northeast. He makes his home near Buffalo, New York. Robert T. Leverett is a specialist on eastern old-growth forests. He is the Cofounder of the Eastern Native Tree Society; Cofounder and Executive Director of Massachusetts' Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest; and principal architect of the Ancient Eastern Forest Conference Series. Leverett is also the coauthor of several books and numerous articles on old-growth forests. He lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Gil Nelson is a writer, naturalist, field botanist, and educator in Thomasville, Georgia. He is a research associate in botany at the Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium at Florida State University and has written widely about Florida and the southeastern United States. His works include three field guides to Florida plants, a guide to native landscape plants, and coauthorship of two Audubon field guides. This is his tenth book. He is also the author of "East Gulf Coastal Plain Wildflowers," published by The Globe Pequot Press.
Gil also teaches relational database programming and geographical information systems, with a particular interest in the design, development, and uses of relational database technology and GIS for the management and use of biological and botanical data. His hobbies and interests include hiking, wildflower and landscape photography, the phytogeography of the southeastern United States, plant ecology, and the structure and composition of natural vegetative communities.

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