Tree Finder

A Manual for the Identification of Trees by Their Leaves

Author: May Theilgaard Watts

Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers

ISBN: 9780912550015

Category: Nature

Page: 58

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Guide to identifying native (and some widely introduced) trees of U.S. and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains. Organized as a dichotomous key, the book leads the user through a series of simple questions about the shape or appearance of different parts of a tree. Includes 161 species. Illustrated with line drawings. The small (6" by 4") format fits in pocket or pack to take along on a hike.
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Winter Tree Finder

A Manual for Identifying Deciduous Trees in Winter (Eastern US)

Author: May Watts

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0912550031

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 350

Enjoy getting to know your trees even in winter, with this key to identifying deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves in the winter) by looking at twigs, buds, fruits, and other features. Explains structure of twigs and shows habitat and range of native and some widely introduced trees. Illustrated with the author's line drawings.
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Fern Finder

A Guide to Native Ferns of Central and Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada

Author: Anne C. Hallowell,Barbara Hallowell

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0912550244

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 5200

A pocket guide to identifying native ferns that grow in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, and eastern Canada. Like other plant guides in the "Finders" series, "Fern Finder" is a dichotomous key, which leads the user step-by-step through a series of choices to the species being identified. Heavily illustrated with line drawings.
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Track Finder

A Guide to Mammal Tracks of Eastern North America

Author: Dorcas S. Miller

Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers

ISBN: 9780912550121

Category: Nature

Page: 60

View: 3281

Pocket guide to mammal tracks. Includes keys to print shapes and track patterns, discussion of scat and other signs, habitat information, range maps, and drawings of the animals and their tracks. For identifying tracks in mud or snow. Covers the eastern half of U.S. and Canada.
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Desert Tree Finder

A Pocket Manual for Identifying Desert Trees

Author: May Theilgaard Watts,Tom Watts

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780912550077

Category: Nature

Page: 59

View: 5669

These pocket-sized Nature Study Guides describe plants and animals in easy-to-understand language. They include drawings, keys, terms, symbols, and glossaries. Each book covers a specific region.
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Pacific Coast Tree Finder

A Pocket Manual for Identifying Pacific Coast Trees

Author: Tom Watts

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0912550279

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 1529

The classic key to identifying native trees of the Pacific Coast, updated to reflect changes in the names of trees since publication of the first edition. Identifies native trees, and some widely introduced or naturalized species, of the Pacific Coast region, from British Columbia to Baja California. In this edition, Latin names of trees that grow in California conform to the University of California's 1993 Jepson Manual, and more recent name changes. From the Finders series of pocket guides to native plants and animals of the U.S. and Canada; like all plant guides in the series, this book uses a dichotomous key format for accurate identification.
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Tree Identification Book

Author: George W. Symonds

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062281453

Category: Gardening

Page: 100

View: 2863

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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Reading the Landscape of America

Author: May Theilgaard Watts

Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers

ISBN: 9780912550237

Category: Science

Page: 354

View: 5733

In this natural history classic, the author takes the reader on field trips to landscapes across America, both domesticated and wild. She shows how to read the stories written in the land, interpreting the clues laid down by history, culture, and natural forces. A renowned teacher, writer and conservationist in her native Midwest, Watts studied with Henry Cowles, the pioneering American ecologist. She was the first to explain his theories of plant succesion to the general public. Her graceful, witty essays, with charming illustrations by the author, are still relevant and engaging today, as she invites us to see the world around us with fresh eyes.
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The Book of Leaves

A Leaf-by-Leaf Guide to Six Hundred of the World's Great Trees

Author: Allen J. Coombes

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022617686X

Category: Nature

Page: 656

View: 3596

Of all our childhood memories, few are quite as thrilling, or as tactile, as those of climbing trees. Scampering up the rough trunk, spying on the world from the cool green shelter of the canopy, lying on a limb and looking up through the leaves at the summer sun almost made it seem as if we were made for trees, and trees for us.Even in adulthood, trees retain their power, from the refreshing way their waves of green break the monotony of a cityscape to the way their autumn transformations take our breath away. In this lavishly illustrated volume, the trees that have enriched our lives finally get their full due, through a focus on the humble leaves that serve, in a sense, as their public face. The Book of Leaves offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most impressive and beautiful leaves from around the world. Each leaf is reproduced here at its actual size, in full color, and is accompanied by an explanation of the range, distribution, abundance, and habitat of the tree on which it’s found. Brief scientific and historical accounts of each tree and related species include fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden its portrait. The Henry’s Maple, for instance, found in China and named for an Irish doctor who collected leaves there, bears little initial resemblance to the statuesque maples of North America, from its diminutive stature to its unusual trifoliolate leaves. Or the Mediterranean Olive, which has been known to live for more than 1,500 years and whose short, narrow leaves only fall after two or three years, pushed out in stages by the emergence of younger leaves. From the familiar friends of our backyards to the giants of deep woods, The Book of Leaves brings the forest to life—and to our living rooms—as never before.
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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: 3225

