Around the World in 80 Trees

The perfect travel guide for nature enthusiasts. Winner at the Woodland Books of the Year Awards 2018. "An irresistible mix of science, culture, botany, history and vicarious travel" - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Author: Jonathan Drori

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1786275414

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 359

“An arboreal odyssey” – NATURE “One of the most quietly beautiful books of the year” – DAILY MAIL Evening Standard Books of the Year 2018 The Times Gardening Books of the Year 2018 Discover the secretive world of trees in Jonathan Drori’s number one bestseller… Bestselling author and environmentalist Jonathan Drori follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg as he tells the stories of 80 magnificent trees from all over the globe. 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. From the trees of Britain, to India's sacred banyan tree, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration – not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. 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. The book combines history, science and a wealth of quirky detail - there should be surprises for everyone. Perfect for fans of Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees, this new book will certainly whet the appetite of any tree lover to take an around-the-world trip, or simply visit your local botanic garden. The perfect travel guide for nature enthusiasts. Winner at the Woodland Books of the Year Awards 2018. "An irresistible mix of science, culture, botany, history and vicarious travel" - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Around the World in 80 Plants

Together, these features make this book a joy to touch, to hold and to read." - FORBES

Author: Jonathan Drori

Publisher: Laurence King

ISBN: 9781786272300


Page: 216

View: 559

An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe. In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish "moss" of Louisiana, each of these stories is full of surprises. Some have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled whole civilizations to flourish. With a colorful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, this is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance. Praise for Around the World in 80 Trees "Beautiful to behold and to read" - THE SUNDAY TIMES "An arboreal odyssey" - NATURE "One of the most quietly beautiful books of the year" - DAILY MAIL "Jonathan Drori's deep-seated love of nature is contagious in this tree-by-tree journey across countries and continents. A book to take your time over" - WIRED "A brilliant blend of science, history, culture and folklore, this interesting and engaging book explores the relationship between people and trees as it circumnavigates the globe. The quietly passionate writing is informative, interesting and quite delightful. The hardback version, which I've got, is one of the best-produced books I've read in years: the formatting is crisp and inviting, the paper is heavy and of high quality, and almost every page includes color drawings by artist Lucille Clerc that are simply breathtaking. Together, these features make this book a joy to touch, to hold and to read." - FORBES

Around the World in 80 Years

There were snow sheds and earth dams, protecting the railroad tracks from
avalanches. The railroad here ... Maple tree. I didn't even know that syrup could
be made from trees other than the Maple, and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80
YEARs 337.

Author: David Chance

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477143866

Category: Travel

Page: 640

View: 978

There are 2 parts to the book. The first section covers some of the important events that took place around the world, from the early part of the 19th century, up to the years following World War II. It features the 2 men that I have always admired, both of whom planned and fought against tyranny. Neither of these men actually used weapons in the Second World War, but they did what they had to do, to preserve our freedom. The 2 men are Sir Winston Churchill and my father, both of whom had army careers, dad's lasting for 31 years. Churchill's was a much shorter span, before he moved into Politics. The second part of the book gives details of my travels around the world to 42 countries. To do this, I fl ew a total of 964,995 miles, taking 1430 fl ights on 91 different types of aircraft. In addition I have traveled far more than a million miles by car. There were many times that I got very close to having my life cut short, but somehow I managed to survive, as I am still here at age 79. It was all very interesting to me and I hope that I have been able to convey some of this excitement in what I have written.

Like a Tree

In Like a Tree she invites us to join the movement to save our rooted friends.

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781642504064


Page: 264

View: 747

From their anatomy and physiology to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols, Bolen expertly explores the dynamics of ecological activism, spiritual activism, and sacred feminism. In Like a Tree she invites us to join the movement to save our rooted friends.

Major Flowering Trees of Tropical Gardens

Useful Plants of India and Pakistan. Bombay: Taraporewala Sons & Co. Drori,
Jonathan. 2018. Around the World in 80 Trees. Illustrator, Lucille Clerc. London:
Laurence King Publishing. Engel, D. H., and S. Phummai. 2000. What's That Tree

Author: M. S. Swaminathan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108481957

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 902

Discusses new species of flowering trees, useful for graduate students and academic researchers in the field of life sciences.


