Smithsonian Handbooks: Trees

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DK's Smithsonian Handbook of Trees is packed with over 1,500 crystal-clear photographs with precise annotation to make identification sure and simple. Concise and jargon-free text pinpoints the key characteristics of each species and provides quick, accessible information. A visit to the Smithsonian's to museums and galleries or the National Zoo is an adventure into the world's largest museum complex. The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 140 million artifacts and specimens in trust for the American people....
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Overview

DK's Smithsonian Handbook of Trees is packed with over 1,500 crystal-clear photographs with precise annotation to make identification sure and simple. Concise and jargon-free text pinpoints the key characteristics of each species and provides quick, accessible information. A visit to the Smithsonian's to museums and galleries or the National Zoo is an adventure into the world's largest museum complex. The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 140 million artifacts and specimens in trust for the American people. The Institution, also a center for research, is dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.

A field guide to trees around the world, each depicted by a full-color photograph with a caption that describes key features and points of differentiation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789489890
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Series: Smithsonian Handbooks Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 319,325
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Looking at Trees 6
How This Book Works 11
What Is a Tree? 12
The Parts of a Tree 14
Conifer or Broadleaf? 16
Conifers: Leaves, Flowers, Fruit 16
The Botanical Difference 17
Broadleaves: Leaves, Flowers, Fruit 17
Tree Identification Key 18
Conifers and their Allies 34
Araucariaceae 34
Cephalotaxaceae 34
Cupressaceae 35
Ginkgoaceae 51
Pinaceae 52
Podocarpaceae 78
Taxaceae 79
Taxodiaceae 80
Broadleaves 84
Aceraceae 84
Anacardiaceae 105
Annonaceae 107
Aquifoliaceae 108
Araliaceae 114
Betulaceae 116
Bignoniaceae 129
Buxaceae 131
Celastraceae 132
Cercidiphyllaceae 133
Cornaceae 133
Ebenaceae 138
Elaeagnaceae 140
Ericaceae 141
Eucommiaceae 145
Eucryphiaceae 146
Fagaceae 149
Flacourtiaceae 174
Hamamelidaceae 175
Hippocastanaceae 178
Juglandaceae 182
Lauraceae 188
Leguminosae 190
Magnoliaceae 201
Malvaceae 216
Meliaceae 217
Moraceae 218
Myrtaceae 221
Nyssaceae 226
Oleaceae 227
Palmae 232
Pittosporaceae 233
Platanaceae 234
Proteaceae 236
Rhamnaceae 237
Rosaceae 238
Rutaceae 283
Salicaceae 286
Sapindaceae 295
Scrophulariaceae 296
Simaroubaceae 296
Styracaceae 297
Theaceae 300
Tiliaceae 302
Trochodendraceae 306
Ulmaceae 306
Winteraceae 310
Glossary 311
Index of Plants 312
Acknowledgments 320
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