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Overview

From well-loved oaks and pines to rare, spectacular species such as the snowbells of Japan, this lavishly illustrated work is an unparalleled guide to more than six hundred of the world’s major forest and garden trees. An excellent resource for gardeners, botanists, and general readers alike, The World of Trees is a tribute to natural beauty by a superb prose stylist, an essential reference, and a practical guide for gardening. Hugh Johnson illuminates his subject in thorough and loving detail: the structure and life cycle of trees, how trees are named, trees and the weather, the use of trees in gardens and landscape design, and tree planting and care. The heart of the volume is a compendium of coniferous and deciduous trees grouped by family, describing and illustrating important species and varieties. It also includes a guide to choosing trees for the garden and an A-Z listing of the most important and popular species and varieties.

The World of Trees is a completely revised edition of Hugh Johnson’s classic
International Book of Trees
featuring new photographs, systematic illustrations of all key tree parts, and current listings for the newest varieties and cultivars

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
‘This lavish and soulful (now that’s an excellent pairing!) book will have you dreaming of strawberry trees and dove trees and fringe trees. “
Washington Post Book World
“The equivalent of a course in arboriculture for the amateur gardener and landscape professional.”
Martha Stewart Living
Combining gorgeous photography with friendly, authoritative writing. . . .A coffeetable book that will actually be read.”
Shelf Awareness
“Beautifully illustrated – a magnificent magnolia, romantic plane trees in Languedoc, larches in the Dolomites.
Informative and opinionated text by Johnson. . . is just as enjoyable:”
Current Books On Gardening And Botany - Marilyn K. Alaimo
This compendium of more than 600 important trees is truly a celebration of the largest plant forms on earth.”
Toronto Globe & Mail
“Not just an excellent research resource but a breathtakingly beautiful tribute. And what a wide variety of trees! And what splendid global examples!”
Choice

“Informative book. . . . Highly recommended.”
Choice

Informative book. . . . Highly recommended.”
Dominique Browning
Internationally known for his wine books, Johnson has clearly imbibed a deep knowledge of the stuff of which the finest barrels themselves are wrought. This lavish and soulful…book will have you dreaming of strawberry trees and dove trees and fringe trees.
—The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520247567
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,017,883
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Known to millions through his internationally best-selling wine books, Hugh Johnson is also among the world’s leading writers on gardening and trees. Johnson is the author of numerous books including the annual Pocket Wine Book, The World Atlas of Wine, Hugh Johnson’s Gardening Companion, and A Life Uncorked (UC Press).

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  • Posted March 22, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Saw a review of this book on Choice Reviews Online, and it caught my eye...packed with detailed color photographs, and in- depth information...very informative and a pleasure to read

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