BooknewsA richly illustrated--mostly in good color--celebration of forests and their products. Contains a brief section describing many species. A tiny bibliography of popular works. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Alice JoyceReverence for the land and an awareness of environmental issues provided the framework for this informative guide to North American trees. Conveying delight and wonder, Jonas describes the inner workings of trees while voicing concern for their threatened status in the overall ecosystem. Archival photographs, original artworks, and colorful botanical studies illustrate Native American traditions and the colonial American connection with logging. From the foreword, heralding trees as "the lungs of our planet," to the final pages and a discussion (albeit a brief one) of the greenhouse effect and acid rain, this handsome book presents an expansive view of the tree throughout history.
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