Dictionary of Trees  Volume 2  South America Book

Dictionary of Trees Volume 2 South America


  • Author : M.M. Grandtner
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1172
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123969545

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Dictionary of Trees Volume 2 South America Excerpt :

Dictionary of South American Trees provides a single-source reference for botanists, biologists, ecologists, and climatologists on the many native trees in South America. The index lets readers find a tree in four languages, by its common name, or abbreviation, followed by taxonomy that includes common uses for each part of the tree. Using this information, scientists and students can identify and classify plants, their growth structure and environment, the uses of their products, and alternative options with similar characteristics. Complete coverage of all native South American trees—the only single-source reference for botanists, biologists, ecologists and climatologists working in this diverse and changing region Includes taxonomy at genera, species, sub-species, and varietal levels, providing information from the most basic level up and allowing readers to identify their subjects using numerous criteria Indicates Latin, English, French, and Spanish names as well as common names and abbreviations, facilitating accurate and efficient identification Provides growth information, climatology, ecology and uses for the tree to provide insight into each tree as well as for comparative purposes when seeking similar tree-based resources

Elsevier s Dictionary of Trees Book
Score: 3
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Elsevier s Dictionary of Trees


  • Author : M.M. Grandtner
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2005-04-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1529
  • ISBN 10 : 0080460186

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Elsevier s Dictionary of Trees Excerpt :

This dictionary will present all currently accepted generic, specific, sub-specific and variety names of trees, excluding fossil and more recently extinct taxa, hybrids and cultivars. Only the indigenous trees of a continent, those wild species that were natural elements of the spontaneous forest vegetation before the arrival of Europeans or other colonizers, are included. Each generic entry includes the family to which it is assigned, the synonyms of the Latin name, and the English, French, Spanish, trade and other names. For the English and French names the standard name is listed first, followed by other available names with, in parentheses, the countries where they are used. Where appropriate, names in additional languages are also included. Each infrageneric (species, subspecies, variety) entry includes, in addition, the distribution, height, type of foliage, ecological characteristics and main uses of the tree when available. In this volume only taxa indigenous on the North American continent are included, considered in a geographical, not in a political sense. This means from Alaska and Greenland to Panama, including Caribbean, but excluding Hawaii.

Dictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments Book

Dictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments


  • Author : Danny B Draper
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release Date : 2009-01-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780643098824

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Dictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments Excerpt :

Dictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments is a comprehensive list of terms used in the universal management of urban trees. Many of the terms are from arboricultural science, while others are derived from unproven but commonly applied concepts. Where the existing terminology to describe trees was limited or nonexistent, new terms have been introduced. This dictionary allows for broad application and use by a wide variety of people and conveys in plain language concepts that are sometimes complex. Most major terms have been cross referenced and diagrams have been added for greater understanding. While a number of pertinent botanical terms have been included, those readily found within dictionaries of general plant sciences and botany have been omitted. Dictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments promotes a greater understanding of arboriculture and urban forestry, and will assist in the preparation of reports for the management of trees, procedures and planning instruments, such as Tree Management Policies and Tree Management Orders.

The Olive Tree Dictionary Book

The Olive Tree Dictionary


  • Author : J. Elihay
  • Publisher : Kidron Pub
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 777
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062891331

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The Olive Tree Dictionary Excerpt :

Until now, mastering Arabic script has prevented many from speaking and understanding the language. Elihay helps English speakers unlock the mystery and beauty of the Arabic language through a unique, innovative method in which Arabic words are looked up phonetically in English. (Foreign Language - Dictionaries/Phrase Books)

Dictionary of the Old Testament  Historical Books Book
Score: 4
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Dictionary of the Old Testament Historical Books


  • Author : Bill T. Arnold
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 1060
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830869466

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Dictionary of the Old Testament Historical Books Excerpt :

Editors Bill T. Arnold and Hugh G. M. Williamson present more than 160 in-depth articles on the essential historical, literary, theological, interpretive and background topics for studying the historical books of the Old Testament (Joshua, Judges, 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah).

