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Lives of the trees : an uncommon history

Author: Diana Wells; Heather Lovett
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This work is an "uncommon history" of trees. Alphabetical entries cover tree and leaf descriptions, their products, where the trees are located geographically, where they got their common names, people who described the trees or transported them and made them popular, and folklore and stories about the particular trees.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Wells; Heather Lovett
ISBN: 9781565124912 156512491X
OCLC Number: 303099724
Description: 369 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acacia --
Alder --
Almond --
Apple --
Apricot --
Ash --
Aspen --
Avocado --
Bald cypress --
Bamboo --
Banana --
Baobab --
Beech --
Birch --
Box --
Breadfruit --
Cacao --
Catalpa --
Cedar --
Cherry --
Chestnut --
China fir --
Cinchona --
Cinnamon --
Clove --
Coconut --
Coffee --
Cork --
Cottonwood --
Cypress --
Date --
Ebony --
Elder --
Elm --
Eucalyptus --
Fig --
Fir --
Frankincense --
Franklin tree --
Ginkgo --
Golden rain --
Handkerchief tree --
Hawthorn --
Hazel --
Hemlock --
Holly --
Hornbeam --
Horse chestnut --
Japanese cedar --
Joshua tree --
Juniper --
Larch --
Lemon and lime --
Linden --
Locust --
Mahogany --
Mango --
Mangrove --
Maple --
Monkey-puzzle --
Mulberry --
Myrrh --
Neem --
Nutmeg --
Oak --
Olive --
Orange --
Osage orange --
Papaw --
Paulownia --
Peach --
Pear --
Persimmon --
Pine --
Pomegranate --
Poplar --
Quince --
Redbud --
Redwood --
Rowan --
Rubber --
Saguaro --
Sandalwood --
Sassafras --
Spruce --
Stewartia --
Strawberry tree --
Sumac --
Sweetgum --
Sycamore --
Tamarisk --
Tea --
Tree of heaven --
Tulip tree --
Tupelo --
Walnut --
Welwitschia --
Willow --
Wollemi pine (and others) --
Yew.
Responsibility: Diana Wells ; illustrated by Heather Lovett.

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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  Read more...

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