Michigan Trees

A Guide to the Trees of the Great Lakes Region
Author: Burton Verne Barnes,Warren Herbert Wagner
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472089215
Category: Nature
Page: 447
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The number-one book for tree identification in Michigan and the Great Lakes

Gleason's Plants of Michigan

Author: Richard K. Rabeler
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472032464
Category: Nature
Page: 398
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Updated edition of the classic botanical guide to the Great Lakes region

Trees of Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes

Author: Norman Foster Smith
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press Michigan
Category: Nature
Page: 178
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Of Michigan's great wealth of natural resources, few have been more important in the past or are more highly valued today than our forests and the trees which compose them. Not only are they a continuous source of raw materials for industry and agriculture but they affect the climate, water resources, and soil, purify our air, furnish food and shelter for wildlife and are indispensable to our vast recreational and scenic areas. They form a basic part of our diverse natural environment - our ""biodiversity."" Their protection and management are vital to the state's wellbeing. Industries which depend upon trees for their existence are major employers and rank high in the state's economy. The annual production and manufacture of forest products is measured in billions of dollars. The recreation ""industry,"" including vacation travel, resorts, food, lodging, hunting, fishing, and camping, is likewise a multi-billion dollar a year business. Equally important is the intangible wealth which trees bring to us through sheer enjoyment of beauty and love of nature. Whether in field, fencerow, woodlot or forest, or along highways, rural roads, urban streets, or greenbelts, this bounty is ours for the taking. We have only to picture ourselves without trees to appreciate this value.

Michigan Shrubs and Vines

A Guide to Species of the Great Lakes Region
Author: Burton V. Barnes,Christopher E. Dick,Melanie W. Gunn
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472036254
Category: Nature
Page: 440
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The essential reference for identifying shrubs and woody vines in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region

A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Northeastern and North-Central United States and Southeastern and South-Central Canada
Author: George A. Petrides
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395353707
Category: Nature
Page: 428
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All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.

Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs

Author: William M. Harlow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486139522
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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DIVOne of the handiest and most widely used identification aids. Fruit key covers 120 deciduous and evergreen species; twig key covers 160 deciduous species. Easily used. Over 300 photographs. /div

Wetland Plants of Michigan

A Complete Guide to the Wetland and Aquatic Plants of the Great Lakes State
Author: Steve Chadde
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481194945
Category: Science
Page: 690
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Wetland Plants of Michigan (Second Edition) is a comprehensive field guide to over 800 vascular plant species found in Michigan's wetlands, including plants of bogs, fens, swamps, marshes, wet meadows and low prairie, plus the aquatic plants of lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. The guide's thoroughness, ease-of-use, and detailed maps and illustrations have made it a favorite reference with botanists, natural resource managers, environmental consultants, students, educators, and anyone wanting to learn more about these diverse habitats. (If a complete flora is needed, please see Michigan Flora: Upper Peninsula for keys, descriptions, and illustrations of all the plants found in the Upper Peninsula and on Isle Royale National Park; search ISBN 1500566195.) New in the Second Edition* Wetland indicator status ratings of the June 2012 National Wetland Plant List, used in wetland delineation studies nationwide.* Many new illustrations.* Larger and updated distribution maps for each species. Includes * Over 800 plant species in 100 plant families * Complete coverage of wetland and aquatic species within four major plant groups-Ferns and Fern Allies, Conifers, Dicots, and Monocots * Each species described (including its habitat) and illustrated * Easy-to-use keys to each plant family, genus, and species * Michigan map showing county distribution for each species * Endangered, threatened, or special concern wetland plants Customer Review of the First Edition: "This is an excellent field guide for wetland plants, not only in Michigan but also for surrounding Great Lakes states. The keys are easy to use and the plant and habitat descriptions are comprehensive. I also found each species distribution map right with the plant was also very helpful. I particularly liked the Cyperaceae and Poaceae sections that can be troublesome for even seasoned botanists. Steve Chadde excelled with this field guide!"

Tending Fire

Coping With America's Wildland Fires
Author: Stephen Pyne
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597268925
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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The wildfires that spread across Southern California in the fall of 2003 were devastating in their scale-twenty-two deaths, thousands of homes destroyed and many more threatened, hundreds of thousands of acres burned. What had gone wrong? And why, after years of discussion of fire policy, are some of America's most spectacular conflagrations arising now, and often not in a remote wilderness but close to large settlements? That is the opening to a brilliant discussion of the politics of fire by one of the country's most knowledgeable writers on the subject, Stephen J. Pyne. Once a fire fighter himself (for fifteen seasons, on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon) and now a professor at Arizona State University, Pyne gives us for the first time a book-length discussion of fire policy, of how we have come to this pass, and where we might go from here. Tending Fire provides a remarkably broad, sometimes startling context for understanding fire. Pyne traces the "ancient alliance" between fire and humanity, delves into the role of European expansion and the creation of fire-prone public lands, and then explores the effects wrought by changing policies of "letting burn" and suppression. How, the author asks, can we better protect ourselves against the fires we don't want, and better promote those we do? Pyne calls for important reforms in wildfire management and makes a convincing plea for a more imaginative conception of fire, though always grounded in a vivid sense of fire's reality. "Amid the shouting and roar, a central fact remains," he writes. "Fire isn't listening. It doesn't feel our pain. It doesn't care-really, really doesn't care. It understands a language of wind, drought, woods, grass, brush, and terrain, and it will ignore anything stated otherwise." Rich in insight, wide-ranging in its subject, and clear-eyed in its proposals, Tending Fire is for anyone fascinated by fire, fire policy, or human culture.

