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Pine.Artist/Author: Mason, Laura.
This beautifully illustrated book reveals the many ways in which pine trees have inspired and been utilized by humanity through history, providing a fascinating survey of these rugged, aromatic trees that are found the world over. Despite their dark and gloomy reputation pine trees have been the subjects of artists for centuries, particularly in China and Japan where they symbolize wisdom and longevity, and are admired for their shapes. The natural history of pine trees underlines their ability to survive in difficult environments, and their botany still puzzles and intrigues. Their resin provided adhesives, water-proofers and medicines before oil derivatives and modern pharmaceuticals were developed. Their wood is ubiquitous, incorporated into buildings, furniture and paper pulp. Pinecones fascinate with their complex shapes, and provide pine nuts and food for animals and humans.
Pine trees have inspired artists, writers, film-makers and photographers throughout history, and as a consequence the sombre, brooding atmosphere of pine woods are found in poetry, movies, art and literature.
Timber Press pocket guide to conifers.Artist/Author: Bitner, Richard L.
Conifers are the perfect choice for ground covers, shrubs, or trees in almost any garden. Evergreen and always architecturally interesting, they’re also drought, pest-, and disease-resistant, and rarely have any demanding cultivation needs. This guide is the perfect companion for anyone who needs a portable guide to conifer choices.
Conifers of the world: the complete reference.Artist/Author: Eckenwalder, James E.
This definitive work provides up-to-date descriptions of all the true conifers of the world. It is the first comprehensive update of conifer taxonomy in nearly a century. Noted conifer taxonomist James E. Eckenwalder discusses the relationships, practical usages, champion trees, fossil occurrences, and biology. New identification guides for the families and genera are based on foliage features and are easier to use than traditional conifer keys. Eckenwalder shares the reasoning behind his taxonomic decisions, many of which are unique to this book, reflecting a comprehensive re-evaluation of conifer classification. He also outlines the features sought in cultivars of each genus, particular cultivation concerns, and conifers recommended for cultivation under various conditions and to achieve different effects. With its unprecedented attention to detail and extensive bibliography, this major work is an essential reference for botanists, naturalists, and horticulturists.
Pines: drawings and descriptions of the genus Pinus.Artist/Author: Farjon, A.
Farjon’s (scientist/taxonomist, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) love of pine trees is apparent in this oversize (9×12.75″) volume, particularly in his detailed, finely rendered drawings of the trees, their needles, branches, and cones. This second edition begins with an overview of pines in general: information on botanical characteristics, classification.
Monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys.Artist/Author: Farjon, Alios.
Consisting of 30 genera and 133 species, this is the only Gymnosperm family with world-wide distribution. All species are described with information on nomenclature, types, distribution, ecology, conservation, cited specimens, taxonomic notes and distribution maps. Introductory chapters deal with history, morphology and anatomy, phylogeny and evolution, and distribution. The author’s beautiful full-page line drawings, of every species, are superbly reproduced.
Bibliography of conifers.Artist/Author: Farjon, Alios.
First published in 1990, this second edition of Bibliography of conifers has been greatly expanded from 2,130 to 3,787 references to published literature. To make it more accessible, many more general titles have been added – including coverage of Araucariaceae, Cupressaceae and Pinaceae and subjects related to their taxonomy. A new index to taxon names, referenced to the bibliography, greatly facilitates finding literature related to specific taxa.
The Wollemi pine: the incredible discovery of a living fossil from the age of the dinosaurs.Artist/Author: Woodford, James.
A new revised edition. This primitive plant was discovered only 100 km from Sydney in 1994 and was called ‘The botanical find of the century’. This living fossil was believed to have become extinct millions of years ago.