Around the World in 80 Trees

In Around the World in 80 Trees, expert Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable.

Author: Jonathan Drori

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786276063

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration—not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. In Around the World in 80 Trees, expert Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. 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.

Around the World in 80 Trees

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREES Jonathan Drori Illustrations by Lucille Clerc Laurence King Publishing Contents Introduction The Trees.

Author: Jonathan Drori

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786275422

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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“An arboreal odyssey” – NATURE “One of the most quietly beautiful books of the year” – DAILY MAIL 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 (this is a top search term), 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.

Around the World in 80 Plants

Tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore

Author: Jonathan Drori

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786272300

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Page: 216

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Tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore

Around the World in 80 Trees

Including a stunning central gatefold that opens out to reveal all 80 trees and how they relate to each other, this book is a visual celebration of the huge variety of trees found across the world, from those you know to those you almost ...

Author: Ben Lerwill

Publisher: Around the World

ISBN: 9781803380124

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Where can you find Methuselah, the oldest tree in the world? Why is the baobab's trunk so fat? Can trees really warn each other that something is about to eat them? Including a stunning central gatefold that opens out to reveal all 80 trees and how they relate to each other, this book is a visual celebration of the huge variety of trees found across the world, from those you know to those you almost certainly don't. As the book takes the reader on a journey around the world, it reveals trees that give us food and medicine, trees with ancient legends, record-breaking trees and more. Focus spreads will explore subjects such as the life cycle of trees, how they communicate with each other, why trees are vital to the Earth's health, and their importance to us.

Legacy of Trees

Around the World in 80 Trees. London, UK: Laurence King, 2018. Fara, Patricia. Sex, Botany and Empire: The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks.

Author: Nina Shoroplova

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1772033049

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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An engaging, informative, and visually stunning tour of the numerous native, introduced, and ornamental tree species found in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, combining a wealth of botanical knowledge with a fascinating social history of the city’s most celebrated landmark. Measuring 405 hectares (1,001 acres) in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park is home to more than 180,000 trees. Ranging from centuries-old Douglas firs to ornamental Japanese cherry trees, the trees of Stanley Park have come to symbolize the ancient roots and diverse nature of the city itself. For years, Nina Shoroplova has wandered through Vancouver’s urban forest and marvelled at the multitude of tree species that flourish there. In Legacy of Trees, Shoroplova tours Stanley Park’s seawall and beaches, wetlands and trails, pathways and lawns in every season and every type of weather, revealing the history and botanical properties of each tree species. Unlike many urban parks, which are entirely cultivated, the area now called Stanley Park was an ancient forest before Canada’s third-largest city grew around it. Tracing the park’s Indigenous roots through its colonial history to its present incarnation as the jewel of Vancouver, visited by eight million locals and tourists annually, Legacy of Trees is a beautiful tribute to the trees that shape Stanley Park’s evolving narrative.

Around the World in 80 Days Legend Classics

... to ascertain that he really went round the world as had been agreed upon. ... of clove-trees, whereof the cloves form the heart of a half-open flower.

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

ISBN: 1787199835

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 911

In one of the most famous journeys in fictional history, Phileas Fogg has only eighty days to circumnavigate the globe in order to win an outlandish bet.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days (Le tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours) is a classic.

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509827854

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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On a seemingly normal day at the exclusive Reform Club, Phileas Fogg, a gentleman of great wealth and exacting tastes, makes an extraordinary �20,000 wager; he will perform an impossible feat and circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days. Accompanied only by his new French valet, the steady Passepartout, he sets off on a thrilling journey. Adventure, chaos and romance ensue as the daring pair harness the new power of steam to escape their ever-increasing enemies and beat the clock.The exciting adventures of Fogg and Passepartout in Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days will entertain modern readers as much as they did the Victorians, and are accompanied here by an afterword from John Grant.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Wild about Weeds

Wild about Weeds is the must–have guide for modern gardeners that explains how to tame and nurture the most challenging of plants.

