2021 discount National Audubon popular Society Trees of North America (National Audubon outlet online sale Society Guide) online sale

2021 discount National Audubon popular Society Trees of North America (National Audubon outlet online sale Society Guide) online sale

2021 discount National Audubon popular Society Trees of North America (National Audubon outlet online sale Society Guide) online sale

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Updated for the first time in decades, this unparalleled reference work is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the trees of North America and now includes the latest information on conservation status and the effects of climate change--from the creators of the world''s most trusted field guides, a go-to source for millions of nature lovers

"[Makes] it easier than ever to figure out which trees are in your yard or are along the trail while you’re hiking. Every nature lover needs this guide." —Portland Book Review


This handsome volume is the result of a collaboration among leading scientists, scholars, taxonomic and field experts, photo editors, and designers. An indispensable reference, it covers more than 540 species, with nearly 2,500 full-color photographs--including images of the bark, fruit, and flowers, as well as photos that illustrate leaf shape and seasonal color changes.
 
For ease of use, the book includes a glossary, a robust index, and a ribbon marker, and is arranged according to the latest Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification system—with trees sorted by taxonomic orders and grouped by family, so that related species are presented together. Readers will appreciate the crisp detail of the photographs; range maps (reflecting the impact of climate change); physical descriptions; and information on fruit, habitat, uses, and similar species. The guide includes an important new category on conservation status and essays by leading scholars who provide holistic insights into the world of trees.
 
Whether putting a name to the towering conifers spotted along a hike or getting to know the trees that grow in the backyard, readers will come to rely on this work of remarkable breadth, depth, and elegance. It is a must-have reference for the library of any nature lover, and is poised to become the number one guide in the field.

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“Simple and straightforward . . . This is an outstanding guide to North American trees and merits space in any collection serving either robust forest hikers or armchair naturalists.” — Art Lichtenstein, Booklist

“A lot has changed in the world since 1980, when the National Audubon Society last updated its bestselling field guide to the trees of North America. Even more so since 1995, when the organization last updated its field guide to the birds of North America. There couldn’t be a better time to update them than now: as climate change fuels a biodiversity crisis, we need every reminder we can get of the breadth and beauty of the planet’s flora and flauna.” Jonathan Hahn, Sierra

“Gorgeous . . . [Makes] it easier than ever to figure out which trees are in your yard or are along the trail while you’re hiking. Every nature lover needs this guide.” —Portland Book Review
 
“Coffee table ready, a pleasure to browse in at will, and comprehensive enough to furnish a sense of real mastery. Keep [this] close at hand when reading nature writing for a richer, more stimulating exploration . . . Leave[s] the reader feeling more at home in the world” —Stefan Beck, Washington Examiner

“You’re in for a treat with the scope and quality of an Audubon book . . . You’ll have information about a wealth of native species at your fingertips to inspire your gardening, guide you on nature walks, and increase your knowledge of one of nature’s essential plants . . . A comprehensive compendium.” —Nan Schiller, Gardener’s Path

“A must-have reference book for plant enthusiasts and anyone who has ever asked, ‘What kind of tree is that?’” —Rachel Owens, Library Journal (starred review)

About the Author

Incorporated in 1905, the National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that uses education and advocacy to advance its mission to conserve and restore natural habitats of birds and wildlife in the United States and across the Americas. Audubon also produces bestselling descriptive field guides on a wide variety of nature-related topics.

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RM
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Meh
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2021
Giving this 3 stars. Yes, it has lots of trees in it. But not what u would use to refine or figure what you are looking at. Would like to see good pics of leaves and bark for identification; ranges given are off on some trees (speaking from knowledge of my area). Not... See more
Giving this 3 stars. Yes, it has lots of trees in it. But not what u would use to refine or figure what you are looking at. Would like to see good pics of leaves and bark for identification; ranges given are off on some trees (speaking from knowledge of my area). Not impressed for the price and lack of consistent info for each tree.
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Excellent Beginner''s Guide
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2021
This reference has a lot going for it and some major deficits. For a reference to a lay audience, it is a very good resource; I will throw that out there right off the bat. Another reviewer said there were no pictures, and I can promise that is a flat-out lie.... See more
This reference has a lot going for it and some major deficits. For a reference to a lay audience, it is a very good resource; I will throw that out there right off the bat.

