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The songs of trees : stories from nature's great connectors / David George Haskell

Catalog Data

Author:
Haskell, David George  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 292 pages ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2018
Contents:
Preface -- Part 1 -- Ceibo -- Balsam fir -- Sabal palm -- Green ash -- Interlude : mitsumata -- Part 2 -- Hazel -- Redwood and ponderosa pine -- Interlude : Maple -- Part 3 -- Cottonwood -- Callery pear -- Olive -- Japanese white pine
Summary:
The author repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world to stop, listen, and look, exploring each tree's connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, and other plants, and demonstrating how the lives of trees and people are deeply interwoven. Several trees, including a balsam fir in Ontario and an Amazonian ceibo, are located in areas that seem mostly natural, but which are affected by industrial development and climate change. Haskell also turns to trees in places where humans seem to have subdued "nature"--A pear tree on a Manhattan sidewalk, an olive tree in Jerusalem -- demonstrating that wildness permeates every location.
Topic:
Forest ecology  Search this
Symbiosis  Search this
Trees  Search this
Call number:
QH541.5.F6 H375 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1099549