Brain Candy Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Lists | October 5, 2015

    Zachary Thomas Dodson: IMG 10 Books That Will Change Your Mind about Bats

    Bats are a much-maligned animal. Long thought of as creepy or evil or diseased, a closer look reveals that the wide variety of bat species also... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $29.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Gardening- Trees Shrubs and Vines

Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees


Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees Cover

ISBN13: 9781604692198
ISBN10: 1604692197
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Less Than Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $15.95!


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Have you ever seen the delicate flowers of a red maple? The emerging leaves of a tulip poplar? The twigs of a beech? When you look at a tree up close, you begin to appreciate trees in a whole new way. Seeing Trees invites readers to watch trees with the care and sensitivity that birdwatchers watch birds. Focusing on 10 common trees of North America, Nancy Ross Hugo highlights the rewards of tree viewing and describes some of the most visually interesting leaves, flowers, fruits, buds, leaf scars, twigs, and bark of familiar trees.  Using software developed for work with microscopes, Robert Llewellyn created incredibly sharp close-up photographs of the tree detail by stitching together 8 to 45 images of each subject—each shot at a different focal point.  The combination of these lavish photos with Nancy Ross Hugos writing makes each page come alive with the beauty of the growing process. The result is a gorgeous journey into the life cycle of trees.

Featured trees include the American Beech, Ginkgo, Red Maple, Southern Magnolia, Tulip Poplar, White Oak, White Pine, American Sycamore, Black Walnut and Eastern Red Cedar.

Book News Annotation:

Hugo writes with real passion about trees, describing their qualities, flowers, fruits, barks, and unique characteristics, and including her own observations and experiments with cuttings and seedlings. She is articulate and enthusiastic, making this an ideal volume for beginning observers of trees. Rather than photos of full-grown specimens, the volume features the amazingly 3-dimensional views of tree flowers, cones, bracts, leaves, fruits, bark, and other tree parts, composed digitally from multiple views by veteran tree and landscape photographer Llewwllyn. Following a lengthy essay on the general properties of trees, there are ten chapters on as many trees, among them the ginkgo, red maple, southern magnolia, and white pine. Beautifully produced and fascinating to read, the volume is oversized, at 9x10.25". Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Nancy Ross Hugo has been combining her love of the outdoors with her love of the written word for more than thirty years, as garden columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, education manager at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and writer for Virginia Wildlife, Horticulture, and American Forests, among other publications. She is co-author, with Jeff Kirwan, of Remarkable Trees of Virginia (2008) and, in collaboration with photographer Robert Llewellyn, of Seeing Trees (2011), upon which this book is based. Nancy and her husband, John, divide their time between Howardsville and Ashland, Virginia. Visit her at

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

iowa davenport, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by iowa davenport)
In a year filled with difficulty, this uniquely personal reflection upon SEEING trees offered a comforting, slower, simpler, way to view the world at hand. Visual and cerebral aspirin for the soul.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

Hugo, Nancy R
Timber Press (OR)
Hugo, Nancy R.
Llewellyn, Robert
Hugo, Nancy Ross
General Nature
NATURE / Trees
Nature - Trees & Forests
Nature Studies-Trees
NATURE / Plants / Trees
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
10 x 8.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Children Make Terrible Pets Used Hardcover $10.50
  2. My Name Is Mary Sutter
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  3. Arboretum America: A Philosophy of... New Trade Paper $35.00
  4. V Is for Vengeance (Kinsey Millhone...
    Used Hardcover $13.95
  5. Parisian Chic: A Style Guide
    Used Flexible $11.95
  6. The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the... New Mass Market $38.50

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Trees Shrubs and Vines
Reference » Sale Books
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Trees and Shrubs
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Forests
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Trees

Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.95 In Stock
Product details 245 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9781604692198 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at