It's world class. Underwhelmed The Great Smoky Mountains national park is the
most visited park in the Nation. I had high expectations here. There are trees, lots
of trees. And hiking trails. And at the summit, the view is a sea of trees. All very ...


Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496925386

Category: Travel

Page: 712

View: 596

" Your piece on white water rafting is better than the one I just bought. You will have no trouble selling it to another newspaper." Editor, Chicago Tribune " I just bought an article similar to the one you just sent. I like your pictures better and intend to use them with the other piece." Editor, St. Petersburg Times. " In all my years of publishing travel articles, this is the first one I've ever seen on Sarah Island." Editor, International Travel News Magazine. It was published. After submitting an article on China, the response was, " We have a correspondent in China sending us all we need for that Country." Editor, Chicago Tribune. Two years later they published my article on The Tidal Wave in China. He has looked a lethal Komodo Dragon in the eye from 3 feet, in the wild Rode an elephant through the Golden Triangle opium fields Walked among the dead in the Cambodian "killing fields" White Water rafted the most dangerous rivers on three Continents Walked the walls of the Hanoi Hilton Strolled the land mined areas of Siem Reap Ignited rockets into a Buddhist Monastery Engaged in Black Market currency in Burma Stared down deadly snakes in the Temple of the Pit Vipers Chewed coco leaves in Bolivia Climbed to Machu Pichu after an avalanche closed the road Lost money at a casino in Paraguay but won at a casino in Macao Been on the world's deepest lake - Baikal in Siberia Cruised the Amazon on a river boat Lived among the San Blas Indians in Panama Been to the top of the Rock of Gibralter Swam at the lowest point on land, the Dead Sea Took a picture of the World's tallest falls (Angel Falls), in the middle of the Amazon

Around the World in 80 Days

... go too near to their babies. someone who watches over or controls Last night
the guard stopped a thief from breaking into our store. land that is covered with
trees, plants, and vines, which can be found in a hot part of the world In the jungle
, ...

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group

ISBN: 0848111443

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

View: 391

Bring The Classics To Life Series. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Readers will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. Knowledge of Classics is a cultural necessity and these will improve fluency, vocabulary and comprehension through a high Interest / low readability format. Each eBookis divided into 10 short high quality illustrated chapters - Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary - Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula - Defines and uses in context new vocabulary, prior to each chapter.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Club, sent to follow him up, and to ascertain that he really made the tour around
the world as had been agreed upon. ... the midst of rows of palms with brilliant
foliage, and of clove-trees whereof the cloves form the heart of a half-open flower.

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 158836366X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 923

Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne’s hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber. Set from the text of George M. Towle’s original 1873 translation, this Modern Library Paperback Classic of Verne’s adventure novel comes vividly alive, brilliantly reflecting on time, space, and one man’s struggle to reach beyond the bounds of both science and society.

Around the World in 80 Dates

I could hear the local children chatter and laugh as they milled around in rock
pools and dived off rafts into the cool water. Behind them, pine trees crowded
down to the boulderstudded shoreline, like kids around an ice cream van.

Author: Jennifer Cox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416516549

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 700

Sorry, Dorothy--sometimes your heart's desire isn't in your own backyard. Head of PR and spokesperson for Lonely Planet travel guides, Jennifer Cox has explored the most remote regions, toured the most exotic terrains, and bonded with people the world over. So how come finding her soul mate in her own hometown of London is a virtual dead end? Certain that the man of her dreams is out there somewhere, Jennifer sets out on the trip of a lifetime, dating her way around the globe--across 18 countries, in 6 months--to find The One. Around the World in 80 Dates is her fresh, funny, emotionally honest and revealing memoir of her global dating adventures. From the Skate Date in Paris to the High Roller in Vegas, from the Love Professor in Sweden and the Dead Date in Italy to Australia's Penguin Ranger, here is the inside scoop on a bevy of potential partners--a sharply witty and warm hearted true story that will have you breathlessly crisscrossing the international dateline along with Jennifer, to discover where in the world is her Mr. Right. Take off with Jennifer Cox as she goes Around the World in 80 Dates

Around the World in 80 Days

A shroud of heavy clouds and the close canopy of the trees deepen the darkness.
Narrator 2: Passepartout comes up with a clever plan and puts it into action.
Passepartout: Watch me! I can make a move now. Sir Francis: What is
Passepartout ...

