Anyone on a walk or hike can use this portable volume to distinguish between an oak and a maple, a spruce and a pine, an ash and a sycamore, and other common trees. This practical guide to identifying more than 100 American varieties, originally published in 1953, offers brief, nontechnical descriptions and hundreds of illustrations to provide a quick, accurate reference. Includes drawings of winter trees and a helpful Index.
Julius King (1893-1964) wrote many nature books including Talking Leaves and Annuals You Should Grow. The Chautauqua, New York, resident was an active member of the National Audubon Society. Artist, muralist, illustrator, and teacher, Richard G. Sigafoos (1908-85) is noted for his landscapes and marine paintings.