A Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America

A Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America

Book - 1966 | 2d ed.
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Publisher: New York : Bonanza Books, c1966.
Edition: 2d ed.
Branch Call Number: 582.16 P363 1966a
Characteristics: 606 p.

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JLMason
Dec 17, 2014

This book is not a cut-and-dried reference. Yes it provides a description of each tree, its range, its preferred habitat, and its historical use by Native Americans and European settlers. There are occasional line drawings only, no photos. But the author is a poet at heart, and it is his lyrical renderings of the essence and character of each tree that makes this book a classic and a pleasure to read.

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Dec 17, 2014

"When the wind lifts up the Hemlock's voice, it is no roaring like the Pine's, no keening like the Spruce's. The Hemlock whistles softly to itself. It raises its long, limber boughs and lets them drop again with a sigh, not sorrowful, but letting fall tranquillity upon us."

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