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    DescriptionFrom well-loved oaks and pines to rare, spectacular species such as the snowbells of Japan, this lavishly illustrated work is an unparalleled guide to more than six hundred of the world's major forest and garden trees. An excellent resource for gardeners, botanists, and general readers alike, "The World of Trees" is a tribute to natural beauty by a superb prose stylist, an essential reference, and a practical guide for gardening. Hugh Johnson illuminates his subject in thorough and loving detail: the structure and life cycle of trees, how trees are named, trees and the weather, the use of trees in gardens and landscape design, and tree planting and care. The heart of the volume is a compendium of coniferous and deciduous trees grouped by family, describing and illustrating important species and varieties. It also includes a guide to choosing trees for the garden and an A-Z listing of the most important and popular species and varieties. "The World of Trees" is a completely revised edition of Hugh Johnson's classic "International Book of Trees" featuring new photographs, systematic illustrations of all key tree parts, and current listings for the newest varieties and cultivars.

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    The World of Trees
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hugh Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,860 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520247567
    ISBN 10: 0520247566

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.3
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14270
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    DC22: 582.16
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: NAT034000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QK475 .J56 2010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: NAT026000
    Thema V1.0: WNP
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, maps, frontispiece
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    18 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Known to millions through his internationally best-selling wine books, Hugh Johnson is also among the world's leading writers on gardening and trees. Johnson is the author of numerous books including the annual Pocket Wine Book, The World Atlas of Wine, Hugh Johnson's Gardening Companion, and A Life Uncorked (UC Press).
    Review quote
    'This lavish and soulful (now that's an excellent pairing!) book will have you dreaming of strawberry trees and dove trees and fringe trees. "--New York Times Book Review "The equivalent of a course in arboriculture for the amateur gardener and landscape professional."--Washington Post Book World Combining gorgeous photography with friendly, authoritative writing...A coffeetable book that will actually be read."--Martha Stewart Living "Beautifully illustrated - a magnificent magnolia, romantic plane trees in Languedoc, larches in the Dolomites. Informative and opinionated text by Johnson... is just as enjoyable:"--Shelf Awareness "Not just an excellent research resource but a breathtakingly beautiful tribute. And what a wide variety of trees! And what splendid global examples!"--Toronto Globe & Mail