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The Forest Trees of Britain

The Forest Trees of Britain
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108069137

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About the Authors
  • A keen collector and sketcher of plant specimens from an early age, the author, educator and clergyman Charles Alexander Johns (1811–74) gained recognition for his popular books on British plants, trees, birds and countryside walks. Flowers of the Field (1851), one of several works originally published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, is also reissued in this series. First published by the Society between 1847 and 1849, this two-volume botanical guide for amateur enthusiasts focuses on the trees found in British woodland. Johns describes each species, noting also pests and diseases, uses for the wood, and associated myths and legends. The work is noteworthy for its meticulous engravings of leaves, seeds and blossom, and of the trees in natural settings. Volume 1 (1847), covering such species as oak, ash, beech and poplar, includes an introduction to the botanical terms used. Volume 2 (1849) covers such species as chestnut, birch, elm, willow and cedar.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108069137
    • length: 918 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 1.16kg
    • contains: 209 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    The oak
    The ilex
    The sycamore
    The common or field maple
    The ash
    The box
    The hawthorn
    The blackthorn
    The cherry
    The bird-cherry
    The mountain ash
    The white-beam
    Wild service-tree
    The pear
    The apple
    The beech
    The poplar
    The white poplar
    The grey poplar
    The black poplar
    The trembling poplar
    Foreign poplars. Volume 2: The chestnut
    The horse chestnut
    The holly
    The birch
    The alder
    The elm
    The wych elm
    The hornbeam
    The hazel
    The walnut
    The lime-tree
    The barberry
    The tamarisk
    The strawberry-tree
    The spindle-tree
    The dogwood
    The oriental plane
    The occidental plane
    The buckthorn
    The privet
    The acacia
    The willow
    The elder
    The woodbine
    The ivy
    The yew
    The fir tree
    The Scotch fir
    The cluster pine
    The stone pine
    The spruce fir
    The silver fir
    The larch
    The cedar of Lebanon
    The deodar
    The araucaria
    The juniper

  • Author

    Charles Alexander Johns

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