• Nature

Identifying Trees of the East

An All-Season Guide to Eastern North America
Author: Michael D. Williams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811765636
Category: Nature
Page: 416
View: 9815
All-season field guide for identifying common trees of eastern NA This popular, field-tested guide for identifying trees in any season, not just when they are in full leaf, features 600 color photos and 200 line drawings showing bark, branching patterns, fruits, flowers, nuts, and overall appearance in addition to leaf color and shape. Accompanying text describes common locations and identifying characteristics. Covers every common tree in eastern North America, updated with the latest taxonomy and 130 range maps. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this helpful guide includes an easy-to-use key to facilitate putting a name to a tree.

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Identifying Trees of the West

An All-Season Guide to Western North America
Author: Lois DeMarco,Jay Mengel
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811762858
Category: Nature
Page: 416
View: 7970
Learn how to recognize trees you see every day by their bark; branching patterns; fruits, flowers, or nuts; and overall appearance. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this guide is an easy-to-use resource that covers every common tree in western North America--from the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific coast.

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Illustrated Book of Trees

The Comprehensive Field Guide to More than 250 Trees of Eastern North America
Author: William Carey Grimm
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811741648
Category: Nature
Page: 720
View: 8885
Completely revised and updated. More than 30 new species described and illustrated.

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A Beginner's Guide to Recognizing Trees of the Northeast


Author: Mark Mikolas
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1682681114
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 9115
Identify maple, ash, oak, and more with easy-to-learn visual techniques. In this friendly and approachable field guide, writer and avid hiker Mark Mikolas shares a unique approach for year-round tree identification. His method, which centers on the northeastern United States where 20 species make up the majority of trees, will prepare readers to recognize trees at a glance, even in winter when leaves and flowers are not present. Mikolas’s secret is to focus on the key characteristics of each tree—black cherry bark looks like burnt potato chips; beech and oak trees keep their leaves in winter; spruce needles are pointed while balsam fir needles are soft and rounded at the ends. Some trees can even be identified by scent. Location maps for each of the 40 species covered and more than 400 photographs illustrating key characteristics make the trees easy to identify. Mikolas also explains how to differentiate between similar and commonly confused trees, such as red maple and sugar maple. A Beginner’s Guide to Recognizing Trees of the Northeast is a book to keep close at hand wherever trees grow.

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Trees of North America


Author: C. Frank Brockman
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417770717
Category: Nature
Page: 280
View: 5968
Presents a handbook for the identification of over five hundred species of trees by illustration and text.

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Bark

A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast
Author: Michael Wojtech,Tom Wessels
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781584658528
Category: Nature
Page: 264
View: 2023
What kind of tree is that? From Maine to New York, you'll never be stumped again with this handy companion to the trees of the Northeast, either out in the woods or in your own backyard.

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Trees of Eastern North America


Author: Gil Nelson,Christopher J. Earle,Richard Spellenberg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400852994
Category: Nature
Page: 720
View: 4576
Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada--the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover. The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of eastern North America Covers 825 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more An essential guide for every tree lover

    • Gardening

A Notebook of Trees

A Guide to Identifying and Gathering 35 Leaves
Author: Yves-Marie Allain
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 9781584793199
Category: Gardening
Page: 177
View: 2332
Mountain Ash, Scarlet Oak, Box Elder: Each type of tree is its own work of art, distinguished in part by its leaves, which exist in an incredible array of shapes, colors, and sizes. This handsome album offers readers the pleasure of pressing the specimens they discover on their nature walks and notating the specifics of their encounters, while also providing a wealth of information about the world of trees. The essential collector's guide, A Notebook of Trees offers a lively telling of the botanical biography and surrounding legends and lore of thirty-five common and exotic species, all lushly illustrated in watercolor. To aid readers in identifying their samples, precisely detailed botanical drawings of leaves, flowers, fruits, and branches accompany the descriptions. Like its companion volume, A Notebook of Flowers, this herbarium includes vellum inserts in which to preserve leaves, and an elastic ribbon closure to secure the burgeoning pages. Budding naturalists can jot down observations in blank entry spaces and cross-reference their findings in indices of common and scientific names.

    • Gardening

Tree Identification Book


Author: George W. Symonds
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062281453
Category: Gardening
Page: 100
View: 4779
A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a tree to one of a small group -- the family or genus. Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the tree is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of the Oak trees on this plate are an example of the system. All of the more than 1500 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of carefully collected specimens. Where possible, details such as leaves, fruit, etc., appear in actual size, or in the same scale.

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Know Your Woods

A Complete Guide to Trees, Woods, and Veneers
Author: Albert J. Constantine, Jr.,Harry J. Hobbs
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592286829
Category: Nature
Page: 360
View: 3799
KNOW YOUR WOODS traces different kinds of lumber from the forest to the sawmill to the craftsman's workshop. Every person interested in the broad subject of woods—their identification, characteristics, and uses—will find this book a revelation. The information is presented in clear, nontechnical style. It describes over 300 principal woods—indicating the common and scientific names of each—shows how to recognize a tree by its leaf, bark, or berry, and how to identify its wood by grain, color, and texture. Chapters include: A Tree Lives -Identification of Woods -How a Tree is Named-Knowing-Trees by Name . Out of the Forest into Logs and Lumber-From Logs to-Veneers-The Physical Appearance of Wood-Woods of the Bible . Planting-Trees around the World . State Trees-Drugs from Trees . Collecting Woods of the World as a Hobby-And more The author spent more than forty years in the trade before writing this book, and as such, it contains much information that appears nowhere else. There is also information on worldwide forestation programs, logging and sawmill operations, lumber and veneer manufacturing methods, and other related subjects. Completely revised, this edition features more than 150 illustrations of trees and wood grains. KNOW YOUR WOODS is a unique reference guide that neither the craftsman nor the tree lover should be without.

