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City of Trees - The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C. (Paperback, Third Edition) Loot Price: R555
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City of Trees - The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C. (Paperback, Third Edition): Melanie Choukas-Bradley

City of Trees - The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C. (Paperback, Third Edition)

Melanie Choukas-Bradley; Illustrated by Polly Alexander

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Washington, D.C., boasts more than three hundred species of trees from America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and City of Trees has been the authoritative guide for locating, identifying, and learning about them for more than twenty-five years. The third edition is fully revised, updated, and expanded and includes an eloquent new foreword by the "Washington Post"'s garden editor, Adrian Higgins.

In the introduction, Choukas-Bradley describes the efforts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other prominent Washingtonians who helped the nation's capital evolve into the "City of Trees," a moniker regaining popularity thanks to present-day efforts encouraging citizen participation in tree planting and maintenance.

Part 1 gives the reader a guided tour of the nation's capital, highlighting historic and rare trees of the urban canopy. Part 2 is a comprehensive, simply worded, and fully illustrated botanical guide to the magnificent trees of the nation's capital and surroundings. The guide also includes botanical keys, an illustrated glossary, exquisite pen-and-ink drawings by Polly Alexander, and color close-up photographs of flowering trees, many by the nationally acclaimed photographer Susan A. Roth.

What to look for in the new edition:

* Added locations: the FDR Memorial; the Smithsonian Institution gardens; the Tudor Place grounds; the Bishop's Garden of the Washington National Cathedral; Audubon Naturalist Society sanctuaries; and much more.

* "City of Trees" history from 1987 to 2007, including the establishment of Casey Trees and the importance of the urban canopy in the twenty-first century.

* Twice as many pages of color photographs, new species descriptions and illustrations, and added habitat information.

"Published in association with the Center for American Places"

General

Imprint: University of Virginia Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2008
First published: November 2008
Authors: Melanie Choukas-Bradley
Illustrators: Polly Alexander
Dimensions: 146 x 213 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Edition: Third Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-8139-2688-9
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Plant life: general > General
LSN: 0-8139-2688-2
Barcode: 9780813926889

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