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Description - The Trees of North America by David Allen Sibley

A rediscovered landmark of American forestry from the New York Botanical Garden, with illustrations by the great Pierre-Joseph Redoute and commentary by natural history artist David Allen Sibley. Francois Andre Michaux (1770 1855) was a French botanist whose work on the trees of North America gave the world's first illustrated account of American trees east of the Mississippi. From 1841 to 1849 the English botanist and one of the greatest plant explorers of North America, Thomas Nuttall (1786 1859), prepared supplementary volumes to Michaux's landmark work, The North American Sylva. More than 150 years after the final publication, this volume includes full-colour reproductions of all of the more than 270 plates in a single volume for the first time. Mirroring Abbeville's best-selling National Audubon Society Birds of America, the book includes capsule summaries of every species featured, written by New York Botanical Garden curators, along with reference paintings of the trees and range maps by one of the world's best-known natural history illustrators, David Allen Sibley. Garden President Gregory Long provides a special foreword in honour of the Garden's 125th Anniversary in 2016. Sibley prefaces the book with an essay on the connection of art and natural history. Award-winning horticultural writer Marta McDowell relates the stories of explorer-scientists Michaux and Nuttall. AUTHOR: The New York Botanical Garden hosts more than one million annual visitors to its 250-acre National Historic Landmark site, which features over one million living specimens, as well as one of the world's preeminent plant research and conservation programs. Founded in 1899, the Garden's Mertz Library is one of the largest, most comprehensive botanical libraries in the world. David Allen Sibley is one of the world's best-known natural history illustrators and the author of acclaimed field guides, including The Sibley Guide to Trees, which have sold more than one million copies. Gregory Long is Chief Executive Officer and The William C. Steere Sr. President of The New York Botanical Garden. Marta McDowell is a gardener, lecturer, and horticultural writer. She is awinner of the Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association 270 illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789212764
ISBN-10: 0789212765
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 203mm x 0mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Allen Sibley

The New York Botanical Garden hosts more than one million annual visitors to its 250-acre National Historic Landmark site, which features over one million living specimens, as well as one of the world's preeminent plant research and conservation programs. Founded in 1899, the Garden's Mertz Library is one of the largest, most comprehensive botanical libraries in the world. David Allen Sibley is one of the world's best-known natural history illustrators and the author of acclaimed field guides, including The Sibley Guide to Trees, which have sold more than one million copies. Gregory Long is Chief Executive Officer and The William C. Steere Sr. President of The New York Botanical Garden. Marta McDowell is a gardener, lecturer, and horticultural writer. Her books include All the Presidents' Gardens (2016) and Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life (2013), winner of the Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association.

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