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Maples of the World

By D. M. van Gelderen, P. C. de Jong, and H. J. Oterdoom

International experts worked for nearly two decades to produce this greatest single source of information on maples. Every known maple is described, including growth habit, distribution, hardiness, and autumn color, as well as useful information on culture, propagation, and pests and diseases.

Media reviews

"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

"Maple enthusiasts ... will be rejoicing to have the most comprehensive account in English of their favourite genus. It is a book that will attract far more than a specialist readership, for the maples, in their multiplicity of size, colour and form provide some of the most powerful and poetic effects in the garden and the urban landscape."

Garden (Peterborough)

"The authors bring to the subject vast experience, scholarship, and an obvious love of the plants themselves.We have come to expect lavishly illustrated, strongly bound, fairly priced books on horticultual topics from Timber Press, and this work is no exception. Many will be attracted to this book for its magnificent color photographs."

—Neil A. Harriman, Economic Botany

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

—Roy Lancaster, Garden (Peterborough)

"Truly comprehensive."

Booklist

"This long-awaited masterwork has no peer. Virtually every species and named variety of maple known to horticulture is represented here, and when the publisher calls the bibliography 'exhaustive,' no hyperbole is involved. Several hundred photographs enliven the text, which is simlarly authoritative. An invaluable resource that could scarcely be surpassed."

Horticulture

"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."

—Peter Gregory, 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."

—James Harris, Hortus

"[Maples of the World] is indispensable for every horticulturalis, botanist and everybody interested in trees, world of gardens and parks, and nature in general."

—V. Mikolas, Thaiszia

"This monumental achievement will serve as the standard reference for students and fanciers of maples for the next decade, and perhaps even longer. This book should be in every public library as well as on the shelf of dendrologists, serious horiculturists, and taxonomoists interested in temperate woody plants."

—Thomas Elias, American Society of Plant Taxonomists Newsletter

About the authors

D. M. van Gelderen

D. M. van Gelderen is the principal author of several books on trees and shrubs. 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.

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P. C. de Jong

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.

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H. J. Oterdoom

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.

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