The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century

Overview

In 1664, the British horticulturist and diarist John Evelyn published Sylva. This comprehensive study of the nation's trees was the first book ever published by the Royal Society. It was also the world's earliest forestry book. Evelyn's elegant prose still has much to tell us today, but the world has changed dramatically since his day. Now authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet, taking inspiration from the original work, have masterfully created a contemporary resource – The ...

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Overview

In 1664, the British horticulturist and diarist John Evelyn published Sylva. This comprehensive study of the nation's trees was the first book ever published by the Royal Society. It was also the world's earliest forestry book. Evelyn's elegant prose still has much to tell us today, but the world has changed dramatically since his day. Now authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet, taking inspiration from the original work, have masterfully created a contemporary resource – The New Sylva.

Silvologist Gabriel Hemery explains what trees really mean to us culturally, environmentally and economically – followed by forty-four detailed tree portrait sections that describe the history and the features of trees such as oak, elm, beech, willow, fir, pine, juniper, plane, apple and pear.

The pages of The New Sylva are brought to life with truly breathtaking artwork from artist and co-author Sarah Simblet, who captures the delicacy, strength and beauty of the trees through the seasons in 200 exquisite drawings.

With an interplay of black and red type on creamy paper, The New Sylva recalls all the charm of traditional bookmaking. And at a moment when it is vitally important for us to rediscover how to treasure our trees, the time for this visionary, beautiful book is now.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408835449
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 10/21/2014
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,276,248
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Gabriel Hemery is a prolific silvologist (forest scientist) and a passionate advocate for trees and forestry. He co-founded and is currently Chief Executive of the Sylva Foundation. In his spare time he writes a popular tree and forestry blog gabrielhemery.com and during 2011–12 he played a lead role in campaigning to save England's public forests. He lives in Oxfordshire and is married with three children.

Dr. Sarah Simblet is an artist, writer and broadcaster known internationally for her work in the fields of drawing, human anatomy and botany. She has written and illustrated three major art reference books that are sold worldwide. She is on the teaching staff of the National Gallery, London and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford. Sarah also lives in Oxfordshire.

@newsylva newsylva.com

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