Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees
Firefly Books, 2005 - Nature - 288 pages
A comprehensive new reference work on the trees of the world, with fully illustrated A-Z directory.
The Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees covers the entire world of trees with outstanding text and abundant illustrations and photography. Forests and woods cover 30% of the world's land surface. This book describes the forest ecosystem and the four major forest types of the world: boreal, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
The main part of the encyclopedia is the A-Z directory of the world's trees:
Other interesting features of the encyclopedia include:
The Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees features the familiar as well as the exotic. The Baobab, for instance, can store tens of thousands of gallons in water in its light, fleshy wood, remains leafy during droughts, and provides a natural source of water for people and animals alike.
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