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New England Natives

A Celebration of People and Trees

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$98.00 • £78.95 • €88.00

ISBN 9780674613508

Publication Date: 08/15/1993


312 pages

200 halftones, 24 color illustrations


Connor’s learning is so lightly borne, so generously dispensed, that anyone who loves the arboretum itself, trees in general, American history, the development of botanical science and the story of New England’s people from archaic Native Americans to modern artisans, will want to read this book and admire its host of illustrations… An excellent book.The Boston Globe

A harvest of information as rich and varied as New England’s landscape.Boston Book Review

Connor has come up with a hybrid: part natural history, part ethnobotany, part history of trade, and part arboretum guide. The combination works… Along the way are fascinating facts about the significance of wood in the history of the young country.—Laughlin Fawcett, Landscape Architecture

An unusual yet entertaining guide to the trees of New England as represented by Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. More than just the scientific name and noticeable characteristics, the author concentrates on trees and shrubs that can be tied to specific, well documented uses by early Americans.Northeastern Naturalist

This is a beautiful book.Historical Journal of Massachusetts

Filled with photographs, drawings, and colored plates, the book is a visual pleasure and a delight to browse through or to read—a graceful example of nature writing at its best.Wilson Library Bulletin

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