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Botanica North America The Illustrated Guide to Our Native Plants, Their Botany, History, and the Way They Have Shaped Our World

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ISBN-10: 0062702319

ISBN-13: 9780062702319

Edition: 2003

Authors: Marjorie Harris

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Did you know that the smell of sassafras blowing offshore convinced Columbus he was near land? Or that the American sycamore, which has the largest tree trunk in the eastern forest, can live for 500 to 600 years? Or that in the period before the American Revolution, patriots designated a sycamore tree in each colony as a "Liberty Tree" -- a meeting place for plotting against the British? These facts are just a few of thousands you'll find inBotanica North America, an encyclopedia of the wonderfully diverse North American native plants by noted Canadian garden writer Marjorie Harris. This charming compendium is filled with more than 420 entries that provide essential information on each…    
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/4/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.87" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 6.622
Language: English

Marjorie Hartis the former chairman of the Fine Arts Department at the University of San Diego and a professional cellist. She lives in La Mesa, California.