The Long Long Life of Trees

The Long  Long Life of Trees
Author: Fiona J. Stafford,Fiona Stafford
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 0300207336
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Long Life of Trees Book Excerpt:

Fiona Stafford offers intimate, detailed explorations of seventeen common trees, from ash and apple to pine, oak, cypress, and willow. Stafford discusses practical uses of wood past and present, tree diseases and environmental threats, and trees' potential contributions toward slowing global climate change

The Social Life of Trees

The Social Life of Trees
Author: Laura Rival
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2021-03-10
ISBN: 1000324184
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Life of Trees Book Excerpt:

The passionate response of the British public to the Newbury Bypass is a revealing measure of how strongly people feel about trees and the environment. Similarly, in the United States, the giant sequoia of California is an enduring national symbol that inspires intense feelings. As rainforests are sacrificed to the interests of multi-national corporations and traditional ways of life disappear, the status of forests, the cultural significance of trees, and the impact of conservation policies are subjects that have inspired intense engagement. Why do people feel so strongly about trees? With this explosion of interest in environmental issues, a serious study of what trees mean to people has long been overdue. This interdisciplinary book responds to this need by providing the first cross-cultural analysis of tree symbolism. Drawing on rich case studies, contributors explore the processes through which trees are used as metaphors of identity and continuity. Political struggles over forest resources feature prominently, and the perceptions of trees in various cultures provide telling insights into the ways in which human societies conceptualize nature.As well as being a major contribution to the field of symbolic anthropology, this comprehensive study will be essential reading for students in a wide range of courses and for anyone with a keen interest in the politics of ecology, the occult and neo-paganism, and the history and sociology of environmentalism in its widest sense.

The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publsiher: Greystone Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1771642491
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Life of Trees Book Excerpt:

In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.

The Secret Life of Trees

The Secret Life of Trees
Author: Colin Tudge
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2006-07-06
ISBN: 0141927291
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Trees Book Excerpt:

'Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees. I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends' The Times, Books of the Year What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told. Here, Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden round the world to explore the beauty, variety and ingenuity of trees everywhere: from how they live so long to how they talk to each other and why they came to exist in the first place. Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.

The Secret Life of Trees

The Secret Life of Trees
Author: Colin Tudge
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2006-07-06
ISBN: 0141012935
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Trees Book Excerpt:

�Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees. I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends� The Times, Books of the Year What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told. Here, Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden round the world to explore the beauty, variety and ingenuity of trees everywhere: from how they live so long to how they talk to each other and why they came to exist in the first place. Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.

Summary and Analysis of The Hidden Life of Trees What They Feel How They Communicate Discoveries from a Secret World

Summary and Analysis of The Hidden Life of Trees  What They Feel  How They Communicate   Discoveries from a Secret World
Author: Worth Books
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 1504020456
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of The Hidden Life of Trees What They Feel How They Communicate Discoveries from a Secret World Book Excerpt:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Hidden Life of Trees tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Peter Wohlleben’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Hidden Life of Trees includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben: The Hidden Life of Trees explains the astonishing ways trees interact with each other and respond to their environment. It details how they communicate via underground fungal networks, provide sugar to help trees that are stressed, warn each other of insect or fungal attacks, and coordinate their growth and reproduction. The author also describes how forestry methods can be improved to work with this complex inter-tree network to allow for healthier trees. Naturalist Peter Wohlleben puts into context the invaluable role forests play in sequestering carbon, talks about the contribution that large, old trees can play in battling climate change, and how caring for woodlands is vital to all life on earth. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Forest Canopies

Forest Canopies
Author: Margaret D. Lowman,H. Bruce Rinker
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2004-09-28
ISBN: 0080491340
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Canopies Book Excerpt:

The treetops of the world's forests are where discovery and opportunity abound, however they have been relatively inaccessible until recently. This book represents an authoritative synthesis of data, anecdotes, case studies, observations, and recommendations from researchers and educators who have risked life and limb in their advocacy of the High Frontier. With innovative rope techniques, cranes, walkways, dirigibles, and towers, they finally gained access to the rich biodiversity that lives far above the forest floor and the emerging science of canopy ecology. In this new edition of Forest Canopies, nearly 60 scientists and educators from around the world look at the biodiversity, ecology, evolution, and conservation of forest canopy ecosystems. -Comprehensive literature list -State-of-the-art results and data sets from current field work -Foremost scientists in the field of canopy ecology -Expanded collaboration of researchers and international projects -User-friendly format with sidebars and case studies -Keywords and outlines for each chapter

