A Leaf-by Leaf Guide to Six Hundred of the World's Great Trees
by Allen J. Coombes
In this lavishly illustrated volume, the trees that have enriched our lives finally get their full due, through a focus on the humble leaves that serve, in a sense, as their public face. The Book of Leaves offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most impressive and beautiful leaves from around the world. Each leaf is reproduced here at its actual size, in full color, and is accompanied by an explanation of the range, distribution, abundance, and habitat of the tree on which it's found. Brief scientific and historical accounts of each tree and related species include fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden its portrait.
Hardcover 656 pages, 600 color plates, 600 line drawings, 600 maps 7 1/2x10'' 2010, University of Chicago Press ISBN 0226139735.