Field Manual of Michigan Flora

Author: Edward G Voss,Anton A Reznicek
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472118110
Category: Nature
Page: 990
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A comprehensive guide to Michigan’s wild-growing seed plants

The Michigan Roadside Naturalist

Author: J. Alan Holman,Margaret B. Holman
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472024599
Category: Nature
Page: 344
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Did you know . . . ? Michigan is seventeenth in oil production in the United States. The Great Lakes are said to be the only glacially produced structures that can be seen from the moon. Michigan was once part of a coral reef. The wood frog is one of the commonest true frogs of moist woodland floors in Michigan today and is able to freeze solid during the winter without harmful effects. These and many more amazing facts await the curious traveler in The Michigan Roadside Naturalist, J. Alan and Margaret B. Holman's captivating guide to the natural treasures of Michigan. A perfect accompaniment to the classic Michigan Trees and The Forests of Michigan, this user-friendly guide offers a Who's Who of the geology, biology, and archaeology of the Great Lakes State, as well as highway adventures along the state's major routes. The book begins with an educational yet accessible tour of important points in Michigan's natural and archaeological history, followed by seven road trips based on commonly traveled state routes, moving from south to north in the Lower Peninsula and east to west in the Upper Peninsula. Readers can proceed directly to the road trips or familiarize themselves with the state's treasure trove of fascinating features before embarking. Either way, an informative and fun odyssey awaits the passionate naturalist, amateur or otherwise. J. Alan Holman is Curator Emeritus of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Michigan State University Museum and Emeritus Professor of Geology and Zoology at Michigan State University. Margaret B. Holman is Research Associate at Michigan State University Museum and Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University.

Arboretum America

A Philosophy of the Forest
Author: Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068517
Category: Nature
Page: 196
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A passionately intelligent, exquisitely illustrated guide to the native trees of the North American continent that offers an informative and entertaining blueprint for rebuilding the biosphere

Between Earth and Sky

Our Intimate Connections to Trees
Author: Nalini Nadkarni
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520261658
Category: Nature
Page: 336
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In Between Earth and Sky, a rich tapestry of personal stories, information, and illustrations, world-renowned canopy biologist Nalini M. Nadkarni becomes our captivating guide to the leafy wilderness above our heads. Through her luminous narrative, we embark on a multifaceted exploration of trees that reveals the profound connections we have with them, the dazzling array of things they can provide us, and the powerful lessons they teach us.

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Great Lakes Region

Author: Thomas A. Naegele
Publisher: N.A
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 423
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A guide to plants found in the Great Lakes region covers such topics as preparation techniques, medical uses, edible qualities, chemical breakdown, poisonous aspects, and commercial value.

A Field Guide to the Natural Communities of Michigan

Author: Joshua G. Cohen,Michael A. Kost,Bradford S. Slaughter,Dennis A. Albert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611861341
Category: Nature
Page: 362
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Small enough to carry in a backpack, this comprehensive guide explores the many diverse natural communities of Michigan, providing detailed descriptions, distribution maps, photographs, lists of characteristic plants, suggested sites to visit, and a dichotomous key for aiding field identification. This is a key tool for those seeking to understand, describe, document, conserve, and restore the diversity of natural communities native to Michigan.

Vascular Flora of Illinois

A Field Guide, Fourth Edition
Author: Robert H. Mohlenbrock
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809332094
Category: Science
Page: 544
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This latest edition of Vascular Flora of Illinois includes over thirty-four hundred species of flora from Illinois, adding more than 250 newly-recognized plants to this definitive collection. Because cataloguing our heritage is foremost in importance among naturalists, this book compiles essential information about plants in Illinois. Mohlenbrock includes all known taxa native to Illinois either at present or in the past and all non-native vascular plants that grow spontaneously and appear able to maintain themselves year after year without cultivation. The sequence of groups in the guide is ferns, conifers, and flowering plants, with cotyledons given before monocotyledons. Within each group, the families are arranged alphabetically, as are the genera within each family and the species within each genus. For each taxon recognized in this book, Mohlenbrock gives us a common name if one is generally used in Illinois. He follows this with an indication of flowering time for flowering plants, and of spore-production time in the case of ferns and their relatives. He also provides a habitat statement and a general comment on distribution in Illinois for each taxon. Containing information on Illinois flora not available anywhere else, this fourth edition of Vascular Flora of Illinois is essential for ecologists, environmentalists, and land developers. Those interested in wildflower identification will also find this guide helpful.

Canoeing Michigan Rivers

A Comprehensive Guide to 45 Rivers
Author: Jerry Dennis,Craig Date
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781933272337
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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Offers detailed descriptions of fifteen hundred miles of canoeing water on forty-five rivers in Michigan, including maps showing access sites, campgrounds, put ins and take outs, roads, and bridges.

Poplars and Willows

Trees for Society and the Environment
Author: Jud G. Isebrands,Jim Richardson
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780641087
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 656
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Poplars and willows form an important component of forestry and agricultural systems, providing a wide range of wood and non-wood products. This book synthesizes research on poplars and willows, providing a practical worldwide overview and guide to their basic characteristics, cultivation and use, issues, problems and trends. Prominence is given to environmental benefits and the importance of poplar and willow cultivation in meeting the needs of people and communities, sustainable livelihoods, land use and development.