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Gymnosperms of the United States and Canada, handsomely illustrated by Bruce Lyndon Cunningham, is the first book of its kind to feature full color illustrations of 115 species from six gymnosperm families. This key field manual consists of 208 pages, a fully illustrated color glossary, and keys that rely primarily on cones, leaf, bud and bark characteristics. This book will be used and enjoyed by naturalists, foresters, botanists and tree enthusiasts alike.
Elray Nixon is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. His training is in plant ecology and plant taxonomy, having received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has studied plant communities in eastern Texas since 1966. He was elected President of the Texas Academy of Science and was named Honorary Life Fellow in recognition of outstanding service to this organization.
Bruce Lyndon Cunningham is internationally known for his unique style and technique of botanical art. He received a BS in Forestry and a MA in Art from Stephen F. Austin State University at Nacogdoches, Texas. In 2005 he was commissioned by the United States Forest Service in Washington D.C. by the Chief Forester to design a painting for the 100th year of the U.S. Forest as a gift to the President of the United States.