Smell the bark of the aromatic Sassafras. Wonder at the Lodgepole Pine, whose heat-activated cones reseed forests destroyed by fire. Search for the Sugar Maple, whose foliage blazes red and yellow in autumn. North America's trees rank among natures most awesome creations. This premier field guide features all characteristics—tree shape, bar, leaf, flower, fruit, and twig—for quick identification, making it a superior choice for students, trail walks, and scientific or commercial needs. This guide covers:
· All of North America in one volume
· Over 730 species in 76 families and 160 range maps
· Native species and important introduced foreign varieties
· Text, range maps, and illustrations seen together at a glance
· Common and scientific names
· Convenient measuring rules
Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate, accessible information is simplified without being misrepresented. They are authoritative, containing up-to-date information written experts and checked by specialists. And they are portable: handy and lightweight, designed to fit in a pocket and be carried anywhere.