Book of Trees | Mid-Atlantic Trees Edition | Children's Forest and Tree Books

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Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 154190110X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Different parts of the world yield different species of trees. This educational book features the Mid-Atlantic trees and how your child can identify them. Learning is made more fun and effective if a child is not bored with endless texts. Rather, he/she should be entertained with pictures and select texts too. Secure a copy of this book today!

Forest Trees

A Guide to the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the United States

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Author: Lisa J. Samuelson,Michael E. Hogan

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130221346

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 429

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Through the use of over 800 color photographs and concise botanical descriptions, this comprehensive manual identifies over 239 forest tree species common to the southeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Detailed photographs of leaf, twig, bark, flower, and fruit characteristics are presented next to species descriptions for easy reference. Each species description includes: common names; a “Quick Guide” stressing key features; concise descriptions of leaves, twigs, bark, flower, fruit, and form; habitat and ecology; a map of the geographical range; the species' uses; and the derivation of the botanical name. For foresters, county extension agents, environmental scientists, ecologists, and botanists.

Illustrated Book of Trees

The Comprehensive Field Guide to More than 250 Trees of Eastern North America

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Author: William Carey Grimm

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811741648

Category: Nature

Page: 720

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Completely revised and updated. More than 30 new species described and illustrated.

A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Northeastern and North-Central United States and Southeastern and South-Central Canada

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Author: George A. Petrides

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395353707

Category: Nature

Page: 428

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All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.

Trees of Pennsylvania

and the Northeast

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Author: Charles Fergus

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811745562

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Common and uncommon tree species described in engaging detail. Covers trees found in small woodlots, deep forests, backyards, and reverting fields.

Urban Forests

A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape

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Author: Jill Jonnes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101632135

Category: Science

Page: 416

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“Far-ranging and deeply researched, Urban Forests reveals the beauty and significance of the trees around us.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction “Jonnes extols the many contributions that trees make to city life and celebrates the men and women who stood up for America’s city trees over the past two centuries. . . . An authoritative account.” —Gerard Helferich, The Wall Street Journal “We all know that trees can make streets look prettier. But in her new book Urban Forests, Jill Jonnes explains how they make them safer as well.” —Sara Begley, Time Magazine A celebration of urban trees and the Americans—presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds—whose arboreal passions have shaped and ornamented the nation’s cities, from Jefferson’s day to the present As nature’s largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cities; they are living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four-fifths of Americans live in or near urban areas, surrounded by millions of trees of hundreds of different species. Despite their ubiquity and familiarity, most of us take trees for granted and know little of their fascinating natural history or remarkable civic virtues. Jill Jonnes’s Urban Forests tells the captivating stories of the founding mothers and fathers of urban forestry, in addition to those arboreal advocates presently using the latest technologies to illuminate the value of trees to public health and to our urban infrastructure. The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being. For amateur botanists, urbanists, environmentalists, and policymakers, Urban Forests will be a revelation of one of the greatest, most productive, and most beautiful of our natural resources.

The Songs of Trees

Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

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Author: David George Haskell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052542752X

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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The Overstory: A Novel

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Author: Richard Powers

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393635538

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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New York Times Bestseller Longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists. An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers—each summoned in different ways by trees—are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest. In his twelfth novel, National Book Award winner Richard Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, exploring the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe. The Overstory is a book for all readers who despair of humanity’s self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating possibility of a homecoming. If the trees of this earth could speak, what would they tell us? "Listen. There’s something you need to hear."

Native Trees for North American Landscapes

From the Atlantic to the Rockies

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Author: Guy Sternberg,James Wesley Wilson

Publisher: Portland : Timber Press

ISBN: 9780881926071

Category: Gardening

Page: 552

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Presents profiles of 650 species and varieties and over five hundred cultivars, with text and photographs of flowers and fruit, native and adaptive range, culture, problems, and best seasonal features.

As An Oak Tree Grows

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Author: G. Brian Karas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698171330

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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This inventive picture book relays the events of two hundred years from the unique perspective of a magnificent oak tree, showing how much the world can transform from a single vantage point. From 1775 to the present day, this fascinating framing device lets readers watch as human and animal populations shift and the landscape transitions from country to city. Methods of transportation, communication and energy use progress rapidly while other things hardly seem to change at all. This engaging, eye-opening window into history is perfect for budding historians and nature enthusiasts alike, and the time-lapse quality of the detail-packed illustrations will draw readers in as they pore over each spread to spot the changes that come with each new era. A fact-filled poster is included to add to the fun.

