The Shrub Identification Book

The Shrub Identification Book

by George W. D. Symonds
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The Shrub Identification Book by George W. D. Symonds

The Visual Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Shrubs (and vines and ground covers) — 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 shrub to one of a small group — the family or genus.

Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the shrub is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of laurel blossoms on this plate are an example and are followed in the book by details of laurel fruit, leaves, and bark.

All of the 3,550 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of fresh material carefully selected from the more than 20,000 specimens collected. Wherever possible, details such as leaves, fruit, twigs, etc., appear in actual size; otherwise, similar details are reproduced in the same scale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688050405
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/1973
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 503,975
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.96(d)

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Shrub Identification Book 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contains photos of leaves and flowers, twigs and barks that are true to life in size. Using these, I have been able to identify many trees and shrubs in our woods. The index leaves a lot to be desired but all the information is in the book you just have to page through the book carefully to find the correct match.