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Trees : woodlands and Western civilization

Author: Richard Hayman
Publisher: London : Hambledon and London, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Trees are special, being bigger than us both physically and metaphorically. Trees: Woodlands and Western Civilization is an account of our relationship with them. It traces how people hove thought and written about trees and forests from ancient times on the modern day." "Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden for eating from the Tree of Knowledge and the great tree Yggdrasil was central to Norse mythology. Tacitus,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hayman
ISBN: 1852852992 9781852852993
OCLC Number: 52783396
Description: x, 261 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Roots and Branches --
2. Gods --
3. Harts and Boars --
4. Exiles --
5. Outlaws --
6. Lovers --
7. Patriots --
8. Altdeutsche Walder --
9. Big Trees --
10. Patrician Trees --
11. Plebeian Underwood --
12. Woodlanders --
13. Dreamers --
14. Experts --
15. Green Men.
Responsibility: Richard Hayman.
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Trees: Woodlands and Western Civilization is an account of our relationship with trees. Our views of trees have also been affected by the changing use of woodland and the effects of deforestation and  Read more...

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"This well researched book ... reading it indeed feels similar to wandering through a forest, densely packed as these pages are with literary quotes, historical facts and anecdotes." Resurgence No Read more...

 
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