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Diseases Of Trees And Shrubs, Second Edition (Comstock Book)

Praise for the First Edition:Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Division Award Winner (Life Sciences)"One of the ten best horticultural books of the century."―The Washington Post"Diseases of Trees and Shrubs is by far the best book currently available for the horticulturist, arborist, or forester who wishes to identify disorders of forest and shade trees and woody ornamentals."―The Public Garden"It may be used by anyone with knowledge of general biology as well as by someone with specialized plant knowledge for diagnosing plant disease problems. Highly recommended."―Library Journal"This book is a remarkable contribution to the literature on tree pathology, providing a valuable source of reference on tree disease for all with an interest in the subject. It must surely be almost obligatory reading for the specialist tree pathologist, and will prove of great value to all tree care professionals. . . . It will fascinate any tree lovers who wish to find out more about the diseases and disorders that may afflict trees."―Arboricultural Journal"It is well written and it is illustrated with photographs of such high quality that in this respect it could be described as a 'coffee table' book of forest pathology."―ForestryFirst published in 1987, Diseases of Trees and Shrubs has become a standard reference for plant health specialists, plant diagnosticians, horticulturists, arborists, foresters, and their students. Now thoroughly revised, fully updated, and illustrated with more than 2200 digitally optimized color images in 261 full-color plates and more than 350 black-and-white photographs and drawings, the second edition is an unrivalled survey of the diseases of forest and shade trees and woody ornamental plants in the United States and Canada. The book is both an authoritative reference book and a powerful diagnostic tool. Organized according to type of disease-inducing agent, the second edition is also designed to be helpful in classroom and field instruction. Symptoms, signs, and cycles of hundreds of diseases are described and microscopic features of many pathogens are depicted in photos and line drawings. A searchable CD-ROM included with the book contains bibliographic entries for more than 4500 works that readers can consult for additional information or images. This remarkable scholarly work―praised as one of the best horticultural books of the twentieth century―lays claim to the same accolade for the twenty-first century.

Series: Comstock Book

Hardcover: 680 pages

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates; 2nd edition (November 3, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0801443717

ISBN-13: 978-0801443718

Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1.4 x 12.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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This book compiles a GREAT deal of useful information about plant pathology. It covers, as any good work about plant disease should, fertilization, nutritional deficiencies, and environmental factors such as drought, freezing, lightning, air pollution, water contamination etc. before attempting to fix the problem, the work stresses the causal effects and ,similarly, the visual pitfalls that may provide evidence of an unseen insect symptom (galling, nematodes, etc.) The work was written mainly for the temperate zone, but using it in my home sub-tropics was an eye-opener! Reccomended reading for Horticulturalists in the upper echelon, or for Pathologists as a reference, and a reminder to look to the outlying areas for an answer, It's always there!

Here is another one for my short list of horticulture references.As someone who makes a living looking at these diseases, let me tell you: The photos are top notch! The pictures alone tell the bulk of the story and really make this book worth it. All the latest diseases are here including Sudden Oak Death. A text like this could easily be beyond the understanding of most gardeners, but the authors use an excellent mix of common and scientific names and a wealth of descriptive text to bring things back to earth. Be a little careful making a field diagnosis from just the photos. A quick look through the book, especially the last section on physical and environmental damage, will demonstrate that a lot of things look alike.An included CD contains a complete reference list in a 333 page Word document, but nothing else. This is very useful if you are looking for more information or a specific cross-reference.My ONLY complaint is that the plants and diseases are combined into one index rather then two like the similar book "Insects that feed on Trees and Shrubs".

If you want to do research into what is effecting your trees, this book is a great place to start. Once it gives you some idea as to what it going on, you can get up-to-date information using the internet. I use this book quite often and I highly recommend it.

The color plates are VERY high quality. The text is clear, concise and informative. Not too much fluff. Much better organized than the previous edition as far as the order the diseases are in. I'm quite pleases with this book. Worth the money.

Anybody in the plant diagnostics or pathology field must have this book on their shelf.

This book was easily as good as I'd hoped. Photos on every page, and descriptions easy enough for a beginner to understand, but also helpful enough for a novice.

A must have book if you are interested in the subject. Text has excellent information and there are great photographs as well.

This book is chock full of disease data and many photographs. It is a trade/educational resource more than a layperson's book. There is so much info that you have to have a level of knowledge to locate the particular tree and/or disease.

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