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The Interactive Manual and Photo-Library of Woody Landscape Plants (DVD Version)

By Michael A. Dirr

A trove of information.

Library Journal

Incorporating the content of 5 CDs with a retail value of $230, The Interactive Manual and Photo-Library of Woody Landscape Plants, DVD Version offers the convenience of one DVD-ROM and a new low price. Based on Michael A. Dirr's classic work, The Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, this new DVD-ROM covers 1670 species and 7800 cultivars, with 7600 high-quality plant images. The plant database is searchable by 72 criteria, including hardiness zones, water and light requirements, growth characteristics, flowers, fruits, and fall colors. The DVD offers the latest and most reliable information on woody landscape plants for the landscape professional and the home gardener alike. Runs on Windows 98, XP, and Vista (with Service Pack 1, which can be found at Microsoft's Support site). This program is designed for a monitor resolution of 800×600.

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Media reviews

"This program is an excellent choice for those who are comfortable with newer library technology and interested in woody plants and landscaping. It will also appeal to professionals and people interested in plant photography. The program is a desireable addition for academic and public libraries that have the equipment to use this wealth of information in a format that requires very little shelf space."

—K. T. Settlemyer, Choice

"Considered the bible of the green industry."

—Nancy Szerlag, Detroit News

"Michael A. Dirr's interactive DVD — based on his classic The Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (1975) — is a trove of information ... the film is a useful, if somber, tale of the risks involved in introducing any nonnative species to a fragile habitat. Its focus on the West Coast makes it a must-have there."

—Amy Cantu, Library Journal

"A trove of information ... will be of benefit to all woody plants enthusiasts."

—Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal

"As usual, Dirr has indeed produced an encyclopedic work."

—Douglas Darnowski, Plant Science Bulletin

About the author

Michael A. Dirr

Michael A. Dirr, a professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia, is a legend in the horticultural world. He has received the highest honors from the American Horticultural Society, Garden Clubs of America, and the American Society for Horticultural Science, among many others. A professorship in his name has been established at the University of Georgia in recognition of his accomplishments.

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