Lives Of The Trees

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Lives Of The Trees

Author : Diana Wells
ISBN : 9781565129696
Genre : Nature
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The author of 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names now explores our deep-rooted relationship with trees in this beautifully illustrated book. In Lives of Trees, gardening author Diana Wells reminds us of just how innately bound we are to trees. For as long as humans walked the earth, we have depended on them for food, shade, shelter, and fuel—not to mention furniture, musical instruments, medicine, utensils, and more. Investigating the names and meanings of trees, Wells also uncovers their fascinating legends and lore: At one time, a worm found in a hazelnut meant ill fortune; Rowan trees were planted in churchyards to prevent the dead from rising from their graves; Greek arrows were soaked in deadly yew; and Shakespeare’s witches in Macbeth used “Gall of goat and slips of yew” to make their lethal brew. One bristlecone pine, at about forty-seven hundred years old, is thought to be the oldest living plant on earth. All this and more can be found in the beautifully illustrated pages (themselves born of birch bark!) of Lives of Trees.
Category: Nature

Secrets From The Lives Of Trees

Author : Jeffrey Goelitz
ISBN : 187905227X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Beautifully illustrated, gives insights into the gifts trees offer and how to "tune-in" to hear their messages. It is a story of how the trees opened their secrets to the heart of a man, and shared how they help modern earth and the people who inhabit it.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Private Lives Of Trees

Author : Alejandro Zambra
ISBN : 9781934824245
Genre : Fiction
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Worried that his wife Veronica will not return home from an art class, Julian imagines his stepdaughter Daniela's future without her mother and tells her an improvisional bedtime story.
Category: Fiction

Who Lives In Trees

Author : Trish Holland
ISBN : 1606171313
Genre : Forest animals
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Category: Forest animals

The Hidden Life Of Trees

Author : Peter Wohlleben
ISBN : 9781771642491
Genre : Nature
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In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.
Category: Nature

Who Lives In A Tree

Author : Susan Canizares
ISBN : 061317884X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Photographs and simple text depict the many different animals that live in trees, from the roots to the branches.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Julie Murray
ISBN : 9781532186721
Genre : Art
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Through simple text and cool photographs, this title gives a brief introduction to what a tree home is and the animals, like monkeys and birds, that live in one. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
Category: Art

Lives Of Conifers

Author : Graham R. Powell
ISBN : 1554554799
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"Graham Powell has written an insightful and beautifully illustrated book on the lives of conifers. Everyone who works with, studies, and loves these trees will derive both knowledge and pleasure from learning about them in great detail. I have always had a special fondness for the conifers and their mystical and inspiring representatives like the massive redwoods and the bleak denizens of the boreal forests, the spruces. I conclude that Powell's book does them their well-deserved justice." -- Graeme Berlin, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies A comparative account of the coniferous trees indigenous to Northeastern North America. Extensively illustrated with full-color photographs, diagrams, and drawings by the author, Graham R. Powell's Lives of Conifers examines the complex and fascinating life cycles of the 12 coniferous trees that grow naturally in northeastern North America on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. Tracing their development from seeds and seedlings, to saplings, through the pole stage to maturity, old age, and death, the book is designed to provide a comparison of each species at each stage of life, thus aiding in the recognition and identification of species at all stages of their existence. It includes descriptions of developmental processes and how they differ among the species. The species covered in the book are: balsam fir red pine eastern hemlock black spruce tamarack larch red spruce eastern white pine white spruce jack pine eastern juniper pitch pine eastern thuja. The book is based almost entirely on what is visible to the careful observer in the forest, and includes only the parts of trees that can be seen above ground. Lives of Conifers will appeal to forest scientists, forestry students, foresters, forest technologists, botanists, horticulturists, arborists, naturalists, and general readers interested in knowing more about their natural surroundings.

The Place Of Stunted Ironwood Trees

Author : David P. Crandall
ISBN : 082641270X
Genre : Social Science
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"This is an account of the lives of a small band of cattle herders, the Himba, who live in and around the settlement of Otutati in northwestern Namibia. The narrative chronicles the events of a single year, though within that year are found the events of a lifetime: birth, maturation, aging, death; generosity, meanness, accomplishment, failure." "The author draws the reader into a human world that appears so utterly different from our own in the first decade of the twenty-first century. However, as the leading characters' lives and personal qualities, their joys, hopes, and anxieties unfold, the exoticism of their world fades and the experience of life rings strangely familiar."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Social Science

The Long Long Life Of Trees

Author : Fiona Stafford
ISBN : 9780300222197
Genre : Nature
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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.
Category: Nature

Thoreau And The Language Of Trees

Author : Richard Higgins
ISBN : 9780520967311
Genre : Science
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Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing beneath their bark. When Thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. In short, he spoke their language. In this original book, Richard Higgins explores Thoreau’s deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the joy they gave him, the poetry he saw in them, his philosophical view of them, and how they fed his soul. His lively essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau’s being—heart, mind, and spirit. Included are one hundred excerpts from Thoreau’s writings about trees, paired with over sixty of the author’s photographs. Thoreau’s words are as vivid now as they were in 1890, when an English naturalist wrote that he was unusually able to “to preserve the flashing forest colors in unfading light.” Thoreau and the Language of Trees shows that Thoreau, with uncanny foresight, believed trees were essential to the preservation of the world.
Category: Science

The Irish Jurist

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924061106781
Genre : Law
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Category: Law

Take A Tree Walk

Author : Jane Kirkland
ISBN : 0970975414
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explains the importance of trees in ecosystems; introduces the characteristics of different trees, such as leaf shape, bark texture, and flowers, so that they may be easily identified; and provides a place to sketch a map and write field notes.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life Cycle Of A Tree

Author : Kirsty Holmes
ISBN : 9781534526464
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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How fast do trees grow? How do trees begin their lives? Do all trees have the same life cycle? These questions and more are answered in this accessible look at the life cycle of a tree. Young readers will be exposed to the various stages of plant growth and development in this volume, which touches upon critical science curriculum topics. They will also gain a deeper appreciation for other living things and environmental concerns. Vivid, full-color photographs, accessible diagrams, and useful fact boxes add depth to readers' understanding of this important topic.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Remarkable Trees Of The World

Author : Thomas Pakenham
ISBN : 9780393049114
Genre : Nature
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Profiles significant tree varieties on four continents, including Japanese midgets, India stranglers, and American redwoods in a volume that also discusses the dangers posed to many trees.
Category: Nature

Arcana Coelestia

Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
ISBN : WISC:89094613551
Genre : Bible
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My Life With Trees

Author : Gary L. Saunders
ISBN : 1554471516
Genre : Forest ecology
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Born in northeast Newfoundland to a family with deep roots in forestry, trapping, and guiding, Gary Saunders' love of the natural world developed early and stayed with him throughout his life. Originally trained as a boots-on-the-ground forester, Saunders' passion for painting and writing led him to also study the fine arts and to take a job writing and editing for the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests, producing newsletters and educational material for the general public. Later, as a freelance writer, his illustrated articles about trees and rural living would become a regular feature for over three decades in several regional magazines. At heart, this book is an unconventional memoir. While organized by tree species like a reference book, Saunders' essays actually impart equal parts natural and personal history. And like the best sylvan essayists of earlier generations (Thoreau, Leopold), Saunders draws greater truths about our relationship with nature-and with each other-out of what on first glance might appear to be recitals of botanical facts or yarns about adventures past. A close reading of this book promises not only to expand one's understanding of the ecology of the forest, but also to offer a rich, evocative model for how we might better live our lives with trees.
Category: Forest ecology