Hidden Natural Histories: Trees by Noel KingsburyHidden Natural Histories: Trees by Noel Kingsbury

Hidden Natural Histories: Trees

byNoel Kingsbury

Paperback | March 13, 2015

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Behind the cedar scent of fresh pencil shavings and the slightly bitter tang of orange in our marmalade are untold stories of human interactions with the natural world. Celebrating the human heritage of these and other natural phenomena, the new Hidden Natural Histories series offers fascinating insight into the cultivation and use of the bits of nature we take for granted in our daily lives. In Trees, noted garden writer Noel Kingsbury turns his pen—or pencil—to the leafy life-forms that have warmed our hearths, framed our boats for ocean voyaging, and provided us shade on summer afternoons. From the fortitude of the ancient ginkgo tree to artistic depictions of quince fruit in the ruins of Pompeii, Kingsbury explores the culinary, medicinal, cultural, and practical uses of a forest of tree species. Packed with informative and beautiful illustrations—both new and from historical archives—Trees will charm and enlighten anyone interested in our relationship with the natural world and will be a special delight for every gardener, chef, and climber of trees.
Noel Kingsbury is a best-selling horticulturalist and writer. He is the author of many books, including Designing with Plants, Natural Gardening in Small Spaces, Hybrid: The History and Science of Plant Breeding, and Gardening with Perennials: Lessons from Chicago’s Lurie Garden­—the latter two also published by the University of Chica...
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Title:Hidden Natural Histories: TreesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.75 × 5.5 × 1.2 inPublished:March 13, 2015Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:022628221X

ISBN - 13:9780226282213

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“Newcomers to the world of herbs will be surprised to learn and appreciate that there is an entire world of medicinal trees all around us. These trees are both native and introduced, temperate and tropical, common and rare. They deserve further study and recognition as essential and critical resources in herbal usage, as well as greater protections and heightened conservation efforts.”