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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (March 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801845564
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801845567
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #591,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Although the title suggests this is a guide to plants in a limited geographic range, the plants here are found in many areas of eastern North America, and the book can therefore be used as a guide for this larger area. But for naturalists visiting the beautiful area of the Southern Appalachians, it is a detailed and useful guide to the amazing variety of trees, shrubs, and woody vines growing there.

(American Reference Books Annual)

The finest book on tree identification I have ever seen... Magnificent pen and ink drawings... [this book] will be of interest to anyone who loves the outdoors.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Rose on July 3, 2012
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This book is an excellent botanical field guide for trees and shrubs in the Southern Appalachians. It is small and lightweight to easily carry on a field trip into the mountains, and it is suitable for keying out plants on both summer and winter hikes. It covers 130 genera and 280 species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines. I hike a lot in the area and have not yet come across a tree or shrub that was not mentioned in this book. It was clearly put together with a deep knowledge of the plants growing in the area. Its target audience probably would be botanists and naturalists with some experience in using botanical keys.

It contains a map showing the area covered, and a convenient ruler in both centimeters and inches. The introduction explains the terminology, while the appendix contains a glossary of terms. Both of these are valuable resources needed to work with this book and understand the descriptions of plant features in the keys. The index lists both common and scientific names of plants.

For plant identification, both summer and winter keys are provided to narrow plants down to families. These include keys for plants with needles/scales, plants with different leaf or leaf scar arrangements (opposite, alternate, whorled), different leaf types (simple or compound), and evergreen plants. There are a couple of pages with shortcut keys to quickly identify plants with one or more especially noticeable characters such as climbing vines, milky sap, thorns etc. It helps if you are familiar with the botanical terminology used in the keys. The section with the keys and shortcuts is followed by descriptions of the plant families, again containing more keys to narrow the plants down to species level.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. Weiss on August 8, 2012
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This book was a textbook for a forest and wetland ecology class I took. It definitely takes some practice to identify trees and shrubs correctly! I can remember having a quiz where we had to use it to identify a tree, and I kept coming to poison ivy (and I knew this wasn't it because my teacher would not keep touching it so willingly!) After about 20 minutes I finally figured out what it was (I don't remember what it ended up being though.) Now that I've gotten used to the book and the jargon it uses (which the book also explains with descriptions and good diagrams) I don't leave the house without it when I go on a hike! Very helpful on my hikes in Virginia.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brad Abernethy on May 30, 2008
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I agree that this field guide is for the knowledgable, but if you take the time to learn the termanology, you will find there is no better book. It is not nearly as technical as "Guide to Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge" yet far exceeds that standards of Peterson's or Audubon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert E Swanson on March 17, 2013
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This is the best field guide to shrubs in the Appalachians...Robert who has spent the last eleven years studying the Sonoran Desert is busy again getting ready for his study of the Arizona Desert..The book displays a wide range of the author's knowledge and brings forth the living desert...
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