Maples of the World

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8.25 X 11.0 X 1.04 inches | 2.53 pounds
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About the Author

Taxonomist and dendrologist P. C. de Jong, formerly on the faculty of the University of Utrecht and curator of the university's seven botanic gardens, is currently in charge of the Experimental Research Station in Boskoop. Dr. de Jong's special areas of interest are the genera Acer, Betula, Euonymus, and Lilium.
Dr. H. J. Oterdoom, F. L. S., a retired thoracic surgeon of international repute, is a passionate collector of maples and former president of the Dutch Dendrology Society.
D. M. van Gelderen is the principal author of several books on trees and shrubs. His family nursery, Firma C. Esveld in Boskoop, is one of the world's great specialist nurseries, famous for its conifers, maples, rhododendrons, and other woody plants. Among the awards D. M. van Gelderen has received in recognition of his contributions to horticulture are the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society and the Dutch Dendrological Society's Silver Doorenbos Medal. In 2000, he was named Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, in recognition of his work for the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society and his contribution to horticultural literature.


"Truly comprehensive." --Booklist

"This long-awaited masterwork has no peer. Virtually every species and named variety of maple known to horticulture is represented here. . . . An invaluable resource that could scarcely be surpassed." --Horticulture

"Maples of the World is probably the most definitive text ever written on the genus Acer. . . . will be essential for nursery managers, botanists, landscape designers, and horticulturists." --American Reference Books Annual

"Magnificent. . . . the greatest single source of information on this subject. . . . essential reading" --Gardens Illustrated

"We have come to expect lavishly illustrated, strongly bound, fairly priced books on horticultural topics from Timber Press, and this work is no exception. The authors bring to the subject vast experience, scholarship, and an obvious love of the plants themselves." --Economic Botany

"The mass of information given in these chapters is impressive." --Garden

"Essential reading for botanists, researchers, and students involved with the maple genus, and a mine of information for maple enthusiasts, horticulturists, gardeners and tree lovers. . . . quite a remarkable value for money." --Arboricultural Journal

"This monumental achievement will serve as the standard reference fro students and fanciers of maples for the next decade, and perhaps even longer." --American Society of Plant Taxonomists Newsletter

"The book was eagerly awaited for many years, and is the first comprehensive work on maples. . . . This scholarly work deserves to be on the bookshelf of every serious student of Acerology." --Hortus

"Indispensable for every horticulturalist, botanist and everybody interested in trees, world of gardens and parks, and nature in general." --Thaiszia