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_b.S84 2016
082 0 0 _a398.368216
100 1 _aStafford, Fiona J.
245 1 4 _aThe long, long life of trees /
_cFiona Stafford.
260 _aNew Haven :
_bYale University Press,
300 _a287 p. :
_bill. ;
_c22 cm.
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 _a"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"--
_cProvided by publisher.
650 0 _aTrees
_xSymbolic aspects.
650 0 _aTrees
_xPsychological aspects.
650 0 _aTrees
_xEnvironmental aspects.
650 0 _aFolklore.
650 0 _aTrees
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