Oak: The Frame of Civilization

Oak: The Frame of Civilization

by William Bryant Logan

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Overview

"A dazzling book, full of knowledge and rare wisdom, too" —Thomas Pakenham, author of Remarkable Trees of the World

Professional arborist and award-winning nature writer William Bryant Logan deftly relates the delightful history of the reciprocal relationship between humans and oak trees since time immemorial. For centuries these supremely adaptable, generous trees have supported humankind in nearly every facet of life. From the ink of Bach’s cantatas to the first boat to reach the New World, the wagon, the barrel, and the sword, oak trees have been a constant presence in our past. Yet we’ve largely forgotten the oak’s role in civilization. With reverence, humor, and compassion, Logan awakens us to the vibrant presence of the oak throughout our history and in today’s world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393327786
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/24/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 384,494
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

William Bryant Logan is a practicing arborist and the author of four acclaimed books on nature: Sprout Lands, Dirt, Oak, and Air. He is on the faculty of the New York Botanical Garden and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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