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Trees & Forests

  • The Naming of the Shrewby John Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    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... 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...

  • Concise Tree Guideby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    This beautifully illustrated pocket field guide is packed with information on the trees of Britain and the near Continent. It covers more than 160 species, all of which are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks that show details of mature trees, leaves, growth patterns and other interesting features. A concise written account covering size,... more...

  • Trees, Woods and Forestsby Charles Watkins

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 45.00

    Forests?and the trees within them?have always been a central resource for the development of technology, culture, and the expansion of humans as a species. Examining and challenging our historical and modern attitudes toward wooded environments, this engaging book explores how our understanding of forests has transformed in recent years and how it... 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...

  • Pocket Guide to Trees and Shrubsby Bob Gibbons

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    This book is as visually impressive as it is useful in the field, with many stunning full-page and double-page photographs to support the authoritative text. The introduction explains the basics of tree forms and their identification. Each species is illustrated by the author's remarkable photographs. The text covers information such as ID features... more...

  • Trees of Eastern North Americaby Gil Nelson; Christopher J. Earle; Richard Spellenberg; David More; Amy K. Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including those species found only in tropical and subtropical... more...

  • Trees of Western North Americaby Richard Spellenberg; Christopher J. Earle; Gil Nelson; David More; Amy K. Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Covering 630 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Western North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the western United States and Canada as far east as the Great Plains, the book features superior descriptions; thousands of... more...

  • Willowby Alison Syme

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Drooping lazily over waterways, shading gardens, guarding hedgerows?the willow tree is a poetically formed plant, but also a practical one. For millennia, the wood of the willow has been used for baskets, furniture, fences, and toys, while finding its place in the watercolors of Monet, Shakespearean tragedies, Hans Christian Andersen, and The Lord... more...

  • A Passion For Treesby Maggie Campbell-Culver

    Transworld 2014; US$ 34.02

    Given the extent of his influence on 17th-century life, and his lasting impact on the British landscape it is remarkable that no book has been written before about John Evelyn. He was a longstanding friend of Samuel Pepys (who wrote of him, ' A most excellent person he is, and must be allowed a little for conceitedness; but he may well be so, being... more...