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The Nature & Science of Autumn:
A Guide to Selected Resources

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Photo: Autumn colors on Clopper Lake, Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland. NOAA Central Library
Photo: Autumn colors on Clopper Lake, Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland. NOAA Central Library


Bell, C. Ritchie. Fall color and woodland harvests: a guide to the more colorful fall leaves and fruits of the eastern forests. Chapel Hill, N.C., Laurel Hill Press, c1990. 184 p.
   QK477.2.I4 B45 1990

Cook, Anthony E. Fall colors across North America. Portland, Or., Graphic Arts Center Pub., [2001?]. 128 p.

Eisner, Thomas. Chromatic fantasy: leaves in the midst of change. Sunderland, Mass., Sinauer, 2000.
   TR726.L42 E37 2000

Feinstein, Harold. Foliage. Boston, Little, Brown, c2001.
   QK649.F37 2001

Lanner, Ronald. M. Autumn leaves: a guide to the fall colors of the northwoods. Minocqua, Wisc., NorthWord Press, c1990. 181 p.
   QK477.2.I4 L35 1990

Marchand, Peter J. Autumn: a season of change. Hanover, N.H., University Press of New England, c2000. 151 p.
   QH81.M2653 2000



(Copies are available in the Trees vertical file in the Science Reading Room)

Lee, David K. and Kevin S. Gould. Why leaves turn red.
   American Scientist, v. 90, No. 6, Nov-Dec 2002: 524-530.
   Online (Harvard Forest):

Zimmer, Carl. Those Brilliant Fall Outfits May Be Saving Trees.
   New York, New York Times. (Late ed.), Oct. 19, 2004: F.1.



Leaf Color Bibliography
   Harvard Forest, Harvard University

The Science of Color in Autumn Leaves
   National Arboretum

Fall Colors for 2014
U.S. Forest Service

Fall Foliage Celebration
State University of New York at Buffalo

Why Leaves Change Color
State University of New York

The Scientific Basis for Autumn

Autumn Color is Nature’s Sunscreen

Created October 2004. Updated 2008, 2010.

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