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Ginkgo : the tree that time forgot

Author: Peter R Crane
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inspired by the historic ginkgo that has thrived in London's Kew Gardens since the 1760s, the author explores the evolutionary history of the species from its mysterious origin through its  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Crane
ISBN: 9780300187519 0300187513
OCLC Number: 808316442
Description: xix, 384 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Prologue --
Time --
Trees --
Identity --
pt. 2. The living tree --
Energy --
Growth --
Stature --
Sex --
Gender --
Seeding --
Resilience --
pt. 3. Origin and prehistory --
Origins --
Ancestry --
Relationships --
Recognition --
Proliferation --
Winnowing --
Persistence --
Prosperity --
pt. 4. Decline and survival --
Constraint --
Retreat --
Extinction --
Endurance --
Relic --
pt. 5. History --
Antiquity --
Reprieve --
Voyages --
Renewal --
Naming --
Resurgence --
pt. 6. Use --
Gardens --
Nuts --
Streets --
Pharmacy --
pt. 7. Future --
Risk --
Insurance --
Gift --
Legacy --
Appendix : List of common plant names used in the text and Latin equivalents.
Responsibility: Peter Crane ; with a foreword by Peter Raven.

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