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December 22, 2010

A beautiful book about trees! Trees: A Visual Guide

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Everyone raves about the pictures in this book as well as the information included. For someone who loves the outdoors and loves trees, this is a great gift and a great coffee table book. The book is divided by chapters describing the form, types, location, and use of the many varieties of trees.

Each page hasf text which is enhanced with color photographs. The book includes trees from around the world. Although this should not be considered an identification guide, there is a section entitled "Remarkable Trees of the World" where 99 trees are described by height, type, occurrence, habitat, division, and family. Additional text discusses the unique features of each variety and is illustrated with either a photograph of the tree, flowers, or leaves.

It's a great book to thumb through and for someone like me, who is hunting for beautiful and practical trees, it supplies illustrations of tree, leaf, flower, and fruit shapes, and small maps showing the types and major forests of the world. There are also four pages of charts describing the largest families and genera of trees. . The text is clear and written in nontechnical language and has a wealth of information about the evolution of trees and their habitat.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at December 22, 2010 3:55 PM
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