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Synopsis:

This newly designed field guide features detailed descriptions of 387 species, arranged in six major groups by visual similarity. The 47 color plates and 5 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 295 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.

About the Author

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

Table of Contents

Editors Note vii Preface ix How to Use This Book 1 Illustrated Plan of the Six Main Sections 18–19 PLATES 21 SPECIES ACCOUNTS 117 I. Trees with Needlelike or Scalelike Leaves, Mostly Evergreen (Plates 1–10) 119 Conifers with Clustered Needles 120 Conifers with Single Needles in Woody Pegs 145 Conifers with Small Scalelike Leaves 167

II. Broad-leaved Trees with Opposite Compound Leaves (Plates 11–14) 187

III. Broad-leaved Trees with Opposite Simple Leaves (Plates 15–17) 205

IV. Broad-leaved Trees with Alternate Compound Leaves (Plates 18–25) 219 Trees with Thorns 220 Trees Thornless and Leaves Once-compound Leaflets Toothed 236 Leaflets Not Toothed 244 Thornless Southwestern Trees with Alternate Leaves Twice-compound 254

V. Broad-leaved Trees with Alternate Simple Leaves (Plates 26–46) 258 Leafless Desert Trees with Twigs Spine-tipped 258 Trees with Side Thorns 263 Thornless Trees Leaves Fan-lobed 273 Leaves Fan-veined 279 Leaves Feather-veined: 293 Leaves Double-toothed 336 Leaf Teeth Single or Lacking 352

VI. Palms, Cacti, and Yuccas (Plate 47) 376

Appendix A: Key to Trees in Leafless Condition 391 Appendix B: Plant Relationships 398 Glossary 402 References 408 Photo Credits 412 Index 414

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395904541
Editor:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Petrides, George A.
Editor:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Petrides, Olivia
Author:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Trees -- Canada, Western -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
Trees & Forests
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Trees -- West (U.S.) -- Identification.
Subject:
Trees -- Canada, Western -- Identification.
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Nature Studies-Trees
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Peterson Field Guides(R)
Series Volume:
#1334
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Covers 387 species. Includes 47 color pl
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.44x4.40x.83 in. 1.09 lbs.

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