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Trees of Western North America and Trees of Eastern North America, from the editorial team of Richard Spellenberg, Christopher J. Earle, and Gil Nelson, and featuring the illustrations of David More, will publish on July 30.

Princeton Field Guides will publish a set of guides to Trees of North America

Trees of Western North America and Trees of Eastern North America from the editorial team of Richard Spellenberg, Christopher J. Earle, and Gil Nelson, and featuring the illustrations of David More will publish on July 30. Taken together the guides cover all species of native and naturalized trees found in North America (825 in the Eastern guide, 630 in the Western with some overlap).


Covering more species than any comparable field guides, Trees of Western North America and Trees of Eastern North America (pub date July 30, 2014) are the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use books of their kind.


Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada–including those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada–the books feature superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; “Quick ID” summaries; user-friendly layouts; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; a key to leaves; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure.


The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the books also cover many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs, as well as treelike forms of cacti and yuccas. With their unmatched combination of breadth and depth, these are essential guides for every tree lover.


Features:

The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guides to the trees of North America
Covers more species than any comparable guides, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada
Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more
An essential guide for every tree lover

About the Authors:


Richard Spellenberg, a botanist and specialist in plant taxonomy, is the author of the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers, Western Region. Christopher J. Earle is an ecologist whose specialties include forest ecology and conifer biology. Gil Nelson is a botanist and the coauthor of the National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Trees of North America and the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States. David More is regarded as one of the finest botanical illustrators in the world. He has illustrated a number of tree guides, including the acclaimed Collins Tree Guide and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees (Princeton).


TREES OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA


Richard Spellenberg, Christopher J. Earle & Gil Nelson
Illustrations by David More
Edited by Amy K. Hughes


Paperback Flexibound | $29.95 / £19.95


ISBN: 9780691145808
Hardcover | $60.00 / £41.95 | ISBN: 9780691145792
560 pp. | 6 x 8 | 200 color illus. 422 maps.


eBook | ISBN: 9781400851850


 


TREES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA


Gil Nelson, Christopher J. Earle & Richard Spellenberg
Illustrations by David More
Edited by Amy K. Hughes


Paperback Flexibound | $29.95 / £19.95


ISBN: 9780691145914
Hardcover $65.00 / £44.95 | ISBN: 9780691145907
720 pp. | 6 x 8 | 285 color illus. 488 maps.


eBook | ISBN: 9781400852994


 


Pub date: July 30, 2014


 

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