Author: Matthew Miller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-11-30
"The Trees Have Names" offers a look into the life and times of Dr. Charles Hendrix, long-time professor of veterinary parasitology at Auburn University. Prefaced by a biographical essay, the book focuses on the last lecture given by Dr. Hendrix in the spring of 2016, in which he shares his thoughts on life, luck, and veterinary medicine.
Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite. The Devil and Tom Walker is a classic short story written by Washington Irving which features a hidden treasure buried by the pirate William the Kidd.The greedy Tom Walker makes a deal with the devil in order to get the treasure.
As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!
Author: Bonnie Worth
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
While stopping to admire some of the world's most amazing trees, the Cat and Co. teach beginning readers how to identify different species, many found in North America, from the shape of their crowns, leaves, lobes, seeds, bark, and fruit. Full color.
In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.
Author: George W. Symonds
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2013-05-28
A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a tree to one of a small group -- the family or genus. Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the tree is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of the Oak trees on this plate are an example of the system. All of the more than 1500 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of carefully collected specimens. Where possible, details such as leaves, fruit, etc., appear in actual size, or in the same scale.
Vancouver is famous for its trees. The range of vegetation in this green city is extraordinary. Native and cultivated trees, many of which are not found anywhere else in Canada, thrive in the mild, wet winters and drier summers. Gerald Straley, a leading researcher and a popular science educator at the Botanical Garden at the University of British Columbia, knows Vancouver's woody, green heritage well. In this comprehensive guide, the first of its kind, he draws attention to the great diversity of trees in the city -- on its streets, in its parks, and in its public and private gardens. Trees of Vancouver is an invaluable guidebook for visitors and residents and an authoritative tool for horticulturists, landscape architects, naturalists, and the nursery industry. It provides detailed, easy-to-understand information on over 470 kinds of trees. Each entry contains particulars about the origins, general appearance, merits, problems, and uses in landscaping of individual species. To aid further in identification, entries specify locations where outstanding examples can be seen. The text is complemented by hundreds of the author's delicate drawings of the leaves, flowers, fruits, or other distinctive features of individual trees, and by colour plates of 86 trees. For the reader who wants to spend a pleasant day exploring and identifying specimens, there are detailed maps of several locations in the city where a wide variety of trees can be seen.
Author: Marion T. Jackson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2004
Covers trees native to Indiana, as well as those widely naturalized or planted extensively, with text descriptions, botanical illustrations and color photography to assist with field identification, and distribution maps that indicate where each tree was found. Original
The common names that we give to trees varies from country to country, the scientific name does not. It is the universal language of all who are interested in the natural world; some tree scientific names have become so familiar that we use them without thinking (Rhododendron and Magnolia for example) when talking about trees, others are much more obscure, despite the species being known to us all by more common names (Aesculus hippocastanum for example). Scientific names not only show us how species are related to one another, but they can also tell us where the tree originates, or who discovered it, or the habitat it prefers, or whether it has hairy leaves or sharp pointed needles; they can even tell us about how we used to use the tree in the past. There is a lot of information that can be gleaned from the scientific name of a tree, but, with Latin no longer taught as a mainstream subject, it is often a language that we don't understand. A Dictionary of Scientific Tree Names has been written to help you understand and interpret these names; the book covers over 450 species of trees that are found in Britain. This is the latest book by wildlife author and tour guide Ian Parsons.
Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2007-04-10
Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained–the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched fragments that remain are among the great wonders of nature. The biggest redwoods have trunks up to thirty feet wide and can rise more than thirty-five stories above the ground, forming cathedral-like structures in the air. Until recently, redwoods were thought to be virtually impossible to ascend, and the canopy at the tops of these majestic trees was undiscovered. In The Wild Trees, Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of Steve Sillett, Marie Antoine, and the tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists that found a lost world above California, a world that is dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored. The canopy voyagers are young–just college students when they start their quest–and they share a passion for these trees, persevering in spite of sometimes crushing personal obstacles and failings. They take big risks, they ignore common wisdom (such as the notion that there’s nothing left to discover in North America), and they even make love in hammocks stretched between branches three hundred feet in the air. The deep redwood canopy is a vertical Eden filled with mosses, lichens, spotted salamanders, hanging gardens of ferns, and thickets of huckleberry bushes, all growing out of massive trunk systems that have fused and formed flying buttresses, sometimes carved into blackened chambers, hollowed out by fire, called “fire caves.” Thick layers of soil sitting on limbs harbor animal and plant life that is unknown to science. Humans move through the deep canopy suspended on ropes, far out of sight of the ground, knowing that the price of a small mistake can be a plunge to one’s death. Preston’s account of this amazing world, by turns terrifying, moving, and fascinating, is an adventure story told in novelistic detail by a master of nonfiction narrative. The author shares his protagonists’ passion for tall trees, and he mastered the techniques of tall-tree climbing to tell the story in The Wild Trees–the story of the fate of the world’s most splendid forests and of the imperiled biosphere itself. From the Hardcover edition.