Trees are one of the dominant features of our existence on earth and play a fundamental role in the environment. This book gives the reader an overview and understanding of trees. Subject areas covered include ecology and conservation, tree anatomy and evolution, pathology, silviculture, propagation, and surgery.
This is an excellent, attractive, authoritative, and handy field guide to an area of Brazil that includes Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Ridgely, an ornithologist and conservationist, has authored previous titles on birds of Panama and Ecuador.