Synopses & Reviews
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
Editorand#8217;s Note vii Preface ix How to Use This Book 1 Illustrated Plan of the Six Main Sections 18and#150;19 PLATES 21 SPECIES ACCOUNTS 117 I. Trees with Needlelike or Scalelike Leaves, Mostly Evergreen (Plates 1and#150;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 11and#150;14) 187
III. Broad-leaved Trees with Opposite Simple Leaves (Plates 15and#150;17) 205
IV. Broad-leaved Trees with Alternate Compound Leaves (Plates 18and#150;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 26and#150;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