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The trees of North America : Michaux and Redouté's American masterpiece

Author: Susan M FraserSally Armstrong LeoneGregory LongMarta McDowellDavid SibleyAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY ; London : Abbeville Press Publishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A landmark volume of American forestry, illustrated by a French botanist and written by an English botanist and plant explorer in the mid-1800s, is reproduced and gorgeously rendered in full-color with capsule summaries of every tree species featured.
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Genre/Form: Field guides
Nonfiction
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Identification. Ouvrages illustrés
Named Person: Pierre Joseph Redouté; François André Michaux; Thomas Nuttall; Pierre Joseph Redouté; François André Michaux; Thomas Nuttall; Thomas Nuttall; François André Michaux; Pierre Joseph Redouté; Thomas Nuttall; Henri-Joseph Redouté; Pierre Joseph Redouté; François-André Michaux; Thomas Nuttall; Pierre Joseph Redouté; François André Michaux; Thomas Nuttall
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Fraser; Sally Armstrong Leone; Gregory Long; Marta McDowell; David Sibley; François André Michaux; New York Botanical Garden,
ISBN: 9780789212764 0789212765
OCLC Number: 956584009
Notes: At head of title: New York Botanical Garden.
Description: 392 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword : The North American sylva and the New York Botanical Garden / Gregory Long --
Preface : The North American sylva : a landmark of American botanical history / Susan M. Fraser --
Introduction : François-André Michaux and Thomas Nuttall : the forest and the trees / Marta McDowell --
The plates --
A note about the plates --
The species --
Afterword : The North American sylva and the art of botanical illustration / David Allen Sibley.
Responsibility: volume editors, Susan M. Fraser and Sally Armstrong Leone ; foreword, Gregory Long ; preface, Susan M. Fraser ; introduction, Marta McDowell ; afterword and additional illustrations, David Allen Sibley.

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A landmark volume of American forestry, illustrated by a French botanist and written by an English botanist and plant explorer in the mid-1800s, is reproduced and gorgeously rendered in full-color with capsule summaries of every tree species featured.

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"This volume's handsome plates feature forthright, detailed drawings; you can almost feel the sheen on the acorns of the cork oak or the shaggy surface of the Bristlecone fir." Dominique Browning, Read more...

 
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