Title : “Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines of East Texas” First Edition by Dr. Elray Nixon
This book contains keys and illustrations for over 340 woody plants. It contains an illustrated glossary of 200 terms and keys that rely mostly on leaf, twig, and stem characteristics. This book can be used by botanists, naturalists, and foresters in nearby states to the north and east. This book is well known throughout Texas and has become the “Bible” of field manuals for East Texas Woody Plants.Dr.Nixon and Mr. Cunningham started working together on this project in 1975 and finished 1985 and published the book that year.
TITLE – “GYMNOSPERMS of The United States & Canada”
Key Field Manual to 115 species of Conifers found the United States & Canada.
This full color book contains keys and illustrations for 115 conifers in the US and Canada. It contains an illustrated glossary of over 100 terms. The keys rely mostly on cone, leaf, bud, and bark characteristics. This book can be used by botanists, foresters, naturalists, and plant lovers as a field manual and self-teacher. It is written in layman’s terms to help even children to identify. When it was first published, Stephen F. Austin State University Library helped me find reviews. I was given several top reviewers addresses. This book was reviewed by everyone, including Choice, Library Journal, Midwest Journal, Taxon (The International Journal of Plant Taxonomy) and The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard U. In 2012, the book was also nominated for an award by the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries. In 2015 it was awarded the Donocan Stewart Correll Memorial Award by the Native Plant Soceity of Texas. The softcover ISBN is 978-0-934115-03-2 and the hardcover is 978-0-934115-05-6. SOFTCOVER – Reg. Price $65.00 HARDCOVER – Reg. Price $80.00