Sprout Lands Tending the Endless Gift of Trees

Sprout Lands  Tending the Endless Gift of Trees
Author: William Bryant Logan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN: 0393609421
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sprout Lands Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Book Excerpt:

Arborist William Bryant Logan recovers the lost tradition that sustained human life and culture for ten millennia. Once, farmers knew how to make a living hedge and fed their flocks on tree-branch hay. Rural people knew how to prune hazel to foster abundance: both of edible nuts, and of straight, strong, flexible rods for bridges, walls, and baskets. Townspeople cut their beeches to make charcoal to fuel ironworks. Shipwrights shaped oaks to make hulls. No place could prosper without its inhabitants knowing how to cut their trees so they would sprout again. Pruning the trees didn’t destroy them. Rather, it created the healthiest, most sustainable and most diverse woodlands that we have ever known. In this journey from the English fens to Spain, Japan, and California, William Bryant Logan rediscovers what was once an everyday ecology. He offers us both practical knowledge about how to live with trees to mutual benefit and hope that humans may again learn what the persistence and generosity of trees can teach.

The Journal of science and the arts

The Journal of science and the arts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1818
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coastal Works

Coastal Works
Author: Nicholas Allen,Nick Groom,Jos Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 0192529994
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Works Book Excerpt:

In all the complex cultural history of the islands of Britain and Ireland the idea of the coast as a significant representative space is critical. For many important artists coastal space has figured as a site from which to braid ideas of empire, nation, region, and archipelago. They have been drawn to the coast as a zone of geographical uncertainty in which the self-definitions of the nation founder; they have been drawn to it as a peripheral space of vestigial wildness, of island retreats and experimental living; as a network of diverse localities richly endowed with distinctive forms of cultural heritage; and as a dynamically interconnected ecosystem, which is at the same time the historic site of significant developments in fieldwork and natural science. This collection situates these cultures of the Atlantic edge in a series of essays that create new contexts for coastal study in literary history and criticism. The contributors frame their research in response to emerging conversations in archipelagic criticism, the blue humanities, and island studies, the essays challenging the reader to reconsider ideas of margin, periphery and exchange. These twelve case studies establish the coast as a crucial location in the imaginative history of Britain, Ireland and the north Atlantic edge. Coastal Works will appeal to readers of literature and history with an interest in the sea, the environment, and the archipelago from the 18th century to the present. Accessible, innovative and provocative, Coastal Works establishes the important role that the coast plays in our cultural imaginary and suggests a range of methodologies to represent relationships between land, sea, and cultural work.

The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism

The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism
Author: David Duff
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0199660891
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism Book Excerpt:

This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of British Romantic literature and an authoritative guide to all aspects of the movement including its historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts, and its connections with the literature and thought of other countries. All the major Romantic writers are covered alongside lesser known writers.

Aphids as Virus Vectors

Aphids as Virus Vectors
Author: Kerry F. Harris,Karl Maramorosch
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-05-10
ISBN: 1483273881
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aphids as Virus Vectors Book Excerpt:

Aphids as Virus Vectors focuses on aphids as vectors of plant viruses and the fundamentals of their relationship with virus and host. The mouthparts and feeding mechanism of aphids are discussed, along with aphid penetration of plant tissues and the transmission mechanisms of aphids as virus vectors. The intrinsic properties and taxonomy of aphid-borne viruses are also examined. Comprised of 22 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the importance of aphids as vectors, their biology, and the properties of the viruses they transmit. These introductory chapters prepare the reader for later ones on aphid-virus-plant interactions. The next section deals with transmission mechanisms, with emphasis on several novel alternatives to many of the traditionally held concepts of how aphids transmit viruses. Accessory factors in non-persistent virus transmission are considered. Subsequent chapters focus on technological advances in aphid-virus research, including the use of aphid cell culturing, radioisotope methodology, membrane feeding, and electrical measurement systems. The most promising frontiers in epidemiological and control-oriented research are discussed in the last two sections. This monograph will be a useful resource for researchers from such varied sciences as entomology, plant science, and virology, as well as for graduate students taking entomology and plant pathology courses on insects in relation to plant diseases.

