Field Guide to Western Trees Western United States and Canada

ISBN-10: 0395904544

ISBN-13: 9780395904541

Edition: 2nd 1998

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Description: Peterson Guides are the choice for those interested in nature, from beginner to expert. These completely expanded, full-colour editions offer a new look inside and out. This title looks at Western trees.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/25/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Ecologist and field naturalist George A. Petrides worked with the National Park Services and was later a professor at Michigan State University at Lansing. Petrides has written books for the Peterson's Field Guide series and was also the recipient of an award from the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan for A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs.

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numeroushonorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides� are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.

Editor's Note
Preface
How to Use This Book 1
Illustrated Plan of the Six Main Sections 18-19
Plates
Species Accounts
Trees with Needlelike or Scalelike Leaves, Mostly Evergreen (Plates 1-10)
Conifers with Clustered Needles
Conifers with Single Needles in Woody Pegs
Conifers with Small Scalelike Leaves
Broad-leaved Trees with Opposite Compound Leaves (Plates 11-14)
Broad-leaved Trees with Opposite Simple Leaves (Plates 15-17)
Broad-leaved Trees with Alternate Compound Leaves (Plates 18-25)
Trees with Thorns
Trees Thornless and Leaves Once-compound Leaflets Toothed
Leaflets Not Toothed
Thornless Southwestern Trees with Alternate Leaves Twice-compound
Broad-leaved Trees with Alternate Simple Leaves (Plates 26-46)
Leafless Desert Trees with Twigs Spine-tipped
Trees with Side Thorns
Thornless Trees Leaves Fan-lobed
Leaves Fan-veined
Leaves Feather-veined:
Leaves Double-toothed
Leaf Teeth Single or Lacking
Palms, Cacti, and Yuccas (Plate 47)
Key to Trees in Leafless Condition
Plant Relationships
Glossary
References
Photo Credits
Index
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