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Conifers: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (2 Volume set)

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Publisher Comments:

This magnificent pictorial encyclopedia includes not only the latest cultivars but also rarities such as Wollemia nobilis, recently discovered in Australia. From towering redwoods photographed in their coastal habitat to recent dwarf varieties so popular in small gardens, conifers are presented in all their astonishing diversity.

Book News Annotation:

Although this set appears very accessible with its many attractive color photographs, it is probably most useful for those with some knowledge of the taxonomy and structure of conifers--gardeners, landscape designers, and nursery professionals. The first volume begins with a short description of each of 65 genera belonging to the Ginkgophyta, Coniferophyta, and Gnetophyta. The rest of the set consists of photographs of individual species--with a one or two sentence caption--arranged by scientific name. Also included are maps of the hardiness zones of Europe, North America, and China, as well as an index of synonyms and an index of common names.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Although this set appears very accessible with its many attractive color photographs, it is probably most useful for those with some knowledge of the taxonomy and structure of conifers gardeners, landscape designers, and nursery professionals. The first volume begins with a short description of each

Synopsis:

From redwoods to dwarf varieties, conifers are presented in all their astonishing diversity in this comprehensive photographic survey, which includes over 1180 color photos of most of the conifers in cultivation, both in garden and wild settings.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

About the Author

J. R. P. van Hoey Smith is director of the Trompenburg Arboretum in Rotterdam and President of the International Dendrology Society.
D. M. van Gelderen is the principal author of several books on trees and shrubs. His family nursery, Firma C. Esveld in Boskoop, is one of the world's great specialist nurseries, famous for its conifers, maples, rhododendrons, and other woody plants. Among the awards D. M. van Gelderen has received in recognition of his contributions to horticulture are the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society and the Dutch Dendrological Society's Silver Doorenbos Medal. In 2000, he was named "Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau" by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, in recognition of his work for the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society and his contribution to horticultural literature.

Table of Contents

v. 1. A-K — v. 2. L-Z with indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881923544
Subtitle:
The Illustrated Encyclopedia
With:
Smith, J. R. P. Van Hoey
With:
Smith, J. R. P. Van Hoey
Photographer:
Smith, J. R.
Author:
van Hoey Smith, J. R. P.
Author:
Smith, J. R. P. Van Hoey
Author:
Van Gelderen, D. M.
Other:
Smith, J. R. P. Van Hoey
Author:
Gelderen, D. M. Van
Publisher:
Timber Press
Location:
Portland, OR
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Conifers
Subject:
Ornamental trees
Subject:
Ornamental conifers.
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Series Volume:
n:o 95
Publication Date:
19961001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
706
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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Conifers: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (2 Volume set)
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Product details 706 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881923544 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Although this set appears very accessible with its many attractive color photographs, it is probably most useful for those with some knowledge of the taxonomy and structure of conifers gardeners, landscape designers, and nursery professionals. The first volume begins with a short description of each
"Synopsis" by , From redwoods to dwarf varieties, conifers are presented in all their astonishing diversity in this comprehensive photographic survey, which includes over 1180 color photos of most of the conifers in cultivation, both in garden and wild settings.
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