Nature, Culture, and Big Old Trees: Live Oaks and Ceibas in the Landscapes of Louisiana and Guatemala

Nature, Culture, and Big Old Trees: Live Oaks and Ceibas in the Landscapes of Louisiana and Guatemala

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292702127
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Kit Anderson is a cultural geographer and ethnobotanist who holds a Ph.D. in geography from Louisiana State University. She is a former editor-in chief of National Gardening Magazine and author of numerous articles on people and plants. In addition to teaching at the University of Vermont, she offers consulting on people-plant topics.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Human-Tree Relationships
  • Chapter 2. Dances with Trees: Notes from the Field
  • Chapter 3. Natural History: The Secret Lives of Ceibas and Live Oaks
  • Chapter 4. Cultural History: How Trees Develop Character
  • Chapter 5. Coda: Charismatic Megaflora and the Making of Landscapes
  • Appendix: Tree Species Noted in Text
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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"Dr. Anderson convincingly demonstrates why big old trees loom large in our cultural stories and individual imaginations: they are landmarks, benchmarks through time, and cultural talismans or touchstones. . . . Anderson is an engaging writer who delights in her subject; her enthusiasm is contagious.Gary Paul"

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