Living With Trees

Author: Robin Walter
Editor: Little Toller Books
ISBN: 9781908213730
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New guide on how we can best live with and value our trees, from individual specimens to vast forests.

Living With The Trees Of Life

Author: Roger R. B. Leakey
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 1780640986
File Size: 42,86 MB
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Based on the career of Roger Leakey, the former Director of Research at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, this book presents the experiences of real life situations in rural villages of remote and distant places. It shows how the science of agroforestry can offer hope from the doom and gloom often emanating from the tropics.

Living In Trees

Author: Jo Windsor
ISBN: 9781869445485
File Size: 27,71 MB
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Reading Level: 2; Colour Wheel: Magenta. Sails Literacy Series - developed by leading New Zealand educationalists and authors Jill Eggleton and Jo Windsor. The Sails Literacy Series is the perfect resource for Guided Reading and Writing, Reciprocal Reading and Independent Reading. The engaging visuals and subjects will motivate your students to read for pleasure and for information. At the Emergent level, opportunity is provided for children to learn and practise high-frequency words required to start the reading process. Students need to be aware of visual information in texts and to be able to interpret the meaning. Simple visual information is introduced for children to interpret - for example, speech bubbles, pictorial panels, simple maps, etc. The Sails series at this Emergent level has both fiction and non-fiction books, which use straightforward and meaningful language. The non-fiction books include an index to introduce and develop children's skills in accessing and retrieving information.

Ancient Trees Living Landscapes

Author: Richard Muir
Editor: Revealing History (Paperback)
File Size: 12,32 MB
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Over the last 25 years, archaeologists and historians have been increasingly aware of the importance of woodland in the developing British landscape - in particular, how trees have been a vital component of the living cultural landscape.Ancient Trees, Living Landscapes begins by questioning the myth that in prehistoric times Britain was swathed in a virtually impenetrable wildwood. In fact, from the earliest times woodland has been manipulated and transformed. The author then looks at Britain's great 'landmark trees', before examining the function of ancient trees and hedgerows in the landscape. The Middle Ages saw the multiplication of deer parks, with the special management needed to feed and shelter deer and to give cover to stalkers. These, with their lawns, groves and pollard-studded pastures, greatly influenced the great landscape parks of the eighteenth century, developed by Repton and Lancelot Brown. There are, too, important chapters on the life and work of the Men of the Forest, and on Woodlands of the Mind - the all-important symbolism of trees as well as their utilitarian function in Britain's landscape.Throughout the book Richard Muir, who describes himself as 'a Dalesman by birth, a Scot by inclination', gives equal weight to the evidence from the north of Britain, whereas earlier writers have concentrated on the south. In an age when institutional interests are increasingly pervasive, he stresses the importance of the work of the individual researcher and amateur enthusiast.

Bark And Wood Boring Insects In Living Trees In Europe A Synthesis

Author: François Lieutier
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402022417
File Size: 64,83 MB
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For the first time, a synthesis on the research work done in Europe on all Bark And Wood Boring Insects In Living Trees (BAWBILT) is presented. As final product of a four-year research project gathering together 100 scientists from 24 countries, the book is the fruit of a real collective synthesis in which all European specialists have participated. It reviews and comments on all the European literature, while considering the biological (trees, insects, associated organisms, and their relationships) and forest management aspects. However, although focused on the European forest, it also compares the available information and interpretations to those concerning similar species in other continents. It ends with propositions of research priorities for Europe. The book is directed to all scientists and students concerned with forest entomology and ecology, as well as to forest managers and all scientific public interested in forest biology.

Faces In The Forest

Author: Michael D. Blackstock
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773522565
File Size: 47,88 MB
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In Faces in the Forest Michael Blackstock, a forester and an artist, takes us into the sacred forest, revealing the mysteries of carvings, paintings, and writings done on living trees by First Nations people. Blackstock details this rare art form through oral histories related by the Elders, blending spiritual and academic perspectives on Native art, cultural geography, and traditional ecological knowledge. Faces in the Forest begins with a review of First Nations cosmology and the historical references to tree art. Blackstock then takes us on a metaphorical journey along the remnants of trading and trapping trails to tree art sites in the Gitxsan, Nisga'a, Tlingit, Carrier, and Dene traditional territories, before concluding with reflections on the function and meaning of tree art, its role within First Nations cosmology, and the need for greater respect for all of our natural resources. This fascinating study of a haunting and little-known cultural phenomenon helps us to see our forests with new eyes.

