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Trees (Eyewitness Handbooks)

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Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 15th 2002 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published January 1st 1992)
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Lobstergirl

What I like about this tree guide: the page layouts, the photos, and the illustrations. (Every tree has a color drawing of a man figure standing next to a tree which is half-leaved, half barren, to show scale and branch structure.)

What's irritating: Some trees are identified by their common English and their Latin names, others only by their Latin names. The table of contents uses solely Latin (how does this help the average person??), as does the Identification Key. The index uses both English
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320 pages, soft cover edition
A Dorling Kindersley Book

Lightweight enough to slip into backpack when taking nature hikes.
Erkan
This is a great little book for tree identification. The pictures are photographs as opposed to illustrations which is something that works well for me. It would be more helpful if it included more pictures of bark however.
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Allen Coombes is Botanist at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, UK, where his special interest is Quercus (oaks).
His publications include DK Eyewitness Handbook Trees and RHS Practical Guide Trees for Small Gardens.

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