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Tree Bark: A Color Guide Hardcover – Illustrated, April 1, 2003
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“This book shows how interesting tree bark can be with its wide variety in color, texture and patterns when observed carefully.” —National Gardener
“An excellent choice for professionals and general readers interested in woody plants and of particular interest to photographers and artists; a must for academic libraries with extensive botanical, horticultural, and gardening collections; and very desirable for any library.” —Choice
“Can add a new dimension of enjoyment to your garden” —Avant Gardener
“You will gain a new appreciation for tree trunks.” —Lynchburg News and Advance
“All professional arborists should have this book in their libraries. . . . It is a very fine and interesting volume and well worth having. The author has rendered a great service to all who love trees.” —Gardening Newsletter
“Visually exciting.” —Trenton Times
“One-of-a-kind guide. . . . thoroughly interesting.” —Suite101.com
“A one-of-a-kind guide featuring over 440 tree species and varieties with around 500 stunning color photos.” —Bella Online
“Of unusual interest, this beautiful book features color photos and line drawings of bark forms that, according to the author, are as individual to each tree as fingerprints are to humans.” —California Garden
“A very fine and interesting volume and well worth having.” —Gardening Newsletter
“Timber Press lives up to its arborescent name in producing its second superb book on bark.” —Taxon
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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this happens. The color photographs of bark are very well done.
Chapter Four is about 200 pages in length and it comprises over 550 color photographs of bark taken mostly in Europe, North America and Australia. These are the devoted work of an enthusiast, pictures taken over many years of carefully chosen specimens. First published in Europe about a decade ago, this is the first North American presentation of a respected and well-loved book.
I'm a tree person myself and I've always enjoyed lookingat the many variations of color and texture in trees of various species and ages. But this book really opened my eyes and helped me to notice and appreciate patterns and shadings I might never have noticed.
Thank you, Timber Press, for bringing this book to North America.
It is clear that this devoted publishing company found an author devoted to making good-looking photographs and the result is a stunning book, that will be treasured by anyone who cares about trees. It is as close to a real life viewing of the trees as I ever experienced.
This book will look superb on a coffee table or on a reference shelf. It will make a great gift to just about anybody. Let's hope this splendid overview of a neglected aspect of trees is not an incident but a promise of many other beautiful books to come.
Ok, the photography is quite good. But really, you can better spend your botany library dollars elsewhere.