The Dictionary Historical and Critical of Mr Peter Bayle

The Dictionary Historical and Critical of Mr  Peter Bayle
Author: Pierre Bayle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1736
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Vitro Culture of Trees

In Vitro Culture of Trees
Author: J.M. Bonga,Patrick Aderkas,Patrick von Aderkas
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1992-05-31
ISBN: 9780792315407
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Vitro Culture of Trees Book Excerpt:

Laboratory organization and equipment. Media preparation. Collection, sterilization, excision and culture. Clonal propagation. Special cultures. Secondary metabolite production. Nitrogen fixation. Storage of cultures. Genetic modification.

Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Iowa State Agricultural Society for the Year

Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Iowa State Agricultural Society for the Year
Author: Iowa State Agricultural Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America

A Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America
Author: Donald Culross Peattie
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 606
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780395581742
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America Book Excerpt:

Gives the economic facts regarding the trees of northeastern North America and identifies a wide variety of species

Teacher s Handbook Contextualized Language Instruction

Teacher s Handbook  Contextualized Language Instruction
Author: Judith L. Shrum,Glisan
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-08-26
ISBN: 1305465210
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teacher s Handbook Contextualized Language Instruction Book Excerpt:

Teach foreign language effectively with TEACHER'S HANDBOOK: CONTEXTUALIZED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION! Designed to prepare you to teach foreign language, this fifth edition handbook incorporates the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century, recently refreshed as World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. It provides a practical framework for integrating the Five C's and ACTFL-NCSSFL Can-Do Statements into foreign language teaching, as well as case studies of beginning teachers as they learn to navigate the complexity of being on the other side of the desk. Mastering the material is easy with examples of communication in authentic settings, thoughtful case studies, extensive appendices, and a text-specific website with links to teacher resources and streaming video of standards-based instruction. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Tree Roots in the Built Environment

Tree Roots in the Built Environment
Author: John Roberts,Nick Jackson,Mark Smith,Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Great Britain)
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2006-06-14
ISBN: 9780117536203
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tree Roots in the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

This publication sets out a comprehensive review of tree root biology and covers a broad range of practical issues that need to be considered in order to grow trees successfully in our towns and cities and to realise the significant benefits they provide in built environments. Topics covered include: soil condition and roots; improving tree root growth in urban soils; water supply and drought amelioration for amenity trees; coping with soil contamination; protecting trees during excavation and good trenching practice; control of damage to tree roots on construction sites; tree root damage to buildings and pavements, sewers, drains and pipes; research needs and sustainability issues.

The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9781760640767
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Life of Trees Book Excerpt:

In his international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers' eyes to the wonders and amazing processes at work in the forest. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to life like never before. With compelling selections from the original book and eighty six stunning photographs of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume distills the essence of Peter Wohlleben's message to show trees in all their glory and diversity. Through rich language highlighting the interconnectedness of forest ecosystems, the book offers fascinating insights about the fungal communication highway known as the 'wood wide web,' the difficult life lessons learned in tree school, the hard-working natural clean-up crews that recycle dying trees, and much more. Beautiful images provide the perfect complement to Wohlleben's words, with striking close-ups of bark and seeds, panoramas of vast expanses of green, and a unique look at what is believed to be the oldest tree on the planet.

Interpreting Greek Tragedy

Interpreting Greek Tragedy
Author: Charles Segal
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN: 1501746707
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting Greek Tragedy Book Excerpt:

This generous selection of published essays by the distinguished classicist Charles Segal represents over twenty years of critical inquiry into the questions of what Greek tragedy is and what it means for modern-day readers. Taken together, the essays reflect profound changes in the study of Greek tragedy in the United States during this period-in particular, the increasing emphasis on myth, psychoanalytic interpretation, structuralism, and semiotics.