Skip Navigation Links  The Library of Congress >> Researchers
Science Reference Services (Science, Technology, and Business Division)
  Home >> Science Reference Guides

Science Reference Guides

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

Science Reference Section
Science, Technology, and Business Division
Library of Congress

 

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


Library of Congress Standard Disclaimer

SELECTED TITLES

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.
   QK110.C58

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

TOP OF PAGE

SELECTED ARTICLES

(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): http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/research/leaves/pdf/2002_11_leaf_article.pdf

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

TOP OF PAGE

SELECTED INTERNET RESOURCES

Leaf Color Bibliography
   Harvard Forest, Harvard University
   http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/leaves/leaf_readings

The Science of Color in Autumn Leaves
   National Arboretum
   http://www.usna.usda.gov/PhotoGallery/FallFoliage/ScienceFallColor.html

Fall Colors for 2014
U.S. Forest Service
   http://www.fs.fed.us/fallcolors/2014/

Fall Foliage Celebration
State University of New York at Buffalo
   http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~dbertuca/features/fall_foliage.html

Why Leaves Change Color
State University of New York
   http://www.esf.edu/pubprog/brochure/leaves/leaves.htm

The Scientific Basis for Autumn
   http://ncnatural.com/wildflwr/fall/science.html

Autumn Color is Nature’s Sunscreen
   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011001072513.htm

Created October 2004. Updated 2008, 2010.

Top of Page Top of Page
  Home >> Science Reference Guides
  The Library of Congress >> Researchers
   October 29, 2014
Legal | External Link Disclaimer

Contact Us:  
Ask a Librarian