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10 books about trees
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World (The Mysteries of Nature, 1) by Peter Wohlleben
Category: Plants & Animals
This book was published 5 years ago by Greystone Books and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
"A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other"--
Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Plant Kingdom (Smithsonian) by DK
Category: Flowers & Plants
This book was published 2 years ago by DK Children and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
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The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups by Gina Ingoglia
Category: Forests & Trees
This book was published 8 years ago by Brooklyn Botanic Garden and takes approximately 3.2 hours to read.
Describes the different types of trees of North America and how to identify them by their leaves, buds, and bark, and explains why trees are important to the environment.
National Geographic Field Guide to the Trees of North America: The Essential Identification Guide for Novice and Expert by Keith Rushforth
This book was published 15 years ago by National Geographic and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
Features more than one thousand annotated illustrations of North American trees and their foliage, seeds, and buds, and provides information on habitat, climate, and species traits and history.
National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Trees of North America by Bruce Kershner
This book was published 13 years ago by Sterling and takes approximately 17.6 hours to read.
Presents a reference guide to over seven hundred species of trees, providing introductory essays along with individual entries on habitat, range, and descriptions of leaves, fruits, and flowers.
Wise Trees by Diane Cook
Category: Plants & Animals
This book was published 4 years ago by Abrams and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
Wise Trees is a photography book about trees that have a remarkable story to tell us. To create it, photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel spent two years traveling to five continents to photograph more than 50 extraordinary trees that were carefully selected for their historic and cultural significance. From Luna, the coastal redwood in California that became an international symbol for conservation, to the Bodhi Tree, the sacred fig in India that is a direct descendent of the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment, Cook and Jenshel reveal trees that have shaped our lives and our feelings about nature. The project both reflects and inspires awareness of the enduring role trees have played in nurturing and sheltering humanity.
The Magic and Mystery of Trees by Jen Green
This book was published 2 years ago by DK Children and takes approximately 2.7 hours to read.
Learn about the amazing natural science of trees in this illustrated nature and science book. From the highest branch and leaf down to the complex "wood wide web" of roots, every part of a tree plays an important role in its own growth and the habitat of the whole forest or woodland. Did you know that trees take care of each other and that the whole forest is connected? The Magic and Mystery of Trees takes children on a fascinating journey of exploration, showing them just how special these mighty organisms are. Discover how they communicate and warn each other of predators, how they nurture their networks, record the past, and anticipate the future to ensure their survival. Learn unbe-leaf-able tree facts, meet extraordinary trees from around the world and the animals that call them home. Find out what trees do for us and how we are damaging them with pollution and deforestation. But it's not too late to do something about it and you'll find out how you can help with instructions on how to plant your very own tree!
Trees: Between Earth and Heaven (1) by Gregory McNamee
Category: Individual Artists
This book was published 3 years ago by Earth Aware Editions and takes approximately 10.6 hours to read.
Art Wolfe’s immersive photos capture the wonder humans have felt about trees for millennia. From the biblical Tree of Life to the Native American Tree of Peace, trees have played an archetypal role in human culture and spirituality since time immemorial. An integral part of a variety of faiths—from Buddhism and Hinduism to Native American and aboriginal religions—trees were venerated long before any written historical records existed. Through the vivid images of legendary photographer Art Wolfe, Trees focuses on both individual specimens and entire forests, and offers a sweeping yet intimate look at an arboreal world that spans six continents. Author Gregory McNamee weaves a diverse and global account of the myths, cultures, and traditions that convey the long-standing symbiosis between trees and humans, and renowned ethnobotanist Wade Davis anchors the text with a penetrating introduction. Humans have always shared this planet with trees, and Trees by Art Wolfe is a breathtaking journey through and homage to that relationship and its past, present, and future.
The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens by Michael A. Dirr
Category: Urban & Land Use Planning
This book was published 2 years ago by Timber Press and takes approximately 30.0 hours to read.
“A boon to all those who plant, care for, and love trees.”—Nina Bassuk, author of Trees in the Urban Landscape The Tree Book is the go-to reference to more than 2,400 species and cultivars, from two of the biggest names in horticulture—Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren. The featured trees include those widely available in the nursery trade, some new and promising choices, and a selection of overlooked options that deserve renewed interest. Each tree profile includes the common and botanical names along with details on foliage; flowers, seeds, fruits, and cones; native range; adaptability; and popular uses in landscapes. The Tree Book is a must-have resource for landscapes architects, city foresters, horticulturists, and enthusiastic home gardeners.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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