Author: Susan Shafer

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410879445

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 24

View: 682

Around the World in 80 Days

He repaired atonce to the dining–room, thenine windows of which openupona
tasteful garden, where the trees were already gilded withanautumn colouring;
and took his place at the habitual table, the coverofwhich had already been laid
for ...

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 40

View: 953

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80 Cakes From Around the World

You will find them particularly in Nuremberg, which is the gingerbread capital of
the world. ... If you have any spare, you can make trees, roof tiles, stars etc. for
decorating the house. ... Tempering is necessary to bring chocolate back to 180
80 CAkES FROM AROuND THE WORLD 80 Nuremberg Gingerbread House

Author: Claire Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472915992

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 644

6 continents, 52 countries, 80 cakes. Cake, in all its multifarious incarnations, is adored the world over. Top pastry chef Claire Clark explores six continents of cake culture in this treasury of adventurous baked delights. Discover the cakes most loved around the world and make the best versions of them in your own home. These favourites are finessed to perfection and each given the inimitable Claire Clark twist. An inspiring and diverse range of indulgent cakes for every home baker to enjoy! Photography by Jean Cazals.

Rural Californian

Now figure the result , allowing one half for clipping , care , shrinking etc. , and we
have 80 trees at two and one half boxes to the tree - equal 200 boxes ... Some
are so firm that they could be shipped half around the world in good condition .




Category: Agriculture


View: 382

Deliciously Doable Small Plates from Around the World

This wasn't such an outlandish thought — the island formed about 80 million
years ago after separating from the Indian sub-continent. If the island heat should
make you thirsty you can always bore a hole in the trunk of the fleshy baobab tree

Author: Marisol Murano

Publisher: Hipso Media

ISBN: 0984055665

Category: Cooking

Page: 197

View: 262

Internationally-renowned Chef Marisol Murano brings you into a world of deliciously doable small plates and dazzling sights from her work as a destination chef. These 60+ easy recipes are peppered with Chef Marisol's love of travel and adventure. Whether tapas from Spain, mezze from the Mediterranean basin, kobachi from Japan, or sliders from the U.S.A., you will find traditional recipes as well as new, tantalizing favorites you will want to make again and again. This e-book has been designed exclusively for tablets, e-readers and smart phones, which means its gorgeous food and travel photos fill the screen. The recipes are easy to follow without page zooming or flipping and hyperlinked throughout.

The Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World

Coffee is the most important nonalcoholic beverage in the world trade. ... more
than 50 developing countries (de Graaf, 1986), with its contribution to the total
foreign currency earnings reaching as much as 80 percent in some countries,
such as Uganda. ... Most of the coffee spread around the world resulted from a
few trees.

Author: K.P. Prabhakaran Nair

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780123846785

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 900

Major tree crops contribute substantially to the economy of many developing countries on the Asian, African and Latin American continents. For example, coffee is the main revenue earner for Kenya. This book provides a comprehensive review of the agronomy, botany, taxonomy, genetics, chemistry, economics, and future global prospects of a range of crops that have great food, industrial and economic value such as cocoa, coffee, cashew, oil palm and natural rubber. Discusses the major tree crops of great economic value to the developing world The author is an eminent scientist who has won numerous awards for his work in this area

Around the World in 80 Lays

There are no buildings around, there's nothing but coconut trees and little Thai
shacks. And these two girls. There wasn't anybody else at the resort so we
basically had the whole place to ourselves. We'd go canoeing, and I got to know
this ...

Author: Joe Diamond

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602392870

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 213

View: 463

"Joe Diamond is the Gulliver of sex travels." —Larry Flynt

Animals Erased

Discourse, Ecology, and Reconnection with the Natural World Arran Stibbe ...
The harmony with nature achieved by many indigenous peoples around the
world is, according to McIntosh (2001: 39), ... gorillas are “vulnerable assets” (Y:
29), coral reefs are “underwater supermarkets” (X: 80), trees are “timber
resources” (A: ...

