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Hidden Natural Histories: Trees

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Hidden Natural Histories: Trees by Noel Kingsbury
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Behind the cedar scent of fresh pencil shavings and the slightly bitter tang of orange in our marmalade are untold stories of human interactions with the natural world. Celebrating the human heritage of these and other natural phenomena, the new Hidden Natural Histories series offers fascinating insight into the cultivation and use of the bits of nature we take for granted in our daily lives. In Trees, noted garden writer Noel Kingsbury turns his pen--or pencil--to the leafy life-forms that have warmed our hearths, framed our boats for ocean voyaging, and provided us shade on summer afternoons. From the fortitude of the ancient ginkgo tree to artistic depictions of quince fruit in the ruins of Pompeii, Kingsbury explores the culinary, medicinal, cultural, and practical uses of a forest of tree species. Packed with informative and beautiful illustrations--both new and from historical archives--Trees will charm and enlighten anyone interested in our relationship with the natural world and will be a special delight for every gardener, chef, and climber of trees.

Author Biography

Noel Kingsbury is a best-selling horticulturalist and writer. He is the author of many books, including Designing with Plants, Natural Gardening in Small Spaces, Hybrid: The History and Science of Plant Breeding, and Gardening with Perennials: Lessons from Chicago's Lurie Garden---the latter two also published by the University of Chicago Press--as well as the coeditor of Vista: The Culture and Politics of Gardens. He lives and gardens in western England near the world-famous book town of Hay-on-Wye.
Release date NZ
March 13th, 2015
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Pages
224
Dimensions
164x196x24
ISBN-13
9780226282213
Product ID
22852864

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