This book is an absolutely „must have”, now and on, for everyone really interested in conifers. What make this publication unique, are the overwhelming illustrations – 3700 conclusive and high quality color images taken in the native habitats of the conifer species, as well as the abundance of other graphics...
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March 2013 Vol. 50 No. 07
REFERENCE Science & Technology
Nadelgehölze - in zwei Bänden um den Globus.
Review by Engelbert Kötter, Walldürn
This stunning new book, published by DendroPress Ltd, Budapest, Hungary in 2011, has recently become available in the U.S.A. It is a masterpiece reference for anyone interested in conifer data, distribution, geography, and references. The brilliantly printed quarto tome in two hard-bound volumes (1089 pages total) includes 3700 color photos, 1300 illustrations, 474 distribution maps, and a unique "Bark Gallery" of 646 color photos taken in the native habitat sites...
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Arcadia, CA
There have been scholarly reviews of this book else-where, most notably Peter Del Tredici's review in Amoldia, July 2012 http://arnoldia.arboretum.harvard.edu/pdf/articles/2012-70-l-book-review..., so I won't try to reproduce that scholarship in this review...
Originally published in The Garden, Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, November 2012.
Every so often there comes into your life a reference work of such monumental scope and execution that you are initially rendered speechless. This is such a work.
Likely no book in recent history written specifically about conifers has been more eagerly awaited than Conifers Around the World. A number of books have recently been published on this subject, but most are either about selected cultivated varieties (cultivars), conifers in the landscape or a taxonomic monograph at the species level...
President, British Conifer Society
(received April 19, 2012; the full article will be published in the upcoming issue of the British Conifer Society Journal)
What a wonderful surprise this long awaited book was, conifer enthusiasts will be absolutely enthralled...
International Conifer Conservation Programme
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
These two long-awaited volumes on the conifers excel all previous publications of their kind due in part to their sheer content of high quality illustrations. This work is the result of extraordinary determination by the authors who have traveled the temperate world in a quest to collate first-hand information on conifers in their native habitats and in cultivation...
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Toronto
If you have ever longed to venture to remote corners of the world and wander inside their forests of exotic conifers, this book by Zsolt Debreczy and István Rácz will show you what you can look forward to...