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Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

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  • Series: A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (April 14, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582381607
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582381602
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 0.3 x 5.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By OAKSHAMAN VINE VOICE on September 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
I never really appreciated "weeds" before I bought this little book. You see, I didn't really buy it for practical identification purposes. I bought it out of idle curiousity and a need to kill time. This was because I was working a job in an isolated and overgrown industrial park and identifying the plants that were overgrowing the complex seemed to be both distracting and contructive.
In a very short period of time I was able to identify every plant, flowering and nonflowering. The illustrations show the flowers, the leaves, the seeds, and often the form of the entire plant above ground. Plus, the concise text gives pertinent facts about the plants' properties, habits, history, and range. In fact, a small range map of the United States is included for every single species. Since the book contains only about 130 major species (all you will probably ever need) it is fast and easy to flip through for identification. There are two notable omissions in the text however- Kudzu and Cannabis....
One thing that really stuck with me after using this book is how many of our most common plants actually came from abroad- early Indians would have had no idea what they were!
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By J. Lindner on September 4, 2002
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I purchased this book as a companion to another field guide, Wildflowers. I've never been able to differentiate between weeds and wildflowers, but after perusing both works, I've determined that my yard has far more weeds than wildflowers.
This is a handy reference with good illustrations and text written for the non-botanist to understand.
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This is an enjoyable book for kids and adults, with lively commentary and good descriptions of where you're likely to find these plants.
There are several downsides: a) I can't really identify much from this book; I don't find the illustrations helpful. Smartweeds, for example, are not shown with their common purple splotch. "Weeds of the Northeast" is far better for identification, especially when you are dealing with seedlings. b) Some common weeds like garlic mustard and yellow foxtail are not included. Maybe it's time for a revision, since the copyright reads 1987.
Once I ID a weed, though, it's always fun to pull out this book and read what they have to say about it. For this reason - and its reasonable cost - I recommmend it.
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This is a "sweet" book that is ideal for beginners and kids. While the attitude of the author toward weeds is generally annoying (he often suggests herbicides to control plants that I take great pleasure in), the drawings of the plants are excellent (and very appealing), the descriptive text and maps (where it's found in the US) are good, and the choices of plants (131 are included) is quite good. In fact, many of the medicinal herbs that I am studying are included. But, to be honest, what I like best about this book is its size - 4"x6"x1/4". It fits in a back pocket perfectly, something that none of my other herb books can claim!
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I live in the country, way outside the city limits and I love it. No traffic sounds, just happy, singing birds and my dog barking at just about everything that moves. Now in exploring my new environment, I have found that I have 4 acres of WEEDS! How did that happen? What can I do about it? Toxic chemicals are out of the question. Now to discover what these noxious plants are and what they tell me about my environment is what I need to discover. I think I like some of these plants, like dandelions and clover. Plantains are very helpful when you have a bug bite and other useful information. The adventure of plants continues.
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If you are interested in weeds, I think you should get this book. It tells you a brief summary about the weeds and it tells you where in the US are the weeds. I gave this book 3 stars because I thought this book would have more about the weeds and could have had more weed species but it is still a good book.
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The little Golden Guides started out with basic guides on bird and mammal identification, reptiles, rocks and minerals, the stars, and a few others back in the late 40s and early 50s. The line expanded greatly in the 60s and and 70s, eventually including more specialized subjects such as structural geology (the book on Landforms), the book on The Heart, Spiders and Their Relatives, Insect Pests, Ecology, Pond Life, and Non-Flowering Plants (i.e., all the non-seed producing, spore-reproducing plants such as mushrooms and other fungi, mosses, liverworts, and ferns). Some covered hobbies such as Fishing, Cameras and Photography, and Guns. There were even a few guides covering the geography, ecology, and culture of different parts of the U.S. such as the guides on The Southwest, The Southeast, and The Rocky Mountains.

Along with the guides on Trees, Flowers, Botany, and Non-Flowering Plants, this was one of several guides on plant life in the series. Like all of them it includes excellent artwork rather than photos to enable you to identify each species. This guide describes over 120 different species of the weeds that are most common in the U.S. Each plant has a basic description of key features and another helpful thing is the range maps. These are useful because sometimes similar species have different ranges, allowing you to distinguish two species which otherwise might be easy to confuse with each other. Of course, ranges can overlap too.

Weeds often grow in disturbed areas by the sides of roads and other places where man has upset the balance of nature so that in our modern civilization with lots of road and highways there are more habitats for common weeds than many other plants.
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