Trees (Golden Guide)
This Golden Guide describes and illustrates in full color more than 140 of our most common trees. Learn how to recognize tree shapes, flowers, buds, leaves, and fruits where each species grows the parts of a tree and the various kinds of trees. For nature lovers of all ages. Author: Herbert S. Zim Pages: 160, Paperback Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin s Press
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 14th 2001 by Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
(first published 1952)
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I adore this book more for nostalgic reasons than for its actual content. I found this little field guide as a young kid when I was digging through some dusty old boxes in the basement. I fell in love with it and enjoyed looking at the drawings and studying the little blurbs of information. Decades later, I'm happy I still have it with me.
Aug 13, 2008 Maureen rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Maureen by: Brownie troop
This was my first nature guide. I bought it to use to get a Brownie badge, and I still have my copy. With illustrations as bright as those in a children's book, Trees presents the various trees within its pages by leaf and branching pattern, shape of seed, and shape of the tree. At the bottom of the page, a colored map shows the regions where that particular tree grows. Along with the jam-packed tree description pages, there are sections on identifying different types of acorns, pinecones, magno...more
I liked it - great introduction for the most common trees in the U.S. Recommended for anyone interested in identifying trees in your neighborhood and learning how they're useful. It's also the right size to stick in your pocket if you want to.
Feb 03, 2008 Lafcadio rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended to Lafcadio by: Richard
Like all Golden Guides, it is way too small a volume for the geographic area covered. Useful as a way to accumulate random knowledge, not useful as a practical field guide.