Dictionary of Plant Lore Book
Score: 2.5
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Dictionary of Plant Lore


  • Author : D.C. Watts
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-05-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 0080546021

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Dictionary of Plant Lore Excerpt :

Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. For example, the common red poppy is known as "Blind Man" due to an old superstitious belief that if the poppy were put to the eyes it would cause blindness. Many plant names derived from superstition, folk lore, or primal beliefs. Other names are purely descriptive and can serve to explain the meaning of the botanical name. For example, Beauty-Berry is the name given to the American shrub that belongs to the genus Callicarpa. Callicarpa is Greek for beautiful fruit. Still other names come from literary sources providing rich detail of the transmission of words through the ages. Conceived as part of the author's wider interest in plant and tree lore and ethnobotanical studies, this fully revised edition of Elsevier's Dictionary of Plant Names and Their Origins contains over 30,000 vernacular and literary English names of plants. Wild and cultivated plants alike are identified by the botanical name. Further detail provides a brief account of the meaning of the name and detailed commentary on common usage. * Includes color images * Inclusive of all Latin terms with vernacular derivatives * The most comprehensive guide for plant scientists, linguists, botanists, and historians

The Hillier Colour Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs Book

The Hillier Colour Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs


  • Author : Harold G. Hillier
  • Publisher : Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Ornamental shrubs
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000634078

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The Hillier Colour Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs Excerpt :

Identification and characteristics of ornamental trees and shrubs chosen for their wide suitability for gardeners in the northern hemisphere.

Tree Book Book

Tree Book


  • Author : British Columbia. Ministry of Forests
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Trees
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 0772621594

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Tree Book Excerpt :

Trees, identification.

Dictionary of Plant Names Book
Score: 5
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Dictionary of Plant Names


  • Author : Allen J. Coombes
  • Publisher : Timber Press (OR)
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 0881922943

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Dictionary of Plant Names Excerpt :

Publisher description: The Dictionary of Plant Names is a guide that not only cross references common names to their Latin counterparts, but also details the origins, meanings, and pronunciation of each name. Each genus name is followed by the suggested pronunciation, the family in which it is placed, and the derivation of the name (Latin, Greek, or other). Then the main garden use of the plants in the genus, e.g. herbaceous perennials, trees, etc., is listed. Many interesting facts come to light in the origin of the Latinate name, for example that Kalmia is named after Pehr Kalm, a Finnish student of Linnaeus. Each genus concludes with the common name and place of origin of the whole species, if applicable. Species are listed alphabetically under the genus with the same categories of information.

Luo Biological Dictionary Book
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Luo Biological Dictionary


  • Author : J. O. Kokwaro
  • Publisher : East African Publishers
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9966468412

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Luo Biological Dictionary Excerpt :

This highly illustrated and definitive dictionary, by two renowned biologists - one Kenyan, one Canadian - contains extensive coverage of the flora, fauna and animals of the Lake Victoria region of East Africa occupied by the Luo community, and is based on ten years of research by the authors. It is an expansion of the 1972 publication Luo-English Botanical Dictionary of Plant Names and Their Uses and now provides more botanical entries and an additional section consisting of a zoological dictionary. The individual entry comprises Luo terminology, its botanical/zoological equivalent, common name (when applicable), physical description, its prevalence, and its respective economic use.

Elsevier s Dictionary of Forestry Book

Elsevier s Dictionary of Forestry


  • Author : Bori͡ana Deliĭska
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 1051
  • ISBN 10 : 0444512454

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Elsevier s Dictionary of Forestry Excerpt :

The dictionary will contain terms used today in forest science, management and conservation, comprising forest ecology, forest entomology and pathology, forest fire management, forest geomatics, forest meteorology and hydrology, forest soils and geomorphology, forest surveys and mensuration, genetics and tree improvement, harvesting and forest operations, integrated forest management, photogrammetry and remote sensing, physico-mechanical properties of wood, processing (panels, pulp and paper, sawing, etc.), silviculture, tree physiology, agroforestry, urban forestry, wildlife and wilderness management and arboriculture, wood anatomy and structure.

Reference Books Bulletin Book

Reference Books Bulletin


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Reference books
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015036929811

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Reference Books Bulletin Excerpt :

A compilation of evaluations appearing in Reference books bulletin (a section of the journal, Booklist)