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Trees of North America: A Field Guide to the Major Native and Introduced… (1968)

by C. Frank Brockman, Herbert Spencer Zim

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Series: Golden Field Guides, Golden Guides (Field)

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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… (more)
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  OakGrove-KFA | Mar 29, 2020 |
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.
  dimalmani | Apr 2, 2010 |
This is an excellent introductory guide to American trees. I bought it for my 8 year old daughter, but it can be used by everyone. The descriptions are accurate and succinct and the pictures superb. Like all Golden books, it is an excellent value. ( )
  Jamie638 | Mar 17, 2007 |
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C. Frank Brockmanprimary authorall editionscalculated
Zim, Herbert Spencermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Merrilees, RebeccaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zim, Hebert S.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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This is a field guide to the identification of 594 of some 865 species of trees native to North America north of Mexico.
Preface: Reasons for the study of trees can be given by the score.
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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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