Trees of the northern United States and Canada

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Author: John Laird Farrar

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 502

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Identifies in a full-color guide more than 300 species of conifer and broadleaf trees found in the upper United States (Virginia to northern California) and Canada.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Trees of North America

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Author: Keith Rushforth,Charles Hollis

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792253105

Category: Nature

Page: 262

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Features more than one thousand annotated illustrations of North American trees and their foliage, seeds, and buds, and provides information on habitat, climate, and species traits and history.

Trees of North America

A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated

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Author: C. Frank Brockman,Rebecca Marrilees

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1582380929

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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Presents a handbook for the identification of over five hundred species of trees by illustration and text.

Trees of Pennsylvania

A Complete Reference Guide

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Author: Ann Fowler Rhoads,Timothy A. Block

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 407

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Authoritative, encyclopedic, lavishly illustrated guide to the trees of the state and region--from the Morris Arboretum, the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Trees and Shrubs of Virginia

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Author: Oscar W. Gupton,Fred C. Swope

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813921143

Category: Gardening

Page: 205

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This non-technical guide provides a description, habitat picture and close-up of flower and fruit for each of the selected species. The text outlines characteristic features, frequency and region of occurrence in the state, and often compares similar species in the same genus.

Fish in a Tree

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Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142426423

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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"Fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts." --Kirkus Reviews Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there's a lot more to her--and to everyone--than a label, and that great minds don't always think alike. The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who's ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn't fit in. This paperback edition includes The Sketchbook of Impossible Things and discussion questions. A New York Times Bestseller! * "Unforgettable and uplifting."--School Library Connection, starred review * "Offering hope to those who struggle academically and demonstrating that a disability does not equal stupidity, this is as unique as its heroine."--Booklist, starred review * "Mullaly Hunt again paints a nuanced portrayal of a sensitive, smart girl struggling with circumstances beyond her control." --School Library Journal, starred review

The Wood for the Trees

One Man's Long View of Nature

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Author: Richard Fortey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101911563

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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Award-winning scientist Richard Fortey, upon his retirement, purchased four acres of ancient woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England. The Wood for the Trees is the joyful, lyrical portrait of what he found there. Fortey leads us through the seasons over the course of a year, as he fells trees in winter, admires bluebells in spring, and hunts moths in June and mushrooms in September. Along the way he reconstructs the geology and history of the area, tracing the rich variety of plants, animals, and people who have shaped it, from Neolithic hunters to Tudor gentry to present-day Russian oligarchs. The result is evocative and illuminating: an exuberant biography of a small patch of land and the miraculous web of life that it sustains.

City of Trees

The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington

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Author: Melanie Choukas-Bradley,Polly Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813926889

Category: Nature

Page: 438

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Washington, D.C., boasts more than three hundred species of trees from America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and City of Trees has been the authoritative guide for locating, identifying, and learning about them for more than twenty-five years. The third edition is fully revised, updated, and expanded and includes an eloquent new foreword by the Washington Post’s garden editor, Adrian Higgins. In the introduction, Choukas-Bradley describes the efforts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other prominent Washingtonians who helped the nation’s capital evolve into the "City of Trees," a moniker regaining popularity thanks to present-day efforts encouraging citizen participation in tree planting and maintenance. Part 1 gives the reader a guided tour of the nation’s capital, highlighting historic and rare trees of the urban canopy. Part 2 is a comprehensive, simply worded, and fully illustrated botanical guide to the magnificent trees of the nation’s capital and surroundings. The guide also includes botanical keys, an illustrated glossary, exquisite pen-and-ink drawings by Polly Alexander, and color close-up photographs of flowering trees, many by the nationally acclaimed photographer Susan A. Roth. What to look for in the new edition: * Added locations: the FDR Memorial; the Smithsonian Institution gardens; the Tudor Place grounds; the Bishop’s Garden of the Washington National Cathedral; Audubon Naturalist Society sanctuaries; and much more. * "City of Trees" history from 1987 to 2007, including the establishment of Casey Trees and the importance of the urban canopy in the twenty-first century. * Twice as many pages of color photographs, new species descriptions and illustrations, and added habitat information. Published in association with the Center for American Places

The People in the Trees

A Novel

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Author: Hanya Yanagihara

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 038553678X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Readers of exciting, challenging and visionary literary fiction—including admirers of Norman Rush's Mating, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and Peter Matthiessen's At Play in the Fields of the Lord—will be drawn to this astonishingly gripping and accomplished first novel. A decade in the writing, this is an anthropological adventure story that combines the visceral allure of a thriller with a profound and tragic vision of what happens when cultures collide. It is a book that instantly catapults Hanya Yanagihara into the company of young novelists who really, really matter. In 1950, a young doctor called Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub "The Dreamers," who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences.