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Author Miller, Howard A.

Title Oaks of North America / by Howard A. Miller and Samuel H. Lamb.

Published Happy Camp, Calif. : Naturegraph Publishers, [1985]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Burnley  583.976 MIL    AVAILABLE
 UniM Cres  583.460973 MILL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 327 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Notes Includes indexes.
Bibliography Bibliography: page 317.
Summary Howard Miller and Samuel Lamb had forestry careers, but were partial to the oaks. Their book has three major parts: history and uses of oaks, oaks of the East, and oaks of the West. Very helpful in identification are the keys, for each section of oaks. The authors often trekked hither and you in search of each species to photograph the oak and its leaf, acorn, and bark. Accompanying each is an informative chapter of description, and details of identification, growth habitat, and excellent range maps. They mention ways each species is useful and unique from the other oaks. Did you know a northern red oak near Sheffield, Illinois was used as a surveyors point to lay out the Rock Island Railroad in 1851?
Other author Lamb, Samuel H.
Subject Oak -- North America -- Identification.
Oak -- North America.
Oak -- North America -- Geographical distribution -- Maps.
ISBN 0879611367
0879611375 (paperback)