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Cassell's Trees of Britain and Northern Europe

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

By: David Moore and John White

800 pages, 2000 col illus


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #127168 | ISBN: 0304361925
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Important reference on the identification of Northern European trees containing illustrations of trees, bark, leaf and fruit, and covering more than 1000 species and varieties. Moore has spent 12 years painting the thousands of exquisite illustrations and his pictures have an extraordinary life and vibrancy. He has an almost fanatical eye for detail, for example in the variety of animals used to give scale to the trees. Eminent dendrologist John White provides the text. A very beautiful book.

'Pride of place goes to the reams of paintings by David More, over a decade of work detailing leaves, branches, fruit and above all, stunning paintings of overall trees ... handsome, informative and highly useful' PLANT TALK (Oct 03) (Reviewed with Cassell's Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe) 'Two expensive but true masterpieces that will fill a long-vacant gap in your wildlife library. Superbly illustrated and written, we highly recommend them.' ACTIVE (National Trust magazine) Autumn 2003 'This landmark reference book was a labour of love by David More. He embarked on the project as a private enterprise and spent years travelling, studying, sketching and painstakingly painting every leaf, seed and tree native to thes isles and northwest Europe. The result is a meticulously illustrated and visually thrilling guide to more than 1,000 tree species.' BBC GARDENERS WORLD (Dec 03) plus reader offer

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David More trained as an artist and worked in the Royal Navy cartographic department anf for the Department of the Environment before becoming a full-time artist. He spent twelve years researching, travelling and drawing to produce the illustrations for this book. John White, who wrote the text, was formerly Research Dendrologist with the Forestry Commission. He has devoted his life to the study of trees and woodlands, and is the author of numerous publications on the trees of the northern hemisphere.

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