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The oak papers / James Canton.

By: Canton, James.
Publisher: Edinburg : Canongate Books, 2020Description: 237 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781838851507.Subject(s): Oak | TreesDDC classification: 583.46 Summary: This is a book about one man's encounter with an ancient tree, the Honywood Oak. James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying the Honywood Oak. A colossus of a tree, it would have been a sapling when the Magna Carta was signed. Inevitably he needs to slow down in order to appreciate it fully, to tune in to its gentler time frame, to connect with the ecosystem that lives around,inside and beneath it. He examines our long-standing dependency on oak trees, and how that has developed and morphed into myth and legend. We no longer build our houses and boats from them, use them to fuel our fires or grind their acorns into flour in times of famine; we don't need them in the same way now. Or do we? The Oak Papers is a meditative and restorative book about the lessons we can learn from the natural world, if only we slow down enough to listen.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions August-October 2020 | Acquisitions 2019-2020
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This is a book about one man's encounter with an ancient tree, the Honywood Oak.
James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying the Honywood Oak. A colossus of a tree, it would have been a sapling when the Magna Carta was signed. Inevitably he needs to slow down in order to appreciate it fully, to tune in to its gentler time frame, to connect with the ecosystem that lives around,inside and beneath it. He examines our long-standing dependency on oak trees, and how that has developed and morphed into myth and legend. We no longer build our houses and boats from them, use them to fuel our fires or grind their acorns into flour in times of famine; we don't need them in the same way now. Or do we? The Oak Papers is a meditative and restorative book about the lessons we can learn from the natural world, if only we slow down enough to listen.

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