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The Little Book of Trees (Little Books of Nature)

The Little Book of Trees (Little Books of Nature)

Current price: $14.95
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Princeton University Press
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A charming, richly illustrated, pocket-size exploration of the world's trees

Packed with surprising facts, this delightful and gorgeously designed book will beguile any nature lover. Expertly written and beautifully illustrated throughout with color photographs and original color artwork, The Little Book of Trees is an accessible and enjoyable mini reference about the world's trees, with examples drawn from across the globe. It fits an astonishing amount of information in a small package, covering a wide range of topics--from tree anatomy, diversity, and architecture to habitat and conservation. It also includes curious facts and a section on trees in myths, folklore, and modern culture from around the world. The result is an irresistible guide to the amazing lives of trees.

  • A beautifully designed pocket-size book with a foil-stamped cloth cover
  • Features some 140 color illustrations and photos
  • Makes a perfect gift

About the Author

Herman Shugart is professor emeritus of natural history at the University of Virginia. Peter White is professor emeritus of biology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Shugart and White are coauthors of The World Atlas of Trees and Forests (Princeton). Tugce Okay is a natural history illustrator who works primarily with watercolors. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines.