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Oak : a British history

Author: Esmond Harris; Jeanette Harris; N D G James
Publisher: Macclesfield : Windgather Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a cultural history not only of a tree, but also of a timber. It reclaims the disappearing forestry and carpentry skills of our ancestors and shows how, in an era of climate change, oak can enrich our future as well as our past."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harris, Esmond.
Oak.
Macclesfield : Windgather Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)891677448
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esmond Harris; Jeanette Harris; N D G James
ISBN: 0953863085 9780953863082
OCLC Number: 51667811
Description: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword by the Lord Clinton, President of the Royal Forestry Society. The Early History of Oak in Britain. Propagation and Raising Oak. Management and Silviculture. Past and Present Uses. Oak in Shipbuilding. Oak in Myth and Symbols. The Role of Oak in the future. Epilogue. Appendix: A List of Historic and Named Oaks. Bibliography.
Responsibility: Esmond Harris, Jeanette Harris and N.D.G. James.

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