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A Field Guide to Western Trees: Western United States and Canada

by Roger Tory Peterson, Olivia Petrides, George A. Petrides
     
 

This newly designed field guide features detailed descriptions of 387 species, arranged in six major groups by visual similarity. The 47 color plates and 5 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 295 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

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This newly designed field guide features detailed descriptions of 387 species, arranged in six major groups by visual similarity. The 47 color plates and 5 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 295 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

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This new field guide includes all the native and naturalized trees of western North America, from the arctic treeline in Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico. Some 400 trees are illustrated in color, along with comparison charts, range maps, keys to plants in leafless condition, and text distinctions between similar species. Beautiful work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395904541
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Peterson Field Guides Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
406,045
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.97(d)

Read an Excerpt

TWO-NEEDLE PINYON Pinus edulis Engelm. Pl. 1 A short, round-topped, arid-zone tree mainly of the s. Rockies. Needles 2 per cluster, 3-4–2 in. long, dark green, sharp but not spiny. Cones short, 1–2 in. long, somewhat spherical, with thick, blunt, thornless scales and 2 wingless half-inch nuts per scale. Height 15–20 (50) ft.; diameter 1–2 (3) ft. Dry sites. Similar species: See Lodgepole Pine. Remarks: Like the other nut pines (see Singleleaf Pinyon), the fruits are eagerly sought by wildlife and humans alike. Reported to be the most common tree in N.M. A single- needle population is reported to occur in cen. Ariz. Resin from trunk wounds is said to have been used by Native Americans to waterproof woven bottles and to cement turquoise jewelry.

Meet the Author

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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