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Around the world in 80 trees / Jonathan Drori ; illustrations by Lucille Clerc.

Drori, Jonathan, (author.). Clerc, Lucille, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781786271617
  • ISBN: 1786271613
  • Physical Description: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-235) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The trees. Northern Europe. London Plane ; Leyland Cypress ; Strawberry Tree ; Rowan ; Silver Birch ; Elm ; White Willow ; European Box ; Lime Tree ; Beech ; Horse Chestnut -- Southern Europe and North Africa. Cork Oak ; Argan ; Holm Oak ; Sweet Chestnut ; Norway Spruce ; Alder ; Quince ; Laurel, Bay -- Eastern Mediterranean. Fig ; Mediterranean Cypress ; Date Palm ; Cedar of Lebanon ; Olive -- Africa. Kapok ; Kola Nut ; Baobab ; Mopane ; Traveller's Tree ; Whistling Thorn ; Frankincense ; Dragon's Blood ; Coco-de-mer -- Central and South Asia. Pomegranate ; Wild Apple ; Dahurian Larch, Siberian Larch ; Cashew ; Banyan ; Areca Palm, Betel-nut Palm ; Neem ; Peepul, Sacred Bo -- East Asia. Szechuan Pepper ; White Mulberry ; Chinese Lacquer ; Yoshino Cherry -- South East Asia. Rubber ; Durian ; Upas ; Gutta-percha -- Oceania. Jarrah ; Wollemi Pine ; Blue Quandong ; Sève Bleue ; Kauri ; Paper Mulberry ; Koa -- South America. Monkey Puzzle ; Blue Jacaranda ; Quinine ; Balsa ; Brazil Nut ; Brazilwood -- Mexico, Central America and Caribbean. Avocado ; Sapodilla, Chicle ; Sandbox ; Breadfruit ; Lignum Vitae -- North America. Lodgepole Pine ; Tanoak ; Western Hemlock ; Coastal Redwood ; Jojoba ; Quaking Aspen ; Black Walnut ; Yaupon, Indian Black Tea ; Bald Cypress, Swamp Cypress ; Red Mangrove ; Tree of Heaven ; Eastern White Pine ; Sugar Maple -- Where to go next.
Summary, etc.:
Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration--not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin and silk to space shuttles and telephone lines. In Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin's Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees' soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water. Each of these strange and true tales--populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts--is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful.
Awards Note:
Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award Nominee, 2019
Subject: Trees.
Trees > Ecology.
Human-plant relationships.
Trees > Ecology.
Human-plant relationships.
Arbres > Identification.
Human-plant relationships.
Trees > Ecology.
Arbres > Identification.

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Burlington Public Library 582.16 DRORI 2018 39851001605535 Non-fiction Display -

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