The World of Trees / Edition 1

The World of Trees / Edition 1

by Hugh Johnson
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The World of Trees / Edition 1

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520247567
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 342,765
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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thebigcat More than 1 year ago
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