The Book of Field and Roadside (Paperback)

Open-Country Weeds, Trees, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America

By John Eastman, Amelia Hansen

Stackpole Books, 9780811726252, 336pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2003

List Price: 18.95*
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A guide to plant life in open dryland habitatsFascinating fact and folkloreDetailed, beautiful drawingsPicking up where typical field guides leave off, this handy reference takes an ecological approach, providing complete descriptions of 85 plants found in fields, open meadows, and along roadsides--from Ailanthus to Yucca--as well as wildlife communities associated with them. Written in an engaging manner, this book helps readers identify dryland plants, discusses what other organisms, plant and animal, might be found in the same area, and explains why.

About the Author

John Eastman is the author of Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (978-0-8117-1367-2), as well as numerous other books and articles about the natural world. Amelia Hansen has been a freelance illustrator since 1989, specializing in nature and natural history subjects. She lives near Kalamazoo, Michigan.