Another reviewer said there were no pictures, and I can promise that is a flat-out lie. Photos of the trees are one of the great things about this book, in my opinion. While there are few, if any, close-ups to show buds, leaves, or other pertinent, fine details, I think this book does show bark, twigs, leaves, flowers, fruits, and sometimes form very well.

Much of the information in this book is solid, common knowledge. The descriptions are phenomenal, though can be hard to visualize if you don''t already have a working knowledge of the trees. As someone who teaches dendrology, that visualization is a critical aspect of learning the trees if you don''t have an instructor or specimen in-hand. Written descriptions and their shortfalls aside, the descriptions of fruits, leaves, flowers, uses, etc, are very well-written and can provide additional clarity where the overall description falls short.

Now, this book has some serious problems that should have NEVER made it into the final publication. The range maps are accurate about 50% of the time. Maybe a bit more. I would highly recommend looking up BONAP or USDA ranges instead of using the sometimes incorrect maps in this guide. The legends for range maps include "Dense Population, Light Population, and Naturalized." Quite a few invasive species are color-coded as having a dense population, which implied nativeness to me, when there should have been an additional legend component (or a completely different legend for invasives) stating that the organism was invasive. At the very least, utilize the naturalized coloration so people know it''s not something you necessarily want in your yard and escaping cultivation. Some invasive species don''t even have a range map. Blue spruce (Picea pungens) had the northwest coast of Canada and part of Alaska superimposed over the entirety of all states west of Arizona - effectively cutting off a significant portion of its range. These are issues that should have been addressed in a written description or caught with proofs before publication.

Furthermore, at least one incredible species is completely omitted. Ozark chinquapin (Castanea ozarkensis) is a rare species ravaged by blight that would have been a wonderful addition to the book. There may be others.

There are two sets of silhouettes for each tree. Audubon could have significantly improved the book by keeping the order-level silhouettes at the margins for quick access and then including a silhouette of the tree species, itself. Having the same silhouette on a page twice is redundant and served only to eat up white-space.

Pretty much all parts of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) is poisonous to livestock, but the book says it''s highly poisonous to humans. People use the flowers to make fritters all the time. In further research, it appears only the broken seeds are toxic, which makes sense and follows conventional wisdom for seed dispersal.

For a reference from a nationally recognized and respected entity, I expected a little more. My first impression was that Audubon had really upped their field guide game, but after a more thorough read-through, I no longer believe this to be the case. However, this book would be a wonderful reference for a true beginner in dendrology - provided they have someone who can help guide them on what the reference has gotten wrong or left ambiguous. Or, I suppose a healthy curiosity that leads them to research further would also suffice. I cut my teeth on the picture-forward Audubon guides as a child. The photos fascinated me, and I believe that spirit is preserved in the pages of this book. For all the negatives I have listed, I truly believe this book and the majority of the info in it to be a valuable asset to a budding naturalist and would be a welcome addition to any field guide collection. To a more seasoned naturalist, I find it to be a beautiful reference that can help jog the memory and serve as a baseline reference for species native to other parts of the US that I may be interested in researching.
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Vishishta
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Try another reference
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2021
I was very disappointed with this book. Trying to identify a tree by examination a leaf is beyond impossible. There are no pictures of the trees! I expected so much from the Audubon Society. I found this reference nearly useless.
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J. Lo.
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GREAT tree book
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2021
Saw this in the local library and WANTED/NEEDED this for our own! Excellent color photos!
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Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2021
Great pics to line up with the great info.
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Nice book
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2021
Heavy and very sturdy book, lots of great info.
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