Nature Guide: Trees: The World in Your Hands

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Penguin, Apr 2, 2012 - Nature - 352 pages

From the mighty oak to the monkey puzzle, Nature Guide Trees, a beautiful guide profiling the world's tree species.

Part of a new generation of natural history guides, Trees is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of the specimens featured. Expertly written and including examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips.

With a detailed introduction on the evolution of trees, tree classification and the types of forests and habitats that can be found across the world, Nature Guide Trees is the ideal tree identification guide.

 

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Contents

What are Trees? 6
6
How Trees Work 8
8
Tree Habitats 10
10
Identifying Trees 16
16
Spore Trees 22
22
Seed Trees 24
24
Ginkgos 25
25
Conifers 27
27
Primitive Angiosperms 95
95
Monocotyledons 113
113
Eudicotyledons 121
121
Glossary 336
336
List of Tree Families 340
340
Index 341
341
Acknowledgments 351
351
Copyright

Flowering Trees 94
94

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The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846, is a world renowned research center, dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.

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