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Thorough, detailed dendrological coverage of North American trees, shrubs, and vines This comprehensive field guide/procedural handbook provides extraordinarily detailed descriptions of trees, shrubs, and vines of North American forests. Written at a more detailed level than most field guides, it introduces basic taxonomic concepts and methods and explains the rationale behind taxonomic classification systems. Entries include Latin and common names for each species as well as physical descriptions at various levels of maturity and for different seasons. Also noted are regional and state distributions, soil conditions, cover types, shade tolerances, and common diseases and pests. This remarkably thorough and reliable reference includes: Detailed descriptions of more than 800 species Hundreds of additional varieties and cultivars 550 exquisitely detailed line drawings of leaves, bark, fruit, and seeds Broad coverage of commercial and noncommercial species An emphasis on the silvical features of each species A unique section on forest community ecology and cover types The new North American Classification System Well-organized and practical, this authoritative guide is an immensely useful resource for foresters, wildlife and field biologists, naturalists, environmental scientists, and land managers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471161585
ISBN-10: 0471161586
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 198mm x 35mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - James S. Fralish

JAMES S. FRALISH, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. SCOTT B. FRANKLIN, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Memphis. HYOSUN PARK, BA, is a freelance illustrator and artist living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.