Item description for National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Trees: East by Jerry Franklin, Jay Althouse, Giorgio Pagannone, David L. Baker, Frederick C. Berry, John Reisbord & Sylvia Yount...
Overview Small enough to tuck into a back pocket or backpack, this pocket guide to the trees of eastern North America covers trees in two-page segment; one page includes a photograph, while the other includes a description and notes on identification, habitat and range. An illustration of the tree's shape is also included; trees are divided between broadleaf hardwoods and conifers. A short introduction to tree identification is included.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.17" Width: 6.09" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1987
Series National Audubon Society Pocket Guides
ISBN 0394748514 ISBN13 9780394748511
Availability 0 units.
More About Jerry Franklin, Jay Althouse, Giorgio Pagannone, David L. Baker, Frederick C. Berry, John Reisbord & Sylvia Yount
RICHARD K. WALTON is director and co-founder of the Monarch Monitoring Project for the New Jersey Audubon, a non-profit organization that promotes environmental awareness and conservation. He has studied at Hobart College and Lesley College.
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Reviews - What do customers think about National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Trees: East?
An excellent reference for your nature walks through unfamiliar territory Apr 20, 2007
This book is an excellent reference book for the nature lover who isn't up to speed regarding the particulars. For each tree, there is a blowup photo of the leaves, a smaller one of the bark and a black and white sketch of the general appearance of the tree from a distance. There is also the English and scientific names and some textual explanation of the tree. This explanation is a paragraph description of the appearance, a paragraph on how to identify it and one sentence descriptions of the habitat and geographical range where it is found.
A great introduction for kids Nov 11, 2006
Ok, this isn't the full blown Audubon Tree book(s), but at this price, what do you expect?
This and all the Pocket Guides are great stocking stuffers for kids, especially for those blessed with parents who think getting the latest Gameboy or Hero Clix is more important (hint hint, you know who you are).
As they get older, their interests will become more defined and you'll know what (more expensive/extensive) particular field guide(s) to buy them.
Yeah, it's cliche, but a child's mind *is* a terrible thing to waste.
I've bought all the Audubon Pocket guides more than once (kept a few for myself, yes they're that good) and I've only been disappointed with one (most of the photos were blurry). No, I won't say which one, as it may not matter to someone else (but I'm picky about that kind of stuff).
Hand them out to your nieces and nephews, and any other kid that can't tell an oak from a pine tree or quartz from slate or Pleiades from Orion or ... well, you get the picture.
They've thanked me later on(and actually meant it, lol) and they'll thank you too.
Small enough to use while backpacking Aug 30, 2006
I like these small Audubon books because they are light and easy to use. The pictures are clear and the information is easy to read and use. They aren't as detailed as the bigger Audubon books, but then the larger ones are heavier and in a back pack, being light weight is everything.
Disappointed Jul 11, 2001
Bought this book to take on walks/hikes. The first time out I could not find anything on two out of the first four trees of which I was not familiar!! Very limited coverage of any trees other than those we all know from everyday experience---rather a disappointment!!
A Handy Informative Guide for Trees Mar 29, 2000
I bought this book because I was tired of only being able to identify a handful of the most distinctive trees. This small, colorful and easy-to-use guide was a godsend. It it paperback and can easily fit into a breast pocket, yet the full-page color photos of leaf shapes and sizes are adequate - even for a novice like me - to identify trees. It shows tree silhouettes, bark types and leaves and explains about various tree families to help us all be able to distinguish the trees from the proverbial forest! The information, organization and size of this book make it a "strong-buy" for anyone with an interest in "knowing" trees better!