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[SR: 855590], Hardcover, [EAN: 9781565124912], Deckle Edge, Algonquin Books, Algonquin Books, Book, [PU: Algonquin Books], Algonquin Books, Diana Wells, author of 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names now turns her attention to something bigger―our deep-rooted relationship with trees. As she investigates the names and meanings of trees, telling their legends and lore, she reminds us of just how innately bound we are to these protectors of our planet. Since the human race began, we have depended on them for food, shade, shelter and fuel, not to mention furniture, musical instruments, medicine utensils and more. Wells has a remarkable ability to dig up the curious and the captivating: At one time, a worm found in a hazelnut prognosticated 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 4,700 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 100 Tree, 5246, Essays, 5241, Gardening & Landscape Design, 48, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 5313, Trees, 5241, Gardening & Landscape Design, 48, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 13559, Trees, 13547, Plants, 13469, Biological Sciences, 75, Science & Math, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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[EAN: 9781565124912], Neubuch, [PU: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)], Gardening|Trees, BRAND NEW, Lives of the Trees: an Uncommon History, Diana Wells, Heather Lovett, Diana Wells, author of "100 Flowers" and "How They Got Their Names" now turns her attention to something bigger our deep-rooted relationship with trees. As she investigates the names and meanings of trees, telling their legends and lore, she reminds us of just how innately bound we are to these protectors of our planet. Since the human race began, we have depended on them for food, shade, shelter and fuel, not to mention furniture, musical instruments, medicine utensils and more. Wells has a remarkable ability to dig up the curious and the captivating: At one time, a worm found in a hazelnut prognosticated 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 4,700 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 "100 Trees.""

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Diana Wells, author of 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names now turns her attention to something bigger?our deep-rooted relationship with trees. As she investigates the names and meanings of trees, telling their legends and lore, she reminds us of just how innately bound we are to these protectors of our planet. Since the human race began, we have depended on them for food, shade, shelter and fuel, not to mention furniture, musical instruments, medicine utensils and more. Wells has a remarkable ability to dig up the curious and the captivating: At one time, a worm found in a hazelnut prognosticated 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 4,700 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 100 Trees. biological sciences,crafts and hobbies,essays,home and garden,gardening and landscaping,plants,science and math,trees Gardening & Landscaping, Algonquin Books

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Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History

The author of "100 Flowers" and "How They Got Their Names" turns her attention to something bigger--humanity's deep-rooted relationship with trees. Wells reminds readers of just how innately bound people are to these protectors of our planet.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781565124912
ISBN (ISBN-10): 156512491X
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2010
Publisher: ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
369 Pages
Weight: 0,583 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9781565124912

ISBN - alternate spelling:
1-56512-491-X, 978-1-56512-491-2


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