Living with the Trees of Life

Living with the Trees of Life

Based on the career of Roger Leakey, the former Director of Research at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, this book presents the experiences of real life situations in rural villages of remote and distant places.

Author: Roger R. B. Leakey

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780640983

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

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Based on the career of Roger Leakey, the former Director of Research at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, this book presents the experiences of real life situations in rural villages of remote and distant places. It shows how the science of agroforestry can offer hope from the doom and gloom often emanating from the tropics.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Life Cycle of a Tree

Life Cycle of a Tree

Young readers will be exposed to the various stages of plant growth and development in this volume, which touches upon critical science curriculum topics.

Author: Kirsty Holmes

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534526464

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 518

How fast do trees grow? How do trees begin their lives? Do all trees have the same life cycle? These questions and more are answered in this accessible look at the life cycle of a tree. Young readers will be exposed to the various stages of plant growth and development in this volume, which touches upon critical science curriculum topics. They will also gain a deeper appreciation for other living things and environmental concerns. Vivid, full-color photographs, accessible diagrams, and useful fact boxes add depth to readers' understanding of this important topic.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Tree s Life

A Tree s Life

Author: David Tunkin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0731238699

Category: Pine

Page: 12

View: 899

Categories: Pine

The Life Cycle of a Tree

The Life Cycle of a Tree

The complex lives of these everyday plants will amaze young readers.

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 0778706591

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 548

The complex lives of these everyday plants will amaze young readers. Close-up photos help show how seeds are produced, the role of various trees in a forest, and how trees benefit animals, people, and the environment. Kids will also find out how they can help trees in their own neighborhood.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life of a Tree

Life of a Tree

Presents a simple introduction to the life cycle of a maple tree.

Author: Clare Hibbert

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 1410905454

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents a simple introduction to the life cycle of a maple tree.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Trees of Life

Trees of Life

A celebration of 100 tree species from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Oceania and the Americas.

Author: Max Adams

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781789541410

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 620

A captivatingly informative and visually beautiful survey of the tree species – from all over the world – that human cultures have found most useful. Each tree species is the subject of a concise text centred on a story – or stories – about the tree in question, and is depicted by means of a photograph, painting or other aesthetic artefact. The species will be organized thematically according to the virtues they impart, be that in the form of timber, nuts, fruit or medicine. The bloodwood tree, a native of central America, is a tree that made a nation. Its wood produces a brilliant and lucrative bright red dye and was imported to Europe for use in dyeing fabrics. The 17th and 18th-century logging camps established by the British later became the modern nation of Belize, and the bloodwood tree appears on its national flag. From the bloodwood to the breadfruit and from the cinchona to the peach, these are trees that offer not merely shelter, timber and fuel but also medicines, dyes, foods and fibres. They are very special trees, and Max Adams, author of The Wisdom of Trees, has a plethora of such fascinating stories to tell about them.
Categories: Nature

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Reveals how all living things are separated into five kingdoms--all of which contain different facets of life on Earth--in a fascinating introduction to biodiversity.

Author: Rochelle Strauss

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781553376699

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 695

Reveals how all living things are separated into five kingdoms--all of which contain different facets of life on Earth--in a fascinating introduction to biodiversity.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life in the Trees

Life in the Trees

Author: Julie Haydon

Publisher:

ISBN: 141890712X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

View: 985

Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, this beautifully-written book journeys deep into the forest to uncover the fascinating—and surprisingly moving—hidden life of trees. “At once ...

Author: Peter Wohlleben

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 9781771642491

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 854

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.
Categories: Nature

Trees of Life

Trees of Life

Evolution.

Author: Theodore W. Pietsch

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421411859

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 699

Evolution.
Categories: Science

Life in the Trees

Life in the Trees

Author: Catherine Butterfield

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 057369527X

Category:

Page: 94

View: 212

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The Secret Life of Trees

The Secret Life of Trees

Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.

Author: Colin Tudge

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141927299

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 221

'Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees. I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends' The Times, Books of the Year What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told. Here, Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden round the world to explore the beauty, variety and ingenuity of trees everywhere: from how they live so long to how they talk to each other and why they came to exist in the first place. Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.
Categories: Nature

Life in the Trees

Life in the Trees

'Life in the Trees' explains that trees are habitats for many different animals, such as insects, koalas and snakes.

