An Illustrated History
Frances Lincoln 2014
Hardback 288pp Illustrated 288x235mm
9780711235809   Product Code: 24033
Ancient redwoods, short-lived birches, the commercially important western red cedar or the beautiful handkerchief tree... Noel Kingsbury discusses the history, properties and cultural significance of 90 species of tree, each illustrated with photographs by Andrea Jones. The book is in six chapters describing different aspects of the tree through several representative species: antiquity; ecology and trees as members of plant communities; mythological and spiritual significance; utility species; trees grown for food; and ornamental trees.