Timothy P. Spira

The University of North Carolina Press, 2011

Here is an excellent, thorough guide to wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and other plants in the Southern Appalachians and foothills of the piedmont.  In accordance with a holistic view of the natural world, Spira, a professor of botany, the book is arranged by natural communities of the plants so that the reader has a complete picture of the ecosystem the plants' interrelationship with animals, insects, and one another.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger

University of Michigan, 2003 

 

Diana Beresford-Kroeger, botanist, medical biochemist, and biology researcher, has made it her life mission to convey to the industrial world an understanding of the critical role trees play in maintaining biodiversity and the inter-connectedness of all life on the planet.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger

University of Michigan, 2010

 

Botanist and medical microbiologist Diana Beresford-Kroeger was inspired to write her fourth book to tell the world about the vital importance of the boreal forests, which ring the northern crown of our planet like a monk's tonsure, she says, the Arctic Circle being the bald spot.

Guy Sternberg

with  Jim Wilson

Timber Press, 2004

 

This wonderful book not only has beautiful pictures of beautiful native trees of the entire continent, but its thorough and lovingly written descriptions of the trees, their habitat, and problems, as well as factually interesting comments make this a favorite among arborists and horticulturists.  It also makes a great coffee table book!

Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Viking Press, 2010

 

Diana Beresford-Kroeger's bestselling book has the potential to profoundly affect the way we see the natural world.

Jean Giono

Chelsea Green, 2005 

 

The story of the shepherd who planted one hundred acorns a day for thirty years in Switzerland.  It speaks of the love and dedication to the natural world and  to the beauty of trees.