Completely revised and updated. More than 30 new species described and illustrated.
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Bird Finder

A Guide to Common Birds of Eastern North America

Author: Roger J. Lederer,Roger C. Franke

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780912550183

Category: Nature

Page: 60

View: 2854

An introduction for beginners to 59 common birds of eastern North America and how they live, organized by the habitats where the birds are most likely to be seen. Illustrated with line drawings.
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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: 9331

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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Rocky Mountain Tree Finder

A Pocket Manual for Identifying Rocky Mountain Trees

Author: Tom Watts,Bridget Watts

Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers

ISBN: 9780912550299

Category: Nature

Page: 61

View: 3006

Learn to identify native trees by their leaves and needles in the Rocky Mountain region. Like other pocket guides from Nature Study Guild Publishers' Finder series, this book is organized as a dichotomous key. The key leads you step-by-step through a series of simple questions to arrive at the name of the tree. Area covered extends across the mountain West, from the Canadian Rockies on the north to the mountains of New Mexico and Arizona on the south, and across the Rockies and Great Basin, from the Black Hills on the east, to the eastern slopes of the Cascades on the west. New in the 2008 second edition: Scientific names updated. Range maps extended to include the Canadian Rockies. Metric measurements added.
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Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa

Author: Peter J. van der Linden,Donald R. Farrar

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 158729995X

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 6185

Back in print at last in a third edition, the classic Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa now has a wealth of full-color photographs and updated, reorganized information that will please both new and returning readers. Part 1 of this guide focuses on identification, with user-friendly keys to both summer and winter trees and illustrated descriptions of more than one hundred common species. The trees are arranged according to similarities in foliage; each entry includes a large scan of a leafy branch along with two or three smaller photos of buds, flowers, fruits, and winter twigs. The text contains a description of the species, its geographical distribution, and notes on how to distinguish it from similar species. Part 2 is divided into conifers and flowering trees and includes all trees native to Iowa, trees that are widely planted, invasive species, some less commonly planted trees, and tall native shrubs that might be mistaken for trees. The authors provide information about the natural history of individual trees, their ecological requirements, pests and diseases that affect them, and their usefulness for such different purposes as windbreaks, landscaping, wildlife plantings, fuel, lumber, and food. Following these two main parts, three shorter sections describe the planting and care of trees, Iowa’s forest communities, and good places to see trees in the state; a glossary and a bibliography are also included. A complete guide to Iowa’s trees, both native and introduced, full of hundreds of color photos, this new edition of Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa will be immensely useful to arborists, foresters, horticulturists, landscape architects, gardeners, and all Iowans and midwesterners who appreciate the beauty and value of trees and want to learn more about them.
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Berry Finder

A Guide to Native Plants with Fleshy Fruits for Eastern North America

Author: Dorcas S. Miller

Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers

ISBN: 9780912550220

Category: Science

Page: 58

View: 5852

These pocket-sized Nature Study Guides describe plants and animals in easy-to-understand language. They include drawings, keys, terms, symbols, and glossaries. Each book covers a specific region.
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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

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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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Birder's Handbook

Author: Paul Ehrlich,David S. Dobkin,Darryl Wheye

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671659898

Category: Nature

Page: 785

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Identifies North American birds
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Trees of North America

A Field Guide to the Major Native and Introduced Species North of Mexico

Author: Christian Frank Brockman

Publisher: New York : Golden Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Trees

Page: 280

View: 4752

Describes over 700 species of both native and introduced trees, listnig the entries by families and including a reference section in which the various families are discussed in terms of similarities and differences.
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A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 8171

Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.
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Reading Rural Landscapes: A Field Guide to New England's Past

Author: Robert Stanford

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884483703

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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William Faulkner once said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Nowhere can you see the truth behind his comment more plainly than in rural New England, especially Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. Everywhere we go in rural New England, the past surrounds us. In the woods and fields and along country roads, the traces are everywhere if we know what to look for and how to interpret what we see. A patch of neglected daylilies marks a long-abandoned homestead. A grown-over cellar hole with nearby stumps and remnants of stone wall and orchard shows us where a farm has been reclaimed by forest. And a piece of a stone dam and wooden sluice mark the site of a long-gone mill. Although slumping back into the landscape, these features speak to us if we can hear them and they can guide us to ancestral homesteads and famous sites. Lavishly illustrated with drawings and color photos. Provides the keys to interpret human artifacts in fields, woods, and roadsides and to reconstruct the past from surviving clues. Perfect to carry in a backpack or glove box. A unique and valuable resource for road trips, genealogical research, naturalists, and historians.
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