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eBook A Natural History of Western Trees ePub

by Paul Landacre,Donald Culross Peattie

  • ISBN: 0395581753
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Paul Landacre,Donald Culross Peattie
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; Reissue edition (July 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 751
  • ePub book: 1924 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1439 kb
  • Other: mbr azw docx lit
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 749

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Donald Culross Peattie (1898–1964) was one of the most influential American nature writers of the 20th century. He sets them in context with historical and amusing antidotes. Paul Landacre's illustrations are beautiful and very helpful

Donald Culross Peattie (1898–1964) was one of the most influential American nature writers of the 20th century. Peattie was born in Chicago and grew up in Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, which sparked his interest in the immense wonders of nature. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. Paul Landacre's illustrations are beautiful and very helpful. Beattie is unsurpassed for nature writing!

Donald Culross Peattie is a very observant and astute naturalist, who obviously loves each of the species of trees he writes about. The greatest strength of this wonderful book is Peattie's superb writing style itself

Donald Culross Peattie is a very observant and astute naturalist, who obviously loves each of the species of trees he writes about. The greatest strength of this wonderful book is Peattie's superb writing style itself. Highly recommended to every individual who wishes to understand all the nuances of trees.

A Natural History of Western Trees by Donald Culross Peattie (1953; reprint as trade paperback with .

A Natural History of Western Trees by Donald Culross Peattie (1953; reprint as trade paperback with introduction by Robert Finch, 1991). The Great Chain of Life by Joseph Wood Krutch (1957). Pressed in Time: American Prints 1905-1950, Jessica Todd Smith and Kevin M. Murphy (San Marino, California: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 2007).

A Natural History of Western Trees, Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1953; Reprint as trade paperback with intro by Robert Finch, 1991. Best in Children's Books (6) by Donald Culross Peattie, Phyllis Krasilovsky, Rudyard Kipling, and Rachel Field (1958). A Natural History of North American Trees (2007), an abridged one-volume selection from the previous two volumes. The Rainbow Book of Nature (1957).

DONALD CULROSS PEATTIE (1898-1964), a trained botanist, published two dozen books in his lifetime, but the tree books are the ones he is remembered for. Paul H. Landacre was a renowned print artist

DONALD CULROSS PEATTIE (1898-1964), a trained botanist, published two dozen books in his lifetime, but the tree books are the ones he is remembered for. Landacre was a renowned print artist. Paul, a noted naturalist, spent much time in the secluded spot gardening and befriending local wildlife near his home in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. He famously rehabilitated a wounded petrel, and the two became so attached that the bird would sit on his shoulder while he read the newspaper on the house's front porch.

Love Donald Culross Peattie, and I love trees. This two-volume set of the history of Trees of North America does trees justice. This book is a must for anyone who loves trees

Love Donald Culross Peattie, and I love trees. Yes, I do hug them, sometimes. Wanek rated it it was amazing. This book is a must for anyone who loves trees. almost poetic, and certainly descriptive for each species. I love reading each over and over. His love of alll trees is evident from the first words of the book. I am currently in the Idaho Master Forestry Stewardship program, and use this so often as a reference and as a refresher.

by Donald Culross Peattie. One of two genuine classics of American nature writing now in paperback; the other is A Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America. ISBN13: 9780395581759.

Illustrated by Paul Landacre. 751 pp. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. AS in his preceding volume on trees of eastern and central North America, Donald Culross Peattie takes a middle course in this book between brevity and encyclopedic completeness. He covers the half continent of varied trees and forests between the Pacific Ocean and the eastern edge of the Great Plains, the Arctic Ocean and the Mexican boundary. View Full Article in Timesmachine . Advertisement.

Donald Culross Peattie's two books about American trees were first published in the 1950s. As we read Peattie's descriptions, we catch glimpses of our country's history and past daily life that no textbook could ever illuminate sovividly

Donald Culross Peattie was born in 1898.

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A lovely reprint of Peattie's 1950 classic with the fine wood engravings and a new (4 page) introduction by Robert Finch. This editio printed on alkaline paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Comments

Vozuru Vozuru
Peattie's writing style is everything that all the reviewers promised, and I went on to buy the Eastern book as well. I own and read many tree books, and this is one of only about three that I read for the quality of the prose. And it's good on trees! As Simon and Garfunkel might write, still inspiring, after all these years.
Buzatus Buzatus
Donald Culross Peattie is a very observant and astute naturalist, who obviously loves each of the species of trees he writes about. The greatest strength of this wonderful book is Peattie's superb writing style itself. Highly recommended to every individual who wishes to understand all the nuances of trees.
Felhann Felhann
Good book
Mozel Mozel
Love it
Monin Monin
Book was in topnotch shape
CopamHuk CopamHuk
This has got to be one of the best books I have ever picked up. Informative as well as a good read.
Snake Rocking Snake Rocking
This is a great read. Lyrical, full of fascinating anecdotes and history, here is prose by a great naturalist writing at the top of his craft. Written for the layman and accessible to everyone as a fascinating window into a world of nature's largest and most successful organisms, this work takes pride of place on my bookshelf and I'm in the tree business. Here's just a snippet of what he says about the Valley Oak:

" One of the outstanding characteristics of the Valley Oak groves is their open spaciousness. The trees almost invariably stand well apart from each other - held off, no doubt, by competition of their root systems in a wide search for water. Yet they are gregarious trees, almost never found out of sight of many of their fellows unless the axe and plow have intervened"

Isn't that evocative? And that small taste hardly does the sweep of the book due credit. When I need to breath forest air and can't get away I pick up this book and start to read. Anyone who respects talented and passionate writing will cherish this book.
This book is wonderful. The author really pulled it off and made a book about trees interesting. Pick it up and read a chapter, you'll learn not just about a species of tree but about history and other lifeforms that live alongside that tree. Feels complete. The illustrations are something you just don't get anymore, and worth the cost alone.