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The secret life of trees

Author: Colin Tudge
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Allen Lane, 2005.
Series: Allen Lane science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the tallest to the smallest, trees inspire wonder, and in The Secret Life of Trees Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden right round the world, bringing back the stories and facts behind the trees around us: from how they live so long, and how they really work, to how they talk to each other, and why they came to exist in the first place. Full of rich and surprising stories, The Secret Life of Trees  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Tudge
ISBN: 0713996986 9780713996982
OCLC Number: 62231076
Description: x, 451 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Trees in mind: simple questions with complicated answers --
Keeping track --
How trees became --
Wood --
Trees without flowers: the conifers --
Trees with flowers: magnolias and other primitives --
From palms and screw pines to yuccas and bamboos: the monocot trees --
Thoroughly modern broadleaves --
From oaks to mangoes: the glorious inventory of rose-like endicots --
From handkerchief trees to teak: the daisy-like endicots --
How trees live --
Which trees live where, and why --
The social life of trees: war or peace? --
The future with trees.
Series Title: Allen Lane science.
Responsibility: Colin Tudge.

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The age of trees often inspires awe, from the redwoods of California to English oaks. We wonder how they live so long, and how they really work. This work explores the way trees work and what they  Read more...

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