|From The Publisher*||This basic beginner's field guide to the larger plants in North America is part of the growing National Geographic Pocket Guide series. Spot-on descriptive information and key facts about trees and shrubs are conveyed in a handy, colorful, easy-to-reference volume. More robust than any other beginning field guides on the market, this book includes selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to help identify each species of tree. Handy, authoritative, and easy to read, this pocket guides are useful in the field or as an in-home reference for beginners, nature lovers, and tree-climbers everywhere.|
|Biographical Note||BLAND CROWDER is associate director and editor with the Flora of Virginia Project, whose Flora of Virginia was published in December 2012. He is also a freelance writer and editor. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.|
JARED TRAVNICEK is medical illustrator with an MA in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is based in Indianapolis, IN, where he works as a neurosurgical illustrator.