Excerpt from Chinese Economic Trees
So far as the author is aware, this is the first book on the common, important Chinese trees that has been written in any language. Although the literature of Chinese ﬂora is rather extensive, it is scattered through numerous publications, issued in many different languages, and as few of the standard botanical works are available in China, it has been next to impossible to identify even the commoner plants around us. This manual aims to fill, in a measure, the need that has been felt for some time for a handy volume on Chinese trees. With the help of this book, even those with only a meager knowledge of botany will be able to identify a large number of the trees likely to be encountered, and at the same time to learn something of their characteristics and uses in so far as these are known. This manual is also designed as a textbook for use in Middle Schools and Colleges, particularly in the institutions where agricultural sciences are emphasized. The manuscript has been subjected to actual test of the classroom, during the past year, at the College of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Nanking.
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