Alaska Trees and Shrubs (Natural History) by Leslie A. Viereck, Elbert Luther Little

By Leslie A. Viereck, Elbert Luther Little

Alaska timber and Shrubs has been the definitive paintings at the woody vegetation of Alaska for greater than 3 a long time. This new, thoroughly revised moment version offers up-to-date details on habitat, in addition to exact descriptions of each tree or shrub species within the country. New distribution maps replicate the newest survey information, whereas the keys, word list, and appendix on non-native crops make this the main important consultant to Alaska bushes and shrubs ever released.

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Some drawings of shrubs are from "Important Western Browse Plants" (Dayton 1931) and "Key to Important Woody Plants of Eastern Oregon and Washington" (Hayes and Garrison 1960). Six drawings of willows (Salix), species number 25, 26, 31, 32, 33, and 43, are from "The Willows of Alaska'' (Coville 1901). Twenty-two drawings are from "Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest" by C. W. Thompson (1955-69). These are species number 28, 29, 35, 37, 39, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 65, 74, 76, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 87, 88, and 94.

Any revisions in the original copy would have greatly increased the cost of publication and caused delays of at least a year. Because the changes would be minor revisions in distribution and nomenclature, it was decided to delay making any revisions until a later printing; therefore, the book is essentially identical to the original "Alaska Trees and Shrubs," first published in 1972. The land ownership in Alaska has changed considerably since the book was published in 1972; one only needs to compare a current map of Alaska's federal parks, refuges, and forests with that produced on the inside front cover of this book.

PS, I-C) 230 112. ) Spreng. (PS, I-c) 230 113. red-fruit bearberry, Arctostaphylos rubra (Rehd. & Wilson) Fern. (PS, I-c) 231 114. mountain-cranberry, Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. (PS, I-C) 233 115. dwarf blueberry, Vaccinium caespitosum Michx. (PS-SS, i-C) 234 116. red huckleberry, Vaccinium parvifolium Sm. (MS-LS, C) 236 117. early blueberry, Vaccinium ovalifolium Sm. (MS, i-C) 236 118. Alaska blueberry, Vaccinium alaskaense Howell (MS, C) 238 119. bog blueberry, Vaccinium uliginosum L. (PS-SS, I-C) 240 120.

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