Author: Jack Wallington

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786275561

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 327

Not all weeds are ugly uncontrollable brutes. Yes, they can be difficult and intimidating, but by learning how to grow weeds in unexpected ways you will become a better gardener with a more interesting garden. This book profiles over 50 weeds and shows you surprising ways to grow them, no matter what your garden type: from borders to boxes, sunny to shady, poor soil to rich, tropical to formal, Japanese-style to prairies. With interviews, tips, and advice from celebrated gardeners, learn how to let weeds flourish without taking control. Wild about Weeds is the must-have guide for modern gardeners that explains how to tame and nurture the most challenging of plants.

Around the World in Eighty Days

The pagoda, whose minarets loomed above the trees in the deepening dusk, stood a hundred steps away. "Come!" whispered the guide. He slipped more cautiously ...

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: AB Books

ISBN: 2291022911

Category: Drama

Page: 150

View: 292

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.


Tree Care Industry

... in 10 short steps Shown is a Big John 80 tree spade used by Tree Express . ... keep an open mind because the world doesn't revolve around just us .

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The Garden

During the day , Colin Crosbie , Superintendent of the Arboretum at RHS Garden Wisley , will give a lecture entitled ' Around the World in 80 Trees ' .

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The Little Book of Trees

- A compact encyclopedia of 80 varieties of trees from around the world - Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging - Richly illustrated with vintage lithographs Where does the apricot tree come from?

Author: Dominique Pen Du

Publisher:

ISBN: 9782379641039

Category: Art

Page: 176

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-A compact encyclopedia of 80 varieties of trees from around the world -Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging -Richly illustrated with vintage lithographs Where does the apricot tree come from? Why is the oak-tree regarded as the king of all trees? What is made from the walnut tree? Why were lindens planted around churches in the Middle Ages? What are the birch-tree's pharmaceutical properties? Why is the yew's shade deemed to be dangerous? Exquisitely illustrated with colorful lithographs, this little album is a pocket-sized encyclopedia, containing hundreds of anecdotes on around 80 species of trees.

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

By 1954, the total area under cinchona was around 3000 ha, this being reduced to ... Most (80 percent) of the trees were Cinchona ledgeriana (Rao, 1974).

Author: K.P. Prabhakaran Nair

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780123846785

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

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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 Tales

"Wherever people live-- in the icy Arctic or the steamy rainforest-- the tradition of storytelling flourishes."--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Nicola Baxter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781843220442

Category: Children's stories

Page: 96

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"Wherever people live-- in the icy Arctic or the steamy rainforest-- the tradition of storytelling flourishes."--Page 4 of cover.

Christmas Around the World

The Irish love to decorate their Christmas trees with tinsel and lights and ... known as “the king of 80 Susan Rowsell Christmas Around the World the birds.

Author: Susan Rowsell

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525581953

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 172

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Cherish the season even more with this wonderful collection of Christmas traditions from around the world. During the month of December, as families count down the days until Christmas Eve, we can travel the world through these pages to discover the fascinating ways that nations celebrate the holiday season. Children will learn the traditions of such countries as Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, Iceland, Canada, the United States, Russia, Germany, Scotland, England, Hungry, Norway, and many more. Families will uncover the history of Christmas, the story of the candy cane, the legend of the poinsettia, the symbols of Christmas, the many different gift bearers of the season, and much more. In a fun and educational way, Christmas Around the World: An Advent Book incorporates the values of the holiday season that link us around the globe. From Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to Christmas and New Year's, the season is about family togetherness, love, and goodwill to all humankind. Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Joyous Noël! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Happy Hanukkah! And season’s greetings to you and yours!


Around the World in Eighty Poems

A poetic pilgrimage offers a collection of poems from over fifty countries varying in tone, style, and subject.

Author: James Berry

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811835060

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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A poetic pilgrimage offers a collection of poems from over fifty countries varying in tone, style, and subject.