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Elsevier's Dictionary of Trees, Volume 1: North America

Series: Elsevier Dictionaries

Edited By: M Grandtner

1532 pages, no illustrations


Hardback | Apr 2005 | #153115 | ISBN: 0444517847
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NHBS Price: £163.00 $214/€185 approx

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From the publisher's announcement:

This dictionary will present all currently accepted generic, specific, sub-specific and variety names of trees, excluding fossil and more recently extinct taxa, hybrids and cultivars. Only the indigenous trees of a continent, those wild species that were natural elements of the spontaneous forest vegetation before the arrival of Europeans or other colonizers, are included.

Each generic entry includes the family to which it is assigned, the synonyms of the Latin name, and the English, French, Spanish, trade and other names. For the English and French names the standard name is listed first, followed by other available names with, in parentheses, the countries where they are used. Where appropriate, names in additional languages are also included.

Each infrageneric (species, subspecies, variety) entry includes, in addition, the distribution, height, type of foliage, ecological characteristics and main uses of the tree when available.

In this volume only taxa indigenous on the North American continent are included, considered in a geographical, not in a political sense. This means from Alaska and Greenland to Panama, including Caribbean, but excluding Hawaii.

...a very valuable addition to the literature for professional or research-level collections. -B. Galbraith, Washington State University Paul Rey Academie des sciences, belles-lettres et inscriptions, Toulouse ...un ouvrage monumental ...d'une exceptionnelle qualite scientifique. Jan Jenik Charles University, Prague a prominent cultural achievement outstanding contribution toward collaboration and better understanding in many fields of science, technology, arts and culture ...a lexicographical masterpiece. Marcel Blondeau Progres forestier, Sherbrooke ...un livre unique et original ...un ouvrage classique qui devrait apparaitre sur le rayon des livres de reference des bibliotheques. Christine Renaud Centre de recherche en biologie forestiere, Quebec ...un volume de reference complet et simple d'utilisation. Joan Loraine Greencombe botanical garden, Porlock ...this is a wonderful achievement ...and a great success. Jacques Ruel Rosmere ...continuez votre bon travail et preparez-nous un second tome; nous le souhaitons vivement. Pierre Dansereau Outremont ...mille mercis pour ce travail de benedictin. Jerzy Fabiszewski Agricultural University, Wroclaw @text ...a monumental dictionary ...a great book of trees biodiversity. Rejean Drouin World of Wood, Bulletin of the International Wood Collectors Society. ...this dictionary is highly recommended to foresters, wood specialists, botanists, environmentalist..linguists, and translators.

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