Trees You Want to Know
Donald Culross Peattie
From the preface: “Every American wants to have at least a speaking acquaintance with the trees that make up our great national heritage, the unequalled forests of North America. The camper, the tramper, the woodsman, the gardener, the motorist, and the inquisitive school girl and boy, all wish to know the names, the uses, and the ranges of our native trees. There are more than 400 tree species in North America, north of Mexico, and in so small a book it is impossible to include all. Species from every section of the country have been selected so that this little book is as serviceable near San Francisco as near New York, in Alaska as in Georgia, and throughout Canada.”
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Donald Culross Peattie (1898–1964) was an American botanist, naturalist and author. He was described by Joseph Wood Krutch as “perhaps the most widely read of all contemporary American nature writers” during his heyday.
Whitman Publishing Company
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