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National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Trees of North America


Author: N.A
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 528
View: 7093
Presents a reference guide to over seven hundred species of trees, providing introductory essays along with individual entries on habitat, range, and descriptions of leaves, fruits, and flowers.

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Trees of Western North America


Author: Richard Spellenberg,Christopher J. Earle,Gil Nelson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400851858
Category: Nature
Page: 560
View: 462
Covering 630 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Western North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the western United States and Canada as far east as the Great Plains, the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; a key to leaves; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs, as well as treelike forms of cacti and yuccas. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover. The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of western North America Covers 630 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far east as the Great Plains Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more An essential guide for every tree lover

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A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Northeastern and North-Central United States and Southeastern and South-Central Canada
Author: George A. Petrides
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395353707
Category: Nature
Page: 428
View: 3488
All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.

    • Trees

A Field Guide to Eastern Trees

Eastern United States and Canada
Author: George A. Petrides,Janet Wehr
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780395467329
Category: Trees
Page: 272
View: 8815
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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National Geographic Field Guide to the Trees of North America


Author: Keith Rushforth,Charles Hollis
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9780792253105
Category: Nature
Page: 262
View: 8060
Features more than one thousand annotated illustrations of North American trees and their foliage, seeds, and buds, and provides information on habitat, climate, and species traits and history.

    • Trees

Trees of New England

An Identification Guide
Author: Dan Ogrydziak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937146306
Category: Trees
Page: 55
View: 3397
The main body of Trees of New England consists of 19 ink drawings of trees common to the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire. My motivation came from the lack of leaf images with sufficient quality to do key driven tree identification. The use of leaf keys is a means to train the eye for details relevant to distinguishing species well beyond the 19 found in this book. In general, detail found in commercial field guides is limited, and the higher-quality older etchings are difficult to find and ornate in style. It might seem that this need could be fully realized through the Internet, but for learning tree identification by key, the Internet has its own limitation. Each of the 19 drawings is an attempt to produce a realistic image with a focus on identifiable features. All the images were produced from multiple samples with an eye to capturing an archetypal representation of the species. The aesthetic was to create a precise, unembellished series of drawings in which the beauty of nature’s designs would be manifest.

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The West without Water

What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climatic Clues Tell Us about Tomorrow
Author: B. Lynn Ingram,Frances Malamud-Roam
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520954807
Category: Nature
Page: 280
View: 3367
The West without Water documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty millennia, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources. Looking at the region’s current water crisis from the perspective of its climate history, the authors ask the central question of what is "normal" climate for the West, and whether the relatively benign climate of the past century will continue into the future. The West without Water merges climate and paleoclimate research from a wide variety of sources as it introduces readers to key discoveries in cracking the secrets of the region’s climatic past. It demonstrates that extended droughts and catastrophic floods have plagued the West with regularity over the past two millennia and recounts the most disastrous flood in the history of California and the West, which occurred in 1861–62. The authors show that, while the West may have temporarily buffered itself from such harsh climatic swings by creating artificial environments and human landscapes, our modern civilization may be ill-prepared for the future climate changes that are predicted to beset the region. They warn that it is time to face the realities of the past and prepare for a future in which fresh water may be less reliable.

    • Gardening

Trees of Northern Florida


Author: Herman Kurz,Robert K. Godfrey
Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813006666
Category: Gardening
Page: 311
View: 815
"A carefully illustrated, simply written manual for the layman."--The Garden Journal "How much more enjoyable it is to visit the Florida forests when you know the trees. How much more pleasure it would have been for me when I was growing up in the North Florida woods if I could have had a copy of a book like this . . . a book filled with hundreds of descriptions and pen and ink illustrations that show the principal identifying features of the species described."--Nixon Smiley, Miami Herald "Many keys and clear line drawings contribute to make this book an excellent field guide."--Tampa Tribune The north Florida landscape is blanketed by an arboreal tapestry of exceeding interest and beauty, which derives from the great diversity of trees and shrubs and their presence in great numbers. For anyone with an interest in natural history, these woodlands are ideal and fascinating to explore and study. Trees of Northern Florida, containing complete identification data, descriptions, illustrations, and geographic ranges, serves as a manual for amateurs and professionals alike. The trees included in this book are those which are native to northern Florida and those which have been introduced into cultivation and have become established in the wild. North Florida as a geographical area is arbitrarily defined as that portion of the state north of a line drawn from the Atlantic Coast through the Ocala National Forest, Marion County, continuing through the Gulf Hammock, Levy County, to the Gulf Coast. The trees described are also nearly all those which occur in the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

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The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior


Author: David Allen Sibley
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9781400043866
Category: Nature
Page: 588
View: 2004
Provides basic information about the biology, life cycles, and behavior of birds, along with brief profiles of each of the eighty bird families in North America.

    • Reference

The World Factbook


Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Category: Reference
Page: 3100
View: 4308
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach