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Harlow, William Morehouse 1900-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 304 publications in 2 languages and 6,191 library holdings
Genres: Field guides  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Classification  Educational films  Science films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Guidebooks  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QK481, 582.16
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Most widely held works about William Morehouse Harlow
 
Most widely held works by William Morehouse Harlow
Textbook of dendrology, covering the important forest trees of the United States and Canada by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

70 editions published between 1937 and 1991 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface: With the large number of books now available featureing North American trees, the launching of another on this subject merits perhaps some explanation. Most present tree manuals fall into one of two classes: (1) encyclopedic, such as Sargent's monumental "Silva of North America," later condensed into one volume, which has been adapted by nearly every writer of tree books since it first appeared; and (2) local, as exemplified by the many excellent state and regional manuals. Nearly all these publications have been written from the botanical or taxonomic standpoint and in general treat each species in the same detail. It is obviously impossible for a beginning student in forestry to gain an adequate knowledge of more than a few of the thousand tree species native to this continent. Rather, it is desirable only to cover as many groups (genera) as possible, and to illustrate these with the species of greatest importance to forestry. Such a treatment, accompanied by adequate photographic halftones, has not been available to date, and the authors hope that the present book will fill this need. The native coniferous genera have all been included because of their relative importance, and fewer numbers; but several families, and many genera species of the broadleaved trees have been omitted. It is felt that students of forestry should first know well the commercial species of North America, and then become familiar with the lesser important trees and shrubs of the locality where they may find themselves practicing forestry. The latter must usually be done by the student himself with the aid of a local tree manual. If he has fully appreciated generic characteristics during his training in dendrology, this should not be a difficult procedure. Because this book is not comprhensive for any one portion of the country, it seems best to omit detailed keys and to use instead tables covering family and generic characters. Our experience shows that basic information is more readily assimilated in this form. The does not mean that keys are not of primary importance, and considerable time should be spent with them in identifying local material. The authors will greatly appreciate having any errors called to their attention and will also welcome comments or criticism from those using the book in teaching or otherwise. Most of the photographs were taken with one of the modern miniature cameras whose remarkable depth of focus has made possible many otherwise unattainable pictures. William M. Harlow, Ellwood S. Harrar--Syracuse, N.Y., Durham, N.C., August, 1937
Fruit key and twig key to trees and shrubs: Fruit key to northeastern trees. Twig key to the deciduous woody plants of eastern North America by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

35 editions published between 1946 and 1965 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes more than 120 different fruits and 160 different twigs of trees and shrubs in eastern North America
Trees of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

15 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The identification, habits, distribution, woodlore, and uses of conifers and hardwoods. Illustrated with 600 photographs
Inside wood; masterpiece of nature by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and German and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of life; the unseen world of plants by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art forms from plant life by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trees of the eastern United States and Canada, their woodcraft and wildlife uses by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

11 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twig key to the deciduous woody plants of eastern North America by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

18 editions published between 1934 and 1954 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These handy, accurate, and easily used keys to fruit and twig identification are the only guides of their sort with photographsover 350 of them, of nearly every twig and fruit describedmaking them especially valuable to the novice. The fruit key (dealing with both deciduous trees and evergreens) begins with a concise introduction, explaining simply and lucidly the process of seeding, and identifying the various organs involved: the cones and flowers, and their component parts and variations. Next the various types of fruits are describeddrupe, berry, pome, legume, follicle, capsule, achene, samara, nutand fruiting habits, followed by a synoptic summary of fruit types. The introduction to the twig key tells in plain language the process of growth and its relation to twig morphology through leaf scars, branch scars, buds, etc. For the benefit of the unwary, poison-ivy, poison-oak and poison-sumac are immediately and fully described. Identification in both books is easy. There is a pair of alternative descriptions of each aspect of the specimens. Your choice of the fitting one leads you automatically to the next proper pair. At the end of the chain is the name of your specimen and, as a double check, a photograph. More than 120 different fruits and 160 different twigs are distinguished. This exceptional work, widely used in university courses in botany, biology, forestry, etc., is a valuable tool and instructor to the naturalist, woodsman, or farmer, and to anyone who has wondered about the name of a leafless tree in winter or been intrigued by an interestingly shaped fruit or seed. Annotation Published: March 2015
Ways of the woods : a guide to the skills and spirit of the woodland experience by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textbook of dendrology( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fruit key to northeastern trees by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

8 editions published between 1946 and 1955 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The identification of the pines of the United States, native and introduced, by needle structure by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

7 editions published between 1931 and 1947 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poisonivy and poisonsumac by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

4 editions published between 1945 and 1949 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fruit key and twig key to trees and shrubs by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

12 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bound together for the first time in one volume, these handy accurate, and easily used keys to fruit and twig identification are the only guides of their sort with photographs-over 350 of them, of nearly every twig and fruit described-making them especially valuable to the novice
The dendrology of the more important trees of the United States by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

7 editions published between 1930 and 1936 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to the chemistry of the plant cell wall by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plant traps : insect catchers of the bog jungle( Visual )

4 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the pitcher plant, the sundew, and the Venus fly-trap--three insect-devouring plants which are found in poorly drained ponds. Time-lapse photography shows the operation of their trapping mechanism
The chemical softening of wood for microtome sectioning by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twig key to some common northeastern trees by William Morehouse Harlow( )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical nature of the middle lamella by William Morehouse Harlow( Book )

5 editions published between 1927 and 1930 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Trees of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada
Alternative Names
Harlow, W. M.

Harlow, W. M. 1900-

Harlow, W. M. 1900-1986

Harlow, W. M. (William Morehouse), 1900-

Harlow, W. M. (William Morehouse), 1900-1986

Harlow, William M.

Harlow, William Morehouse 1900-

Harlow, William Morehouse 1900-1986

Harlow, Wm. M. (William Morehouse), 1900-1986

Moosewood 1900-

Moosewood 1900-1986

Languages
English (237)

German (1)

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Trees of the Eastern and Central United States and CanadaTextbook of dendrology