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Here one finds descriptions of 239 native trees, 22 foreign trees--now escaped from civilization and become wild--and a list of native shrubs that occasionally reach tree size. Almost every description is illustrated with drawings showing typical leaves, flowers, and fruits. Complicated technical terms have been avoided. Originally published in 1937. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
|Publication date:||21st September 2020|
|Author:||William C. Coker, Henry R. Totten|
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Categories:||Trees, wildflowers & plants,|
William Chambers Coker (October 24, 1872 - June 26, 1953) was an American botanist. He taught for several years in the summer schools of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, at Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., and in 1902 became associate professor of botany at the University of North Carolina. He established the Coker Arboretum in 1903. He was made professor in 1907 and Kenan professor of botany in 1920. In 1903, he was chief of the botanic staff of the Bahama Expedition of the Geographical Society of Baltimore. Professor Coker was a member of many scientific societies and the author of The Plant Life of Hartsville, S. ...More About William C. Coker, Henry R. Totten