The Living Wisdom Of Trees

Author: Fred Hageneder
Editor: Duncan Baird
ISBN: 9781844836680
File Size: 30,97 MB
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The Living Wisdom of Trees is a richly illustrated guide to the human significance of 55 trees, looking in particular at their botanical characteristics, their place in world myth, magic and folklore, the healing properties of their leaves, bark, nuts or berries, and (more briefly) their practical contribution to society. The coverage is broad - including native cultures such as those of North America and Oceania, and eastern trees such as the bo tree, sacred to Buddhism, as well as trees within the mainstream cultural traditions of America and Europe. For each genus featured there is one or more superb colour photographs from the unrivalled collection of photographer Edward Parker, showing the tree in its typical habitat. A unique celebration of nature and spirit and the fascinating connections between them, as well as an invaluable work of reference by an acclaimed expert, The Living Wisdom of Trees is for all who seek acquaintance with the fascinating lore and the profound spiritual wisdom of trees.

Detection Of Discoloration And Decay In Living Trees And Utility Poles

Author: Alex L. Shigo
File Size: 42,46 MB
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Living In The Tree Of Life

Author: Raine Lore
File Size: 15,17 MB
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In this book, Raine Lore presents a number of imaginative and entertaining tales using trees as inspiration. In some instances, the tree itself becomes the subject of the story in others, the tree name hints at the story's content. This is a collection of surprising adventures where everyday people get caught up in the difficulties, dramas and magic of Living in the Tree of Life.

The Living Forest

Author: Herbert Leeson Edlin
File Size: 19,10 MB
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Living Trees

Author: Lillian Rhinecker
Editor: America Star Books
ISBN: 9781462685509
File Size: 42,57 MB
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This is an amazing book to read. I like to sit at my computer and type my story with my cats by my side. I am an inspired writer.

The Upright Thinkers

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307908240
File Size: 13,53 MB
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A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us. Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a passionate and inspiring tour through the exciting history of human progress and the key events in the development of science. In the process, he presents a fascinating new look at the unique characteristics of our species and our society that helped propel us from stone tools to written language and through the birth of chemistry, biology, and modern physics to today’s technological world. Along the way he explores the cultural conditions that influenced scientific thought through the ages and the colorful personalities of some of the great philosophers, scientists, and thinkers: Galileo, who preferred painting and poetry to medicine and dropped out of university; Isaac Newton, who stuck needlelike bodkins into his eyes to better understand changes in light and color; and Antoine Lavoisier, who drank nothing but milk for two weeks to examine its effects on his body. Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, and many lesser-known but equally brilliant minds also populate these pages, each of their stories showing how much of human achievement can be attributed to the stubborn pursuit of simple questions (why? how?), bravely asked. The Upright Thinkers is a book for science lovers and for anyone interested in creative thinking and in our ongoing quest to understand our world. At once deeply informed, accessible, and infused with the author’s trademark wit, this insightful work is a stunning tribute to humanity’s intellectual curiosity. (With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)

Tropical Trees As Living Systems

Author: P. B. Tomlinson
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521142472
File Size: 60,90 MB
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This book assesses the scientific knowledge of tropical tree biology set against a background of community ecology and forest structure.

Living Tree

Author: Robert Morgan
File Size: 65,85 MB
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The Living Tree

Author: Nigel S. Hester
Editor: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9780531140079
File Size: 17,77 MB
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Examines the parts of a tree and its life cycle from seedling to decay.

Qabalistic Concepts

Author: William G. Gray
Editor: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781578630004
File Size: 62,47 MB
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Emphasizes how the Qabalah actively influences the Western Mystery Tradition. Gray discusses the value of "nothing," the purpose of the cross, the tree of life, and path working. His work makes Qabalah accessible to the Westerner, presenting it as a way of working with the inner principles of life to reveal one's ultimate identity and activate it in one's everyday awareness.

The Living Trees

Author: Clyde Sutton
ISBN: 9780473488543
File Size: 12,47 MB
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Lestze has been sent with a few companions to trail and observe a superior invasion force. After an encounter with a tank he captures one of his enemies and reluctantly finds himself in charge of guarding her. As he comes to know Atawhai, they begin to understand the larger calamity that is befalling both their peoples. They must overcome their prejudices and work together to stop the fighting and avert an imminent catastrophe.The Living Trees is a story of a collision and conflict between people, between ideologies and between worlds. But it is also a story of hope and what can be achieved if mutual respect and understanding can be found.

After The Trees

Author: Douglas Ian Stewart
ISBN: 9780292776807
File Size: 72,81 MB
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Brazil intended the Transamazon Highway to be a paved road to riches, but as recently as 1989 the 1,000-kilometer trip from Belem to Altamira required three days, six buses, three boats, and a ten-hour hitch with a truck driver named Eduardo to travel. This lively, readable study explores why colonization of the Amazon fell short of the planners' vision. Delving into issues of land distribution, soil ecology, and the colonists' adaptation to local ecosystems, Douglas Stewart uncovers the forces that drive deforestation. Recounting fascinating stories of the colonists he met, Stewart also describes how small farmers have banded together during the past decade to overcome the challenges of the frontier. Their collective action, he asserts, if backed by government policy, could lead to progressive land redistribution and wiser use. This broad-ranging look at why deforestation has occurred in the Amazon, what its consequences are, and what can be done to halt and remedy the process should be read by everyone concerned with preserving the Latin American environment.