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The ancient yew : a history of Taxus baccata

Author: Robert Bevan-Jones
Publisher: Bollington : Windgather ; London : Distributed by Central Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The gnarled, immutable yew tree is one of the most evocative sights in the British and Irish landscape. This book tells the story of the yew's role in the landscape through the millennia, and makes a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bevan-Jones
ISBN: 0954557530 9780954557539
OCLC Number: 56463558
Description: xiii, 205 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations. Foreword by Professor David Bellamy, OBE. Preface. Acknowledgements. Botanical Features of the Yew. How Old are British Yews? The Churchyard Yew. Yews at Abbey Sites. Yews at Wells and Springs. Old Yews in the Wider Historic Landscape. Yews in Woods, Hedges and Gardens. The Yew in Folklore Traditions. Yew: An Archaeological Perspective. Notes. A Gazetteer of Ancient Yews in Britain. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Robert Bevan-Jones ; [with a foreword by David Bellamy].

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'The mystique that surrounds ancient yew trees fires our imagination. They are magical and marvellous and have served us well for thousands of years. The Ancient Yew confirms this.' David Bellamy 'A Read more...

 
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