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The Long, Long Life of Trees

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by Fiona Stafford
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The Long, Long Life of Trees by Fiona Stafford

A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings

Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relationship with trees has many dimensions beyond mere practicality. Trees are so entwined with human experience that diverse species have inspired their own stories, myths, songs, poems, paintings, and spiritual meanings. Some have achieved status as religious, cultural, or national symbols.

In this beautifully illustrated volume Fiona Stafford offers intimate, detailed explorations of seventeen common trees, from ash and apple to pine, oak, cypress, and willow. The author also pays homage to particular trees, such as the fabled Ankerwyke Yew, under which Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn, and the spectacular cherry trees of Washington, D.C. Stafford discusses practical uses of wood past and present, tree diseases and environmental threats, and trees' potential contributions toward slowing global climate change. Brimming with unusual topics and intriguing facts, this book celebrates trees and their long, long lives as our inspiring and beloved natural companions.To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.


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Ebook Details
Pages: 288
Size: 12.8 MB
Publisher: Yale University Press
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 2370007583751 (DRM-EPUB)

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Nonfiction > Gardening > Trees
Nonfiction > Nature > Trees & Forests
Nonfiction > Social Science > Customs & Traditions

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Nonfiction > Literary Criticism > Poetry
Nonfiction > Gardening > Trees
Nonfiction > Nature > Trees & Forests
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12/09/2016
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