Author: Julie Haydon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0170113248

Category: Forest animals

Page: 16

View: 867

'Life in the Trees' explains that trees are habitats for many different animals, such as insects, koalas and snakes.
Categories: Forest animals

The Secret Life of Trees

The Secret Life of Trees

Oakheart knows all the trees’ secrets, and he’s going to share them with you! This collection of delightful stories and engaging facts will impart a love of nature, and inspire you to look after the world around you.

Author: Moira Butterfield

Publisher: words & pictures

ISBN: 9780711250024

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 193

My arms stretch out all day long. I can be climbed, but I’m not a mountain. What am I? I am Oakheart, the oldest tree in the forest! Did you know that trees can talk to each other? Or that the oldest living thing is a tree? Let the ancient and mysterious Oakheart, the oldest and wisest tree in the forest, lead you through this beautiful guide to trees. Learn all about how they grow and survive, the many different types, why they are so important to humans, and tree folklore from around the world. Oakheart knows all the trees’ secrets, and he’s going to share them with you! This collection of delightful stories and engaging facts will impart a love of nature, and inspire you to look after the world around you. Whimsical and detailed illustrations have pride of place in magical tales that mix natural history with a splash of fantasy, creating a book that you will pore over time and again.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life Conquers Death

Life Conquers Death

The story of our fall and redemption is revealed in this moving series of meditations, leading us from the garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem, from Genesis to Revelation.

Author: John Arnold

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780310279761

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 240

The story of our fall and redemption is revealed in this moving series of meditations, leading us from the garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem, from Genesis to Revelation. The chapters---connected by a theme of wood, of trees, of the cross of Christ---use references ranging from biblical passages to masterpieces of Russian literature.
Categories: Religion

Meeting the Tree of Life

Meeting the Tree of Life

Describes a young teacher's coming of age through wilderness adventures framed by his study of nature writing. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: John Tallmadge

Publisher: University of Utah Press

ISBN: 0874805317

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 174

Describes a young teacher's coming of age through wilderness adventures framed by his study of nature writing. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Education

Finding the Tree of Life

Finding the Tree of Life

Finding the Tree of Life shows life's most important choice with eye-popping illustrations of nature, and a story as old as creation.

Author: Thomas J. Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1736606204

Category:

Page:

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A children's book about the most important choice we will ever make. After one bad choice in the garden of Eden, it seemed the wonderful and beautiful Tree of Life was lost forever. Could a way back to this tree ever be found? In this story of redemption, told through nature, the trees sings the true story of the gospel in a way children and teenagers will understand.
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The Invertebrate Tree of Life

The Invertebrate Tree of Life

The authors review the systematics, natural history, anatomy, development, and fossil records of all major animal groups, employing seminal historical works and cutting-edge research in evolutionary developmental biology, genomics, and ...

Author: Gonzalo Giribet

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691170251

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 671

The most up-to-date book on invertebrates, providing a new framework for understanding their place in the tree of life In The Invertebrate Tree of Life, Gonzalo Giribet and Gregory Edgecombe, leading authorities on invertebrate biology and paleontology, utilize phylogenetics to trace the evolution of animals from their origins in the Proterozoic to today. Phylogenetic relationships between and within the major animal groups are based on the latest molecular analyses, which are increasingly genomic in scale and draw on the soundest methods of tree reconstruction. Giribet and Edgecombe evaluate the evolution of animal organ systems, exploring how current debates about phylogenetic relationships affect the ways in which aspects of invertebrate nervous systems, reproductive biology, and other key features are inferred to have developed. The authors review the systematics, natural history, anatomy, development, and fossil records of all major animal groups, employing seminal historical works and cutting-edge research in evolutionary developmental biology, genomics, and advanced imaging techniques. Overall, they provide a synthetic treatment of all animal phyla and discuss their relationships via an integrative approach to invertebrate systematics, anatomy, paleontology, and genomics. With numerous detailed illustrations and phylogenetic trees, The Invertebrate Tree of Life is a must-have reference for biologists and anyone interested in invertebrates, and will be an ideal text for courses in invertebrate biology. A must-have and up-to-date book on invertebrate biology Ideal as both a textbook and reference Suitable for courses in invertebrate biology Richly illustrated with black-and-white and color images and abundant tree diagrams Written by authorities on invertebrate evolution and phylogeny Factors in the latest understanding of animal genomics and original fossil material
Categories: Science

The Social Life of Trees

The Social Life of Trees

needed, they were sometimes split from a standing tree. This practice was not
only advantageous in terms of time and energy-saving; it also protected the tree's
life. It is with the same respect for a tree's life and continued growth that women ...