Author: Arran Stibbe

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 399

Animals are disappearing, vanishing, and dying out—not just in the physical sense of becoming extinct, but in the sense of being erased from our consciousness. Increasingly, interactions with animals happen at a remove: mediated by nature programs, books, and cartoons; framed by the enclosures of zoos and aquariums; distanced by the museum cases that display lifeless bodies. In this thought-provoking book, Arran Stibbe takes us on a journey of discovery, revealing the many ways in which language affects our relationships with animals and the natural world. Animal-product industry manuals, school textbooks, ecological reports, media coverage of environmental issues, and animal-rights polemics all commonly portray animals as inanimate objects or passive victims. In his search for an alternative to these negative forms of discourse, Stibbe turns to the traditional culture of Japan. Within Zen philosophy, haiku poetry, and even contemporary children’s animated films, animals appear as active agents, leading their own lives for their own purposes, and of value in themselves.

Biodiversity and the Law

... at Northwestern University who were provided a list of 80 trees and asked to
circle the species they 'had heard of before, regardless of ... One result of the
survey was that less than 50 per cent of the students recognized a group of trees
that were frequently found in the ... knowledge is the driving force behind many of
the ethnobotanical and culture-related projects now underway throughout the

Author: Charles R. McManis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113657106X

Category: Nature

Page: 520

View: 568

How do we promote global economic development, while simultaneously preserving local biological and cultural diversity? This authoritative volume, written by leading legal experts and biological and social scientists from around the world, aims to address this question in all of its complexity. The first part of the book focuses on biodiversity and examines what we are losing, why and what is to be done. The second part addresses biotechnology and looks at whether it is part of the solution or part of the problem, or perhaps both. The third section examines traditional knowledge, explains what it is and how, if at all, it should be protected. The fourth and final part looks at ethnobotany and bioprospecting and offers practical lessons from the vast and diverse experiences of the contributors.

The Man Who Planted Trees

A Story of Lost Groves, the Science of Trees, and a Plan to Save the Planet Jim
Robbins ... of death, there are a number of researchers around the world who
take NDEs as a journey out of the body seriously. ... And in 2012, Dr. Eben
Alexander, M.D., a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist on the staff at Harvard
Medical School, published Proof of Heaven, an account of his NDE and journey
to 80 THE MAN ...

Author: Jim Robbins

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 1588369994

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 212

The Man Who Planted Trees is the inspiring story of David Milarch’s quest to clone the biggest trees on the planet in order to save our forests and ecosystem—as well as a hopeful lesson about how each of us has the ability to make a difference. “When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today.”—Chinese proverb Twenty years ago, David Milarch, a northern Michigan nurseryman with a penchant for hard living, had a vision: angels came to tell him that the earth was in trouble. Its trees were dying, and without them, human life was in jeopardy. The solution, they told him, was to clone the champion trees of the world—the largest, the hardiest, the ones that had survived millennia and were most resilient to climate change—and create a kind of Noah’s ark of tree genetics. Without knowing if the message had any basis in science, or why he’d been chosen for this task, Milarch began his mission of cloning the world’s great trees. Many scientists and tree experts told him it couldn’t be done, but, twenty years later, his team has successfully cloned some of the world’s oldest trees—among them giant redwoods and sequoias. They have also grown seedlings from the oldest tree in the world, the bristlecone pine Methuselah. When New York Times journalist Jim Robbins came upon Milarch’s story, he was fascinated but had his doubts. Yet over several years, listening to Milarch and talking to scientists, he came to realize that there is so much we do not yet know about trees: how they die, how they communicate, the myriad crucial ways they filter water and air and otherwise support life on Earth. It became clear that as the planet changes, trees and forest are essential to assuring its survival. Praise for The Man Who Planted Trees “This is a story of miracles and obsession and love and survival. Told with Jim Robbins’s signature clarity and eye for telling detail, The Man Who Planted Trees is also the most hopeful book I’ve read in years. I kept thinking of the end of Saint Francis’s wonderful prayer, ‘And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in the world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.’ ”—Alexandra Fuller, author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight “Absorbing, eloquent, and loving . . . While Robbins’s tone is urgent, it doesn’t compromise his crystal-clear science. . . . Even the smallest details here are fascinating.”—Dominique Browning, The New York Times Book Review “The great poet W. S. Merwin once wrote, ‘On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree.’ It’s good to see, in this lovely volume, that some folks are getting a head start!”—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet “Inspiring . . . Robbins lucidly summarizes the importance and value of trees to planet Earth and all humanity.”—The Ecologist “ ‘Imagine a world without trees,’ writes journalist Jim Robbins. It’s nearly impossible after reading The Man Who Planted Trees, in which Robbins weaves science and spirituality as he explores the bounty these plants offer the planet.”—Audubon