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A passion for trees : the legacy of John Evelyn

Author: Maggie Campbell-Culver
Publisher: London : Eden Project Books, 2006.
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"There can be no better place to begin a celebration of our trees than with John Evelyn. This luminary of the seventeenth century was not only one of the founders of The Royal Society, gardener, diarist and royal advisor, but he was also the author of a number of exceptional horticultural works. The greatest of these is Sylva: a Discourse of Forest Trees, published in 1664.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Campbell-Culver, Maggie.
Passion for trees.
London : Eden Project Books, 2006
(OCoLC)607689476
Online version:
Campbell-Culver, Maggie.
Passion for trees.
London : Eden Project Books, 2006
(OCoLC)607892416
Named Person: John Evelyn; John Evelyn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Campbell-Culver
ISBN: 1903919479 9781903919477
OCLC Number: 62265838
Description: 282 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface: 'In tree is soul of life" --
'A most excellent humoured man, and very knowing' --
'A discourse of forest trees' --
The trees --
Arboreal husbandry --
The dawning of conservation --
A lasting legacy --
Tree introductions.
Responsibility: Maggie Campbell-Culver.
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John Evelyn was an early advocate of the garden city but his most important work was "Sylva: a Discourse of Forest Trees". This title details the characteristics, history and uses of 33 trees  Read more...

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"A Passion for Trees is beautifully illustrated with paintings and sumptuous botanical drawings." -- Andrea Wulf Guardian "Well-designed and knowledgeable." London Review of Books "Treat A Passion Read more...

 
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