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Trees: A Visual Guide

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Beautifully illustrated and designed, this gorgeous reference book explores the world of trees from every perspective—from the world's great forests to the lifespan of a single leaf. Arresting color photographs of a wide variety of trees and close-ups of many of their remarkable features provide an enormous amount of information in a highly accessible format. The volume il ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by University of California Press (first published March 2nd 2008)
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Elizabeth
Nov 07, 2009 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
In the intro of this book trees are described as the "whales" of the plant world. This beautifully photographed book describes the way trees grow and function, the varied way humans make use of trees (from timber, shade, shelter, and pharmaceuticals), and the diversity of trees (species, genera/families). It also takes a look at communities of trees around the world.

And. The. Pictures. Will. Make. You. Swoon.
Lucy
Feb 18, 2014 Lucy rated it it was amazing
Highly recommended. Gorgeous pictures, interesting text. It covers trees in general and some in particular, covering history & where trees fit into the world in general and the world of people as well. Chapters are: A world of trees; Form and function; Diversity & design; Communities of life; Trees and the human world; an indispensable resource. The Diversity & Design chapter covers quite a few specific tree varieties (arranged alphabetically by Latin name) and includes a silhouette ...more
Kelli Pearson
Jan 16, 2010 Kelli Pearson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
This is an amazing book. Full of gorgeous photos, so it's sort of a coffeetable book, but it's full of really good information about trees. Best for someone with avid interest in plants and trees, but who is not (yet) an expert. I found it highly browsable, and learned a lot of great stuff too. Not for everybody, but most gardeners would like it a lot.
Jill
Jan 01, 2010 Jill rated it really liked it
If you love trees like I do, this book is a visually beautiful and informative read. The pictures are tremendous and there is lots of information here. I pick it back up all the time to look through it.
Wendy
Jan 16, 2015 Wendy rated it it was ok
Not bad for browsing, but very broad. The authors are Australian, and there are examples of trees all over the world. Printing isn't sharp, so the images suffer. The cover looks good, which must boost online sales. I'd be sure to take a look inside before buying it.
AJ
Sep 09, 2013 AJ rated it really liked it
Very nice combination of visual and informational elements. Great coffee table style book. I enjoyed flipping through it from time to time.
Samantha Sivertz
Jun 19, 2016 Samantha Sivertz rated it really liked it
Shelves: plants
Gorgeous pictures, excellent layout, and the content is straight-forward enough for the layman while still being useful to those with a botanical background.
Clare
Nov 02, 2010 Clare rated it really liked it
Loving the pictures and the information. This book is set up in a really interesting and useful way and full of vivid color and images. Good stuff.
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Aug 24, 2011 Stephanie rated it liked it
Interesting, but not captivating. I was hoping for more pictures of trees than descriptions.
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