Tree Identification Book by George W. Symonds

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A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods.

The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a tree to one of a small group -- the family or genus.

Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the tree is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of the Oak trees on this plate are an example of the system.

All of the more than 1500 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of carefully collected specimens. Where possible, details such as leaves, fruit, etc., appear in actual size, or in the same scale.

 

About George W. Symonds

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Published May 28, 2013 by William Morrow. 272 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Here is ""a new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees."" A simple section of instructions on how to use pictorial keys for genus identification and the master pages for species makes this of value in an almost foolproof practical reference book.

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Here is ""a new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees"", the author a landscape architect and naturalist, resident of Connecticut; the photographer (there are 1539 pictures), Stephen V. Chelminski, was a staff member on a leading magazine.

Mar 19 1958 | Read Full Review of Tree Identification Book

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