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Trees & Forests

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  • Oakby Peter Young

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    Botanical, a new series from Reaktion, is the first to integrate horticultural writing with a broader account of the cultural and social impact of plants. Oak , one of the first two books in the series, narrates the biography of the tree that since time immemorial has been a symbol of loyalty, strength, generosity, and renewal. Peter Young explores... more...

  • Pineby Laura Mason

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    Since the pine tree is able to sprout after forest fires, on mountainsides, and in semi-desert climes, it is no surprise that the ever-resilient tree signifies longevity, wisdom, and immortality. From the pine cone staffs carried by the worshippers of Bacchus in the classical world to their role in the movement to establish national parks in nineteenth-century... more...

  • Willowby Alison Syme

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Drooping lazily over waterways, shading gardens, guarding hedgerows?the willow tree is a poetically formed plant, but also a practical one. For millennia, the wood of the willow has been used for baskets, furniture, fences, and toys, while finding its place in the watercolors of Monet, Shakespearean tragedies, Hans Christian Andersen, and  The Lord... more...

  • The Golden Spruceby John Vaillant

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 21.00

    The Golden Spruce is the story of a glorious natural wonder, the man who destroyed it, and the fascinating, troubling context in which his act took place. A tree with luminous glowing needles, the golden spruce was unique and, biologically speaking, should never have reached maturity; Grant Hadwin, the man who cut it down, was passionate, extraordinarily... more...

  • The Man Who Planted Treesby Jim Robbins

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    The Man Who Planted Trees is the inspiring story of David Milarch?s quest to clone the biggest trees on the planet in order to save our forests and ecosystem?as well as a hopeful lesson about how each of us has the ability to make a difference. ?When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today.??Chinese proverb... more...

  • The Big Burnby Timothy Egan

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 15.95

    A dramatic account of the worst forest fire in American history by the author of the best-selling and National Book Award-winning THE WORST HARD TIME.  more...

  • Urban Forests and Treesby Cecil C. Konijnendijk; Kjell Nilsson; Thomas B. Randrup

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 319.00

    Covers various aspects of planning, designing, establishing and managing forests and trees and forests in and near urban areas. This book also sheds some light on the future perspectives for planning and managing urban forests and trees. more...

  • Urban and Community Forestry in the Northeastby John E. Kuser

    Springer 2006; US$ 289.00

    The quality of life and sense of community that comes from our urban and community forests is enhanced when we can derive benefits from the living landscape. This book serves as a textbook for Urban/Community Forestry courses and a handbook for Shade Tree Commissions, tree wardens, State and National Forestry Services, and professional societies. more...

  • Ecology of Tidal Freshwater Swamps of the Southeastern United Statesby William H. Conner; Thomas W. Doyle; Ken W. Krauss

    Springer 2007; US$ 299.00

    Studies tidal freshwater swamps, unique wetland systems that are especially vulnerable to human development and climate change. This book provides coverage of hydrological processes, community organization, and stress physiology of freshwater, and tidally influenced land-margin forests of the southeastern United States. more...

  • The Forest and the Cityby Cecil C. Konijnendijk

    Springer 2008; US$ 109.00

    Amsterdamse Bos, Bois de Boulogne, Epping Forest, Grunewald, ZoniAnwoud; throughout history, cities in Europe and elsewhere have developed close relationships with nearby woodland areas. In some cases, cities have even developed a" and in some cases are promoting a" a distinct a forest identitya (TM). This book introduces the rich heritage... more...