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The tree : a natural history of what trees are, how they live, and why they matter

Author: Colin Tudge
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Looks at the world of trees, journeying around the world to explore the facts, characteristics, natural history, life cycles, evolution, and environmental impact of trees and forests.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Tudge
ISBN: 1400050367 9781400050369
OCLC Number: 64336118
Notes: "Originally published, in slightly different form, in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, in 2005"--Title page verso.
Description: xix, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: What is a tree? --
Trees in mind : simple questions and complicated answers --
Keeping track --
How trees became --
Wood --
All the trees in the world: 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 invention of rose-like eudicots --
From handkerchief trees to teak: the daisy-like eudicots --
The life of trees: How trees live --
Which trees live where, and why --
The social life of trees: war or peace? --
Trees and us --
The future with trees. Illustrations: The Buddha receiving enlightenment under a peepul tree --
Judas tree --
Jungle scene --
Dicksonia --
The names and times of ages past --
All land plants --
Cycad --
Ginko --
Young yew --
Bristlecone pine --
Juniper --
Magnolia --
Magnolias and other primitives --
Tulip tree --
The flowering plant orders --
Dragon tree --
The monocots --
Young royal palm --
Double coconut palm --
Bamboos --
Traveler's palm --
Large cacti --
The eudicots --
Baobab --
The rosids --
Banyan --
Beech --
Birch --
Handkerchief tree --
The asterids --
Cannonball tree --
Teak --
Holly --
Mangroves --
Costral redwoos --
Continental drift --
Coastal redwoods rerooting themselves --
Continental drift --
Fig --
Bat pollination --
The syconium (fruit) of a fig --
Agroforestry.
Responsibility: Colin Tudge.
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Looks at the world of trees, journeying around the world to explore the facts, characteristics, natural history, life cycles, evolution, and environmental impact of trees and forests.

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