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Douglas, David

(Encyclopedia) Douglas, David, 1798–1834, Scottish botanist. He made several journeys in North America between 1823 and 1834 to study American plants and sent to Scotland more than 200 plants and…

fir

(Encyclopedia) fir, any tree of the genus Abies of the family Pinaceae (pine family), tall pyramidal evergreen conifers characterized by short, flat, stemless needles and erect cylindrical cones that…

David Douglas

David Douglas was a botanist from Scotland who collected hundreds of plant specimens as he explored the Pacific Coast of North America between 1824 and 1834. In 1823 he was chosen as a plant…

Fire Zone

Millions of acres are being consumed each year, so what's being done to save them? By David Johnson and Mark Zurlo Related Links Smokey BearWorst U.S. FireTimeline: Fires and ExplosionsNat'l…

pine

(Encyclopedia) pine, common name for members of the Pinaceae, a family of resinous woody trees with needlelike, usually evergreen leaves. The Pinaceae reproduce by means of cones (see cone) rather…

truffle

(Encyclopedia) truffle trf´l [Fr.], subterranean edible fungus that forms a mutually beneficial (symbiotic) relationship with the roots of certain trees and plants. The part of the fungus used as…

forestry

(Encyclopedia) forestry, the management of forest lands for wood, water, wildlife, forage, and recreation. Because the major economic importance of the forest lies in wood and wood products, forestry…

Gehry, Frank Owen

(Encyclopedia) Gehry, Frank Owen gr´, 1929–, American architect, b. Toronto, Ont., as Frank Owen Goldberg. He is widely considered one of the finest and most artful of contemporary architects. In…

Oregon

(Encyclopedia) Oregon r´gn, –gn, state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered by Washington, largely across the Columbia River (N), Idaho, partially across the Snake River…