Author: Laura Rival

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000324181

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 745

The passionate response of the British public to the Newbury Bypass is a revealing measure of how strongly people feel about trees and the environment. Similarly, in the United States, the giant sequoia of California is an enduring national symbol that inspires intense feelings. As rainforests are sacrificed to the interests of multi-national corporations and traditional ways of life disappear, the status of forests, the cultural significance of trees, and the impact of conservation policies are subjects that have inspired intense engagement. Why do people feel so strongly about trees? With this explosion of interest in environmental issues, a serious study of what trees mean to people has long been overdue. This interdisciplinary book responds to this need by providing the first cross-cultural analysis of tree symbolism. Drawing on rich case studies, contributors explore the processes through which trees are used as metaphors of identity and continuity. Political struggles over forest resources feature prominently, and the perceptions of trees in various cultures provide telling insights into the ways in which human societies conceptualize nature.As well as being a major contribution to the field of symbolic anthropology, this comprehensive study will be essential reading for students in a wide range of courses and for anyone with a keen interest in the politics of ecology, the occult and neo-paganism, and the history and sociology of environmentalism in its widest sense.
Categories: Social Science

Think Like a Tree

Think Like a Tree

Nature holds the secret to happiness, health, and well-being. The first guide of its kind, this work reveals the underlying principles of nature's secrets of success one by one.

Author: Sarah Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1916014402

Category:

Page: 262

View: 880

Nature holds the secret to your happiness, health and wellbeing. Now at last, you can unlock it. We associate trees and woodlands with harmony, health and vitality. And yet, so often, we struggle to experience these qualities in our everyday lives. What if we could harness the wisdom of the forest for ourselves? Think like a Tree, the first guide of its kind, reveals the underlying principles of nature's secrets of success one by one. These natural principles evolved over billions of years--they're the rules and patterns that all living things have in common for: finding purpose; growth and success; solving problems; building resilience; creating ideal conditions to thrive; developing positive relationships; and leaving a lasting legacy. Drawing on woodland examples from around the globe, Think like a Tree shares the amazing abilities of trees, their, evolutionary success stories and their abilities to heal. Real-world case studies demonstrate how the Think like a Tree principles are being applied right now by people around the world. Exercises for each of the principles allow readers to put into practice the wisdom shared by the living world in this unique and practical personal development book. This book guides you to discover your own personal route to happiness, health, success and fulfilment--whatever your circumstances. The natural principles, harnessed from observations in nature, can be used for: -wellbeing -physical health -psychological health and happiness -overcoming a life challenge -staying motivated -relationship issues -employment -business management -planning your free time -being an active part of your community -initiating change -learning how to live sustainably -looking forward to the future -and more In addition, the book shares secrets from biomimicry, permaculture, green living and sustainable business, to make this a comprehensive guide for living the life that you want to lead, whilst considering your impact on the living world. Author, Sarah Spencer Sarah Spencer is passionate about trees. She lives on a smallholding in the National Forest in Derbyshire in the centre of the UK with her family, and loves growing vegetables, fruit and cut flowers. She manages a woodland that she designed and planted from scratch. Whilst designing landscapes, gardens and woodlands, Sarah came to realise that the same principles that make forests successful and enduring can be applied to our own lives. Sarah has used these tools and principles in a wide range of applications in her own life. Throughout the book Sarah shares her story of incredible health recovery - how she used the natural principles to overcome significant illness, find her purpose and achieve happiness. She now spends her time inspiring others to use trees and nature to design the life they want to lead via books, workshops and online courses. Beautiful illustrations by Eva Elliott Spencer make this a book to treasure.
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