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Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees / Edition 1
     

Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees / Edition 1

by Nalini Nadkarni
 

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ISBN-10: 0520261658

ISBN-13: 9780520261655

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: University of California Press


World-renowned canopy biologist Nalini Nadkarni has climbed trees on four continents with scientists, students, artists, clergymen, musicians, activists, loggers, legislators, and Inuits, gathering diverse perspectives. In Between Earth and Sky, a rich tapestry of personal stories, information, art, and photography, she becomes our captivating guide to the

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World-renowned canopy biologist Nalini Nadkarni has climbed trees on four continents with scientists, students, artists, clergymen, musicians, activists, loggers, legislators, and Inuits, gathering diverse perspectives. In Between Earth and Sky, a rich tapestry of personal stories, information, art, and photography, she becomes our captivating guide to the leafy wilderness above our heads. Through her luminous narrative, we embark on a multifaceted exploration of trees that illuminates the profound connections we have with them, the dazzling array of goods and services they provide, and the powerful lessons they hold for us. Nadkarni describes trees' intricate root systems, their highly evolved and still not completely understood canopies, their role in commerce and medicine, their existence in city centers and in extreme habitats of mountaintops and deserts, and their important place in folklore and the arts. She explains tree fundamentals and considers the symbolic role they have assumed in culture and religion. In a book that reawakens our sense of wonder at the fascinating world of trees, we ultimately find entry to the entire natural world and rediscover our own place in it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261655
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
685,945
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 5.68(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction: View from the Top

1. What Is a Tree?
2. Goods and Services
3. Shelter and Protection
4. Health and Healing
5. Play and Imagination
6. Connections to Time
7. Signs and Symbols
8. Spirituality and Religion
9. Mindfulness

Scientific Names of Trees in the Text
Notes
Recommended Readings
Poetry Credits
Index

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