Natural History of North American Trees illustrated edition [Kõva köide]

  • Formaat: Hardback, 490 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 231x162x37 mm, kaal: 744 g, Illustrations, unspecified
  • Ilmumisaeg: 01-Apr-2007
  • Kirjastus: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN-10: 0618799044
  • ISBN-13: 9780618799046
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  • Formaat: Hardback, 490 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 231x162x37 mm, kaal: 744 g, Illustrations, unspecified
  • Ilmumisaeg: 01-Apr-2007
  • Kirjastus: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN-10: 0618799044
  • ISBN-13: 9780618799046
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Donald Culross Peattie's two books about American trees were first published in the 1950s. In this beautiful new one-volume edition, modern readers are introduced to one of the best nature writers of the last century. More than one hundred of the original illustrations by Paul Landacre highlight the eloquent and entertaining accounts of American trees. As we read Peattie's descriptions, we catch glimpses of our country's history and past daily life that no textbook could ever illuminate so vividly.
Here you'll learn about everything from how a species was discovered to the part it played in our country's history. Pioneers often stabled an animal in the hollow heart of an old sycamore, and the whole family might live there until they could build a log cabin. The tuliptree, the tallest native hardwood, is easier to work than most softwood trees; Daniel Boone carved a sixty-foot canoe from one tree to carry his family from Kentucky into Spanish territory. In the days before the Revolution, the British and the colonists waged an undeclared war over New England's white pines, which made the best tall masts for fighting ships.
It's fascinating to learn about the commercial uses of various woods -- for paper, fine furniture, fence posts, matchsticks, house framing, airplane wings, and dozens of other preplastic uses. But we cannot read this book without the occasional lump in our throats. The American elm was still alive when Peattie wrote, but as we read his account today we can see what caused its demise. Audubon's portrait of a pair of loving passenger pigeons in an American beech is considered by many to be his greatest painting. It certainly touched the poet in Donald Culross Peattie as he depicted the extinction of the passenger pigeon when the beech forest was destroyed.
A Natural History of North American Trees gives us a picture of life in America from its earliest days to the middle of the last century. The information is always interesting, though often heartbreaking. While Peattie looks for the better side of man's nature, he reports sorrowfully on the greed and waste that have doomed so much of America's virgin forest.

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Winner of National Outdoor Book Awards (Classic) 2007.
Foreword by Mark R. Peattie xi
Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg xv
Editor's Note xix
SEQUOIAS
GIANT SEQUOIA
1
COAST REDWOOD
12
PINES
EASTERN WHITE
26
WESTERN WHITE
37
SUGAR
46
WESTERN YELLOW
55
PITCH
64
LODGEPOLE
67
JACK
73
MONTEREY
76
KNOBCONE
81
SPRUCES
SITKA
83
RED
90
WHITE
94
COLORADO BLUE
97
ENGELMANN
99
WILLOWS
BLACK
102
PUSSY
105
FIRS
DOUGLAS
107
ALPINE
119
NORTHERN BALSAM
123
SOUTHERN BALSAM
125
LOWLAND
127
WHITE
128
JUNIPERS
EASTERN RED CEDAR
130
COMMON
135
UTAH
137
CHERRYSTONE
141
LARCHES
WESTERN
145
TAMARACK
148
HEMLOCKS
EASTERN
151
WESTERN
153
BEECH 159
WALNUTS
BLACK
166
BUTTERNUT
170
HICKORIES
SHAGBARK
173
BROOM
178
PECAN
180
HORNBEAMS
AMERICAN
184
EASTERN IRONWOOD
186
BIRCHES
PAPER
188
RIVER
192
CHESTNUTS
AMERICAN
194
CHINQUAPIN
196
OAKS
EASTERN WHITE
197
BUR
203
PIN
207
VALLEY
208
COAST LIVE
215
CHINQUAPIN
220
CEDARS
ALASKA
222
PORT ORFORD
224
CANOE
229
INCENSE
237
MONTEREY CYPRESS
240
ELMS
WHITE
246
CORK
254
WAHOO
256
TULIPTREE 258
SWEET GUM 263
MAGNOLIAS
CUCUMBERTREE
268
UMBRELLATREE
270
MOUNTAIN
272
SASSAFRAS 275
POPLARS
WESTERN TREMBLING ASPEN
282
BALSAM
289
FRF.MONT COTTONWOOD
292
EASTERN COTTONWOOD
296
DESERT PALM 299
HAWTHORNS
FLAT-TOPPED
306
RED HAW
309
JOSHUATREE 312
WILD BLACK CHERRY 320
REDBUD 324
OREGON ALDER 327
LOCUSTS
SWEET
331
WATER
334
BLACK
335
ROSE-FLOWERING
341
YELLOWWOOD 344
SUMACS
STAGHORN
347
POISON
349
MAPLES
SUGAR
353
SILVER
358
RED
361
BOX ELDER
363
CHRISTMAS HOLLY 367
SYCAMORES
EASTERN
370
WESTERN
375
TUPELO 381
OSAGE ORANGE 385
AMERICAN LINDEN 390
CALIFORNIA LAUREL 393
DOGWOODS
FLOWERING
397
PACIFIC
401
ASHES
WHITE
404
BLACK
410
MESQUITE 413
BUCKEYES
SWEET
421
OHIO
424
CALIFORNIA
426
SOURWOOD 429
DESERT IRONWOOD 432
ACACIAS
SWEET
436
DESERT CAT'S-CLAW
439
ELEPHANT-TREE 441
SAGUARO CACTUS 445
COAST MADRONO 454
PERSIMMON 458
COMMON MANZANITA 465
DESERT SMOKETREE 468
DESERT CATALPA 471
Glossary 475
Index of Scientific Names 487
Index of Common Names 489