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Trees & Forests

  • Famous Trees of Texasby Gretchen Riley; Peter D Smith

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    Famous Trees of Texas was first published in 1970 by the Texas Forest Service (now Texas A&M Forest Service), an organization created in 1915 and charged with protecting and sustaining the forests, trees, and other related natural resources of Texas. For the 100-year anniversary of TFS, the agency presents a new edition of this classic book, telling... more...

  • Trees and Shrubs of Kentuckyby Mary E. Wharton; Roger W. Barbour

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    This authoritative volume provides a comprehensive guide to the 282 species of woody plants found in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Eastern Missouri. Illustrated with more than 1,150 photographs, this book shows not only leaves and bark, but also buds, flowers, and fruits to enable you to recognize... more...

  • The Greening of the Southby Thomas D. Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In the early 1920s, in many a sawmill town across the South, the last quitting-time whistle signaled the cutting of the last log of a company's timber holdings and the end of an era in southern lumbering. It marked the end as well of the great primeval forest that covered most of the South when Europeans first invaded it. Much of the first forest,... more...

  • Responses of Fruit Trees to Global Climate Changeby Fernando Ramirez; Jose Kallarackal

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 0.00

    ?Global climate change is expected to produce increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, higher temperatures, aberrant precipitation patterns and a host of other climatic changes that would affect all life on this planet. This review article addresses the impact of climate change on fruit trees and the response of the trees to a changing environment.... more...

  • Stikky Treesby Laurence Holt

    Laurence Holt Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    Stikky Trees  uses a unique, pattern-based learning method to bring a timeless skill to anyone with an hour to spare. We spent months with readers testing and refining it to be sure it will work for you.   Includes a comprehensive Next Steps section with guides to the top 10 trees in your state, tree field manuals, how trees work (in six bullet... more...

  • The Beauty of Treesby Michael Jordan

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    This illustrated tour of the world's most extraordinary trees provides an insight into some of the natural world's most astonishing structures. Through 100 photographs, The Beauty of Trees tells the story of our relationship with trees throughout history. Each image is supported by information about the botany of the tree, along with the stories,... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Treesby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that you can use a tree stump as a compass? Do you know what makes Maple trees explode? What do the leaves of an oak tree look like? And where is the tallest tree in the world? The answers to all of these questions and more can be found in this excellent quick-read guide to trees. Whether you’re a dedicated arborologist or are just... more...

  • The Naming of the Shrewby John Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Latin names †“ frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel †“ have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus , or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio squalidus... more...

  • The Wisdom Of Treesby Max Adams

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 8.74

    A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man's ingenuity in exploiting their resources: the perfect gift for anyone who cares about the natural world. Trees are marvels of nature, still-standing giants of extraordinary longevity. In a beautifully written sequence of essays, anecdotes and profiles of Britain's best-loved species (from... more...

  • The Greatest Safariby Søren Rasmussen

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2014; US$ 17.50

    Why does the zebra have stripes and the elephant a long trunk? How did the giraffe acquire a long neck and why does a hippopotamus lie in muddy water all day? How does an acacia tree kill grazing wild? Do wild animals speak to each other and do they have feelings?In The Greatest Safari, the reader is taken on an African adventure and told stories about... more...