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Trees: Their Natural History / Edition 2
     

Trees: Their Natural History / Edition 2

by Peter A. Thomas
 

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ISBN-10: 0521133580

ISBN-13: 9780521133586

Pub. Date: 04/30/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Trees are familiar components of many landscapes and have been vital in determining the ecology of our planet as well as the development of human cultures and communities. Yet how much do we really understand about how they work? This updated and revised edition provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of tree biology and ecology and presents the

Overview

Trees are familiar components of many landscapes and have been vital in determining the ecology of our planet as well as the development of human cultures and communities. Yet how much do we really understand about how they work? This updated and revised edition provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of tree biology and ecology and presents the state-of-the-art discoveries in this area. The wonders and mysteries of trees are explored throughout the book and questions such as why leaves turn spectacular colours in the autumn, how water reaches the top of the tallest trees, or why the study of genetics has caused so many name changes in trees are all brilliantly answered. Written with a non-technical approach, this book will be a valuable source of reference for students and those with a less formal interest in this fascinating group of plants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521133586
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
418,832
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. An overview; 2. Leaves: the food producers; 3. Trunk and branches: more than a connecting drainpipe; 4. Roots: the hidden tree; 5. Towards the next generation: flowers, fruits and seeds; 6. The growing tree; 7. The shape of trees; 8. The next generation: new trees from old; 9. Age, health, damage and death: living in a hostile world; 10. Trees and us; Further reading; Index.

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